Trivia Over Problem Solving

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Trivia Over Problem Solving

This is a Quiz to check your knowledge of the Problem Solving Cycle. Match the explanation with the correct step in the Problem Solving Cycle.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Enter the creative problem-solving cycle with a statement of a problem that pertains to a specific topic.
    • A. 

      Step 2. Redefine the Problem

    • B. 

      Step 3. Identify Constraints and Set General Specifications

    • C. 

      Step 4. Identify Alternative Solutions

    • D. 

      Step 1. State the Problem

  • 2. 
    The problem solvers should assume that the initial problem comes to them reflecting the bias of their customer and also his/her preconceived notion(s) of a desired solution.
    • A. 

      Step 1. State the Problem

    • B. 

      Step 5. Select the Most Viable Alternative

    • C. 

      Step 2. Redefine the Problem

    • D. 

      Step 8. Brainstorm Alternatives

  • 3. 
    Once the problem solvers have a clear understanding of the customer and his/her needs, brainstorming will help generate a list of specifications that will establish the constraints the solution must meet.
    • A. 

      Step 9. Reiterate Until the Problem Is Solved

    • B. 

      Step 10. Select the Most Viable Alternative

    • C. 

      Step 3. Identify Constraints and Set General Specifications

    • D. 

      Step 6. Redefine the Problem

  • 4. 
    Brainstorm possible solutions to the problem using established specifications and constraints.
    • A. 

      Step 4. Identify Alternative Solutions

    • B. 

      Step 5. Select the Most Viable Alternative

    • C. 

      Step 7. Refine and Add Specifications

    • D. 

      Step 2. Redefine the Problem

  • 5. 
    In order to identify those advantages which will have the most favorable impact on this client's energy costs, we must weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each alternative.
    • A. 

      Step 2. Redefine the Problem

    • B. 

      Step 7. Refine and Add Specifications

    • C. 

      Step 10. Select the Most Viable Alternative

    • D. 

      Step 5. Select the Most Viable Alternative

  • 6. 
    The highest-ranking alternative is re-evaluated by redefining the problem as necessary.
    • A. 

      Step 6. Redefine the Problem

    • B. 

      Step 7. Refine and Add Specifications

    • C. 

      Step 5. Select the Most Viable Alternative

    • D. 

      Step 3. Identify Constraints and Set General Specifications

  • 7. 
    Brainstorm to develop refined specifications for the alternative selected.
    • A. 

      Step 7. Refine and Add Specifications

    • B. 

      Step 5. Select the Most Viable Alternative

    • C. 

      Step 3. Identify Constraints and Set General Specifications

    • D. 

      Step 2. Redefine the Problem

  • 8. 
    Using the refined and more-focused specifications, additional appropriate alternatives should be generated.
    • A. 

      Step 9. Reiterate Until the Problem Is Solved

    • B. 

      Step 5. Select the Most Viable Alternative

    • C. 

      Step 6. Redefine the Problem

    • D. 

      Step 8. Brainstorm Alternatives

  • 9. 
    The redefined problem now is to determine the best method to insulate the attic and the windows.
    • A. 

      Step 10. Select the Most Viable Alternative

    • B. 

      Step 9. Reiterate Until the Problem Is Solved

    • C. 

      Step 3. Identify Constraints and Set General Specifications

    • D. 

      Step 1. State the Problem

  • 10. 
    Establish a new matrix based on the new specifications and alternatives. Analyze the alternatives and re-rank from the best to the least desirable.
    • A. 

      Step 10. Select the Most Viable Alternative

    • B. 

      Step 3. Identify Constraints and Set General Specifications

    • C. 

      Step 1. State the Problem

    • D. 

      Step 9. Reiterate Until the Problem Is Solved

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