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BP 220, PD 957, BP 344 (Housing Laws and Accessibility Laws)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    As per PD 957, what is the minimum width for roads or right -of-way  for residential condominium projects?

    • A.

      6 mtrs.

    • B.

      8 mtrs.

    • C.

      10 mtrs.

    • D.

      12 mtrs.

    Correct Answer
    B. 8 mtrs.
    Explanation
    As per PD 957, the minimum width for roads or right-of-way for residential condominium projects is 8 meters.

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  • 2. 

    As per PD 957, parks/playground or other recreational facilities may not be required if the condominium is located not more than or _____ meters from a publicly accessible park/playground/or other recreational facilities.

    • A.

      200

    • B.

      400

    • C.

      800

    • D.

      1000

    Correct Answer
    C. 800
    Explanation
    According to PD 957, if a condominium is located not more than 800 meters from a publicly accessible park/playground or other recreational facilities, there may not be a requirement to include such amenities within the condominium.

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  • 3. 

    As per PD 957, what is the minimum floor area of family condominium units for open market?

    • A.

      18

    • B.

      22

    • C.

      32

    • D.

      36

    Correct Answer
    D. 36
    Explanation
    According to PD 957, the minimum floor area of family condominium units for the open market is 36.

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  • 4. 

    As per BP 344, how many seats shall be designated for disabled persons in passenger trains?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      8

    Correct Answer
    C. 6
    Explanation
    As per BP 344, a total of 6 seats shall be designated for disabled persons in passenger trains.

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  • 5. 

    As per BP 344, how long is the extension of handrails which shall be provided from the start and end of ramps and stairs?

    • A.

      150 mm.

    • B.

      200 mm.

    • C.

      250 mm.

    • D.

      300 mm.

    Correct Answer
    D. 300 mm.
    Explanation
    According to BP 344, the extension of handrails that should be provided from the start and end of ramps and stairs is 300 mm.

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  • 6. 

    What basic principle is applied in the basic planning requirements of BP 344 standards so that finding a person's way inside and outside of a building or open space shall be made easy for everyone?

    • A.

      Accessibility

    • B.

      Usability

    • C.

      Reachability

    • D.

      Orientation

    Correct Answer
    D. Orientation
    Explanation
    Accessibility - The built environment shall be designed so that it shall be accessible to all people. This means that no criteria shall impede the use of faciliies by either the handicapped or non-disabled citizens.
    Usability - The built environment shall be designed so that all persons, whether they be disabled or not, may use and enjoy it.
    Reachability - Provisions shall be adapted and introduced to the physical environment so that as many places or buildings as possible can be reached by all.

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  • 7. 

    A dwelling on one lot containing separate living units for 3 or more families, usually provided with common access, services, and use of land?

    • A.

      Cluster housing

    • B.

      Multi-family dwelling

    • C.

      Rowhouse

    • D.

      Planned unit development

    Correct Answer
    B. Multi-family dwelling
    Explanation
    A multi-family dwelling refers to a building or structure that contains separate living units for three or more families. These living units are usually provided with common access, services, and use of land. This type of housing is designed to accommodate multiple families within one lot, providing them with their own separate living spaces while sharing certain amenities and facilities.

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  • 8. 

    As per BP 344, what is the maximum distance between reststops of turn-around spaces in walkways?

    • A.

      5 mtrs.

    • B.

      6 mtrs.

    • C.

      10 mtrs.

    • D.

      12 mtrs.

    Correct Answer
    D. 12 mtrs.
    Explanation
    According to BP 344, the maximum distance between reststops of turn-around spaces in walkways is 12 meters.

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  • 9. 

    As per BP 344, what is the required minimum walkway width to permit a person in wheelchair to traverse it with safety?

    • A.

      1.10 mtrs.

    • B.

      1.20 mtrs.

    • C.

      1.25 mtrs.

    • D.

      1.5 mtrs.

    Correct Answer
    B. 1.20 mtrs.
    Explanation
    As per BP 344, the required minimum walkway width to permit a person in a wheelchair to traverse it with safety is 1.20 meters.

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  • 10. 

    As per BP 344, what is the maximum length of a ramp if the ramp gradient is 1:12?

    • A.

      4 mtrs.

    • B.

      6 mtrs.

    • C.

      8 mtrs.

    • D.

      10 mtrs.

    Correct Answer
    B. 6 mtrs.
  • 11. 

