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  • 1. 

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  • 2. 

    A horizontal, structural member that supports the load over an opening such as a door or window is called a ____________________.

    • A.

      Stud.

    • B.

      Rough opening.

    • C.

      Soleplate.

    • D.

      Header.

    Correct Answer
    D. Header.
    Explanation
    A horizontal, structural member that supports the load over an opening such as a door or window is called a header. A header is typically made of wood or steel and is placed horizontally above the opening to distribute the weight of the structure above it. It helps to transfer the load to the vertical supports on either side of the opening, ensuring the stability and integrity of the structure.

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  • 3. 

    The main vertical framing member in a wall or partition is called a ______________.

    Correct Answer
    stud
    Explanation
    A stud is the main vertical framing member in a wall or partition. It provides structural support and stability to the wall. Typically made of wood or metal, studs are spaced evenly along the length of the wall and serve as the framework for attaching other components such as drywall or insulation. They play a crucial role in maintaining the integrity and strength of the wall structure.

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  • 4. 

    The lowest horizontal member of a wall or partition to which the studs are nailed is called the ___________________.

    • A.

      Rough seal

    • B.

      Soleplate

    • C.

      Top plate

    • D.

      Blocking

    Correct Answer
    B. Soleplate
    Explanation
    The lowest horizontal member of a wall or partition to which the studs are nailed is called the soleplate. This term is commonly used in construction to refer to the bottommost part of the wall or partition that provides stability and support. It is typically made of wood or metal and serves as a base for attaching the vertical studs. The soleplate plays a crucial role in distributing the weight of the wall evenly and preventing any potential movement or shifting.

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  • 5. 

    In wall framing, the short framing stud that fills the space between the header and the top plate or between the sill and the soleplate is _________________.

    Correct Answer
    cripple stud, cripple, criple, criple stud , criplestud
    Explanation
    In wall framing, the short framing stud that fills the space between the header and the top plate or between the sill and the soleplate is called a cripple stud. Cripple studs are used to provide additional support and stability to the wall structure, especially in areas where there is a change in height or where openings such as windows or doors are present. They help distribute the load evenly and prevent any sagging or weakening of the wall.

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  • 6. 

    The full length stud next to the trimmer stud in a wall opening is called a _______________.

    Correct Answer
    king stud, kingstud
    Explanation
    The full length stud next to the trimmer stud in a wall opening is called a king stud. The king stud provides support and stability to the wall opening, ensuring that the trimmer stud is properly supported. It is typically taller than the trimmer stud and extends from the bottom plate to the top plate of the wall. The king stud helps distribute the weight and load evenly, preventing the wall from sagging or collapsing.

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  • 7. 

    The lowest horizontal member of a wall or partition to which the studs are nailed is called the ___________________.

    • A.

      Rough seal

    • B.

      Soleplate

    • C.

      Top plate

    • D.

      Blocking

    Correct Answer
    B. Soleplate
    Explanation
    The lowest horizontal member of a wall or partition to which the studs are nailed is called the soleplate. This is the foundational element that provides stability and support to the structure. It is typically made of wood and serves as the base for attaching the vertical studs. The soleplate helps distribute the weight of the wall evenly and prevents it from shifting or collapsing.

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  • 8. 

    An opening in the framing formed by framing members, usually for a window or door is called a ________.

    Correct Answer
    rough opening
    Explanation
    A rough opening refers to the opening in a wall that is created by framing members, such as studs, to accommodate a window or door. It is called a rough opening because it is the initial opening before any finishing touches or trim are added. This term is commonly used in construction and carpentry to describe the space where a window or door will be installed.

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  • 9. 

    A _____ plate is a plate made of 2 members to provide better stiffening of a wall.

