Ergonomics Quiz: Human Factors Engineering Trivia

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Ergonomics Quiz: Human Factors Engineering Trivia

Below is an Ergonomics Quiz centered on Human factors Engineering Trivia? When it comes to engineering, there are many things that should be considered for the safety of the staff since most of the machinery used is heavy and dangerous if mishandled. Take up this quiz and get to see how an engineering plant should be like.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Ergonomics is defined as
    • A. 

      The research and analysis of the mechanics of living organisms.

    • B. 

      The measurement and collection of data concerning the different sizes of men, women and children.

    • C. 

      The research and analysis of the mechanics of living organisms.

    • D. 

      The application of scientific information concerning the relationship of human beings to the design of objects, systems and environments.

  • 2. 
    Anthropometrics is defined as The research and analysis of the mechanics of living organisms.
    • A. 

      A comparative measure of poverty, literacy, education, life expectancy, childbirth and other factors for countries worldwide.

    • B. 

      The measurement and collection of data concerning the different sizes of men, women and children.

    • C. 

      The application of scientific information concerning the relationship of human beings to the design of objects, systems and environments.

    • D. 

      The consideration of human beings in the creation of products, equipment, and environments

  • 3. 
    Which design consideration does not apply to motorcycle helmets?
    • A. 

      Range of sizes

    • B. 

      Adjustability

    • C. 

      Suitable for 50th percentile

    • D. 

      Safety

  • 4. 
    Which percentile range would be used in designing a seat for a mass-produced car?
    • A. 

      5th

    • B. 

      5th–95th

    • C. 

      95th

    • D. 

      50th

  • 5. 
    What needs to be considered when designing the controls of a car? I. Psychological factors II. Physiological factors III. Anthropometric factors
    • A. 

      I only

    • B. 

      II only

    • C. 

      III only

    • D. 

      I, II and III

  • 6. 
    Which is not an ergonomic consideration in the design of a car?
    • A. 

      The internal air conditioning system

    • B. 

      The adjustability of the steering wheel

    • C. 

      The engine size of the car

    • D. 

      Seat dimensions

  • 7. 
    Which group has most control over the planned obsolescence of a product?
    • A. 

      Legislators

    • B. 

      Manufacturers

    • C. 

      Consumers

    • D. 

      Designers

  • 8. 
    Which adult percentile would most likely be used to decide the minimum height for the ceiling of a room?
    • A. 

      99th

    • B. 

      75th

    • C. 

      50th

    • D. 

      5th

  • 9. 
    The use of solar power to replace batteries as the energy source for torches is an example of
    • A. 

      Planned obsolescence.

    • B. 

      Life cycle analysis.

    • C. 

      Fashion.

    • D. 

      Social responsibility of the designer.

  • 10. 
    Applying scientific information about the relationship of humans to their working environment in order to improve working conditions and increase efficiency is called
    • A. 

      Percentile range.

    • B. 

      Ergonomics.

    • C. 

      Anthropometrics.

    • D. 

      Bodily tolerances.

  • 11. 
    Which percentile value would a designer be most likely to use when designing the length of a bed?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      50

    • D. 

      95

  • 12. 
    Which combination of “ease of repair” and “frequency of replacement” characterizes planned obsolescence?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 13. 
    What is not true of an ergonome?
    • A. 

      It is a scaled 3D model

    • B. 

      It is a scaled 2D model

    • C. 

      It is based on a specific percentile range

    • D. 

      It is used to establish spatial considerations between people and products

  • 14. 
    Upgrading a computer by replacing the central processing unit with a more powerful one is an example of
    • A. 

      Reuse.

    • B. 

      Repair.

    • C. 

      Recycling.

    • D. 

      Reconditioning.

  • 15. 
    A “reach envelope” is the volume in 3-D space that a person can reach. Reach envelopes are used by designers, e.g. for the design of a cockpit-style workspace (see Figure 2a and 2b below). Data for which percentile range would ensure that the maximum numbers of users would be able to reach items within the workspace?
    • A. 

      99th

    • B. 

      95th

    • C. 

      50th

    • D. 

      5th

  • 16. 
    Which physiological factor affects ergonomics?
    • A. 

      Fatigue

    • B. 

      Temperature

    • C. 

      Furniture dimensions

    • D. 

      Furniture dimensions