NCIDQ - Ballast Practice Exam Section 2 (Quiz #2)

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  • 1. 
    A rational approach to design that emphasizes human-environment interaction would MOST likely be based on
    • A. 

      Environmental Research

    • B. 

      Functional Requirements

    • C. 

      Gestalt psychology

    • D. 

      Social Influences

  • 2. 
    Organic, humanistic interior design of houses is BEST represented by the work of
    • A. 

      Frank Lloyd Wright

    • B. 

      Le Corbusier

    • C. 

      Mies van der Rohe

    • D. 

      Walter Gropius

  • 3. 
    A college dormitory room shared by two people contains two identical sets of furnishings, symmetrically positioned. Which of the following psychological needs is this arrangement attempting to satisfy?
    • A. 

      Person Space

    • B. 

      Territoriality

    • C. 

      Group Interaction

    • D. 

      Personalization

  • 4. 
    An interior designer talking with a client could justify the use of bright colors in an elderly care facility by referring to
    • A. 

      Design theory

    • B. 

      Evidence from research

    • C. 

      Gestalt psychology

    • D. 

      Historic precedent

  • 5. 
    Functionalism emphasizes the use of all the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Simplicity

    • B. 

      Pain surfaces

    • C. 

      Neutral colors

    • D. 

      Rational solutions

  • 6. 
    Which of the following should an interior designer FIRST take into account when designing a church interior?
    • A. 

      Cultural attitudes

    • B. 

      Proxemics

    • C. 

      Regionalism

    • D. 

      Symbolism

  • 7. 
    Proxemics would be most helpful to a designer who is deciding on the
    • A. 

      Size of a doctor’s examination room

    • B. 

      Location of the office of the president within an office suite

    • C. 

      Size and shape of a conference table

    • D. 

      Type and spacing of seating in a an audiovisual presentation room

  • 8. 
    An interior designer is creating the design concept for a home. In addition to satisfying the program and meeting the specific needs of the client, the designer would typically be MOST responsive to the influence of
    • A. 

      Economic conditions

    • B. 

      Cultural attitudes

    • C. 

      Regionalism

    • D. 

      Symbolism

  • 9. 
    A client has asked a designer to create an intimate seating area for a hospital waiting room. Which of the following will be MOST important in achieving the client’s goal?
    • A. 

      Pattern

    • B. 

      Scale

    • C. 

      Texture

    • D. 

      Color

  • 10. 
    A designer wants to give visual weight to a sofa. Which of the following color combinations would be the BEST choice for the sofa and the surround walls?
    • A. 

      A hue with a dark value for the sofa and surrounding walls

    • B. 

      Any light-colored hue for the sofa and a color with a dark value for the walls

    • C. 

      A color with a warm hue and a dark value for the sofa and a much lighter color for the walls

    • D. 

      A light, cool color for the sofa and a color of similar value and hue for the walls

  • 11. 
    What type of lighting would BEST enhance the appearance of a rough, plastered wall?
    • A. 

      Fluorescent cove up lighting on all four sides of the room

    • B. 

      Decorative chandeliers near the wall

    • C. 

      Track lighting near the cent of the room, aimed at the wall

    • D. 

      Recessed incandescents close to the wall

  • 12. 
    Which pair of design elements does a Parsons table primarily make use of?
    • A. 

      Volume and plane

    • B. 

      Line and Plane

    • C. 

      Plane and point

    • D. 

      Volume and line

  • 13. 
    An interior designer is creating a color-coding system for use in a housing facility for the elderly. Which of the following combinations would be the MOST vivid and easily perceived?
    • A. 

      A bright color against a background of a non- complementary color

    • B. 

      Complementary colors of high saturation

    • C. 

      Highly saturated warm or cool colors next to a neutral gray

    • D. 

      The primary colors and white

  • 14. 
    Which design element could be used to make a ceiling appear lower?
    • A. 

      A dark highly textured ceiling

    • B. 

      Strong horizontal lines on the ceiling and dark walls

    • C. 

      Fine grain patterns on the ceiling and dark walls

    • D. 

      A light ceiling and textured walls

  • 15. 
    In interior design, the MOST difficult element of form to convey is the
    • A. 

      Plane

    • B. 

      Point

    • C. 

      Volume

    • D. 

      Line

  • 16. 
    In an art gallery, an interior designer has provided space for hanging art by using partitions that are completely separate from one another, never meeting at interior or exterior corners. What element of design has the designer utilized?
    • A. 

      Form

    • B. 

      Pattern

    • C. 

      Scale

    • D. 

      Volume

  • 17. 
    Colors that are three hues equidistant on the color wheel are called
    • A. 

      Analogous colors

    • B. 

      Complementary colors

    • C. 

      Monochromatic colors

    • D. 

      Triad colors

  • 18. 
    Architectural mesh is MOST commonly used to create
    • A. 

      Texture

    • B. 

      Line

    • C. 

      Scale

    • D. 

      Pattern

  • 19. 
    A designer wants to emphasize on particular item in a client’s retail store. Which of the following design features would BEST achieve this goal?
    • A. 

      Location the item on a main circulation axis and highlighting it

    • B. 

      Arranging a grouping of several of the items among single pieces of the other items

    • C. 

      Having an oversized model of the item made for display near the entrance

    • D. 

      Putting the item on a brightly colored pedestal in its usual place in the store

  • 20. 
    At a casual restaurant, the dining tables have identical bases, but the tabletops are in different shapes and colors. The tables are equally spaced and distributed even within a square space. Which design principle does this configuration BEST illustrate?
    • A. 

      Symmetrical balance

    • B. 

      Variety

    • C. 

      Harmony

    • D. 

      Rhythm

  • 21. 
    Which of the following represents the golden proportion?
    • A. 

      A : B :: B : (A+B)

    • B. 

      A : B :: A : (A+B)

    • C. 

      A+B) : : B : A

    • D. 

      A : B :: B : 2A

  • 22. 
    Which architect developed the Modular system?
    • A. 

      Frank Lloyd Wright

    • B. 

      Le Corbusier

    • C. 

      Mies van der Rohe

    • D. 

      Walter Gropius

  • 23. 
    Thirteen black and white photos, all in frames of different styles and colors, are grouped on a wall that is painted a light, cool gray. Which design principle does this illustrate?
    • A. 

      Variety

    • B. 

      Rhythm

    • C. 

      Contrast

    • D. 

      Focus

  • 24. 
    Most church planes are based on the design principle of
    • A. 

      Balance

    • B. 

      Rhythm

    • C. 

      Variety

    • D. 

      Proportion

  • 25. 
    The Parthenon, as it originally stood, was an excellent example of the design principle of
    • A. 

      Emphasis

    • B. 

      Gradation

    • C. 

      Form

    • D. 

      Proportion