Engineering Drawing Trivia Questions

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Engineering Drawing Trivia Questions

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  • 1. 
    Drawings can be completed manually or with a CAD system.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Drawings provide a good way to describe design ideas that are hard to describe in words.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    A line is sketched by making a series of short, overlapping strokes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Drafting is frequently called the “language of industry.”
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Chp-3   Object lines indicate visible edges of an object.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    A T-square provides a vertical baseline for the drawing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    A soft pencil is best suited for producing sharp lines on a drawing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    A full-size metric scale is used to make drawings at a scale of 1:1.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Ergonomics is the science of adapting the workstation to fit the needs of the drafter.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    As a rule, when making a multiview drawing, the view selected as the side view should show the most visible features of the object.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Drawings made in mechanical drafting are most commonly dimensioned in fractional inches.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Dimensions are placed horizontally and read from the bottom of the drawing in the unidirectional dimensioning system.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Dimension lines are drawn to the same weight as object lines.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Iews show interior features as object lines rather than hidden lines.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Dimension lines in pictorial views are drawn parallel to the pictorial planes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
     An elevation drawing shows the front, rear, and side views of a house.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Chp-24    Windows and doors on a floor plan are dimensioned to their centers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The square foot method provides a way to determine the size of a home that can be built based on the money available
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The purpose of architectural plans is to provide all of the information needed to construct a modern building.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    27. Chp-2    A(n) ____ is responsible for planning and designing structures.
    • A. 

      Architect c. technical illustrator teacher d. tool designer Architect

    • B. 

      Teacher

    • C. 

      Technical Illustrator

    • D. 

      Tool designer

  • 21. 
    A drafting trainee ____.
    • A. 

      Redraws or repairs damaged drawings and makes simple detail drawings

    • B. 

      Prepares working drawings from specifications, sketches, and rough designs

    • C. 

      Supervises other drafters

    • D. 

      All of the above and below.

  • 22. 
       Engineers ____.
    • A. 

      Provide technical and managerial leadership in industry and government

    • B. 

      Are responsible for the design and development of new products

    • C. 

      Plan structures and highways

    • D. 

      All of the above and below.

  • 23. 
    Chp-7   The absolute coordinate (2,-2) is located in the ____ quadrant of the XY drawing plane in the Cartesian coordinate system.
    • A. 

      Lower left

    • B. 

      Lower right

    • C. 

      Upper left

    • D. 

      Upper right

  • 24. 
    Chp-7   The ____ command is used to lengthen a line to meet an edge.
    • A. 

      Extend

    • B. 

      Move

    • C. 

      Scale

    • D. 

      Trim

  • 25. 
    Chp-7  The Fillet command is used for ____.
    • A. 

      Drawing chamfers

    • B. 

      Drawing rounds

    • C. 

      Mirroring objects

    • D. 

      Scaling objects

  • 26. 
    Chp-10   Extension lines should begin ____ away from the object feature.
    • A. 

      1/32"

    • B. 

      1/16"

    • C. 

      1/8"

    • D. 

      1/4"

  • 27. 
    Chp-10   Which of the following statements is true of leaders?
    • A. 

      The arrowed portion is always drawn vertical or horizontal.

    • B. 

      The leader shoulder should extend 1/16 from the arrowed portion.

    • C. 

      When a leader is located on the left side of a note, the shoulder connects to the beginning of the first line.

    • D. 

      On diameter dimensions, the tip of the arrowed portion should touch the primary center point of the object.

  • 28. 
    Ch-10   Which of the following is not one of the fundamental rules of dimensioning?
    • A. 

      Dimensions should be placed within object lines whenever possible.

    • B. 

      Dimensions should be drawn parallel to the measuring direction.

    • C. 

      Dimensions should be kept grouped together.

    • D. 

      Size and location dimensions should be placed on the view that shows the true shape of the detail being dimensioned.

  • 29. 
    Chp-10   Which of the following conventions should not be used to dimension angles?
    • A. 

      This is a give me Question - Check this one

    • B. 

      Do not check

    • C. 

      Do not check

    • D. 

      Do not check

  • 30. 
    Chp-10    Chp-10    Dimension lines and extension lines are drawn to the same line weight as ____.
    • A. 

      Border lines

    • B. 

      Object lines

    • C. 

      Centerlines

    • D. 

      Section lines

  • 31. 
    Chp-10     When arranging dimensions on a drawing, ____ dimensions should be placed farthest from the
    • A. 

      Location

    • B. 

      Size

    • C. 

      Small

    • D. 

      Overall

  • 32. 
    Chp-10    Chp-10    Angular dimensions are expressed in ____.
    • A. 

      Decimal inches

    • B. 

      Fractional inches

    • C. 

      Millimeters

    • D. 

      Degrees

  • 33. 
    Chp-3    Lines drawn as a series of dashes .125² in length with spaces .06² in length between the dashes are ____.
    • A. 

      Construction lines

    • B. 

      Dimension lines

    • C. 

      Extension lines

    • D. 

      Hidden lines

  • 34. 
    Chp-5    The dimensions of a B-size sheet are ____.
    • A. 

      8.5 x 11

    • B. 

      11 x 17

    • C. 

      17 x 22

    • D. 

      22 x 34

  • 35. 
    Chp-5    The whole number divisions on an architect’s scale represent ____.
    • A. 

      Inches

    • B. 

      Feet

    • C. 

      Millimeters

    • D. 

      Meters

  • 36. 
    Chp-9    When locating views on a drawing, the top view should be placed ____ the front view.
    • A. 

      Above

    • B. 

      Below

    • C. 

      To the left of

    • D. 

      To the right of

  • 37. 
    Chp-11   General-purpose section lines are typically spaced ____ apart.
    • A. 

