How Knowledgeable Are You About Building Materials?

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How Knowledgeable Are You About Building Materials? - Quiz

The materials used in construction are so many that very have an in-depth knowledge about them. Their characteristics and uses differ. However, some people believe they know a lot about the materials used in building construction. Find out if you are one of them with this short test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the nicknake of reinforcing bar?

    • A.

      Relbar

    • B.

      Steel bar

    • C.

      Rile bar

    • D.

      Mesh bar

    Correct Answer
    A. Relbar
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Relbar" because it is a commonly used nickname for reinforcing bars in the construction industry. This term is often used by professionals and workers to refer to steel bars that are used to strengthen concrete structures.

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  • 2. 

    What can you say of sand, clay, leaves and wood?

    • A.

      They can be manipulated into variou

    • B.

      They are all cheap

    • C.

      Not all can be used in construction

    • D.

      They are natural occurring

    Correct Answer
    D. They are natural occurring
    Explanation
    The given options provide characteristics of sand, clay, leaves, and wood. The option "They are natural occurring" is the correct answer because it accurately describes all the given materials. Sand, clay, leaves, and wood are all naturally occurring substances found in nature.

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  • 3. 

    What among the options can be used for making walls?

    • A.

      Wattle and daub

    • B.

      Treated water

    • C.

      Ice

    • D.

      A and C

    Correct Answer
    D. A and C
    Explanation
    Wattle and daub is a traditional building technique that involves weaving a lattice of wooden strips (wattle) and filling the gaps with a mixture of soil, clay, sand, and straw (daub). This mixture is then left to dry and harden, creating a solid wall. Ice, on the other hand, cannot be used for making walls as it is not a durable or stable material for construction purposes. Therefore, the correct options for making walls among the given choices are A (wattle and daub) and C (ice is not suitable for making walls).

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  • 4. 

    What is porous and fibrous and can be used as a building materials and as a tool?

    • A.

      Stones 

    • B.

      Wood

    • C.

      Metal

    • D.

      Mud

    Correct Answer
    B. Wood
    Explanation
    Wood is a suitable answer because it is both porous and fibrous, making it an ideal material for construction purposes. It can be used as a building material due to its strength and durability. Additionally, wood can also be shaped and carved into various tools, making it a versatile material for both construction and tool-making purposes.

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  • 5. 

    What cannot be used to build walls?

    • A.

      Ice and snow

    • B.

      Plastic 

    • C.

      Wood

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above
    Explanation
    None of the above options can be used to build walls. Ice and snow are not suitable materials for building walls as they melt and are not structurally stable. Plastic is also not a suitable material for building walls as it is not strong enough to support the structure. Wood, on the other hand, is commonly used to build walls and is a suitable material for construction. Therefore, the correct answer is None of the above.

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  • 6. 

    What is the other name for asphalt?

    • A.

      Wood pulp

    • B.

      Bitumen

    • C.

      Coal residue

    • D.

      Quarried tar

    Correct Answer
    B. Bitumen
    Explanation
    Bitumen is the correct answer because it is the other name for asphalt. Bitumen is a sticky, black, and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum. It is commonly used in road construction and surfacing, which is why asphalt is often referred to as bitumen. Wood pulp, coal residue, and quarried tar are not alternative names for asphalt.

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  • 7. 

    What are quarried stones used for paving roads?

    • A.

      Sett

    • B.

      Mezzanines

    • C.

      Concrete

    • D.

      Mud

    Correct Answer
    A. Sett
    Explanation
    Sett stones are commonly used for paving roads. They are durable and can withstand heavy traffic, making them ideal for road construction. Sett stones are usually made from natural materials like granite or sandstone, which are quarried from the earth. They are cut into uniform shapes and sizes, then laid in a tightly packed pattern to create a stable and long-lasting road surface. Sett paving is known for its aesthetic appeal and can also be found in other applications such as driveways, walkways, and patios.

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  • 8. 

    What are mezzanines?

    • A.

      A malleable materials for reinforcement

    • B.

      An intermediate floor in a building opened to the floor below

    • C.

      A flat porous material for making walls

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. An intermediate floor in a building opened to the floor below
    Explanation
    Mezzanines are intermediate floors in a building that are open to the floor below. They are typically constructed to provide additional space or functionality within a building, without the need for extensive renovations or expansions. Mezzanines are commonly used in warehouses, factories, and commercial buildings to create additional storage areas, offices, or viewing platforms. They are designed to be easily accessible and can be customized to suit specific requirements. Mezzanines are not malleable materials for reinforcement or flat porous materials for making walls.

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  • 9. 

    What is not included in the rock content of a granite?

    • A.

      Plagioclase

    • B.

      Quartz

    • C.

      Ore

    • D.

      Alkali Feldspar

    Correct Answer
    C. Ore
    Explanation
    The rock content of a granite does not include "Ore". Granite is a type of igneous rock that is composed mainly of plagioclase, quartz, and alkali feldspar. Ore refers to a type of mineral or rock that contains a valuable metal or mineral. Since granite is not typically associated with valuable metals or minerals, "Ore" is not included in its rock content.

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  • 10. 

    When and where will you use the term 'rail and stile'?

    • A.

      Floor finishing

    • B.

      Painting

    • C.

      Woodworking

    • D.

      Concrete work

    Correct Answer
    C. Woodworking
    Explanation
    The term "rail and stile" is used in woodworking. It refers to a technique used in constructing doors, cabinets, and other woodworking projects. It involves joining two pieces of wood together, with the rail being the horizontal piece and the stile being the vertical piece. This technique is commonly used to create strong and durable joints in woodworking projects.

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