NCIDQ - Multiple Choice Review - Ch. 8, 10, 12, 14, 15

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NCIDQ - Multiple Choice Review - Ch. 8, 10, 12, 14, 15

This is sample multiple choice questions from Ch. 8, 10, 12, 14, and 15 (the chapters I was assigned in my study group). I wanted to combine them so they could be shuffled. Word Bank for Fill-In the Blank Questions: (Print before taking exam) Prescriptive specifications Performance specifications Proprietary specifications


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  • 1. 
    A client has asked a designer to create an intimate seating area for a hospital waiting room.  Which of the following is likely to have the greatest impact on achieving a client's goal?
    • A. 

      Scale

    • B. 

      Pattern

    • C. 

      Color

    • D. 

      Texture

  • 2. 
    To give a sofa a heavy appearance, the designer should use which of the following color combinations for the sofa and the surrounding walls? 
    • A. 

      A light colored sofa of any hue and a dark value wall color

    • B. 

      A sofa with a warm hue and dark value and a much lighter wall color

    • C. 

      A hue with a dark value for the sofa and a slightly lighter value for the walls

    • D. 

      A sofa with a light, cool color and a wall color of similar value and hue

  • 3. 
    A good selection for lighting to enhance the appearance of a rough, plastered wall would be
    • A. 

      Decorative chandeliers near the wall

    • B. 

      Recessed incandescents close to the wall

    • C. 

      Fluorescent cove uplighting on all four sides of the room

    • D. 

      Recessed incandescents close to the wall

  • 4. 
    A Parsons table primarily uses which of the following types of design elements?
    • A. 

      Line and plane

    • B. 

      Plane and point

    • C. 

      Volume and line

    • D. 

      Plane and volume

  • 5. 
    To create the most vivid and easily perceived color-coding system in an elderly housing facility, the interior designer should use which of the following combinations?
    • A. 

      A bright color against a background of a noncomplementary color

    • B. 

      Either highly saturated warm or cool colors next to a neutral gray

    • C. 

      The primary colors and white

    • D. 

      Complmentary colors of high saturation

  • 6. 
    Which design elements could be used to lower the apparent height of a ceiling?
    • A. 

      A dark, highly textured ceiling

    • B. 

      A light ceiling and textured walls

    • C. 

      Strong horizontal lines on the walls

    • D. 

      Fine-grained patterns on the ceiling and dark walls

  • 7. 
    The Prang system organizes colors according to
    • A. 

      Three scales of hue, value, and chroma in a three-dimensional form

    • B. 

      Their relationship to the primaries as organized in a circle

    • C. 

      Five principle hues and their values on a wheel

    • D. 

      The hue and value in a matrix system

  • 8. 
    Wallpaper is most useful to a designer in creating
    • A. 

      Line

    • B. 

      Scale

    • C. 

      Pattern

    • D. 

      Texture

  • 9. 
    When black is added to a color, the result is called a
    • A. 

      Value

    • B. 

      Tine

    • C. 

      Shade

    • D. 

      Tone

  • 10. 
    Under what conditions would a 1-3/4 in thick (44.4) hollow metal door be used?
    • A. 

      When a fire rating over 1 hour is required or a steel frame is necessary

    • B. 

      When a fire rating of over 90 minutes and high security and durability are required

    • C. 

      When the door will receive minimal maintenance under heavy use

    • D. 

      When the door opening is expected to receive heavy use and a smoke-proof opening is required

  • 11. 
    What type of locking device is most appropriate for an office buidling?
    • A. 

      Mortise lock

    • B. 

      Cylindrical lock

    • C. 

      Unit lock

    • D. 

      Card reader lock

  • 12. 
    What type of system would be most appropriate in a large commercial remodeling project where a decorative acoustical ceiling and plenum access are required
    • A. 

      Integrated

    • B. 

      Concealed spline

    • C. 

      Linear metal strips

    • D. 

      Unconcealed spline

  • 13. 
    The purpose of a setting block is to
    • A. 

      Support the glass' weight and separate its edge from the bottom frame

    • B. 

      Seal the gap between the edges of butt glazing

    • C. 

      Cushion the glass against the frame

    • D. 

      Hold the glass in place

  • 14. 
    Which of the following metals would undergo the LEAST amount of change in apperance over a period of time?
    • A. 

      Bronze

    • B. 

      Brass

    • C. 

      Stainless steel

    • D. 

      Copper

  • 15. 
    What is the interior designer's best course of action if a client wants to remove part of a partitions thought to be a bearing wall?
    • A. 

      Look in the attic to see if the wall supports any beams or joists.

    • B. 

      Check for structural stability by tapping on the wall and determining where it is located in relation to the center of the building

    • C. 

      Ask the client for the building's structural drawings and review them

    • D. 

      Have a structural engineer or architect review the problem and make a recommendation

  • 16. 
    To detail a doorframe for a conference room where privacy is critical, which of the following is LEAST likely to be required?
    • A. 

      An automatic door bottom

    • B. 

      A heavy-duty, silent door closer

    • C. 

      A solid-core door

    • D. 

      Neoprene gasketing

  • 17. 
    In partition construction, the purpose of resilient channels is to
    • A. 

      Increase the strength of the partition

    • B. 

      Provide a suitable base for attaching wallboard over masonry

    • C. 

      Increase the thickness of a partition

    • D. 

      Increase the acoustical properties of a partition

  • 18. 
    What hourly rated door should be used in a 2-hour rated stairway enclosure?
    • A. 

      2 hour

    • B. 

      1-1/2 hour

    • C. 

      45 minute

    • D. 

      1 hour

  • 19. 
    What is the safest type of glazing to use in a sidelight adjacent to a door?
    • A. 

      Tempered

    • B. 

      Ceramic

    • C. 

      Float

    • D. 

      Wire

  • 20. 
    What construction should be used to enclose a 1-hour rated corridor?
    • A. 

      3/4 in gypsum wallboard on 3-5/8 in metal studs

    • B. 

      1/2 in Type X gypsum wallboard on 3-5/7 in metal studs

    • C. 

      Two layers of 1/2 in Type X gypsum wallboard on 2-1/2 in metal studs

    • D. 

      5/8 in Type X gypsum wallboard on 3-5/8 metal studs

  • 21. 
    Which of the following must have no less than a Class III (or C) fire rating?
    • A. 

      Door and window trim

    • B. 

      Built-in base cabinets

    • C. 

      Bookshelves

    • D. 

      Wainscoting

  • 22. 
    What is NOT required on a 1-hour rated door
    • A. 

      Panic hardware

    • B. 

      Ball-bearing hinges

    • C. 

      Door closer

    • D. 

      Metal frame

  • 23. 
    Which vinyl wall covering should be recommended for the family room in a single-family dwelling?
    • A. 

      Type II

    • B. 

      Type I

    • C. 

      Type III

    • D. 

      Type IV

  • 24. 
    Which carpet type allows a complex, custom-patterned carpet with varying pile heights?
    • A. 

      Axminster

    • B. 

      Wilton

    • C. 

      Tufted

    • D. 

      Velvet

  • 25. 
    Which of the following types of stone flooring would be the most functional choice for an entry lobby to a restaurant?
    • A. 

      Travertine

    • B. 

      Marble with a honed finish

    • C. 

      Granite with a flame finish

    • D. 

      Granite with a polished finish