AKBD Prep Exam Quiz 1

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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Asbestos

    • B. 

      Lead Pipes

    • C. 

      Lead Paint

    • D. 

      Radon

  • 2. 
    The framework of a house must be strong enough to support both "live" and "dead" loads. Which of the following loads would be considered a "dead" load?
    • A. 

      Building materials

    • B. 

      Earthquake

    • C. 

      Snow

    • D. 

      Wind

  • 3. 
    Since basements are often used as inhabited spaces, a wet or damp basement can create many problems. Which method is considered the best solution for a dry basement?
    • A. 

      Exterior Stucco

    • B. 

      Permeable Mat

    • C. 

      Inside waterproof paint

    • D. 

      Tar paper/plastic on exterior wall

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      2"

    • B. 

      2-1/4"

    • C. 

      2-1/2"

    • D. 

      3-1/4"

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Add two layers of 3/4" plywood in the tub area

    • B. 

      Add extra floor joists in the tub area

    • C. 

      Place steel "I" beams under the tub

    • D. 

      Replace the existing 2x10's with 2x12's

  • 6. 
    The minimum distance between the ground and floor joists ina crawl space is
    • A. 

      12"

    • B. 

      18"

    • C. 

      24"

    • D. 

      30"

  • 7. 
    Designer R is adding an opening in a loadbearing wall. To maintain the strength of the wall, what should be placed over the opening?
    • A. 

      Cripple header

    • B. 

      Double header

    • C. 

      Double king plate

    • D. 

      King header

  • 8. 
    The most common wlal construction used in North America is
    • A. 

      Balloon Framing

    • B. 

      Platform framing

    • C. 

      Post and beam

    • D. 

      Poured concrete

  • 9. 
    Designer B is planning a bath project for her client. To eliminate unforeseen problems involving the plumbing system in this older home, which action would be the most effective in avoiding cost overruns?
    • A. 

      Attend a bath design seminar

    • B. 

      A survey of the client's needs

    • C. 

      A thorough inspection of the home

    • D. 

      A trip to the plumbing supplier with the client

  • 10. 
    What is the best definition for "bird pecks" found in some wood species?
    • A. 

      Deep blue stain caused by birds, common in red or white oak

    • B. 

      Brown to blackish hole created by woodpeckers, common in hickory or maple

    • C. 

      Brown to yellow narrow tracks often mistaken for "worm tracks"

    • D. 

      Faux specks applied by the cabinet maker to make the wood appear worn

  • 11. 
    The minimum service entrance permitted by most codes is:
    • A. 

      200-volt with 120-watts

    • B. 

      240-amp with 120 volts

    • C. 

      100-am with 120-volts

    • D. 

      100 amp with 240-volts

  • 12. 
    Many electrical appliances and fixtures require dedicated circuits. Which one of the following does not require a dedicated circuit?
    • A. 

      Built-in microwave

    • B. 

      Countertop microwave

    • C. 

      Dishwasher

    • D. 

      21" color tv

  • 13. 
    Dimmer switches should not be connected to which of the following?
    • A. 

      Fixture over dining table

    • B. 

      Fluorescent fixture with dimmer ballast

    • C. 

      Receptacle at bedroom nightstand

    • D. 

      Recessed can light over bathtub

  • 14. 
    Which is thebest definition of lumens
    • A. 

      Measures the lighting intensity

    • B. 

      Mesures the illumination that falls on a surface

    • C. 

      Measures the amount of light that is reflected

    • D. 

      Measures the rate at which electrical energy is changed into light

  • 15. 
    The initials CRI are improtant to the designer when working with lighting particularly with fluorescent lamps. Which of the follwing describes CRI?
    • A. 

      Ceiling Reflection Index

    • B. 

      Color Rating Indicator

    • C. 

      Color Rendition Indicator

    • D. 

      Color Rendering Index

  • 16. 
    Which is part of the plumbing D/W/V system?
    • A. 

      Air chamber

    • B. 

      Risers

    • C. 

      Shut-off valve

    • D. 

      Wyes

  • 17. 
    Which type of material should not be used for supply lines?
    • A. 

      Copper

    • B. 

      Cpvc

    • C. 

      Galvanized

    • D. 

