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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      $2.75

    • B. 

      $32.50

    • C. 

      $15.50

    • D. 

      $25.75

  • 2. 
    Your client is moving into a larger office space and, upon review of the space you determine some interior walls will need to be removed.  Who would you need to consult with professionally?
    • A. 

      An architect

    • B. 

      The building department

    • C. 

      The building owner

    • D. 

      A structural engineer

  • 3. 
    Which of the following match type of veneers would result in a sunburst design?
    • A. 

      Reverse diamond match

    • B. 

      Center match

    • C. 

      Slip match

    • D. 

      Diamond match

  • 4. 
    Which of the following statements regarding flush overlay casework construction is FALSE?
    • A. 

      Permits a match grain to be used across entire front

    • B. 

      Provides a sleek design with only door and drawer fronts visible

    • C. 

      Is the most basic type of construction

    • D. 

      Heavy duty hardware can be used

  • 5. 
    Finish carpentry items include
    • A. 

      Bookshelves and door trim

    • B. 

      Custom doors and wood moldings

    • C. 

      Paneling and custom doors

    • D. 

      Wood moldings and door trim

  • 6. 
    You are updating a sunroom for your client which will be used primarily during daytime hours.  Your client likes vibrant colors and does not want the upholstery fabric to look "washed out".  Since you know that the dominant lighting source will intensify colors similar to itself and will neutralize the complementary colors, the best color choice would be:
    • A. 

      Blue

    • B. 

      Orange

    • C. 

      White

    • D. 

      Red

  • 7. 
    A dining room has an abundance of trim molding and a built in corner cupboard.  Painting this woodwork a satin finish of the wall color will:
    • A. 

      Emphasize this detail

    • B. 

      Contribute to the rooms spaciousness

    • C. 

      De-emphasize and diminish the room size

    • D. 

      Highlight wood and interest in its detail

  • 8. 
    A consultant specializing in women's issues has asked you to furnish her new office.  Because of their western exposure, the large windows require light controls.  The client wants to have an office that reflects her traditional taste, and you both concur that draperies are the best design solution.  What would be the best fabric to use?
    • A. 

      Cotton treated with mildew protection

    • B. 

      Polyester treated with a flame retardant

    • C. 

      Olefin treated with an antimicrobial finish

    • D. 

      Silk with a cotton lining

  • 9. 
    When standard traverse drapery yardage is calculated, the cut length is the distance:
    • A. 

      From the center of the rod to the center of each bracket

    • B. 

      From the top of the rod to the desired bottom of the drapery

    • C. 

      From the top of the rod to the desired bottom of the drapery plus the hems and top headings

    • D. 

      Of the rod from bracket to bracket plus the number of inches the brackets extend from the wall

  • 10. 
    What is the maximum dimension of a stair riser?
    • A. 

      7"

    • B. 

      9"

    • C. 

      6"

    • D. 

      6.5"

  • 11. 
    Which of the following building type/occupancy classifications is NOT correct?
    • A. 

      Nursing Home (Residential), Church (Assembly)

    • B. 

      Bank (Business), Dormitory (Residential)

    • C. 

      Supermarket (Mercantile), Kindergarten (Educational)

    • D. 

      Freight Terminal (Storage), Dormitory (Residential)

  • 12. 
    In selecting an upholstery fabric for task chairs in an office, the most important criteria should be:
    • A. 

      Durability, maintenance, comfort

    • B. 

      Flame resistance, durability, maintenance

    • C. 

      Flame resistance, appearance, durability

    • D. 

      Durability, dimensional stability, scale

  • 13. 
    In planning an additional egress for the expansion of a real estate office, your primary concern for its location is:
    • A. 

      To keep it as close to the existing one as possible so that more occupants can get out safely

    • B. 

      To make it as inconspicuous as possible from the outside so as not to confuse it with the main entrance

    • C. 

      To see that it does not open out into a dark alley

    • D. 

      To keep the new location as remote from the existing one as possible

  • 14. 
    The minimum depth required for accessible lavatories is:
    • A. 

      17"

    • B. 

      19"

    • C. 

      21"

    • D. 

      24"

  • 15. 
    The maximum dead-end corridor length typically allowed by code is:
    • A. 

      25'

    • B. 

      30'

    • C. 

      20'

    • D. 

      18'

  • 16. 
    A wall sconce you have specified will protrude 6" from the wall.  What is the minimum height AFF at which the fixture can be installed?
    • A. 

      84"

    • B. 

      80"

    • C. 

      76"

    • D. 

      72"

  • 17. 
    Which of the following rooms or areas would not be allowed as a path of travel fro a means of egress?
    • A. 

      A secretarial area in an insurance firm

    • B. 

      A reception area in an attorney's office

    • C. 

      The front lobby of a large advertising firm

    • D. 

      A storage/file room in an accounting firm

  • 18. 
    In designing a new stair in a public building with a 12'7" floor to floor height, what is the minimum number of risers for that stair?
    • A. 

      22

    • B. 

      16

    • C. 

      24

    • D. 

      27

  • 19. 
    The minimum clear floor space required for a wheel chair is:
    • A. 

      36"x40"

    • B. 

      36"x48"

    • C. 

      30"x48"

    • D. 

      30"x40"

  • 20. 
    Wall and partition delineation's appear on the:
    • A. 

      Floor plan

    • B. 

      Reflected ceiling plan

    • C. 

      Detail and schedule sheets

    • D. 

      Elevation and section sheets

  • 21. 
    The basic furniture requirements for a client design project are determined during which of the following phases?
    • A. 

      Block diagramming

    • B. 

      Design

    • C. 

      Furniture layout

    • D. 

      Programming

  • 22. 
    Your client wants to restore and adapt a Victorian-era mansion for use as an upscale restaurant.  What is your first course of action?
    • A. 

      Select the exterior colors

    • B. 

      Find out the size of the budget

    • C. 

      Check on zoning for the area

    • D. 

      Consult with a structural engineer

  • 23. 
    Suspended acoustical tile ceilings consist of tiles which are perforated or fissured to absorb sound.  What is the typical characteristic of these ceilings?
    • A. 

      The ceilings will prevent sound transmission from one space to adjacent spaces.

    • B. 

      The ceiling will not prevent transmission of sound to any appreciable extent

    • C. 

      The ceiling will absorb sound and prevent it from transmitting to spaces on the floor above

    • D. 

      The ceiling will reflect sound and keep it confined to the area in which the sound originates

  • 24. 
    In wallboard construction, the depth of the metal wall stud depends on which of the following guidelines?
    • A. 

      The fire rating of the wall

    • B. 

      The height of the partition and the gauge and spacing of the wall studs

    • C. 

      The thickness of the wallboard being used

    • D. 

      The acoustical rating of the wall

  • 25. 
    Non-load bearing concrete block partitions are usually specified for interior use for which of the following purposes?
    • A. 

      To provide a durable, fire-resistant partition

    • B. 

      To provide a durable partition which is less costly to construct than a gypsum board wall

    • C. 

      To provide a light-weight, fire-resistant partition

    • D. 

      To provide a strong, attractive partition which can be used on any type of floor structure