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Here is a practice quiz for all the architecture professionals out there. Architects are types of artists who plan the layout for most buildings and structures. To earn the practicing license, you need to prove just how much you know about the field and techniques used. This quiz will help you review just how ready you are for the exam. Do give it a try and see how much revision you need to pass the exam.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Architecture graduates can take the Board Exam conditionally after the board exam.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Maybe

    • D.

      In some Occasion

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Keyword : conditionally <----- yes, because you must have at least 2 years diversified experience with a minimum 3840 hours apprenticeship under a duly licensed architect.

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  • 2. 

    ______________ is the payment for services rendered.

    • A.

      Wages

    • B.

      Check

    • C.

      Remuration

    • D.

      Non-listed

    Correct Answer
    D. Non-listed
    Explanation
    It's Remuneration, not Remuneration. IN ALE, the chances of getting a typo-error is 0% so be careful in reading the questions

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  • 3. 

    The UAP can revoke any professional license for a cause.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Maybe

    • D.

      In some Occasion

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "The UAP can revoke any professional license for a cause" is false. The UAP, or any regulatory authority, cannot simply revoke any professional license without a valid cause or reason. Revoking a professional license typically requires a thorough investigation and due process to ensure fairness and protect the rights of the license holder. Therefore, the statement is incorrect.

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  • 4. 

    The Architect is selected by ______ method for a project.

    • A.

      Bidding

    • B.

      % Construction cost

    • C.

      Referral

    • D.

      Non-listed

    Correct Answer
    C. Referral
    Explanation
    An architect is being selected through direct method and indirect method; indirect method. referral from another architect, recommendation by a satisfied client, comparative selection. & through a design competition.

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  • 5. 

    The __________ is the main focus of Architect's services.

    • A.

      Design & Build

    • B.

      Construction

    • C.

      Billing

    • D.

      Design Services

    • E.

      Non-listed

    Correct Answer
    D. Design Services
    Explanation
    The main focus of an Architect's services is design services. Architects are primarily responsible for designing and planning buildings, ensuring that they are functional, safe, and aesthetically pleasing. They work closely with clients to understand their needs and preferences, and then create detailed architectural drawings and plans. These plans serve as a blueprint for construction and guide the entire building process. Therefore, design services are the core aspect of an Architect's role.

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  • 6. 

    SPP 201 discusses,  _______________

    • A.

      Post - construction services

    • B.

      Specialized Architectural services

    • C.

      Professional Architectural consulting Services

    • D.

      Pre-Design services

    Correct Answer
    D. Pre-Design services
    Explanation
    SPP 201 discusses Pre-Design services. This means that the document or section being referred to in SPP 201 provides information, guidelines, or regulations related to the services that need to be carried out before the actual design phase of a project begins. It may include activities such as site analysis, feasibility studies, programming, and conceptual design.

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  • 7. 

    A compensation type is based on technical hours expended by consultants, technical staff, and architects.

    • A.

      Professional fee plus expenses

    • B.

      % of construction cost

    • C.

      Multiple of direct personnel expense

    • D.

      Fixed fee

    Correct Answer
    C. Multiple of direct personnel expense
    Explanation
    A compensation type based on a multiple of direct personnel expense means that the fee charged for the services is calculated by multiplying the direct personnel expenses incurred by the consultants, technical staff, and architects. This method takes into account the salaries, benefits, and other direct costs associated with the personnel involved in the project. It provides a fair and transparent way to determine the compensation, as it directly links the fee to the resources and effort put in by the team members.

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  • 8. 

    Programming is under the ________ services of an architect.

    • A.

      Construction

    • B.

      Pre-design

    • C.

      Post-construction

    • D.

      Specialized Architectural services

    Correct Answer
    B. Pre-design
    Explanation
    Pre-design refers to the initial stage of the architectural process where the architect gathers information, conducts research, and develops concepts and ideas for the project. This phase involves site analysis, feasibility studies, and preliminary design sketches. Therefore, programming, which involves defining the needs and requirements of the project, falls under the pre-design services of an architect.

