NCIDQ - Multiple Choice Review - Ch. 17, 18, 20, 27

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NCIDQ - Multiple Choice Review - Ch. 17, 18, 20, 27

This is sample multiple choice questions from Ch. 17,18, 20, 27 of the Ballast textbook (the chapters I was assigned by my study group). I wanted to combine them so they could be shuffledPRINT BEFORE TAKING THIS TEST - Fill in the blank word bank. chaseCombustible convector Core drill Core walls Cripple stud Decking Fire assembly Fire barrier fire damper Fire partition Fire protection rating Fire resistance Fire-resistance rating Fire retardant Flame resistance Flame retardant Flame spread Flame-spread index Flammable Grout Header HVAC Lintel Noncombustible Purlin Sheathing Sole Plate Stairway Step Trim Trimmer


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  • 1. 
    The period of time an opening assembly, such as a door or window, can confine a fire or maintain its integrity, or both, when tested in accordance with NFPA 252, UL 10B, or UL IOC for doors, and NFPA 257 for windows.  An assembly that requires a fire-protection rating must withstand fire exposure and thermal shock as would an assembly that required a fire-resistance rating, but it need not withstand heat transmission as walls, columns, and floors do.
  • 2. 
    Small ductwork could most easily be placed within which of the following types of structural systems?
    • A. 

      Flat plane concrete

    • B. 

      Beam-and-girder steel

    • C. 

      Twin T concrete

    • D. 

      Open-web steel joists

  • 3. 
    A compact filing system is an example of a
    • A. 

      Live load

    • B. 

      Lateral load

    • C. 

      Dead load

    • D. 

      Dynamic load

  • 4. 
    The interior designer can design details to accommodate building movement caused by all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Wind sway

    • B. 

      Floor deflection

    • C. 

      Building expansion

    • D. 

      Seismic events

  • 5. 
    A residential client with a one-story house wants to remove an 8 ft section of a loadbearing wall to make an opening between two existing rooms.  What is the most appropriate advice the interior designer can give?
    • A. 

      The opening can be framed with a double 2"x8" header.

    • B. 

      The opening can be framed, but a structural engineer will be needed.

    • C. 

      An architect will have to be retained to sign the drawings for the building department.

    • D. 

      The proposed opening cannot be made, because the wall is a loadbearing wall.

  • 6. 
    When advising a client on where to attach fasteners to support wall-hung book shelves in a residence, the interior designer should recommend that they be placed
    • A. 

      Across the double top plate

    • B. 

      24 in on center

    • C. 

      16 in on center

    • D. 

      12 in on center

  • 7. 
    Core drilling would be most difficult in which type of structural system?
    • A. 

      Post-tensioned concrete

    • B. 

      Flat slab concrete

    • C. 

      Concrete over steel deck

    • D. 

      One-way pan joist concrete

  • 8. 
    The structure above a small opening cut in a masonry loadbearing wall would be supported with a
    • A. 

      Header

    • B. 

      Beam

    • C. 

      Lintel

    • D. 

      Trimmer

  • 9. 
    What does the symbol shown indicate on a floor plan?
    • A. 

      Column

    • B. 

      Beam

    • C. 

      Joist

    • D. 

      Truss

  • 10. 
    With whom should the interior designer consult to determine where to put stacks in libraries?
    • A. 

      Mechanical engineer

    • B. 

      Fire protection designer

    • C. 

      Library planner

    • D. 

      Structural engineer

  • 11. 
    The device that controls the volume of air and its distribution in an HVAC system is called a
    • A. 

      Grille

    • B. 

      Duct

    • C. 

      Register

    • D. 

      Convector

  • 12. 
    What type of system would be best for an open office plan so the heating and cooling for each workstation could be individually controlled?
    • A. 

      Air-water

    • B. 

      Radiant panel

    • C. 

      All-air

    • D. 

      All-water

  • 13. 
    What is NOT allowed in a return-air plenum?
    • A. 

      Electrical cable

    • B. 

      Water supply pipes

    • C. 

      Wood blocking

    • D. 

      Fire dampers

  • 14. 
    In working with an electrical engineer on a project, what information would the designer most likely put on the interior design power plan?
    • A. 

      Dedicated outlets

    • B. 

      Switch locations

    • C. 

      Speaker locations

    • D. 

      Conduit sizing

  • 15. 
    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

  • 16. 
    In the following diagram, what is the name for the portion of stair identified by A?
    • A. 

      Nosing

    • B. 

      Tread

    • C. 

      Run

    • D. 

      Riser

  • 17. 
    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. 

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

    • B. 

      Determining if the mechanical engineer objects to the replacement plans

    • C. 

      Asking the electrical engineer if the new light reflectance is detrimental

    • D. 

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

  • 18. 
    What does the symbol shown indicate?
    • A. 

      Suspended exit light

    • B. 

      Recessed directional light

    • C. 

      Floor telephone outlet

    • D. 

      Fire alarm horn

  • 19. 
    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. 

      8 in riser, 10 in tread

    • B. 

      8 in riser, 9 in tread

    • C. 

      7 in riser, 9 in tread

    • D. 

      7 in riser, 11 in tread

  • 20. 
    What would NOT be allowed in an access floor with removable panels?
    • A. 

      Electrical conduit

    • B. 

      HVAC

    • C. 

      Plumbing

    • D. 

      Computer cable

  • 21. 
    In a plenum, how can a fire be prevented from spreading horizontally?
    • A. 

      Use fire-rated dividers

    • B. 

      Install fire dampers

    • C. 

      Use fiberglass material

    • D. 

      Install sprinker systems

  • 22. 
    A client has requested that special security protection be provided for critical paper files containing corporate trade secrets, but at a reasonable cost.  In designing the file room, the interior designer should suggest
    • A. 

      Electronic shielding of the file room

    • B. 

      Magnetic contacts on all doors leading to the file room

    • C. 

      Photoelectric beams within the room

    • D. 

      Card readers at the doors leading to the file room

  • 23. 
    In a nonresidential building, how many stair risers equals a flight?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      1

  • 24. 
    What term is used to denote the member supporting the treads in a wood stairway?
    • A. 

      Carriage

    • B. 

      Saddle

    • C. 

      Stringer

    • D. 

      Header

  • 25. 
    In designing a new space, the interior designer can influence life safety most by coordinating with consultants concerning
    • A. 

      Compartmentation

    • B. 

      Sprinklers

    • C. 

      Fire detection

    • D. 

      Smoke control