AKBD Prep Exam Quiz 1

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AKBD Prep Exam Quiz 1

The final AKBD exams are almost here and the butterflies in your stomach may just make you freeze when its exam time. To help you combat this you should keep revising to keep on your feet. The quiz below is perfect for you, give it a try and keep studying.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Some building materials once thought to be safe can now create a health hazard in the home. The age of the home will often indicate the possibility of the presences of these materials. Which hazard would not be evident base on the age of the home?
    • 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. 
    Floor joists are often altered to accommodate pipes and wiring during new construction and remodeling. However, ther eare limitations to the size of holes allowed in floor joists. Which diameter holde is considered the maximum acceptable for a 2x10 joist?
    • A. 

      2"

    • B. 

      2-1/4"

    • C. 

      2-1/2"

    • D. 

      3-1/4"

  • 5. 
    Designer N is planning a new btah for a second floor bedroom. The floor was not designed to support the wight of the heavy cast iron bathtub she has specified for the rpoject. What would be the best and most cost effective method to add additional support for the bathtb?
    • 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. 
    Which of the following best describes a cabinet with the nomenclature SB36
    • 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