What Do You Know About Lumber?

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What Do You Know About Lumber? - Quiz

Lumber is sold in various forms, sizes, types and cuts. These characteristics are used to describe the different types of lumber; certain projects may require one or more of these specific traits. Density. The strength and weight of wood is its density. What do you know about it?


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  • 1. 

    Lumber is the term mostly used in....

    • A.

      Africa

    • B.

      North America

    • C.

      Asia

    • D.

      West Africa

    Correct Answer
    A. Africa
    Explanation
    Lumber is the term mostly used in Africa because Africa is known for its vast forests and timber resources. The continent has a rich supply of various types of wood, such as mahogany, teak, and ebony, which are commonly used for construction, furniture making, and other woodworking industries. The timber industry in Africa plays a significant role in the economy, with countries like Nigeria, Cameroon, and Ghana being major exporters of lumber. Therefore, it is logical to associate the term "lumber" with Africa due to its abundance of forests and the prominence of the timber industry in the region.

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  • 2. 

    The following are categories of engineered lumber except

    • A.

      Shiny logs

    • B.

      Glulam beams

    • C.

      Finger-jointed lumber

    • D.

      Laminated veneer lumber

    Correct Answer
    A. Shiny logs
    Explanation
    The question asks for the category of engineered lumber that is not included in the given options. The options provided are Glulam beams, Finger-jointed lumber, and Laminated veneer lumber. These are all examples of engineered lumber. However, "Shiny logs" is not a recognized category of engineered lumber, making it the correct answer.

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  • 3. 

    .............is a type of wood that has been processed into beams

    • A.

      Tree

    • B.

      Plywood

    • C.

      Stumb

    • D.

      Timber

    Correct Answer
    D. Timber
    Explanation
    Timber is the correct answer because it is a type of wood that has been processed into beams. Plywood is also a type of wood, but it is not specifically processed into beams. Tree and stump are not types of wood that have been processed into beams.

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  • 4. 

     Lumber is mainly used for ........... purposes

    • A.

      Heating

    • B.

      Cooking

    • C.

      Structural

    • D.

      Medicinal

    Correct Answer
    C. Structural
    Explanation
    Lumber is mainly used for structural purposes because it is a strong and durable material that can support heavy loads and provide stability to buildings and structures. It is commonly used in construction for framing, flooring, and other structural elements. While lumber can also be used for heating and cooking purposes, its primary function is to provide the necessary strength and support in building and construction projects.

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  • 5. 

    ..........is supplied in standard sizes, mostly for the construction industry

    • A.

      Finished lumber

    • B.

      Scrapped lumber

    • C.

      Split lumber

    • D.

      Polished lumber

    Correct Answer
    A. Finished lumber
    Explanation
    Finished lumber is the correct answer because it is supplied in standard sizes, making it suitable for use in the construction industry. Finished lumber refers to wood that has been cut and planed to specific dimensions, ensuring uniformity and ease of use in construction projects. This type of lumber is commonly used for framing, flooring, and other structural components in buildings.

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  • 6. 

    In the United States milled boards of wood are referred to as

    • A.

      Plywood

    • B.

      Chopping boards

    • C.

      Lumber

    • D.

      Logs

    Correct Answer
    C. Lumber
    Explanation
    In the United States, milled boards of wood are commonly referred to as lumber. Lumber is the term used to describe wood that has been processed and cut into standardized sizes for use in construction, furniture making, and other applications. Plywood refers specifically to a type of engineered wood made from thin layers of wood veneer, while chopping boards are used in kitchens for cutting and preparing food. Logs, on the other hand, are the unprocessed, raw form of wood before it is milled into lumber.

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  • 7. 

    In Britain and other Commonwealth nations, the term ....... is instead used to describe sawn wood products, like floor boards.

    • A.

      Maple

    • B.

      Ply wood

    • C.

      Lumber

    • D.

      Timber

    Correct Answer
    D. Timber
    Explanation
    In Britain and other Commonwealth nations, the term "timber" is used to describe sawn wood products, like floor boards. This term is commonly used to refer to wood that has been processed and cut into specific dimensions for construction purposes. Maple is a type of wood, but it does not specifically refer to sawn wood products. Plywood is a type of engineered wood made from thin layers of wood veneer, so it is not the correct answer. Lumber is a general term used in North America to describe wood that has been processed for construction, but in Britain and Commonwealth nations, the term "timber" is more commonly used.

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  • 8. 

    In the United States and Canada, generally ........ describes standing or felled trees

    • A.

      Plywood

    • B.

      Timber

    • C.

      Lumber

    • D.

      Logs

    Correct Answer
    B. Timber
    Explanation
    Timber is the correct answer because in the United States and Canada, the term "timber" is commonly used to refer to standing or felled trees. This term is used in the context of the forestry industry and is often associated with the production of lumber or logs. Plywood is a type of engineered wood product made from thin layers of wood veneer, while lumber refers to the processed wood that is used for construction and other purposes.

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  • 9. 

    Logs are converted into timber except by being...........

    • A.

      Polished

    • B.

      Sawn

    • C.

      Hewn

    • D.

      Splt

    Correct Answer
    A. Polished
    Explanation
    Logs are converted into timber through various processes such as sawing, hewing, and splitting. However, polishing is not one of these processes. Polishing is a finishing technique used to enhance the appearance and smoothness of the timber after it has been converted. Therefore, logs are not converted into timber by being polished.

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  • 10. 

    ......... is lumber created by a manufacturer and designed for a certain structural purpose

    • A.

      Scrapped lumber

    • B.

      Polished lumber

    • C.

      Engineered lumber

    • D.

      Oiled lumber

    Correct Answer
    C. Engineered lumber
    Explanation
    Engineered lumber is the correct answer because it refers to lumber that is specifically manufactured and designed for a certain structural purpose. Unlike traditional lumber, engineered lumber is made by bonding together layers of wood or wood fibers using adhesives and other materials. This process allows for greater strength, stability, and consistency in the final product, making it ideal for structural applications such as beams, joists, and framing. Engineered lumber is often used in construction projects where high performance and reliability are required.

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