Mock exam paper D Section B Higher Level

Higher Level

Pre -Junior Certificate Examination, 2014

Materials Technology - Wood

Section B (60 marks)


(a) Answer three questions. All questions carry equal marks.

(b) You may answer either question 5A or question 5B but not both of them.

(c) Where sketches are required they may be done freehand or on the graph paper.

(d) Write your name on the answer book and on all other pages used.

(e) Question 1 from this section must be answered on drawing paper. All other questions

should be answered on the answer book supplied.

  1. The diagram shows a dimensioned isometric drawing of the legs of a coffee table.

Laminated Ends: 70mm x 20mm Ash

Long Rails: 44mm x 20mm Mahogany


  1. To a scale of 1:5 draw a front elevation looking in the direction of arrow A and an end elevation looking in the direction of arrow B. Include FOUR main dimensions.
  2. With the aid of notes and neat freehand sketches describe a method of joining the rail to the leg.



Rail is 100mm from bottom of leg







(i) Two stages of the design process are Investigation and Research and Evaluation. Explain these Two stages.

(ii) The diagram on the right shows a number of items commonly used while studying.

Using notes and neat freehand sketches to communicate your ideas, design a suitable desktop storage unit to hold these items. The items must be easily accessed. It must hold a minimum of three text books.

(iii) State two specific design requirements that must be considered for the propesed unit.

(iii) Name a suitable material and a suitable applied finish for your design, give one reason for each of your choices.

Q3. (i) Name the three manufactured boards, A,B and C, Shown below in the diagram.

(ii) State FOUR advantages associated with the use of manufactured boards.

(iii) With the aid of notes and neat freehand sketches, describe, in detail, the manufacture process of ONE of the manufactured boards shown above.

(iv) The rate of deforestation globally is rising constantly. State two reasons why...

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