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

  • 26. 
     The designer for the interior furnishings of a large public hospital project financed with bond money has assisted the city government in preparing the bidding documents. When the bids from five qualified contractors are open, they are all over budget, ranging from 4% to 10% over the approved costs. What should the designer do?
    • A. 

      Recommend that the city accept the lowest bid and obtain the extra 4% from other sources

    • B. 

      Begin to study ways to reduce the project scope so it meets the budget

    • C. 

      Suggest that the project be rebid because the lowest bid is so close to the budget

    • D. 

      Wait for the city to tell the designer how it wants to proceed

  • 27. 
    Bid openings are typically attended by the contractors and the
    • A. 

      Owner

    • B. 

      Interior Designer

    • C. 

      Owner and Interior Designer

    • D. 

      Subcontractors, Owner, Interior designer

  • 28. 
     When the owner wants to make sure some amount of money is included in the bid for as-yet known materials, the designer should use
    • A. 

      An allowance

    • B. 

      An add-alternate

    • C. 

      A material bond

    • D. 

      A unit price