NCIDQ Review #2 Sample Questions

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Chapters 5, 21, 23, 26 were my assigned Review Chapters for Review #2


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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      An architect’s scale

    • B. 

      An engineer’s scale

    • C. 

      A graphic scale

    • D. 

      A metric scale

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Employing a computer model

    • B. 

      Plotting the perspective

    • C. 

      Tracing over a model photograph

    • D. 

      Using a perspective grid

  • 3. 
    The most accurate representation of materials can best be shown with
    • A. 

      Computer renderings

    • B. 

      Full-size mock ups

    • C. 

      Presentation models

    • D. 

      Study models

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      It shows the most realistic view of an object

    • B. 

      All three axes are drawn at the same scale

    • C. 

      Existing orthographic drawings can be used as a starting point

    • D. 

      It shows foreshortened lines and planes accurately

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is a FALSE statement about addenda?
    • A. 

      An addendum is sent only to the contractor requesting the clarification

    • B. 

      Addenda are only issued before the construction contract is signed

    • C. 

      Addenda are used to modify or interpret the contract documents

    • D. 

      An addendum must be issued four or five days before bid opening

  • 6. 
    Bid openings are typically attended by the contractors and the
    • A. 

      Owner

    • B. 

      Interior designer

    • C. 

      Owner and interior designer

    • D. 

      Subcontractors, owner and interior designer

  • 7. 
    For a client who wants to hire the best contractor for a project a the best price and limit potentially nonqualified companies, the interior designer should suggest
    • A. 

      An invitation to bid

    • B. 

      An advertisement to bid

    • C. 

      Prequalification of bidders

    • D. 

      A negotiated contract

  • 8. 
    The requirements for how bidders should propose a substitution is found in the
    • A. 

      Advertisement to bid

    • B. 

      Bidding procedures

    • C. 

      Instructions to bidders

    • D. 

      General conditions

  • 9. 
    Which of the following scales should NEVER be used for interior design construction drawings?
    • A. 

      1/8 in = 1 ft

    • B. 

      3/16 in = 1 ft

    • C. 

      ¾ in = 1 ft

    • D. 

      1 in = 1 ft

  • 10. 
    When the owner wants to make sure some amount of money is included in the bid for as-yet known materials, the interior designer should use
    • A. 

      An allowance

    • B. 

      An add-alternative

    • C. 

      A material bond

    • D. 

      A unit price

  • 11. 
     The final responsibility of awarding a contract rests with the
    • A. 

      Interior designer

    • B. 

      Construction manager

    • C. 

      Owner

    • D. 

      Owner’s legal counsel

  • 12. 
     Wood chips and sawdust made into panel products are examples of
    • A. 

      Post-consumer materials

    • B. 

      Post-industrial materials

    • C. 

      Recycled products

    • D. 

      Renewable products

  • 13. 
     Which of the following agricultural products is NOT used in the production of panel products?
    • A. 

      Bagasse

    • B. 

      Poplar

    • C. 

      Rice straw

    • D. 

      Wheat straw

  • 14. 
    The absolute minimum fresh air ventilation rate recommended by ASHRAE Standard 62 is
    • A. 

      5 cfm/person (3 L/s/person)

    • B. 

      10 cfm/person (5 L/s/person)

    • C. 

      15 cfm/person (8 L/s/person)

    • D. 

      20 cfm/person (10 L/s/person)

  • 15. 
    The building commissioning of an interior design project seeking LEED credit is the responsibility
    • A. 

      Building architect

    • B. 

      Independent commissioning team

    • C. 

      Project’s interior designer

    • D. 

      Project’s mechanical engineer

  • 16. 
    An interior designer is evaluating various alternatives for a particular building product as they relate to sustainability. The interior designer would most likely use
    • A. 

      An environmental impact study

    • B. 

      A life-cycle assessment

    • C. 

      An impact assessment

    • D. 

      A matrix comparison chart

  • 17. 
    A building can receive LEED credit if the carpet used meets the requirements of the
    • A. 

      CRI IAQ program

    • B. 

      Green guard registry

    • C. 

      Green Seal product standards

    • D. 

      South Coast Air Quality Management District

  • 18. 
    Buildings constructed prior to which year is likely to contain spray-on fireproofing and insulation containing asbestos?
    • A. 

      1968

    • B. 

      1970

    • C. 

      1973

    • D. 

      1978

  • 19. 
    The primary advantage of an oblique drawing is that
    • A. 

      It shows the most realistic view of an object

    • B. 

      All three axes are drawn at the same scale

    • C. 

      Existing orthographic drawings can be used as a starting point

    • D. 

      It shows foreshortened lines and planes accurately

  • 20. 
    Certified contractors are required to abate all of the following hazardous materials EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Asbestos

    • B. 

      Lead

    • C. 

      PCBs

    • D. 

      Radon

  • 21. 
     An interior design project that carried a gold rating has been designed and certified under which of the following systems?
    • A. 

      Greenguard

    • B. 

      Green Seal

    • C. 

      ISO 14000

    • D. 

      LEED

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is the LEAST effective for maximizing indoor air quality?
    • A. 

      Conducting a post-occupancy evaluation

    • B. 

      Developing a maintenance manual

    • C. 

      Planning separate rooms for large copiers

    • D. 

      Specifying materials with low VOCs

  • 23. 
    The two most important factors in determining the number of exits required for a particular room or space are
    • A. 

      Occupancy and the distance from the room exit to the building exit

    • B. 

      The exit widths and common path of egress travel

    • C. 

      The occupant load and building size

    • D. 

      The occupancy and the occupant load

  • 24. 
     A perspective is the best drawing type to use when presenting to a client because it
    • A. 

      Is the quickest method of rendering space

    • B. 

      Most accurately shows vertical dimensions relative to the viewer

    • C. 

      Is most like the way space and objects are perceived

    • D. 

      Offers the widest choice of view points

  • 25. 
    For a client who wants to hire the best contractor for a project at the best price and limit potentially nonqualified companies, the interior designer should suggest
    • A. 

      An invitation to bid

    • B. 

      An advertisement to bid

    • C. 

      Prequalification of bidders

    • D. 

      A negotiated contract