Technology Topic 1 (B)

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is an example of convergent thinking?
    • A. 

      Brainstorming

    • B. 

      Adaptation

    • C. 

      Analogy

    • D. 

      Attribute Listing

  • 2. 
    What are design specifications not used for?
    • A. 

      To evaluate solutions

    • B. 

      To identify the problem

    • C. 

      To formulate a design brief

    • D. 

      To realise the design

  • 3. 
    What is an advantage of using mathematical models?
    • A. 

      Symbolic representation

    • B. 

      Physical representation

    • C. 

      Scale representation

    • D. 

      Graphical representation

  • 4. 
    Which drawing would best show how a product is assembled?
    • A. 

      Exploded isometric

    • B. 

      Orthographic

    • C. 

      Freehand

    • D. 

      Perspective

  • 5. 
    Which drawing technique demonstrates foreshortening?
    • A. 

      Freehand

    • B. 

      Isometric

    • C. 

      Perspective

    • D. 

      Orthographic

  • 6. 
    What is the starting point for the design of a new product?
    • A. 

      The specification

    • B. 

      Research

    • C. 

      The brief

    • D. 

      Generating ideas

  • 7. 
    What describes the impact of small changes to products that prove significant over time?
    • A. 

      Convergent thinking

    • B. 

      Radical design

    • C. 

      Constructive discontent

    • D. 

      Incremental design

  • 8. 
    When is convergent thinking used in the simple design cycle?I. Generating ideasII. AnalyzingIII. Evaluating
    • A. 

      I. only

    • B. 

      II. only

    • C. 

      I and II only

    • D. 

      I and III only

  • 9. 
    Which drawing method is most commonly used in the early stages of developing ideas?
    • A. 

      Perspective drawing

    • B. 

      Freehand drawing

    • C. 

      Isometric drawing

    • D. 

      Orthographic drawing

  • 10. 
    What are the advantages to the designer of using computer-aided-design (CAD)?I. Affordability of the programmeII. Little staff training requiredIII. Ability to link with other aspects of ICTIV. Reduced requirement for physical data storage
    • A. 

      I and II only

    • B. 

      I and III only

    • C. 

      II and III only

    • D. 

      III and IV only

  • 11. 
    The designer normally spends most time collaborating with the client at which stage of the design cycle?
    • A. 

      Brief

    • B. 

      Generating Ideas

    • C. 

      Planning and realising the chosen solution

    • D. 

      Testing and evaluating the chosen solution

  • 12. 
    Which does not contribute to a brainstorming session?
    • A. 

      Teamwork

    • B. 

      Convergent thinking

    • C. 

      Absurd ideas

    • D. 

      Lack of criticism

  • 13. 
    Designers sometimes produce perspective drawings of products because
    • A. 

      They are easier to draw than isometric drawings

    • B. 

      They are suitable for CAD.

    • C. 

      They are more realistic than other drawings

    • D. 

      They require little skill.

  • 14. 
    In designing a bridge which type of model is the designer most likely to use to evaluate the strength
    • A. 

      Physical

    • B. 

      Algorithm

    • C. 

      Flow chart

    • D. 

      Mathematical

  • 15. 
    In which design context would CAD be less important than traditional drawing methods?
    • A. 

      Mass produced cars

    • B. 

      Sports shoes

    • C. 

      A wedding cake

    • D. 

      Batch produced furniture