      Lead

  • 18. 
    Which one of th efollwoing does not require acces by an electrician, plumber or the homeowner after construction?
    • A. 

      Dielectric union

    • B. 

      Kitchen sink "P" trap

    • C. 

      Lavatory shut-off valve

    • D. 

      Whirlpool pump

  • 19. 
    According to the NKBA what is the recommended minimum CFM  rating when a range hood is against a wall?
    • A. 

      50 CFM

    • B. 

      100 CFM

    • C. 

      150 CFM

    • D. 

      200 CFM

  • 20. 
    Designer T is moving the kitchen sink to a new location. He has located the vent stack for the existing sink. What is the maximum distance he can move the sink (1-1/2"drain) from the exisiting vent stack without re-venting at the new sink location?
    • A. 

      36"

    • B. 

      42"

    • C. 

      60"

    • D. 

      72"

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      Sink base 36" wide with 2 roll-out trays

    • B. 

      Sink base with no drawers and floor(shelf) 36"w

    • C. 

      Standard base 36"wide with (2) 18" drawers and doors

    • D. 

      Standard base 36" wide with 36"wide drawer and (2) 18" doors

  • 22. 
    Your client is interested in two of the cabinet lines you represent. One is a major stock manufacturer and the other is a well known brand of semi-custom cabinets. Which one of the follwoing best describes semi-custom cabinetry?
    • A. 

      Available in popular finishes and door styles

    • B. 

      Good quality

    • C. 

      Relatively short ship dates

    • D. 

      Some modifications are possible with additional lead time

  • 23. 
    What is the most commonly used term for the boxed-in area above wall cabinets?
    • A. 

      Bulkhead

    • B. 

      Drop

    • C. 

      Fur-down

    • D. 

      Soffit

  • 24. 
    What feature is unique to base kitchen cabinets designed for wheelchair use?
    • A. 

      A shelf is included, sometimes adjustable

    • B. 

      Roll-out shelves are standard

    • C. 

      The cabinet depth is reduced to 22"

    • D. 

      The toekick is 9" high and 6" deep

  • 25. 
    The term "32mm" refers to which one of the following?
    • A. 

      A photo like finish used to create the covering of the cabinet

    • B. 

      The distance between holes used of drawer guides, hinges, etc

    • C. 

      The drawer construction that replaces 32mm dowels

    • D. 

      The leg levelers spacing used by some cabinet manufacturers

  • 26. 
    One way to shorten the cycle time it takes from tear-out to job completion is to 
    • A. 

      Schedule a pre-installation meeting on all jobs

    • B. 

      Limit designer's time to the job site so client will not change their mind as the work progresses

    • C. 

      Limit contact with workers so as not to limit productivity on the job site

    • D. 

      Wait until the end of the job to start the punch list

  • 27. 
    Labels applied to some appliances help the customer select the appliance for their family based on energy usage. what is the name of this label?
    • A. 

      Appliance manufactory association comparison

    • B. 

      Consumer product commission guide

    • C. 

      Energy alliance comparison

    • D. 

      Energy guide

  • 28. 
    Which one of the following ranges requires the designer to supply a cabinet trim piece complete the installation
    • A. 

      Commercial

    • B. 

      Drop-in

    • C. 

      Freestanding

    • D. 

      Silde-in

  • 29. 
    Listed below are four comments about freestanding side-by-side refrigerator. which statement is false?
    • A. 

      Doors are reversible on most units

    • B. 

      Freezer section is larger than most top mount refrigerators

    • C. 

      The freezer door is hinged left

    • D. 

      Wide serving trays may not fit in the fresh food section

  • 30. 
    Which statement best describes the difference between cast iron sinks and enameled steel sinks?
    • A. 

      Enameled steel sinks are more likely to chip due to their flexibility

    • B. 

      Good selection of color

    • C. 

      Furnace fired enamel coating

    • D. 

      Cast iron sinks require a separate stainless steel rim for mounting

  • 31. 
    Clean up for the client will be easier with which type of sink mounting method
    • A. 

      Integral-bowl

    • B. 

      Rimmed

    • C. 

      Self-rimming

    • D. 

