What Do You Know About Construction Terminology?

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What Do You Know About Construction Terminology? - Quiz

Construction, like many other fields of work has its own language and terms. You'll have to be part of the profession to master them or simply someone who likes doing handy works at home. So, are you part of those who know the construction terms by heart? Take our quiz and see how much you know about it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What's the meaning of "AC"?

    • A.

      Ante Cibum

    • B.

      Ace Combat

    • C.

      Alternating Current

    • D.

      Air Conditioner

    Correct Answer
    D. Air Conditioner
    Explanation
    The meaning of "AC" in this context refers to "Air Conditioner." An air conditioner is a device that is used to cool and dehumidify the air in a confined space, typically a room or a building. It works by removing heat from the indoor air and transferring it outside, resulting in a cooler and more comfortable environment.

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  • 2. 

    What's an abstract?

    • A.

      It's a pattern/design not based on natural forms.

    • B.

      It's a pattern based on natural forms.

    • C.

      It's a pattern/design not based on abstract forms.

    • D.

      It's a design not based on hard forms.

    Correct Answer
    A. It's a pattern/design not based on natural forms.
    Explanation
    An abstract is a pattern or design that is not based on natural forms. This means that it does not represent something that can be found in the real world, such as a specific object or creature. Instead, it is a representation that is more conceptual or symbolic in nature. Abstract art, for example, often uses shapes, colors, and lines to create a composition that is open to interpretation and does not directly depict anything recognizable.

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  • 3. 

    What's an ADL?

    • A.

      Alternated Dead Load

    • B.

      All Drill Load

    • C.

      After Dead Load

    • D.

      Alternated Drill Load

    Correct Answer
    C. After Dead Load
    Explanation
    ADL stands for After Dead Load. This term is commonly used in construction and engineering to refer to the load that is applied on a structure after the initial dead load has been applied. Dead load refers to the weight of the structure itself and any permanent fixtures or materials. After the dead load is applied, any additional load that is added is referred to as the ADL. This can include live loads, such as people or furniture, as well as environmental loads like wind or snow.

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  • 4. 

    What's advanced decay?

    • A.

      It's the older stage of decay in which disintegration is readily recognized.

    • B.

      It's the younger stage of decay in which disintegration is readily recognized.

    • C.

      It's the older stage of mold growth in which disintegration is readily recognized.

    • D.

      It's the older stage of decay in which integration is not recognized.

    Correct Answer
    A. It's the older stage of decay in which disintegration is readily recognized.
    Explanation
    Advanced decay refers to the older stage of decay where disintegration is easily noticeable. This means that the object or substance in question has undergone significant decomposition and has started to break down visibly. The term "advanced" implies that the decay has progressed to a more advanced or severe stage. Integration, on the other hand, refers to the opposite of disintegration, which means that it is the process of combining or merging different elements. Therefore, the correct answer is that advanced decay is the older stage of decay where disintegration is readily recognized.

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  • 5. 

    What's a ballast?

    • A.

      It's a step in a florescent lamp.

    • B.

      It's a transformer that steps up the voltage in a florescent lamp.

    • C.

      It's a transformer that steps up the voltage in a lamp.

    • D.

      It's a condenser that steps up the voltage in a florescent lamp.

    Correct Answer
    B. It's a transformer that steps up the voltage in a florescent lamp.
    Explanation
    A ballast is a device used in fluorescent lamps to regulate and control the electrical current flowing through the lamp. It acts as a transformer that steps up the voltage in the lamp, allowing it to produce the necessary amount of light. Without a ballast, the lamp would not function properly and may not even turn on. Therefore, the correct answer is that a ballast is a transformer that steps up the voltage in a fluorescent lamp.

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  • 6. 

    What's a barge?

    • A.

      It's an horizontal beam rafter that supports longer rafters.

    • B.

      It's a vertical beam rafter that supports shorter rafters.

    • C.

      It's an horizontal beam rafter that supports shorter rafters.

    • D.

      It's an horizontal rafter that supports shorter rafters.

    Correct Answer
    C. It's an horizontal beam rafter that supports shorter rafters.
  • 7. 

    What's a bat?

    • A.

      It's a type of cement.

    • B.

      It's a brick.

    • C.

      It's a half-brick.

    • D.

      It's a high quality cement.

    Correct Answer
    C. It's a half-brick.
    Explanation
    A bat is commonly referred to as a wooden club used in sports such as baseball or cricket. However, in this context, the answer "It's a half-brick" suggests that a bat is a type of weapon made by cutting a brick in half, which can be used as a makeshift weapon.

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  • 8. 

    What's a cap?

    • A.

      It's the upper member of a column, pilaster, door cornice, molding, or fireplace.

    • B.

      It's the lower member of a column, pilaster, door cornice, molding, or fireplace.

    • C.

      It's the center of a column or fireplace.

    • D.

      It's the upper member of a column or fireplace.

    Correct Answer
    A. It's the upper member of a column, pilaster, door cornice, molding, or fireplace.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "It's the upper member of a column, pilaster, door cornice, molding, or fireplace." This means that a cap refers to the topmost part of these architectural elements.

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  • 9. 

    What's a chair rail?

    • A.

      It's the interior trim material installed about 3-4 feet down the wall.

    • B.

      It's outside material installed about 3-4 feet up the wall, horizontally.

    • C.

      It's the trim material installed about 4 feet up the wall, vertically.

    • D.

      It's the interior trim material installed about 3-4 feet up the wall, horizontally.

    Correct Answer
    D. It's the interior trim material installed about 3-4 feet up the wall, horizontally.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "It's the interior trim material installed about 3-4 feet up the wall, horizontally." This answer accurately describes what a chair rail is - a type of interior trim that is installed horizontally on the wall, typically about 3-4 feet from the ground. It helps to protect the wall from damage caused by chairs or other furniture and also adds a decorative element to the room.

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  • 10. 

    What's a column?

    • A.

      It's a vertical structural compression member which supports workers.

    • B.

      It's a compression member which supports loads.

    • C.

      It's a vertical structural compression member.

    • D.

      It's a vertical structural compression member which supports loads.

    Correct Answer
    D. It's a vertical structural compression member which supports loads.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "It's a vertical structural compression member which supports loads." This answer accurately describes a column as a vertical member that is designed to withstand compressive forces and provide support for loads. It highlights the key characteristics of a column, including its vertical orientation, structural purpose, and load-bearing function.

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