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The best brain surgeon is located in a city in western U.S. She is asked to perform emergency surgery on a patient 400mi away. Instead of traveling to the surgery site, the doctor could use:
A. robotics
B. telecommunications
C. informatics
D. virtual presence
D. virtual presence
The ability of a material to resist various kinds of rapidly changing stresses is known as?
A. Fatigue Strength
B. Creep Strength
C. Hardness
D. Tensile Strength
A. fatigue strength
Which construction method would be best for a home that meets the following criteria? 1) Uses local, natural, or recycled material, 2) Places an emphasis on solar heating and cooling, 3) Will be "off-the-grid" (minimizing reliance on public utilities).
A. Insulated Concrete Forms
B. Earthship
C. Adobe
D. Structural Insulated Panels
B. earthship
What scientific principle would a plumber need to know when designing and installing plumbing in new construction?
A. Volume and flow rates
B. Ohm's law
C. Convection
D. Conduction
A. volume and flow rates
A new email in your inbox represents which part of the communication process for that message?
A. Input
B. Process
C. Output
D. Feedback and Control
C. output
To ultimately determine the success of a new brand of shoe for teenagers will be how many shoes:
A. are purchased in the first week
B. get returned due to defects
C. are purchased for a second time
D. are shown in TV commercials
C. are purchased for a second time
Which construction method consists of interlocking foam or plastic forms that are filled with concrete?
A. Insulated Conrete Forms
B. Earthship
C. Adobe
D. Structural Insulated Panels
A. insulated concrete forms
While riding in a taxi, Fernando notices a large red 8 sided sign. Even though Fernando does not speak or read the local language he knows that this sign means stop. The sign has communicated to him using what means?
A. Non-verbal
B. Verbal
C. Digital
D. Virtual
A. non-verbal
A general contractor is preparing to build a new single family home. This particular location has several large rocks and small trees that will interfere with the construction of the home. Which part of the construction process should the contractor be concerned with at this time?
A. Preparing the site
B. Setting foundations
C. completing the site
D. installing utilities
A. preparing the site
All of the following are examples of ceramics EXCEPT?
A. glass
B. tungsten carbide
C. clay
D. titanium
D. titanium
A GPS system consists of a network of satellites in orbit and a ground based receiver to determine its position. The GPS satellites and receiver use what type of communication?
A. Human to human
B. Human to machine
C. Machine to human
D. Machine to machine
D. machine to machine
One of the main reasons that technological development accelerated during the industrial revolution is because of the advent of:
A. steel to make tools
B. different types of bolts
C. improved power production
D. color matchning protocol
C. improved power production
Technology is constantly changing because of advances in which other two subject areas?
A. science and reading
B. reading and social studies
C. mathematics and social studies
D. mathematics and science
D. mathematics and science
Fiberglass is a combination of fiber and resin. This combination would be an example of what type of material?
A. Composite
B. Semiconductor
C. Metal
D. Ceramic
A. composite
Denna is a dancer and creates a video teaching others to perform new dance moves and puts it on a popular video website. Lian loves to watch Denna's videos and enjoys practicing the new moves herself when she gets home. What is the purpose of the videos?
A. Persuade
B. Entertain
C. Educate
D. Manage
C. educate
What is the systematic process of erecting structures to meet human needs and desires?
A. Construction
B. Manufacturing
C. Energy& Power
D. Transportation
A. construction
When a person talks into a telephone, the microphone converts the sound waves into electrical signals. What part of the communication system is the microphone doing?
A. Encoding
B. Decoding
C. Source
D. Destination
A. encoding
What scientific principle would an electrician need to know when designing and installing wiring in new construction?
A. Volume and flow rates
B. Ohm's law
C. Convection
D. Conduction
B. ohm's law
A computer processor can become extremely hot and must be cooled. A heat sink is placed on top of the processor to extract its heat. What material should the heat sink be made from?
A. Metal
B. Ceramic
C. Plastic
D. Composite
A. metal
All of these are dairy milk production EXCEPT:
A. Boyles principle
B. pneumatic pump
C. gravity flow
D. hydraulic pressure
D. hydraulic pressure
What would be a cost effective way for a farmer to harvest his 10 acre corn field?
A. harvester
B. field hands
C. tractor
D. combine
D. combine
The process that a farmer uses to move grain from the harvester to the silo is what type of system?
A. Communication
B. Production
C. Manufacturing
D. Transportation
D. transportation
To determine what factors lead to new inventions, an inventor should study:
A. history
B. government
C. culture
D. society
A. history
The development of technology in remote areas of Africa is very defferent than in the cities. The difference is promarily because:
A. There is better hygiene in the cities
B. computers are not used in remote areas
C. technology is dependent upon its setting
D. people in the remote areas are not as smart
C. technology is dependent upon its setting
All of the following are examples of processes and procedures used in construction, EXCEPT?
A. Availability of resources
B. Scientific concepts
C. Mathematical calculations
D. impact of interchangeable parts
D. impact of interchangeable parts
Most newer cell phones are being produced with touch screens or separate keyboards. What is the likely reason companies are adding these functions?

