NCIDQ - Ballast Sample Questions Section 2 (Quiz #1)

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following principles would be MOST useful in selecting office locations within a corporate headquarters
    • A. 

      Hierarchy of needs

    • B. 

      Status

    • C. 

      Proxemics

    • D. 

      Territoriality

  • 2. 
    MOST people in the United States typically conduct business and relate to strangers at a distance of between.
    • A. 

      1.5 and 4ft

    • B. 

      4 and 12ft

    • C. 

      7 and 18ft

    • D. 

      12 and 25ft

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is the MOST difficult to adopt into a general theory of design?
    • A. 

      Environmental design research

    • B. 

      Functionality

    • C. 

      Historic precedent

    • D. 

      Perception theory

  • 4. 
    Which of the following design principles would MOST appropriately govern the design of a hotel lobby?
    • A. 

      Functionalism

    • B. 

      Proxemics

    • C. 

      Regionalism

    • D. 

      Symbolism

  • 5. 
    The Prang System organizes colors according to
    • A. 

      3 scales of hue, value, chroma. As arranged in a 3D solid.

    • B. 

      Hue and value as arranged in a matrix system

    • C. 

      3 primary and 3 secondary colors as arranged in a 2D Wheel

    • D. 

      5 principal hues and their values as arranged in a 3D solid

  • 6. 
    Designers MOST commonly use wallpaper to create
    • A. 

      Line

    • B. 

      Texture

    • C. 

      Scale

    • D. 

      Pattern

  • 7. 
    When 3 colors are next to each other on the standard color wheel, are used together, the scheme is called.
    • A. 

      Monochromatic

    • B. 

      Triadic

    • C. 

      Complementary

    • D. 

      Analogous

  • 8. 
    When black is added to a color, the result is called a
    • A. 

      Tint

    • B. 

      Shade

    • C. 

      Tone

    • D. 

      Value

  • 9. 
    Which of the following statements concerning the balance of a composition is LEAST accurate?
    • A. 

      A balanced composition drawn in a elevation can appear imbalanced when constructed in 3D.

    • B. 

      A collection of small elements of various textured has more visual weight than a very large object with no texture.

    • C. 

      The balance of a composition is affected more by an object's placement than by its visual weight.

    • D. 

      Generally neutral colors have less weight than bright colors.

  • 10. 
    A designer uses the principle of harmony in order to
    • A. 

      Develop visual consistency

    • B. 

      Elicit compositional unity from different elements

    • C. 

      Establish 2 elements as more important than the others in a composition

    • D. 

      Provide variation in the elements in a composition

  • 11. 
    A number of workstations, each surrounded by acoustic panels, are arranged in a row, All are identical except for the fabric that covers the panels. Each workstation's panels have a color of a lighter tint than those of the workstation in front of it. Which design principle does this BEST illustrate?
    • A. 

      Gradation

    • B. 

      Unity

    • C. 

      Repetition

    • D. 

      Rhythm

  • 12. 
    A composition of furniture and architectural elements is organized around 3 or 4 axes intersecting at a common point. What type of balance is BEST illustrated?
    • A. 

      Bilateral

    • B. 

      Asymmetrical

    • C. 

      Symmetrical

    • D. 

      Radial

  • 13. 
    The first steps in gathering information about a clients's needs is to establish goals, what is the suggested order or the suggested order for the remaining steps.
    • A. 

      Determine needs, collect data and analyze facts, uncover and test concepts, state the problem.

    • B. 

      Collect and analyze facts, determine needs, state the problems,uncover and test concepts.

    • C. 

      Uncover and test concepts, state the problem, determine needs, collect and analyze fact.

    • D. 

      Collect and analyze facts, uncover and test concepts, determine needs, state the problem.

  • 14. 
    All design problems can be stated in terms of form and which 3 other factors?
    • A. 

      Analysis, synthesis, and function

    • B. 

      Function, economy, and time

    • C. 

      Goals, facts, and function

    • D. 

      Economy, time, and synthesis

  • 15. 
    Which of these types of information regarding a new multipurpose room in an assisted living facility would be the LEAST important for the interior designer to give to the mechanical engineer.
    • A. 

      The age of the residents in the facility.

    • B. 

      The types of the activities the room will be used for.

    • C. 

      The maximum number of residents using the room at the one time.

    • D. 

      A copy of the reflected ceiling plan.

  • 16. 
    Apart from being decorative the primary advantage of using tapestries in Gothic and Renaissance castles was that they
    • A. 

      Reduced sound reflection

    • B. 

      Minimized drafts

    • C. 

      Raised mean radiant temperatures

    • D. 

      Reduced condensation on walls

  • 17. 
    Interior spaces often need to be multi functional or flexible.  What are the 3 components of flexibility as a programmatic design concept?
    • A. 

      Versatility, convertibility, and grouping

    • B. 

      Expandability, hierarchy, flow

    • C. 

      Flow, hierarchy, convertibility

    • D. 

      Convertibility, expandability, versatility

  • 18. 
    An interior designer is researching ergonomic chairs for an office. Which of the following design criteria is LEAST important to consider?
    • A. 

      Durability

    • B. 

      Lumbar support

    • C. 

      Height adjustment

    • D. 

      Foam construction

  • 19. 
    An interior designer would be MOST likely to suggest to a mechanical engineer that additional ventilation or exhaust be provided in
    • A. 

      Private toilet room

    • B. 

      Commercial kitchen

    • C. 

      Corporation conference room

    • D. 

      Exercise room in a community recreation center

  • 20. 
    Which of the following statments regarding programmatic interviews is FALSE?
    • A. 

      They can establish the accuracy of questionnaires.

    • B. 

      They minimize inaccurate results from ambiguous questions.

    • C. 

      They allow for the revelation of information that the programmer may not have considered.

    • D. 

      They make efficient use of the interviewers time.

  • 21. 
    As a part of ergonomic design, how high should a keyboard be from the floor?
    • A. 

      26" - 28-1/2"

    • B. 

      28" - 31"

    • C. 

      29" - 30"

    • D. 

      30" - 32"

  • 22. 
    An interior designer has been hired to redesign a large Victorian house into a Bed and Breakfast Inn. During and intial interview, the client says that he want to restore the interior to an authentic Vitorian look, as well as enlarge some the bedrooms into suites so that the inn will be the best in town. After hearing these comments, what should be the designer's FIRST course of action?
    • A. 

      Retain and architect

    • B. 

      Suggest a feasibility study

    • C. 

      Define what is meant by "best in town"

    • D. 

      Begin field measuring and research

  • 23. 
    A residential design in a rural area involves the addition of 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Which of the following should be the 2 greatest concerns during the home's due diligence investigation?
    • A. 

      Neighborhood character and zoning setbacks

    • B. 

      Zoning setbacks and septic capacity

    • C. 

      Heating system capacity, and septic capacity

    • D. 

      Zoning height limitations and heating system capacity

  • 24. 
    A new office suite is planned for the 5th floor of a building. Which of the following existing characteristics would MOST affect egress planning?
    • A. 

      Location of stairs and present sprinkler system?

    • B. 

      Size of existing building and fire rating of the existing corridors?

    • C. 

      Area and shape of the 5th floor and location of stairs

    • D. 

      Location of the elevators ans area of the 5th floor

  • 25. 
    An interior designer is qualified to investigate all of the following during site analysis EXCEPT the
    • A. 

      Condition of existing non-load-bearing partitions

    • B. 

      Existing support of a suspended ceiling system

    • C. 

      Adequacy of the HVAC system air diffusers

    • D. 

      Location and number of plumbing fixtures