Idfx Mini Quiz

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Idfx Mini Quiz

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  • 1. 
    What would be the best combination of dimensions for a stair serving a sleeping loft in a condominium where space was at a premium and the floor-to-floor dimension was 9 ft 4 in? 
    • A. 

      7 in riser, 10 in tread

    • B. 

      7 in riser, 11 in tread

    • C. 

      8 in riser, 10 in tread

    • D. 

      8 in riser, 11 in tread

  • 2. 
    The interior designer can design details to accommodate building movement caused by all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Building expansion

    • B. 

      Seismic events

    • C. 

      Floor deflection

    • D. 

      Wind sway

  • 3. 
    During space planning, the designer must locate a 36 in door leading from a corridor, where limited space is available, into another room. One option is to orient the corridor either perpendicular or parallel to the wall separating the corridor from the room and to swing the door in any direction. The door will have a latch only, with no closer. In order to provide for accessibility and minimize the width of the corridor, which of the following door orientations and approach directions would best meet the criteria? 
    • A. 

      Hinge side approach, door swings into room

    • B. 

      Front approach, door swings into corridor

    • C. 

      Latch side approach, door swings into corridor

    • D. 

      Front approach, door swings into room

  • 4. 
    You are part of the design team for a new eco-friendly daycare center, and will be specifying denim insulation. This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Post consumer material

    • B. 

      Renewable material

    • C. 

      Pre industrial materials

    • D. 

      Recovered materials

  • 5. 
    A designer selecting glass to meet the requirements for safety glazing in a hazardous location should specify 
    • A. 

      Tempered or laminated glass

    • B. 

      Tempered or wire glass

    • C. 

      Heat-strengthened glass or wire glass

    • D. 

      Laminated glass or wire glass

  • 6. 
    When someone adds personal items to their work space they are exercising what type of human behavior?
    • A. 

      Territoriality

    • B. 

      Tolerance

    • C. 

      Proxemics

    • D. 

      Maslow's hierarchy of needs

  • 7. 
    To specify an acceptable type of wall covering, which of the following tests should the designer require that the wall covering pass?
    • A. 

      Steiner tunnel test

    • B. 

      Smoke density chamber test

    • C. 

      Methenamine pill test

    • D. 

      Vertical ignition test

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is an INCORRECT statement about corridors?
    • A. 

      Corridor construction must be fire-rated.

    • B. 

      Corridors are part of the exit access.

    • C. 

      Corridors must be used exclusively for egress.

    • D. 

      Corridors are included in calculating travel distance.

  • 9. 
    What is the name of this vertical portion between double doors?
    • A. 

      Astragal

    • B. 

      Setting block

    • C. 

      Spandrel

    • D. 

      Door stop

  • 10. 
    The minimum number of toilet fixtures required for an interior design remodeling is determined by occupant load and:
    • A. 

      Occupancy group

    • B. 

      Building type

    • C. 

      Accessibility requirements

    • D. 

      Square footage

  • 11. 
    What type of sprinkler head should be used for a decorative, open-grid, wood-slat ceiling suspended from the structural floor above? 
    • A. 

      Upright

    • B. 

      Sidewall

    • C. 

      Pendant

    • D. 

      Recessed

  • 12. 
    What areas must an accessible route must serve?
    • A. 

      All accessible spaces and parts of a building

    • B. 

      Entrances, corridors, toilet rooms, and elevators except those available only for maintenance personnel

    • C. 

      The corridors, stairs, elevators, and toilet rooms of a building

    • D. 

      Entrances, parking, toilet rooms, corridors, and drinking fountains

  • 13. 
    Which two factors most typically determine whether a room must have at least two exits?
    • A. 

      Occupant load and occupancy

    • B. 

      Exit width factor and occupancy

    • C. 

      Travel distance and occupant load

    • D. 

      Occupancy and travel distance

  • 14. 
    When doing design work for remodeling toilet rooms to make them accessible, the designer finds that it is impossible to provide adequate clearance on one side of a door. What is the best course of action? 
    • A. 

      Specify a power-assisted door opener that meets accessibility standards, and incorporate this into the design.

    • B. 

      Propose to the client that walls be demolished and replanned to provide the necessary clearances.

    • C. 

      Apply to the building department for a variance because of the remodeling problem.

    • D. 

      Suggest that a unisex toilet be built nearby that complies with all accessibility requirements.

  • 15. 
    This is the relative size of an object or element in comparison to another element of known size:
    • A. 

      Scale

    • B. 

      Proportion

    • C. 

      Mass

    • D. 

      Proxemics

  • 16. 
    What would NOT be allowed in an access floor with removable panel?
    • A. 

      Plumbing

    • B. 

      Electrical conduit

    • C. 

      HVAC

    • D. 

      Computer cable

  • 17. 
    In a small lecture hall, it would be best to avoid:
    • A. 

      A vaulted ceiling

    • B. 

      A sound amplification system

    • C. 

      Parallel walls

    • D. 

      Carpet

  • 18. 
    In specifying new window coverings and track to replace building standard window coverings, what coordination is LEAST important for the interior designer to undertake?
    • A. 

      Asking the electrical engineer if the new light reflectance is detrimental

    • B. 

      Verifying that the building owner does not care about the change in the building's exterior appearance

    • C. 

      Determining if the mechanical engineer objects to the replacement plans

    • D. 

      Checking with the architect to see that the new coverings do not adversely affect the heating of the glass

  • 19. 
    In creating drawings for paneling that will be suspended from a wall with cleats, the most important piece of information is the
    • A. 

      Dimension between the panel top and ceiling

    • B. 

      Thickness of the wood cleat

    • C. 

      Width of each panel along the wall

    • D. 

      Size of the base

  • 20. 
    In what order of importance should tables for a college library be purchased?
    • A. 

      Durability, cost, then design

    • B. 

      Quality, comfort, then finish

    • C. 

      Finish, flammability, then cost

    • D. 

      Flammability, design, then comfort

  • 21. 
    What are two (2) critical areas of the Tenant Work Letter? 
    • A. 

      The construction allowance and the detailed explanation of what is included as well as the parameters under which the work is to be performed

    • B. 

      The construction and the schedule/time line for when the improvements will be completed

    • C. 

      Who will bear the costs of the tenant improvements, and the schedule/time line for when the improvements will be completed

    • D. 

      The construction allowance and who will bear the costs of the tenant improvements

  • 22. 
    The most naturally fire-resistant untreated fabric is: 
    • A. 

      Wool

    • B. 

      Nylon

    • C. 

      Cotton

    • D. 

      Acrylic

  • 23. 
    NFPA 701 relates to which of the following items?
    • A. 

      Draperies

    • B. 

      Floor coverings

    • C. 

      Fabrics

    • D. 

      Wallcoverings

  • 24. 
    When selecting paint for a hospital, which of the following criteria is most important?
    • A. 

      VOC emissions

    • B. 

      Flammability

    • C. 

      Chemical resistance

    • D. 

      Abrasion resistance

  • 25. 
    Which vinyl wall covering should be recommended for the family room in a single-family dwelling?
    • A. 

      Type I

    • B. 

      Type II

    • C. 

      Type III

    • D. 

      Type IV

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