      1/8"

    • B. 

      1/4"

    • C. 

      1/2"

    • D. 

      3/4"

  • 38. 
    Chp-13     Chp-13   The depth axis lines in a cavalier oblique drawing are drawn at ____ scale.
    • A. 

      1/4"

    • B. 

      1/2"

    • C. 

      3/4"

    • D. 

      Full

  • 39. 
    Chp-13    Software skill     What othographic view is use to represent a floor plan
    • A. 

      Side

    • B. 

      Floor

    • C. 

      Elevation

    • D. 

      Isometric

  • 40. 
    Chp-13    Chp-13     In an oblique drawing, the ____ surface of the object is parallel to the projection plane.
    • A. 

      Front

    • B. 

      Side

    • C. 

      Top

    • D. 

      Bottom

  • 41. 
    Chp-18   A full-size, three-dimensional copy of a product made of plywood, plaster, or clay is called a ____.
    • A. 

      Mockup

    • B. 

      Model

    • C. 

      Prototype

    • D. 

      Wireframe

  • 42. 
    Chp-18      A full-size replica of a production item used to test operation is called a ____.
    • A. 

      Mockup

    • B. 

      Prototype

    • C. 

      Model

    • D. 

      Wireframe

  • 43. 
    Chp-24    The vertical component of a step in a run of stairs is called a ____.
    • A. 

      Cripple

    • B. 

      Header

    • C. 

      Riser

    • D. 

      Tread

  • 44. 
    Chp-24      A(n) ____ plan uses contour lines to describe the slope of a site.
    • A. 

      Elevation

    • B. 

      Floor

    • C. 

      Foundation

    • D. 

      Plot

  • 45. 
    Chp-          Extra    On a  floor plan the door swings which direction ?
    • A. 

      Into a room and toward the center of the room

    • B. 

      Out and toward the next door neighbors house

    • C. 

      Out and toward the center of the room

    • D. 

      Into a room and toward the closest wall

  • 46. 
    Extra    An Elevation plan represents which of the following views.
    • A. 

      Right, left, front , back

    • B. 

      Top, right, front, left

    • C. 

      Right, left , bottom, top

    • D. 

      Top, right, left, front

  • 47. 
    Chp-24      A triangular framing support built for long spans is called a ____.
    • A. 

      Cripple

    • B. 

      Header

    • C. 

      Trimmer

    • D. 

      Truss

  • 48. 
                       Chp-24  A ____ plan shows the interior arrangement of rooms in a structure.
    • A. 

      Floor

    • B. 

      Plan

    • C. 

      Plot

    • D. 

      Site

  • 49. 
    In most cases, postsecondary training is NOT required to become a drafter.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 50. 
    Construction lines are the heaviest lines used in sketching.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 51. 
    Dimension lines and extension lines are drawn to the same line weight.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 52. 
    An architect’s scale is used to make measurements in millimeters.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 53. 
    In most cases, two or three views are sufficient to describe the shape of an object.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 54. 
    Wall openings for windows and doors are supported by framing members called headers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 55. 
    Floor plans are most commonly drawn at a scale of 1/4² = 1¢-0².
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 56. 
    Which one do you like? _______ is the system of dimensioning in which the dimensions are placed parallel with the dimension lines U8
    • A. 

      Springwater system

    • B. 

      Aligned dimension system

    • C. 

      Extension line

    • D. 

      Unidirectional dimensioning system

  • 57. 
     ________ is a dimensioning system in which all dimensions read from the bottom of the page U8
    • A. 

      Aligned dimension system

    • B. 

      Obama system

    • C. 

      Unidirectional dimensioning system

    • D. 

      Frank Wright system

  • 58. 
    Centerline is an imaginary line that marks the exact center of an object U8 true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 59. 
    Dimension line is a thin line, usually with  _______ at each end, that shows where a dimension begins and ends  U8
    • A. 

      Bookends

    • B. 

      Arrowheads

    • C. 

      Rainbow

    • D. 

      Series of dots

  • 60. 
    Unidirectional dimensioning system is a dimensioning system in which all dimensions read from the_______ of the page U8
    • A. 

      Left side

    • B. 

      Top

    • C. 

      Bottom

    • D. 

      Any side

  • 61. 
    Leader   is a thin line with a horizontal dash at one end and an angled line ending with an arrowhead at the other; drawn from a ___________ or dimension to the object to which the note or dimension applies   U8
    • A. 

      Note

    • B. 

      Road

    • C. 

      Rock pile

    • D. 

      Easy button

  • 62. 
    Which one do you like?
    • A. 

      Option 1

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 63. 
    Please fill answer below
  • 64. 
    Cabinet oblique is an oblique sketch or drawing in which the receding depth of the drawing is exactly _____________-____of the object U9
    • A. 

      One quarter of the true depth

    • B. 

      One mile from the true depth

    • C. 

      One half of the true depth

    • D. 

      So far from the depth it can't be mesured

  • 65. 
    Cavalier oblique is  an oblique sketch or drawing that shows the depth of the object in ________ U9
    • A. 

      Pick a scale any scale

    • B. 

      Full scale or halve scale

    • C. 

      1/4 scale

    • D. 

      1/32 scale

  • 66. 
    Oblique drawing is a form of pictorial drawing in which the plane of projection is parallel to the front surface of the object and the lines representing receding surfaces are drawn at an angle of 0 to 85 degrees U9 true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 67. 
    Perspective drawing is a pictorial drawing in which the lines representing receding surfaces converge to vanishing points on the horizon; a three-dimensional representation of an object as it looks to the eye ___________ U8
    • A. 

      From a particular point

    • B. 

      From mars

    • C. 

      From the angle used by a Tee-square

    • D. 

      Draw sketch