      Undermount

  • 32. 
    Kitchen and bath faucets are available with many finish options. which material is considered to be the best for the body of the faucet?
    • A. 

      Brass

    • B. 

      Copper

    • C. 

      Lead

    • D. 

      Plastic

  • 33. 
    Drawers are convenient storage features in a kitchen. you are planning a 3DB18 with a reduced depth of 18". What is the total storage space for this cabinet?
    • A. 

      108"

    • B. 

      94-1/2"

    • C. 

      90"

    • D. 

      81"

  • 34. 
    The minimum clear opening of a doorway into a kitchen or bath should be
    • A. 

      30"recommended, 32" for access standard

    • B. 

      32" recommended, 34" for access standard

    • C. 

      34" recommended, 36" access standard

    • D. 

      32" recommended, 32' for access standard

  • 35. 
    • A. 

      No leg should be longer than 4'

    • B. 

      The work triangle connects at the front of the cooking center, refrigerator/food storage center and sink/cleanup center

    • C. 

      The work triangle connects at the front of the cooking surface, refrigerator and sink

    • D. 

      Total length should not exceed 27'

  • 36. 
    • A. 

      A filler placed between the dishwasher and base end panel

    • B. 

      A filler placed at 90-degrees beside a blind base corner cabinet

    • C. 

      A filler placed beside a W3615 with a wall dimension of 151-1/2"

    • D. 

      A vanity base filler between a frameless base vanity cabinet and a wall near a cased door opening

  • 37. 
    Designer E's plan will locate the sink next to the refrigerator. To meet Kitchen Guideline #24, how many inches of countertop space are required between the sink and refrigerator when combining landing areas?
    • A. 

      36"

    • B. 

      39"

    • C. 

      42"

    • D. 

      45"

  • 38. 
    To meet IRC Code Requirements, NKBA Bath Guideline #5 states that the center of the sink bowl must be no less than _____ inches from a tall cabinet or wall
    • A. 

      9"

    • B. 

      12"

    • C. 

      15"

    • D. 

      20"

  • 39. 
    What is the least desirable way to turn a corner in a base cabinet installation?
    • A. 

      Blind corner cabinet

    • B. 

      Pie cut/lazy susan cabinet

    • C. 

      Reverse peninsula cabinet

    • D. 

      Void the corner

  • 40. 
    Designer H has planned a bathroom that includes an intersecting pattern in the shower repeating several rectangular shapes and a unique design in the tile flooring. What design pattern was she planning for the bathroom?
    • A. 

      Geometric

    • B. 

      Naturalistic

    • C. 

      Structural

    • D. 

      Stylized

  • 41. 
    When planning a turning radius for a universally accepted space, how much floor space is recommended?
    • A. 

      48" of floor space

    • B. 

      54" of floor space

    • C. 

      60" of floor space

    • D. 

      72" of floor space

  • 42. 
    What is the best description of "unity of design"
    • A. 

      All dissimilar items or elements of the space are visually tied together

    • B. 

      The design should provide proper balance and focus

    • C. 

      The design should use colors within the same color family

    • D. 

      The total room design should be unified in color, materials and style

  • 43. 
    The suggested height for the grab bar in a shower is
    • A. 

      28-30"

    • B. 

      30-33"

    • C. 

      33-36"

    • D. 

      30-48"

  • 44. 
    The "gold standard" for good design is that it will:
    • A. 

      Be paid for by the client

    • B. 

      Generate a feeling in the space

    • C. 

      Reflect the style of the client

    • D. 

      Stand the "test of time"

  • 45. 
    You have retired early from your former job as a professor of interior design. You are ready to start your second career. You are very interested in the kitchen and bath design industry. After completing several kitchen and bath related courses you have decided on a home-based kitchen and bath design consulting service. A showroom and employees are not needed at this time. Which type of business would best meet your start up situation?
    • A. 

      Partnership

    • B. 

      Regular corporation

    • C. 

      Sole proprietorship

    • D. 

      S-corporation

  • 46. 
    Using different types of lines can add interest to any kitchen or bath design. Which of the following lines is the most stable?
    • A. 

      Diagonal

    • B. 

      Vertical

    • C. 

      Curved

    • D. 