A. They are safer to use
B. There is more demand from customers
C. They are more expensive
D. They are cheaper to make
B. there is more demand for customers
Most newer cell phones are being produced with touch screens or separate keyboards. What is the likely reason companies are adding these functions?
A. They are cheaper to make
B. They are more expensive
C. There is more demand from customers
D. They are safer to use
C. there is more demand for customers
A distance runner uses a right prosthetic leg. The leg is able to remember the pace set during practice and adjust settings automatically depending on race circumstances. This type of telemedicine would be an example of:
A. artificial intelligence
B. robotics
C. virtual presence
D. telecommunications
A. artificial intelligence
A new grocery store is being built. At this time the structure is enclosed and the utilities have been installed. What would be the next step in the construction process?
A. Preparing the site
B. Setting foundations
C. Finishing the exterior
D. Building the framework
C. finish the exterior
When designing a bridge it is important that engineers take into account a number of different factors. One of the most important factors they need to consider is:
A. how fast the water is moving
B. where the water originates
C. the type of fish that live in the water
D. how warm it gets in the summer
A. How fast the water is moving
Mason has a new Wifi enabled thermostat, which allows him to adjust and monitor his heating and cooling system remotely. One day Mason realizes he left the heat running at his house and uses his smart phone to turn the system off. What type of communication has Mason engaged in?
A. human to human, human to machine
B. human to machine, machine to machine
C. machine to human, human to machine
D. machine to machine, machine
B. human to machine, machine to machine
Many surgeries in the brain or heart require the use of sophisticated devices that can be controlled remotely. Being able to design these type of devices would require an understanding of:

A. web page development
B. robotics
C. construction principles
D. machining basics
B.robotics
A world wide increase in yield per acre of crops shows advancement in the field of:
A. mathematics
B. social studies
C. agriculture
D. economics
C. agriculture
Acquiring medical data, such as medical images, and transmitting this data to a doctor at a convenient time is an example of:

A. Trans MD
B. Telemedicine
C. Biomed
D. Meditele
B. telemedicine
as society advances technological knowledge and processes:

A. advance
B. stay the same
C. decrease
D. quadruple
A. advance
A pacemaker is designed to monitor and assist a weakened heart. It can provide feedback to a computer in a remote location. This type of technology is characterized as:
A. Meditele
B. Bioinformatics
C. Artificial intelligence
D. Computer engineering
B. bioinformatics
Rapid technological change occurred during the industrial revolution because human power was replaced by:
A. nuclear power
B. steam power
C. solar power
D. electrical power
B. steam power
Chi lives in China and needs to have a business meeting with Frank and his employees in the US. What would be the most productive way to hold a business meeting between Chi and Frank?A.telecommunications
B. printed graphic communication
C. photographic communication
D. technical graphic communication
A. telecommunications
How do scientific discoveries such as the identification of planets around other stars, the Human Genome Project, and superconductor exemplify effective and focused research. They are examples of:

A. Using organized thought, contemporary technologies, and human creativity and curiosity to better understand the natural world.
B. Lone scientists working in isolation to make discoveries about the natural world.
C. Scientists making observations of natural events without the aid of advanced technologies.
D. Accidental discoveries that happened because scientists were focused on one problem and instead discovered something completely unexpects.
A. Using organized thought, contemporary technologies, and human creativity and curiosity to better understand the natural world.
Since 2 liter plastic bottles can be melted and reshaped they are an example of what type of plastic?
A. Thermoset
B. Thermoplastic
C. Nylon
D. Polystyrene
B. thermoplastic
Concrete is exceptionally high in compression strength but relativity weak in _______________ strength, because it can easily be pulled apart.


A. Tensile
B. Creep
C. Fracture
D. Hardness
A. tensile