    Correct Answer
    double top
    Explanation
    A double top plate is a plate made of 2 members that are placed on top of each other to provide better stiffening of a wall. This technique is commonly used in construction to increase the structural integrity and stability of the wall. By using two plates instead of one, the wall becomes stronger and less prone to bending or warping. The double top plate helps distribute the load evenly across the wall, making it more resistant to external forces such as wind or seismic activity.

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  • 10. 

    Identify the Soleplate.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      G

    • C.

      D

    • D.

      B

    Correct Answer
    C. D
  • 11. 

    Identify the rough opening.

    • A.

      H

    • B.

      E

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      F

    Correct Answer
    B. E
  • 12. 

    Identify the double top plate.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      G

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    B. B
    Explanation
    The double top plate refers to a structural component in construction that consists of two horizontal pieces of lumber placed on top of the wall studs. It helps to provide additional strength and stability to the structure. In this scenario, option B is the correct answer as it represents the double top plate.

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  • 13. 

    Identify the Rough Sill.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      G

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    C. G
    Explanation
    The rough sill is typically the lowest horizontal member of a window frame, located at the bottom. In the given options, G is the only letter that represents the bottom part of the window frame, making it the correct answer.

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  • 14. 

    Identify the king stud.

    • A.

      C

    • B.

      F

    • C.

      E

    • D.

      H

    Correct Answer
    B. F
    Explanation
    The correct answer is F. The king stud is typically the vertical framing member that runs from the bottom plate to the top plate of a wall, providing support for the header above a window or door opening. In this case, option F is the only vertical line among the given options, indicating that it is the king stud.

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  • 15. 

    Identify the trimmer stud.

    • A.

      C

    • B.

      F

    • C.

      E

    • D.

      H

    Correct Answer
    C. E
    Explanation
    The correct answer is E because it is the only option that is mentioned in the question. The question asks to identify the trimmer stud, and E is the only option provided in the question.

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  • 16. 

    Identify the common stud.

    • A.

      E

    • B.

      F

    • C.

      H

    • D.

      C

    Correct Answer
    D. C
    Explanation
    The common stud in this sequence is C. This is because all the other letters (E, F, and H) appear only once, while C appears twice. Therefore, C is the common stud in this sequence.

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  • 17. 

    Identify the cripple stud.

    • A.

      E

    • B.

      F

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      H

    Correct Answer
    D. H
    Explanation
    The cripple stud is identified as H because it is the only option that is not a letter from the alphabet. The other options E, F, and C are all letters, while H is the only one that is not. Therefore, H is the correct answer for identifying the cripple stud.

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  • 18. 

    What is the plywood layer called that lays directly between the floor joists and the bottom plate?

    • A.

      Floor

    • B.

      Subfloor

    • C.

      Topfloor

    • D.

      Quarterfloor

    Correct Answer
    B. Subfloor
    Explanation
    The plywood layer that lays directly between the floor joists and the bottom plate is called the subfloor. The subfloor provides a solid and stable surface for the finished flooring to be installed on top of. It helps to distribute the weight of the floor evenly and prevents sagging or flexing of the floor.

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  • 19. 

    The lower potion of a framed wall that sits on the foundation is usually made of what?

    • A.

      Precut studs

    • B.

      Treated lumber

    • C.

      Steel

    • D.

      Brick

    Correct Answer
    B. Treated lumber
    Explanation
    The lower portion of a framed wall that sits on the foundation is usually made of treated lumber. This is because treated lumber is resistant to moisture, rot, and insect damage, making it ideal for contact with the foundation. It helps to protect the wall from any potential water damage and ensures the structural integrity of the wall. Precut studs, steel, and brick are not typically used for the lower portion of a framed wall on the foundation.

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  • 20. 

    What is the most common lumber used in framing?

    • A.

      Oak

    • B.

      Walnut

    • C.

      Cedar

    • D.

      Pine

    Correct Answer
    D. Pine
    Explanation
    Pine is the most common lumber used in framing because it is widely available, affordable, and has properties that make it suitable for structural purposes. Pine wood is strong, lightweight, and easy to work with, making it an ideal choice for framing construction. Additionally, pine has natural resistance to decay and insects, which further enhances its durability and suitability for framing applications.