      Horizontal

  • 47. 
    Designer B needs to visually stretch out a small kitchen area. In order to visually increase the space whic of the following will work best?
    • A. 

      A butcher block top on a square work island

    • B. 

      A long curved island with a light solid surface countertop

    • C. 

      A tall 42" built in refrigerator with medium oak panels

    • D. 

      Dark granite counters with dark tile flooring

  • 48. 
    The motif is an emphasis on architectural shapes, strong linear interest, unadorned structural material offering design detail. What is the theme?
    • A. 

      Arts and crafts

    • B. 

      Modern (euro style)

    • C. 

      Urban contemporary

    • D. 

      Southwest

  • 49. 
    Which term best describes "period" as it reflects to design and styles?
    • A. 

      A look that reflects the lifestyle of the current society

    • B. 

      A particular time in history

    • C. 

      Designs from past generations

    • D. 

      Styles popular from the 1800's tot he 1840's

  • 50. 
    The interpretive drawings listed below are used by kitchen and bath designers. Each one of these has a specific use. Which one of the drawings can be scaled in width and height and is used for NKBA testing purposes?
    • A. 

      Elevation

    • B. 

      Perspective

    • C. 

      Oblique

    • D. 

      Sketches

  • 51. 
    When is the best time to plan a focal point for your bathroom project?
    • A. 

      After the drywall has been hung but not taped

    • B. 

      After the function of the bath has been addressed

    • C. 

      After the size of the tub has been determined

    • D. 

      Before any other design work begins

  • 52. 
    House plans and kitchen/bath plans are drawn in two different scales. Which combination is the most common?
    • A. 

      1/4" house, 1/2" kitchen/bath

    • B. 

      1/8" house, 1/2" kitchen/bath

    • C. 

      1/2"house, 1/4" kitchen/bath

    • D. 

      3/4"house, 1/2"kitchen/bath

  • 53. 
    When measuring a kitchen or bath project which item is least useful
    • A. 

      25'-30' one inch wide steel measuring tape

    • B. 

      Laser measuring device

    • C. 

      Note pad with graph paper (each square equals 1/2")

    • D. 

      Pencils (different colors)

  • 54. 
    Which is part of a complete set of architectural plans but would not be part of a complete set of kitchen and bath documentation?
    • A. 

      Floor plan

    • B. 

      Footings and foundation details

    • C. 

      Site plan

    • D. 

      Kitchen/bath plan

  • 55. 
    Which of the following formulas should a designer use to check a corner for squareness
    • A. 

      6-7-8

    • B. 

      6-10-12

    • C. 

      6-9-12

    • D. 

      6-8-10

  • 56. 
    Select the proper symbol to indicate a centerline represented on a kitchen or bath plan
    • A. 

      _______ _ _______ _ ________ _ ________

    • B. 

      _______ _______ _______ _______

    • C. 

      _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

    • D. 

      ___ _ ___ _ ___ _ ___ _ ___

  • 57. 
    Which of the following drawing paper sizes is recommended for final kitchen and bath drawings?
    • A. 

      11"x17" 1/4" graph paper

    • B. 

      11"x17" 1/2" graph paper

    • C. 

      11"x17" graph paper supplied by your cabinet manufacturer

    • D. 

      11"x17" vellum paper

  • 58. 
    To avoid confusion during installtion, many items on a floor plan must be centerlined. Some items may need two centerlines. Which item from the list below would need two centerlines?
    • A. 

      Built-in microwave

    • B. 

      Countertop microwave location

    • C. 

      Electric range

    • D. 

      Island cooktop

  • 59. 
    The designer's ability to draw sold forms is important when gathering a perspective view of their project. Which solid form would the designer use to creat a round countertop support canisters on the counter and columns at the entrance to the kitchen?
    • A. 

      Cone

    • B. 

      Cylinder

    • C. 

      Parabloid

    • D. 

      Sphere

  • 60. 
    A construction plan may not be required for some of your projects. When is a construction plan required?
    • A. 

      Only if walls or openings are to be altered from their original locations

    • B. 

      Only if you are responsible for electrical, plumbing or mechanical

    • C. 

      Only when you are required by code to obtain a permit

    • D. 

      To insure clarity, it is suggested that it always be included