The Ideal Quiz On Building Utilities 2

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The Ideal Quiz On Building Utilities 2

There are different systems found within a building and it is important for an architect and engineer to know where to place them depending on the design. How well do you understand electrical, mechanical and HVAC systems? Take up the quiz below and see how it goes. All the very best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A light usually at the entrance to an elevator on each floor of a multistory building, that signals the approach of the elevator.
    • A. 

      Annuciator

    • B. 

      Signal

    • C. 

      Lantern

    • D. 

      Button

  • 2. 
    The horizontal section of railing at the upper or lower end of an escalator. 
    • A. 

      Combplate

    • B. 

      Newel

    • C. 

      Lantern

    • D. 

      Post

  • 3. 
    A power driven, continuously moving surface , similar to a conveyor belt, used for carrying pedestrians horizontally or along low inclines.
    • A. 

      Elevator

    • B. 

      Escalator

    • C. 

      People mover

    • D. 

      Moving sidewalk

  • 4. 
    A switch that automatically cuts off current to an electric motor when an object moved by it, as an elevator car has passed a given point.
    • A. 

      Knife switch

    • B. 

      Limit switch

    • C. 

      Counterweight

    • D. 

      Buffer

  • 5. 
    A British term for elevator
    • A. 

      Lift

    • B. 

      Freight

    • C. 

      Bank

    • D. 

      Flying car

  • 6. 
    A small elevator for conveying food, dishes or other materials between the floors of a building.
    • A. 

      Hoistway

    • B. 

      Elevator

    • C. 

      Freight elevator

    • D. 

      Dumbwaiter

  • 7. 
    An enclosure for housing and protecting electric wires or cables that are joined together in connecting or branching electric circuits.
    • A. 

      Knockout

    • B. 

      Junction box

    • C. 

      Grommet

    • D. 

      Duct

  • 8. 
    A single insulated conductor or a bound or sheathed combination of conductors insulated from one another.
    • A. 

      Circuit

    • B. 

      Wire

    • C. 

      Cable

    • D. 

      Conductor

  • 9. 
    A channel expressly designed to hold and protect electric wires and cable. 
    • A. 

      Cable tray

    • B. 

      Assembly

    • C. 

      Busway

    • D. 

      Raceway

  • 10. 
    A raceway suitable for installation under a floor, often used in office buildings to allow for the flexible placement of power, signal and telephone outlets.
    • A. 

      Underfloor raceway

    • B. 

      Ceiling raceway

    • C. 

      Multi-outlet assembly

    • D. 

      Surface raceway

  • 11. 
    An insulating and protective lining for one or more conductors passing through a hole.
    • A. 

      Hole

    • B. 

      Grommet

    • C. 

      Bushing

    • D. 

      Duct

  • 12. 
    A fuse housing a fusible link in a porcelain cup fitted with a threaded metal base.
    • A. 

      Knife-blade fuse

    • B. 

      Cartridge fuse

    • C. 

      Plug fuse

    • D. 

      Fuse fuse fuse

  • 13. 
    Identify how many outlets are there in the plan.
    • A. 

      9

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      6

  • 14. 
    During elevator emergency, to rescue passengers, this part of the elevator is used to open the doors from the outside.
    • A. 

      Knife Switch

    • B. 

      Panic Door

    • C. 

      Outside Door Latch

    • D. 

      Governor

  • 15. 
    Identify how many SPECIAL Conv. Outlet ( Individual Outlet) in the plan
    • A. 

      9

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      1

  • 16. 
    A machine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy, a generator of alternating current.
    • A. 

      Reverse

    • B. 

      Converter

    • C. 

      Inverter

    • D. 

      Alternator

  • 17. 
    A device that is basically a double throw switch of generally 3-pole connection that will automatically transfer the power from the standby generator to the building circuitry during electrical power failure.
    • A. 

      Fuse Board

    • B. 

      Panel Board

    • C. 

      Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS)

    • D. 

      Conductor

  • 18. 
    The amount of heat which is absorbed or evolved in changing the state of a substance without changing its temperature.
    • A. 

      Mechanical Heat

    • B. 

      Latent Heat

    • C. 

      Solar Heat

    • D. 

      Convertible Heat

  • 19. 
    A high intensity discharge lamp in which the light is produced by the radiation from a mixture of a metallic vapor, similar to that of a mercury lamp in construction.
    • A. 

      LED Lamp

    • B. 

      High Soluble Lamp

    • C. 

      Halogen Lamp

    • D. 

      Metal Halide Lamp

  • 20. 
    In elevator, it detects the obstacles during the door closing, and reopens the door if there is something. Photocell can be used together with this.
    • A. 

      Fascia Plate

    • B. 

      Safety Shoe

    • C. 

      Thread

    • D. 

      Rise Detector

  • 21. 
    What mechanical equipment, coupled with a central air-conditioning system, is used to dehumidify and cool the air stream injected to a conditioned space.
    • A. 

      Busway

    • B. 

      Fan Coil Unit

    • C. 

      Freon

    • D. 

      Convection AC

  • 22. 
    It prevents passengers from falling into the hoistway when they try to get out of the car which is stopped between the floors. 
    • A. 

      Fascia Plate

    • B. 

      Safety Shoe

    • C. 

      Thread

    • D. 

      Rise Detector

  • 23. 
    The bending of sound wave when traveling forward changes direction as it passes through different densities. 
    • A. 

      Diffusion

    • B. 

      Reflection

    • C. 

      Refraction

    • D. 

      Deflection

  • 24. 
    The number of cycles per unit time of a wave or oscillations expressed in hertz of cycles per second.
    • A. 

      Frequency

    • B. 

      Wavelength

    • C. 

      Cycle

    • D. 

      Loop

  • 25. 
    This type of perimeter detector detects a change in capacitance of the area covered, caused by intrusion.
    • A. 

      Limits

    • B. 

      Capacitance

    • C. 

      Transmitter

    • D. 

      Transit

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