Ten100: Chapter 12 Assignment

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Ten100: Chapter 12 Assignment - Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Why do people in Dubai want to build a super-tall structure in their city?

  • 2. 

    What limited the height of the structure in the Middle Ages?

  • 3. 

    What manufacturing breakthrough led to the development of taller structure in the 1800's?

  • 4. 

    Why is it necessary for Bill to design the Burj Dubai so that it "confuses" the wind?

  • 5. 

    Is concrete better at minimizing the effects of compression or tension? What is special about the concrete that Bill is using as construction material for the Burj Dubai?

  • 6. 

    How does the Burj Dubai reflect a New Urbanist's approach to city planning?

  • 7. 

    Sometimes designs are inspired by art or things of social importance. The Burj Dubai, for instance, was designed after a ________________ native to the Dubai region.

    The correct answer is "flower, a flower." The sentence suggests that the Burj Dubai was designed after a specific flower native to the Dubai region. The use of the article "a" before "flower" indicates that it refers to a singular flower rather than flowers in general.

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    _______________ is a force that results in the deformation of an object such that the object's parallel planes move past one another.

    Shear is a force that causes the parallel planes of an object to slide past each other, resulting in deformation. This force is commonly referred to as shear force.

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