    As per BP 344, accessible public washrooms and toilets shall permit easy passage of a wheelchair and must allow how much turning space for wheelchairs?

    • A.

      1.50 sqm.

    • B.

      1.70 sqm.

    • C.

      2.0 sqm.

    • D.

      2.25 sq.

    Correct Answer
    D. 2.25 sq.
    Explanation
    1.5 x 1.5 = 2.25 SQM

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  • 12. 

    As per BP 344, entrances with vestibules shall be provided with at least how much depth to allow a disabled person to open the door and allow his wheelchair to pass through easily?

    • A.

      1.8 mtrs.

    • B.

      2.4 mtrs.

    • C.

      3.0 mtrs.

    • D.

      3.5 mtrs.

    Correct Answer
    C. 3.0 mtrs.
    Explanation
    According to BP 344, entrances with vestibules should have a minimum depth of 3.0 meters to allow a disabled person to open the door and pass through easily with their wheelchair.

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  • 13. 

    As per BP 220, maintain a ratio for house and lot where ___% of the selling price for a house and lot package is allotted for the house and ____% for the lot.

    • A.

      60 % / 40%

    • B.

      70% / 30%

    • C.

      75% / 25%

    • D.

      80% / 20%

    Correct Answer
    A. 60 % / 40%
    Explanation
    As per BP 220, the ratio for the selling price of a house and lot package is 60% for the house and 40% for the lot.

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  • 14. 

    As per BP 220, what is the minimum area for parks and playgrounds?

    • A.

      50 sqm.

    • B.

      100 sqm.

    • C.

      150 sqm.

    • D.

      200 sqm.

    Correct Answer
    B. 100 sqm.
    Explanation
    As per BP 220, the minimum area required for parks and playgrounds is 100 sqm. This means that any development or project must allocate at least 100 sqm of land for parks and playgrounds to ensure that there are adequate recreational spaces for the community.

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  • 15. 

    As per BP 344, centerline heights of the topmost control buttons or switches shall be how much from the floor so as they are within reach of a person seated on a wheelchair?

    • A.

      0.80 to 1.00 mtr.

    • B.

      0.80 to 1.20 mtrs.

    • C.

      0.90 to 1.00 mtr.

    • D.

      0.90 to 1.20 mtrs.

    Correct Answer
    D. 0.90 to 1.20 mtrs.
    Explanation
    According to BP 344, the centerline heights of the topmost control buttons or switches should be between 0.90 to 1.20 meters from the floor. This range ensures that they are within reach of a person seated on a wheelchair, allowing them to easily access and operate the controls without any difficulty.

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  • 16. 

    As per BP 220, what is the maximum length for rowhouse units?

    • A.

      50 mtrs.

    • B.

      100 mtrs.

    • C.

      150 mtrs.

    • D.

      250 mtrs.

    Correct Answer
    B. 100 mtrs.
    Explanation
    As per BP 220, the maximum length for rowhouse units is 100 mtrs.

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  • 17. 

    As per PD 957, what is the maximum block length without an alley?

    • A.

      250 mtrs.

    • B.

      300 mtrs.

    • C.

      350 mtrs.

    • D.

      400 mtrs.

    Correct Answer
    A. 250 mtrs.
    Explanation
    According to PD 957, the maximum block length without an alley is 250 meters.

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  • 18. 

    As per BP 344, how much is the parking slot width for handicapped drivers and passengers providing sufficient clear space between parked cars to allow them to transfer to a wheelchair?

    • A.

      3.6 mtrs.

    • B.

      3.7 mtrs.

    • C.

      3.8 mtrs.

    • D.

      3.9 mtrs.

    Correct Answer
    B. 3.7 mtrs.
    Explanation
    According to BP 344, the parking slot width for handicapped drivers and passengers should be 3.7 meters. This width allows for sufficient clear space between parked cars, enabling them to transfer to a wheelchair easily.

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  • 19. 

    As per BP 220, which is not a site criteria for determining whether an economic and socialized housing shall be allowed?

    • A.

      Climate condition

    • B.

      Accessibility

    • C.

      Conformity to zoning

    • D.

      Availability of basic needs

    Correct Answer
    A. Climate condition
    Explanation
    The question asks for a site criteria that is not considered when determining whether an economic and socialized housing shall be allowed as per BP 220. The options provided are climate condition, accessibility, conformity to zoning, and availability of basic needs. Out of these options, climate condition is not a site criteria for determining whether an economic and socialized housing shall be allowed. This means that climate condition is not taken into consideration when making this determination.

