Technology Topic 2 (B)

17 Questions | Total Attempts: 68

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Technology Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz aims to test your understanding of important aspects of topic 2. It will also provide you with experience of the type of multi-choice questions you will experience at examination.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A disadvantage of planned obsolescence to consumers is
    • A. 

      The need to replace products more often.

    • B. 

      More choice.

    • C. 

      Increased innovation.

    • D. 

      More competition.

  • 2. 
    Which is most likely to be the responsibility of the designer rather than the manufacturer or user?
    • A. 

      Cost of the product

    • B. 

      Use of the product

    • C. 

      Volume output of the product

    • D. 

      Anticipation of conflicting constraints

  • 3. 
    In which stages of the product life cycle are there likely to be changes made to the design of the product?I. earlyII. matureIII. late
    • A. 

      I and II

    • B. 

      I and III

    • C. 

      II and III

    • D. 

      I, II and III

  • 4. 
    For which product is ease of maintenance a major design consideration?
    • A. 

      Vacuum cleaner

    • B. 

      Mobile phone

    • C. 

      Soft drink bottle

    • D. 

      Disposable camera

  • 5. 
    Which statement relates mainly to the consumer rather than the designer or manufacturer?
    • A. 

      Value-for-money

    • B. 

      Planned obsolescence

    • C. 

      Cost effectiveness

    • D. 

      Fashion

  • 6. 
    Using a questionnaire to gather information for a design brief is an example of
    • A. 

      Literature search

    • B. 

      User trial

    • C. 

      user research

    • D. 

      Expert appraisal

  • 7. 
    Which is least likely to persuade a company to adopt strategies for green design?
    • A. 

      Legislation

    • B. 

      Market pull

    • C. 

      More energy efficient process of manufacture

    • D. 

      An increased cost of production

  • 8. 
    Clean technology is the most likely environmental strategy adopted by companies because
    • A. 

      Manufacturers are keen to make changes

    • B. 

      Adopting life cycle analysis is more difficult.

    • C. 

      Manufacturers need to comply with legislation.

    • D. 

      It does not increase costs.

  • 9. 
    What is likely to make it more difficult to encourage manufacturers to use recycled raw materials?
    • A. 

      Conservation of natural resource

    • B. 

      Increased cost of recycled raw material

    • C. 

      Minimisation of the amount of waste disposal

    • D. 

      Consumer pressure

  • 10. 
    What is true of planned obsolescence?I. Reduced research costsII. Reduced requirement for researchIII. More competitionIV. More innovation
    • A. 

      I and III only

    • B. 

      I and II only

    • C. 

      II and IV only

    • D. 

      III and IV only

  • 11. 
    Which term describes the introduction, growth, maturity and decline of an item of clothing?
    • A. 

      Product life cycle

    • B. 

      Manufacturing cycle

    • C. 

      Design cycle

    • D. 

      Life cycle analysis

  • 12. 
    How do manufacturers provide consumers with product confidence?
    • A. 

      Quality assurance

    • B. 

      Quality control

    • C. 

      Value for money

    • D. 

      Cost effective products

  • 13. 
    Which combination of factors is most likely to lead to an invention becoming an innovation?
    • A. 

      Financial Support - Advertising

    • B. 

      Financial Support - Market Pull

    • C. 

      Market Pull - Technology Push

    • D. 

      Advertising - Market pull

  • 14. 
    Why might a company adopt a pioneering corporate strategy?
    • A. 

      In order to introduce a new product first

    • B. 

      To reduce risk

    • C. 

      To save on advertising costs

    • D. 

      To take advantage of other companies’ R&D

  • 15. 
    What is common to the design cycle and the product cycle?
    • A. 

      Problem solving

    • B. 

      The objectives of the cycles

    • C. 

      Effective marketing

    • D. 

      Prototyping

  • 16. 
    What source of criteria would consumers use to judge a product’s value for money before purchase?I. AdvertisingII. Product imageIII. Expert evaluation
    • A. 

      I and II only

    • B. 

      I and III only

    • C. 

      II and III only

    • D. 

      I, II and III

  • 17. 
    Which element of the design cycle is least important in an imitative design strategy?
    • A. 

      Researching

    • B. 

      Evaluating

    • C. 

      Identifying a need

    • D. 

      Developing solutions