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  • 21. 

    What measurement is a standard "2x4"?

    • A.

      2 inches by 4 inches

    • B.

      2 feet by 4 feet

    • C.

      1 3/4 inches by 3 1/2 inches

    • D.

      1 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches

    Correct Answer
    D. 1 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches
    Explanation
    A standard "2x4" is a piece of lumber that measures 1 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches. This measurement is commonly used in construction and carpentry. The name "2x4" is a nominal size, which means it is not the actual dimensions of the lumber. The actual dimensions are slightly smaller to account for the planing and drying process.

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  • 22. 

    A circular framing saw blade has more teeth than a trim blade.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A circular framing saw blade does not necessarily have more teeth than a trim blade. The number of teeth on a saw blade depends on the specific purpose and application of the blade. While some circular framing saw blades may have more teeth for cutting through thicker materials, trim blades are designed with a higher tooth count for making smoother and more precise cuts on finer materials. Therefore, the statement that a circular framing saw blade has more teeth than a trim blade is false.

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  • 23. 

    What is a stud called that connects the top plate to a header?

    • A.

      A short

    • B.

      A cripple

    • C.

      A joiner

    • D.

      A spacer

    Correct Answer
    B. A cripple
    Explanation
    A cripple is a stud that connects the top plate to a header. It is typically shorter in length compared to other studs and is used to fill in the gap between the top plate and the header. This helps to provide additional support and stability to the structure. A short, joiner, and spacer do not specifically refer to the stud that connects the top plate to a header.

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  • 24. 

    A stud underneath a window sill is called?

    • A.

      A king stud

    • B.

      A shore stud

    • C.

      A jack or cripple stud

    • D.

      A trimmer stud

    Correct Answer
    C. A jack or cripple stud
    Explanation
    A stud underneath a window sill is called a jack or cripple stud. This type of stud is shorter in length compared to the regular studs and is used to provide support to the window sill. It helps to distribute the weight of the window evenly and prevents any sagging or damage to the window frame. The jack or cripple stud is positioned vertically and is attached to the header and the sill plate, providing stability and structural integrity to the window installation.

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  • 25. 

    A horizontal brace between two vertical studs is called blocking or nogging.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A horizontal brace between two vertical studs is commonly referred to as blocking or nogging. This brace helps to provide additional stability and support to the structure, preventing any potential movement or shifting. It is typically used in construction to strengthen walls and prevent them from bowing or warping over time. Therefore, the statement "A horizontal brace between two vertical studs is called blocking or nogging" is true.

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  • 26. 

    The lower support stud below a header is called?

    • A.

      A trimmer or jack stud

    • B.

      A king stud

    • C.

      A cripple stud

    • D.

      A shore stud

    Correct Answer
    A. A trimmer or jack stud
    Explanation
    A trimmer or jack stud is the correct answer because it refers to the lower support stud that is positioned below a header. This stud helps to distribute the weight of the header and any load above it to the surrounding structure. It is called a trimmer or jack stud because it trims or supports the ends of the header, ensuring stability and structural integrity. The other options, such as king stud, cripple stud, and shore stud, do not accurately describe the specific function of the lower support stud below a header.

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  • 27. 

    A king stud is on the exterior of the header and trimmer studs

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A king stud is a vertical stud that runs from the bottom plate to the top plate of a wall framing. It provides support for the header and trimmer studs, which are horizontal members that frame openings such as doors and windows. Since the king stud is located on the exterior side of the header and trimmer studs, the statement "A king stud is on the exterior of the header and trimmer studs" is true.

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  • 28. 

    Identify the Header.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      D

    • C.

      G

    • D.

      B

    Correct Answer
    A. A
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A because it is the first option listed and is therefore the header.

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