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

  • 26. 
    Which type of wood flooring could be installed easily and LEAST expensively in a residential living room?
    • A. 

      Block

    • B. 

      Parquet

    • C. 

      Plank

    • D. 

      Strip

  • 27. 
    Which of the following would be the LEAST desirable choice for a carpet installation for hotel rooms that have concrete subfloors?
    • A. 

      Wool carpet direct-glued

    • B. 

      Nylon carpet stretched in over a foam cushion

    • C. 

      Acrylic carpet direct-glued

    • D. 

      Polyester carpet stretched in over a felt cushion

  • 28. 
    A window covering that is made from fabric and generally not intended to be opened is called
    • A. 

      An Austrian shade

    • B. 

      Drapery

    • C. 

      A curtain

    • D. 

      A vertical blind

  • 29. 
    What is the purpose of construction element A in the following diagram of a wood floor?
    • A. 

      To minimize squeaking

    • B. 

      To act as a vapor barrier

    • C. 

      To prevent chemicals from the subfloor from contaminating the wood

    • D. 

      To provide added resiliency

  • 30. 
    An interior designer has been retained for a building project that is currently being planned by an architect.  On the second floor of the buidling, slate flooring over a concrete subfloor is being used.  What type of installation should ideally be designed for?
    • A. 

      A standard thin-set installation

    • B. 

      A 1/2 in (12) layer of mortar with the stone dry-set on top

    • C. 

      A thick-set application using a cleavage membrane

    • D. 

      A bonded thick-set installation

  • 31. 
    What type of resilient flooring would be the best choice for a commercial kitchen?
    • A. 

      Sheet vinyl

    • B. 

      1/8 in (3) commercial grade vinyl tile

    • C. 

      Sheet rubber

    • D. 

      Heavy-duty cork flooring

  • 32. 
    A 216 pitch height that is almost 1/4 inch (6) high
    • A. 

      A pile height that is almost 1/4 in (6) height

    • B. 

      An equivalent gauge of 1/6

    • C. 

      8 surface yarns per inch

    • D. 

      A commercial-grade stitch rate

  • 33. 
    The full extent of slab-to-slab partitions on a project is best shown on
    • A. 

      The finish plan

    • B. 

      The reflected ceiling plan

    • C. 

      The interior elevations

    • D. 

      Wall section details

  • 34. 
    Which of the following symbols should be used to indicate that an interior glazing jamb shown on a floor plan is detailed on another drawing sheet
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 35. 
    Who is responsible for verifying that recessed downlightings do not interfere with ductwork shown on the mechanical plans?
    • A. 

      Architect

    • B. 

      Electrical engineer

    • C. 

      Mechanical engineer

    • D. 

      Interior designer

  • 36. 
    Who would be LEAST involved in the selection of an underfloor raceway system?
    • A. 

      Mechanical consultant

    • B. 

      Architect

    • C. 

      Electrical consultant

    • D. 

      Structural engineer

  • 37. 
    • A. 

      The interior designer

    • B. 

      The architect

    • C. 

      Both the interior designer and the mechanical engineer

    • D. 

      The mechanical engineer

  • 38. 
    In most situations, the application for a building permit is made by the
    • A. 

      Interior designer

    • B. 

      Contractor

    • C. 

      Client

    • D. 

      Building owner

  • 39. 
    The symbol shown is used to indicate what type of control?
    • A. 

      A three-point switch

    • B. 

      A light controlled from two locations

    • C. 

      A light and a fan controlled from the same switch

    • D. 

      A light controlled from three locations

  • 40. 
    What type of schedule would be LEAST likely to be found in a set of interior or design drawings?
    • A. 

      Millwork schedule

    • B. 

      Window schedule

    • C. 

      Finish schedule

    • D. 

      Equipment schedule

  • 41. 
    What symbol is used to indicate a floor-mounted telephone outlet?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 42. 
    Where is information about electrical outlets for portable lamps most likely to be found?
    • A. 

      Power plan

    • B. 

      Partition plan

    • C. 

      Reflected ceiling plan

    • D. 

      Furniture plan

  • 43. 
    What would be the best way to ensure that the finish on new millwork matches the finish on existing millwork on a remodeling project?
    • A. 