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  • 9. 

    Minimum lot Area for Single Detached for Economic housing.

    • A.

      72

    • B.

      64

    • C.

      36

    • D.

      22

    Correct Answer
    A. 72
    Explanation
    The minimum lot area required for a single detached unit in economic housing is 72. This means that in order to build a single detached unit in an economic housing development, the lot area must be at least 72 square meters. This requirement ensures that there is enough space for the unit to be built and for the residents to have a comfortable living space.

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  • 10. 

    Minimum lot Area for Single Detached for Socialized housing.

    • A.

      72

    • B.

      64

    • C.

      36

    • D.

      24

    Correct Answer
    B. 64
    Explanation
    The minimum lot area required for a single detached socialized housing is 64. This means that any housing unit classified as socialized housing must have a lot area of at least 64 square meters. This requirement ensures that there is enough space for the housing unit to be considered suitable for living, while also taking into account the limited resources and affordability factors associated with socialized housing.

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  • 11. 

    Minimum frontage for a single detached corner lot for socialized housing.

    • A.

      8

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    A. 8
    Explanation
    The minimum frontage for a single detached corner lot for socialized housing is 8. This means that the width of the lot facing the street should be at least 8 units. This requirement ensures that there is enough space for the construction of a single detached house on the lot, allowing for proper access and functionality. A larger frontage also provides more flexibility in terms of design and layout options for the house.

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  • 12. 

    The minimum lot frontage for various types of housing for both socialized and economic is the same.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Sometimes

    • D.

      In some occasion

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The minimum lot frontage for different types of housing, whether socialized or economic, is the same. This means that regardless of the type of housing, there is a set minimum requirement for the frontage of the lot on which the housing is built. This ensures that all types of housing adhere to the same standard in terms of lot frontage.

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  • 13. 

    The maximum units per block or cluster for row housing.

    • A.

      20

    • B.

      15

    • C.

      30

    • D.

      40

    Correct Answer
    A. 20
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 20 because it indicates the maximum number of units that can be accommodated in a single block or cluster for row housing. This limit ensures that the housing development is properly planned and designed to maintain a reasonable density and avoid overcrowding. It allows for a balanced distribution of units within the development, ensuring adequate space and amenities for each unit and promoting a comfortable living environment.

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  • 14. 

    If the block exceeds 250 meters, __________ will be provided at the midlength of the block.

    • A.

      Curve

    • B.

      Alley

    • C.

      Carriage way

    • D.

      Drainage

    Correct Answer
    B. Alley
    Explanation
    If the block exceeds 250 meters, an alley will be provided at the midlength of the block. This suggests that an alley is a solution or provision that is made when the block exceeds a certain length. An alley is typically a narrow passage or walkway between buildings, and it is often used for access or as a secondary route. Therefore, if the block is too long, an alley is provided to ensure convenient access and navigation within the block.

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  • 15. 

    The minimum area requirement for a single-family dwelling (economic housing). 

    • A.

      22

    • B.

      24

    • C.

      26

    • D.

      Non-listed

    Correct Answer
    A. 22
    Explanation
    The minimum area requirement for a single-family dwelling (economic housing) is 22. This means that any economic housing must have a minimum area of 22 units.

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  • 16. 

    The minimum setback of the dwelling unit for both socialized and economic housing is not the same.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Maybe

    • D.

      In some occasion

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the minimum setback of the dwelling unit for both socialized and economic housing is the same. Setback refers to the distance between the building and the property line, and it is typically regulated by local building codes or zoning regulations. Whether it is socialized or economic housing, the minimum setback requirements are usually determined by the same set of rules and regulations. Therefore, there is no difference in the minimum setback for these types of housing.

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  • 17. 

    Building administrators are compensated based on.

    • A.

      Lump sum

    • B.

      % of const. cost

    • C.

      % of income

    • D.