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  • 20. 

    As per BP 220, which among the following is the highest in the heirarchy of basic needs of human settlements, the provision of which shall be based on the actual setting which the project is located?

    • A.

      Park/playground

    • B.

      Power

    • C.

      Water

    • D.

      Movement and circulation

    Correct Answer
    C. Water
    Explanation
    As per BP 220, the highest in the hierarchy of basic needs of human settlements is water. This means that the provision of water in a project should be prioritized based on the actual setting in which the project is located. Water is essential for human survival and is a basic necessity for any human settlement. Without access to clean and adequate water supply, it would be difficult for people to live and thrive in a settlement. Therefore, ensuring the provision of water is crucial for the development and sustainability of a human settlement.

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  • 21. 

    An interest in real property consisting of a separate interest in a unit in a residential, industrial, or commercial building and an undivided interest in common, directly or indirectly, in the land on which it is located and in other common areas of the building.

    • A.

      Apartelle

    • B.

      Townhouse

    • C.

      Apartment

    • D.

      Condominium

    Correct Answer
    D. Condominium
    Explanation
    A condominium is an interest in real property that consists of a separate interest in a unit within a building, as well as an undivided interest in common areas and the land on which the building is located. This means that owners of condominium units have ownership rights to their individual unit, as well as shared ownership rights to the common areas and land.

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  • 22. 

    Which of the following is not included in the outline prescribed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement?

    • A.

      Project Setting

    • B.

      Mitigation Measures

    • C.

      Contingency Plans

    • D.

      Project Cost

    Correct Answer
    D. Project Cost
    Explanation
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources outlines the necessary components for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) preparation. The EIS is a document that assesses the potential environmental impacts of a proposed project. It includes sections such as Project Setting, Mitigation Measures, and Contingency Plans. However, the Project Cost is not included in the outline provided by the department. The focus of the EIS is on the environmental aspects of the project rather than its financial aspects. Therefore, Project Cost is not a part of the prescribed outline for an EIS.

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  • 23. 

    What is the minimum floor area for open market housing units as per PD 957?

    • A.

      22 sqm

    • B.

      30 sqm

    • C.

      42 sqm

    • D.

      54 sqm

    Correct Answer
    C. 42 sqm
    Explanation
    PD 957 refers to the Philippine law known as the Subdivision and Condominium Buyer's Protective Decree. This law sets certain regulations and standards for housing units in the open market. The minimum floor area for open market housing units as per PD 957 is 42 sqm. This means that any housing unit in the open market must have a floor area of at least 42 sqm to comply with the law.

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  • 24. 

    What is the minimum lot area for open market rowhouse units as prescribed in PD 957?

    • A.

      50 sqm.

    • B.

      60 sqm.

    • C.

      70 sqm.

    • D.

      80 sqm.

    Correct Answer
    B. 60 sqm.
    Explanation
    PD 957 is a Philippine law that governs subdivision and condominium sales. It sets the minimum requirements for lot areas in open market rowhouse units. Among the options given, the correct answer is 60 sqm. This means that according to PD 957, the minimum lot area for open market rowhouse units should be at least 60 sqm.

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  • 25. 

    As per PD 957, what is the minimum lot frontage of an interior lot for single-detached units?

    • A.

      3 mtrs.

    • B.

      4 mtrs.

    • C.

      5 mtrs.

    • D.

      6 mtrs.

    Correct Answer
    A. 3 mtrs.
    Explanation
    According to PD 957, the minimum lot frontage of an interior lot for single-detached units is 3 meters.

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  • 26. 

    As per PD 957, what is the prescribed ratio for saleable and non-saleable lots?

    • A.

      60% / 40%

    • B.

      70% / 30%

    • C.

      75% / 25%

    • D.

      80% / 20%

    Correct Answer
    B. 70% / 30%
    Explanation
    PD 957 refers to the Philippine law known as the Subdivision and Condominium Buyers' Protective Decree. According to this law, the prescribed ratio for saleable and non-saleable lots is 70% for saleable lots and 30% for non-saleable lots. This means that developers must allocate 70% of the subdivision or condominium project for sale to buyers, while the remaining 30% can be designated for common areas, open spaces, or other non-saleable purposes.

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  • 27. 

    As per BP 220, which of the following is not an important planning consideration for circulation system layout?

