Idex California - Practice Quiz

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This is a practice quiz for interior designers taking the "IDEX California" exam to become a Certified Interior Designer (CID) in the state of California. This quiz uses sample questions from the IDEX Study Guide published by the California Council for Interior Design Certification (CCIDC). The questions are "retired" and will not appear on the actual IDEX exam. The IDEX exam is a 150 multiple choice question exam and is given twice a year - for the entire month of May, and the month of October. Created by IDEXprep. Com, publisher of the IDEXPREP eGuide


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     In lighting design, where are light reflectance and glare issues MOST important?
    • A. 

      Offices

    • B. 

      Restaurants

    • C. 

      Bedrooms

    • D. 

      Living Rooms

  • 2. 
    For a nursery with full-time care of ten toddlers, what class (excluding exceptions) must wallcoverings be in corridors and exit ways?
    • A. 

      Class I

    • B. 

      Class I I

    • C. 

      Class III

    • D. 

      Class IV

  • 3. 
    Which of the following should a designer attempt to specify on every “LEED” design project?
    • A. 

      Sustainable materials.

    • B. 

      Materials for cost.

    • C. 

      Materials for style

    • D. 

      Materials for safety.

  • 4. 
    Which test is used to measure flame spread in rated corridors?
    • A. 

      Flame rating system.

    • B. 

      Chamber test.

    • C. 

      Steiner tunnel test.

    • D. 

      Flooring radiant panel test.

  • 5. 
    Designers should allow a change order to be issued only upon the written approval by which of the following?
    • A. 

      Building Official.

    • B. 

      Client/Owner.

    • C. 

      Subcontractor.

    • D. 

      Contractor

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Offer the designer the opportunity to reconsider the design intent.

    • B. 

      Allow the contractor to make substitutions.

    • C. 

      Illustrate specific situations or details of the project.

    • D. 

      Respond to plan check corrections.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following should a designer do during the concept/ schematic design phase.
    • A. 

      Create preliminary design decisions for client review.

    • B. 

      Prepare set of CD’s and FF&E package.

    • C. 

      Locate contractors that can complete the work.

    • D. 

      Finalize all schedules and specifications.

  • 8. 
    Your client has seen the work of another professional designer in a trade magazine and has asked you to duplicate it as closely as possible. In addition, your client has a limited budget and will not be able to afford the chairs and sofa that would need to be purchased from a well-known furniture manufacturer. You should:
    • A. 

      Inform your client that you will need to find a local workroom that will duplicate the furniture pieces from photos supplied to you from

    • B. 

      Add an addendum to your contract stating you will not be held liable for any copyright infringements.

    • C. 

      Inform your client that it is against the professional designer's code of ethics to plagiarize another designer's work.

    • D. 

      Ask the vendors if they provide special discounts.

  • 9. 
    In a type I or II commercial office building, what construction is allowed for non-load bearing interior partitions that do not establish a fire-rated corridor?
    • A. 

      Untreated wood framing and 5/8" gypsum board

    • B. 

      Steel framing and 5/8" gypsum board

    • C. 

      Combustible framing with non-combustible materials applied to the framing

    • D. 

      . Steel framing with 1/2" gypsum board

  • 10. 
    What MINIMUM conservation features and devices are to be included for compliance with residential energy efficiency standards?
    • A. 

      . Mandatory Measures Checklist

    • B. 

      Shading Coefficient Worksheet

    • C. 

      Energy Budget Point System

    • D. 

      CEC system grid

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is a common property of vinyl coated wall coverings manufactured for hospitality design?
    • A. 

      Mildew resistance.

    • B. 

      Toxic binders.

    • C. 

      Transparent finishes.

    • D. 

      Textural surfaces.

  • 12. 
    Which of the following should designers AVOID when specifying paint, because of toxicity?
    • A. 

      Volatile organic compounds.

    • B. 

      Water-based resins.

    • C. 

      Water-based thinners.

    • D. 

      Water-based sealers.

  • 13. 
    Which of the following would require construction documents to be prepared by a registered professional?
    • A. 

      Residential remodel

    • B. 

      Non-sprinklered building.

    • C. 

      Artist-in-residence loft.

    • D. 

      High-rise building project.

  • 14. 
    Who prepares and submits shop drawings and samples for approval?
    • A. 

      City inspector.

    • B. 

      Designer.

    • C. 

      Contractor.

    • D. 

      Client.

  • 15. 
    Which of the following determines and rates the mildew resistance of wallpaper?
    • A. 

      IBC

    • B. 

      ASTM

    • C. 

      NTMA

    • D. 

      ANSI

  • 16. 
    Which of the following are the FIRST considerations when developing a space plan?
    • A. 

      Scale and proportion.

    • B. 

      Codes and adjacencies.

    • C. 

      Furnishings and arrangements.

    • D. 

      Relationships and design.

  • 17. 
    If work does not commence, or if the project becomes abandoned, what period of time can elapse before the permit becomes null and void?
    • A. 

      . 90 days

    • B. 

      180 days

    • C. 

      One year

    • D. 

      120 days

  • 18. 
    What must the exit doors for an accessible commercial establishment include?
    • A. 

      A 5-inch plate on the door

    • B. 

      An automatic self-locking assembly

    • C. 

      A bottom 10-inch smooth, uninterrupted surface

    • D. 

      Alarm-activity mechanism

  • 19. 
    Which form of light has the MOST positive effect on people’s health and well being?
    • A. 

      Natural

    • B. 

      Discharge

    • C. 

      Full spectrum

    • D. 

      Warm deluxe

  • 20. 
    What of the following would be considered an H-occupancy?
    • A. 

      A factory with large quantities of flammable liquids

    • B. 

      A theater with seating for more than 5,000 .

    • C. 

      A maximum-security prison

    • D. 

      A convalescent home

  • 21. 
    Which of the following are associated with the principles of rhythm?
    • A. 

      Gradation, repetition, transition, and progression.

    • B. 

      Gradation, progression, repetition, and subordination.

    • C. 

      Domination, gradation, transition, and progression.

    • D. 

      Domination, subordination, repetition, and transition.