      % of gross monthly rentals

    Correct Answer
    D. % of gross monthly rentals
    Explanation
    Building administrators are compensated based on a percentage of gross monthly rentals. This means that their salary or compensation is determined by a certain percentage of the total amount of money collected from tenants as rent each month. This method of compensation is commonly used in real estate and property management, as it incentivizes administrators to maximize rental income and ensure the smooth operation of the building. The higher the gross monthly rentals, the higher the compensation for the administrators.

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  • 18. 

    Substantial completion shall mean the value of the work completed is not.

    • A.

      Less than 90%, but not more than 97%

    • B.

      Less than 98%

    • C.

      More than 90% but less than 98%

    • D.

      Non-listed

    Correct Answer
    B. Less than 98%
    Explanation
    Substantial completion refers to the point in a construction project where the work completed is almost finished, with only minor details or finishing touches remaining. In this case, the correct answer is "less than 98%," as it indicates that the value of the work completed is not yet at the full 100% mark. This means that there are still some remaining tasks or elements that need to be addressed before the project can be considered fully complete.

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  • 19. 

    _______ is the penalty for unpaid due Professional fee within the contract time.

    • A.

      Interest Payment

    • B.

      Penalty

    • C.

      Liquidated damages

    • D.

      Surcharge

    Correct Answer
    C. Liquidated damages
    Explanation
    Liquidated damages refer to a predetermined amount of money that is agreed upon in the contract as compensation for the non-performance or delay in performance of certain obligations, such as unpaid professional fees. It serves as a penalty for the party who fails to meet their contractual obligations within the specified time. Therefore, liquidated damages are the appropriate penalty for unpaid due professional fees within the contract time.

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  • 20. 

    _____ of the Professional fee is paid when construction is completed.

    • A.

      65%

    • B.

      85%

    • C.

      90&

    • D.

      100%

    Correct Answer
    B. 85%
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 85%. This means that 85% of the professional fee is paid when the construction is completed. This suggests that the remaining 15% of the fee is likely to be paid at some other point in the construction process, such as at the beginning or at various milestones.

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  • 21. 

    Is the instructions that supplements or modify drawings, specs. & general conditions of the contract.

    • A.

      Special provisions

    • B.

      Supplementary specs

    • C.

      Drawings

    • D.

      Specifications

    Correct Answer
    A. Special provisions
    Explanation
    Special provisions are instructions that supplement or modify the drawings, specifications, and general conditions of the contract. These provisions are specific to a particular project and provide additional details, requirements, or changes that are not included in the original contract documents. They are used to address unique conditions, clarify ambiguous language, or add specific requirements that are necessary for the successful completion of the project. Special provisions are typically prepared by the owner or the engineer and become part of the contract documents.

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  • 22. 

    Owner shall furnish contractor ____ sets of drawing and specs for free.

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      3

    Correct Answer
    D. 3
    Explanation
    According to SPP 301 article 3

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  • 23. 

    The contractor prepares at his own expense and submit _____ copies of all shop drawings to the architect.

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      Non-listed

    Correct Answer
    A. 2
    Explanation
    The contractor is required to prepare and submit 2 copies of all shop drawings to the architect. This means that the contractor is responsible for covering the cost of preparing these drawings and providing the architect with two copies for review and approval.

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  • 24. 

    Computation of contract time shall commence on the ___ day from the receipt of the notice to proceed.

    • A.

      5th

    • B.

      7th

    • C.

      10th

    • D.

      15th

    Correct Answer
    B. 7th
    Explanation
    The computation of contract time begins on the 7th day from the receipt of the notice to proceed. This means that the contractor has a total of 7 days after receiving the notice to proceed before the contract time officially starts. This allows the contractor some time to prepare and mobilize their resources before they are required to begin the work outlined in the contract.

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  • 25. 

    The contractor will notify the building official ______ days prior; stopping, resuming, termination of construction.

    • A.

      7

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      15

    • D.

      45

    Correct Answer
    B. 10
    Explanation
    The contractor is required to notify the building official a certain number of days prior to stopping, resuming, or terminating construction. The correct answer is 10 days, meaning that the contractor must give the building official a 10-day notice before any of these actions take place. This allows the building official to be informed and make any necessary arrangements or adjustments.

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