      Ask the client to find out what was used on the old job, and include that information in the specifications

    • B. 

      Indicate on the drawings and in the specifications that the new work should match the existing work.

    • C. 

      Research the manufacturer and color of the existing finish, and include the information in the specifications.

    • D. 

      Ask the painting contractor to investigate what finish was previously used, and include that information in the finish schedule.

  • 44. 
    If the client wanted to obtain the most competitive bid price possible whicle still being assure that the product was acceptable, what type of specification should be written?
    • A. 

      Reference

    • B. 

      Open

    • C. 

      Base bid with approved equal

    • D. 

      Performance

  • 45. 
    Which item in the following exerpt from a specification is a performance specification?Part 2 - Products2.01 Metal Support MaterialGeneral:  To the extent not otherwise indicated, comply with ASTM C754 for metal system supporting gypsum wallboard.Ceiling suspension main runner:  1-1/2 in steel channels, cold rolled.Hanger wire:  ASTM A641, soft, Class 1 galvanized, prestretched; sized in accordance with ASTM C754Hanger anchorage devices:  Size for 3 times calculated loads, except size direct-pull concrete inserts for 5 times calculated loadsStuds:  ASTM C645; 25 gage, 2-1/2 in deep except as otherwise indicatedRunners:  Match studs; type recommended by stud manufacturer for vertical abutment of drywall work at other work.
    • A. 

      Runners

    • B. 

      Hanger anchorage devices

    • C. 

      Hanger wire

    • D. 

      Ceiling suspension main runners

  • 46. 
    Where would application instructions for vinyl wall covering be found?
    • A. 

      In a finish schedule at the end of Section 097200 Wall Covering

    • B. 

      In Part 3 of Section 097200, Wall Covering

    • C. 

      In Part 2 of Section 097200, Wall Covering

    • D. 

      In Part 1 of Section 097200, Wall Covering

  • 47. 
    Which of the following is more legally binding?
    • A. 

      Specifications

    • B. 

      Schedules

    • C. 

      Drawings

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 48. 
    To minimize conflicts in the contract documents, what is the LEAST important action the interior designer can take?
    • A. 

      Make sure terminology in the specification is the same as in the drawings

    • B. 

      Show only dimensions on the drawings

    • C. 

      Have someone check the drawings before they are issued

    • D. 

      Write the specification after the drawings are essentially complete

  • 49. 
    Specifications can be made most concise by
    • A. 

      Avoiding the use of words like a, the, and all

    • B. 

      Using descriptive specifications

    • C. 

      Using phrases instead of complete sentences

    • D. 

      Using reference standard specifications

  • 50. 
    Which of the following would NOT be found in the project manual?
    • A. 

      Testing requirements

    • B. 

      Cost estimate

    • C. 

      Performance bond

    • D. 

      Instructions to bidders

  • 51. 
    What is the best way for an interior designers to ensure that the exact product desired will be used in the final design?
    • A. 

      List the information in a proprietary specification

    • B. 

      Show the configuration of the product on the drawings, and call is out specifically

    • C. 

      Require that the contractor submit samples of all items before purchasing

    • D. 

      Write a closed, descriptive specification

  • 52. 
    What does the phase "or approved equal" mean in a specification?
    • A. 

      The client must agree to the use of a product selected by the contractor.

    • B. 

      The interior designer and client can permit the substitution of an alternate product if they feel it is better than the one specified.

    • C. 

      An alternate product may be bid on by the contractor if he or she is sure it provides the same quality as the product specified.

    • D. 

      The contractor may propose a substitution, but it must be approved by the interior designer.

  • 53. 
    Tell exactly what product or material the contractor must use by using brand names
  • 54. 
    Tell what results the final construction assembly must achieve, but they give the contractor some choice in how they will be achieved.
  • 55. 
    Are the most restrictive specifications in that they call out a specific manufacturer's product.  These give the interior designer complete control over what is installed.  They are easier to write than other types and are generally shorter.  However, they do not allow for competitive bidding and may force the contractor to use materials or products that may be difficult or expensive to procure or that they require a long delivery time.