    • A.

      Observe heirarchy of roads

    • B.

      Consider topography

    • C.

      Consider access and safety

    • D.

      Consider climate

    Correct Answer
    D. Consider climate
    Explanation
    According to BP 220, the important planning considerations for circulation system layout include observing the hierarchy of roads, considering topography, and considering access and safety. However, considering climate is not mentioned as an important planning consideration for circulation system layout in BP 220.

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  • 28. 

    As per BP 220, what is the minimum distance between buildings with more than 4 storeys?

    • A.

      6 mrs.

    • B.

      8 mtrs.

    • C.

      10 mtrs.

    • D.

      12 mtrs.

    Correct Answer
    C. 10 mtrs.
    Explanation
    According to BP 220, the minimum distance between buildings with more than 4 storeys is 10 meters.

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  • 29. 

    As per BP 220, what is the minimum distance between two buildings wherein the taller building has 3 or 4 storeys?

    • A.

      4 mtrs.

    • B.

      5 mtrs.

    • C.

      6 mtrs.

    • D.

      7 mtrs.

    Correct Answer
    C. 6 mtrs.
    Explanation
    As per BP 220, the minimum distance between two buildings is determined based on the number of storeys of the taller building. In this case, where the taller building has 3 or 4 storeys, the minimum distance is 6 meters.

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  • 30. 

    As per BP 220, what is the minimum clear width of stairways?

    • A.

      0.60 mtrs.

    • B.

      0.70 mtrs.

    • C.

      0.71 mtrs.

    • D.

      0,75 mtrs.

    Correct Answer
    A. 0.60 mtrs.
    Explanation
    As per BP 220, the minimum clear width of stairways is 0.60 meters.

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  • 31. 

    As per BP 220, how many percent of the gross subdivision area shall be allocated for community facilities if the density is not more than 150 dwelling units per hectare in socialized housing?

    • A.

      1%

    • B.

      1.5%

    • C.

      2%

    • D.

      2.5%

    Correct Answer
    A. 1%
    Explanation
    As per BP 220, if the density is not more than 150 dwelling units per hectare in socialized housing, only 1% of the gross subdivision area shall be allocated for community facilities.

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  • 32. 

    As per BP 220, how many percent of the gross subdivision area shall be allocated for parks and playgrounds if the density is 250 dwelling units per hectare in socialized housing?

    • A.

      9%

    • B.

      10%

    • C.

      12%

    • D.

      15%

    Correct Answer
    A. 9%
    Explanation
    According to BP 220, if the density is 250 dwelling units per hectare in socialized housing, 9% of the gross subdivision area should be allocated for parks and playgrounds.

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  • 33. 

    What is the minimum floor area for economic housing units as provided for in BP 220?

    • A.

      16 sqm.

    • B.

      18 sqm.

    • C.

      20 sqm.

    • D.

      22 sqm.

    Correct Answer
    D. 22 sqm.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 22 sqm. This is the minimum floor area required for economic housing units as stated in BP 220. Economic housing units are designed to provide affordable housing options, and a minimum floor area of 22 sqm ensures that the units are spacious enough for comfortable living.

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  • 34. 

    What is the minimum lot frontage for rowhouse units in economic housing as provided for in BP 220?

    • A.

      3 mtrs.

    • B.

      3.5 mtrs.

    • C.

      4 mtrs.

    • D.

      4.5 mtrs.

    Correct Answer
    B. 3.5 mtrs.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 3.5 mtrs. This is the minimum lot frontage required for rowhouse units in economic housing as provided for in BP 220. This means that the frontage of each rowhouse unit must be at least 3.5 meters wide.

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  • 35. 

    What is the minimum lot area for single-detached socialized housing units as provided for in BP 220?

    • A.

      54 sqm.

    • B.

      62 sqm.

    • C.

      64 sqm.

    • D.

      72 sqm.

    Correct Answer
    C. 64 sqm.
    Explanation
    The minimum lot area for single-detached socialized housing units as provided for in BP 220 is 64 sqm.

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  • 36. 

    As per BP 220, what is the maximum length of an alley in a residential block?

    • A.

      20 mtrs.

    • B.

      40 mtrs.

    • C.

      60 mtrs.

    • D.

      80 mtrs.

    Correct Answer
    C. 60 mtrs.
    Explanation
    According to BP 220, the maximum length of an alley in a residential block is 60 meters.

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