NCIDQ - Chapters 4, 6, 9, 11, 16

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NCIDQ - Chapters 4, 6, 9, 11, 16

Multiple choice questions from the Ballast book, these are the chapters I was assigned in my study group


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  • 1. 
    Which of the following drawings would be most needed to begin space planning in an existing building?
    • A. 

      Base plan

    • B. 

      Circulation plan

    • C. 

      Exiting plan

    • D. 

      Reflected ceiling plan

  • 2. 
    For a restaurant in an old building undergoing remodeling, what would have the most influence over the planning of the dining area?
    • A. 

      Existing structural columns and walls

    • B. 

      Dimensions of the building

    • C. 

      Locations of existing plumbing

    • D. 

      Decorative millwork and existing ornate lighting fixtures

  • 3. 
    Planning an inteior in a building with an atrium would suggest which of the following organizational cncepts?
    • A. 

      Central

    • B. 

      Radial

    • C. 

      Grid

    • D. 

      Axial

  • 4. 
    In determining required space for a hospital nurses' station, which is the most important factor
    • A. 

      Movable carts and space for writing reports

    • B. 

      Electrical requirements and communication equipment

    • C. 

      Patient files and number of patient contacts

    • D. 

      Work surface and storage

  • 5. 
    The LEAST important consideration in planning exit corridors is
    • A. 

      Making sure dead ends do not exceed 20 ft

    • B. 

      Providing at least two exits from rooms where they are required

    • C. 

      Maintaining a minimum width as required by the occupancy type

    • D. 

      Having the corridors empty into approved exitways or stairways

  • 6. 
    The most efficient type of circulation system for the majority of planning problems is a
    • A. 

      Grid system

    • B. 

      Single-loaded corridor

    • C. 

      Radial system

    • D. 

      Double-loaded corridor

  • 7. 
    The most effective design strategy an interior designer can use to maximize daylighting involves
    • A. 

      Changing the type of glazing

    • B. 

      Increasing the head height of glazing

    • C. 

      Installing a light shelf

    • D. 

      Specifying a high-reflectance paint

  • 8. 
    LEED credit is only available when
    • A. 

      Bicycle storage is provided

    • B. 

      Areas for recyclables are provided

    • C. 

      Recycled ceiling tile is used

    • D. 

      Existing partitions are used

  • 9. 
    Of the open plan workstations shown, which is most efficient and most appropriate for frequent visitor conferences? 
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 10. 
    If an open office is being planned in a building that has 8 ft high windows, how far back from the windows should any partitions be placed in order to maintain the effective daylighting depth?
    • A. 

      8 ft

    • B. 

      10 ft

    • C. 

      20 ft

    • D. 

      28 ft

  • 11. 
    What is the maximum distance that a door can encroach into an exit space when fully open?
    • A. 

      Half the width of the door

    • B. 

      7 inches

    • C. 

      24 inches

    • D. 

      Half the width of the exit space

  • 12. 
    About how much space should be left between a desk and a credenza behind it for a chair and easy access to drawers?
    • A. 

      1 1/2 ft to 2 ft

    • B. 

      2 ft to 3 1/2 ft

    • C. 

      3 1/2 ft to 5 ft

    • D. 

      5 ft to 6 1/2 ft

  • 13. 
    Planning an interior in a long rectangular building would suggest which of the following organizaional concepts?
    • A. 

      Dumbell

    • B. 

      Axial

    • C. 

      Grid

    • D. 

      Linear

  • 14. 
    The Mall of America is an example of which type of circulation pattern?
    • A. 

      Doughnut

    • B. 

      Circular

    • C. 

      Dumbell

    • D. 

      Radial

  • 15. 
    Which of the following existing conditions will have the LEAST impact on an interior designers preliminary space planning?
    • A. 

      Views

    • B. 

      Historical era of the building

    • C. 

      Structural considerations

    • D. 

      Size of existing space

  • 16. 
    Which seating group shown would be best for planning a waiting area to accomodate six people in a health clininc?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 17. 
    The ________ is expressed as a percentage, and is the ratio of the indoor illuminance at a point on a horziontal surface to the unobstructed exterior horizontal illuminance.  Direct sunlight is excluded.
    • A. 

      Lumen factor

    • B. 

      Illuminance factor

    • C. 

      Daylight factor

    • D. 

      Natural lighting factor

  • 18. 
    When space planning a high-use commercial office building, what would be the most desirable corridor width?
    • A. 

      36 in

    • B. 

      44 in

    • C. 

      60 in

    • D. 

      108 in

  • 19. 
    What fabric would have the best appearance for the longest time when used in theater seating?
    • A. 

      Vinyl

    • B. 

      Wool/nylon blend

    • C. 

      Arylic/acetate blend

    • D. 

      Cotton/rayon blend

  • 20. 
    What type of cushioning would be best for a hospital waiting room?
    • A. 

      High-density foam

    • B. 

      Cotton batting

    • C. 

      Combustion modified foam with a low ILD

    • D. 

      Low-density polyurethane

  • 21. 
    In what order of importance should tables ofr a college library be selected?
    • A. 

      Flammability, design, then comfort

    • B. 

      Finish, flammability, then design

    • C. 

      Durability, cost, then design

    • D. 

      Quality, comfort, then finish

  • 22. 
    Which type of seaming would be LEAST appropriate for seating where cigarettes are likely to be dropped?
    • A. 

      Railroading

    • B. 

      Welt cording

    • C. 

      Channeling

    • D. 

      Buttoning

  • 23. 
    What performance tests should be specified for a custom-blended fabric to be used in a recreation center reception area?
    • A. 

      Flammability and Fade-Ometer

    • B. 

      Wyzenbeek and fading

    • C. 

      Taber and Wyzenbeek

    • D. 

      Indentation load deflection and Taber

  • 24. 
    How can a drapery treatment be changed to minimize its hazards during a fire?
    • A. 

      Use a composite fabric

    • B. 

      Increase the amount of fabric

    • C. 

      Use an open-weave fabric

    • D. 

      Shorten the length of the fabric

  • 25. 
    A Class A fabric will not
    • A. 

      Ignite

    • B. 

      Char

    • C. 

      Produce smoke

    • D. 

      Smolder