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  • 1. 

    1.    Which of the following would probably not be considered an element of a city’s image?

    • A.

      A. A group of houses

    • B.

      B. A freeway

    • C.

      C. A neighborhood bar

    • D.

      D. A rice paddies

    Correct Answer
    D. D. A rice paddies
    Explanation
    A rice paddies would probably not be considered an element of a city's image because rice paddies are typically associated with rural areas and agricultural landscapes, rather than urban environments. Cities are usually characterized by buildings, infrastructure, and urban amenities, rather than agricultural fields.

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  • 2. 

    Social Contact and interaction in a pavilion would be promoted most by which of the following design decision?

    • A.

      A.Making the dimensions of the pavilion small enough so the anticipated number of users would cross into each other’s personal distance,

    • B.

      B. Designing benches around the support columns so people would have a place to sit and talk

    • C.

      C. Organizing the cooking and servicing area distinct from the dining area and entrance

    • D.

      D. Providing an informal variety of spaces of different sizes, locations and uses.

    Correct Answer
    D. D. Providing an informal variety of spaces of different sizes, locations and uses.
    Explanation
    Providing an informal variety of spaces of different sizes, locations, and uses would promote social contact and interaction in a pavilion. This design decision allows for flexibility and choice in how individuals use the space, encouraging people to gather, explore, and engage with one another. By offering a range of options, such as small intimate spaces for private conversations or larger open areas for group activities, the pavilion can accommodate different social dynamics and preferences, fostering a sense of community and interaction among its users.

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  • 3. 

    A speculative office building probably would not be built if the developer discovered that:

    • A.

      A. All of the catchments area was not served by arterial street.

    • B.

      B. The site consisted of mostly sandy soil with a 6-foot top layer of expansive clay

    • C.

      C. The vacancy rate of office space in the city was three times the national average

    • D.

      D. The neighborhood community objected to the sight of the parking lots.

    Correct Answer
    C. C. The vacancy rate of office space in the city was three times the national average
    Explanation
    The vacancy rate of office space being three times the national average indicates that there is already an oversupply of office space in the city. This suggests that there is not enough demand for office buildings, making it financially unviable for the developer to build a speculative office building.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following causes the foundation problems:

    • A.

      A. Extensive underground rock formations just below the surface

    • B.

      B. A 5-foot water table

    • C.

      C. Expansive clay and organic soil

    • D.

      D. All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is d. All of the above. This means that all of the options mentioned in the question can cause foundation problems. Extensive underground rock formations just below the surface can lead to instability and shifting of the foundation. A high water table, such as a 5-foot water table, can cause soil erosion and weakening of the foundation. Expansive clay and organic soil can expand and contract with moisture changes, causing the foundation to shift and crack. Therefore, any combination of these factors can contribute to foundation problems.

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  • 5. 

    In planning a new building, an architect would have to look at regulations other than the zoning ordinance to find a requirement for which of the following:

    • A.

      A. The width of the loading berth

    • B.

      B. The required size of utility easement

    • C.

      C. Minimum lot size

    • D.

      D. Parking area size

    • E.

      E. Permissible roof covering

    Correct Answer
    B. B. The required size of utility easement
    Explanation
    An architect would have to look at regulations other than the zoning ordinance to find a requirement for the required size of utility easement. Zoning ordinances typically focus on land use and building placement, while utility easements are typically regulated by utility companies or other entities that govern the installation and maintenance of utility infrastructure. Therefore, the size of a utility easement would not be determined by the zoning ordinance.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following statement is incorrect?

    • A.

      A. A 1 ½ % slope is suitable for rough parking

    • B.

      B. Landscaped areas near buildings should have a 2% slope

    • C.

      C. A safe sidewalk would slope 2 ½ %.

    • D.

      D. Roads in northern climates can safely have up to 12% grade.

    Correct Answer
    D. D. Roads in northern climates can safely have up to 12% grade.
    Explanation
    The statement that roads in northern climates can safely have up to a 12% grade is incorrect. A 12% grade is considered very steep and can be dangerous for vehicles, especially in icy or snowy conditions. Roads in northern climates typically have lower grades to ensure safe driving conditions.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following would result to the best site circulation?

    • A.

      A. Planning the service entry drive separated from the automobile entry and drive

    • B.

      B. Making parking areas oversize to accommodate pedestrian circulation

    • C.

      C. Designing all two-way roads at least 24-feet wide

    • D.

      D. Limiting parking area traffic to a single entrance away from the pedestrian walks

    • E.

      E. Laying out walks parallel to parking areas.

    Correct Answer
    D. D. Limiting parking area traffic to a single entrance away from the pedestrian walks
    Explanation
    Limiting parking area traffic to a single entrance away from the pedestrian walks would result in the best site circulation. This design choice ensures that vehicle traffic is directed away from areas where pedestrians are walking, reducing the chances of accidents or congestion. By having a single entrance for parking, it also helps to streamline the flow of vehicles and prevents confusion. This design promotes safety and efficiency in site circulation.

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  • 8. 

    A property can best be described with which of the following?

    • A.

      A. Metes and bounds

    • B.

      B. Reference to a section and township

    • C.

      C. Location within a subdivision

    • D.

      D. All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is d. All of the above. This means that a property can be best described using any of the options mentioned in the question. Metes and bounds refer to the specific measurements and boundaries of a property. Reference to a section and township is a way to identify the location of a property within a larger area. Location within a subdivision refers to the specific area or plot within a planned community. Therefore, all of these options can be used to describe a property.

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  • 9. 

    If land is limited, which of the following is the best way to plan parking lots?

    • A.

      A. A two-way circulation with 90-degree parking on both sides of the drive

    • B.

      B. 30-degree parking on both sides of a one-way loop system

    • C.

      C. Combining service circulation with parking at 45-degree angle

    • D.

      D. 90-degree parking on one side of a one-way circulation drive.

    Correct Answer
    B. B. 30-degree parking on both sides of a one-way loop system
  • 10. 

    If the contour interval is 2.0 meters and the contour distance is uniformly at 5.0 meters, what is the slope of the topography?

    • A.

      A. 27 percent

    • B.

      B. 53 percent

    • C.

      C. 40 percent

    • D.

      D. 67 percent

    Correct Answer
    C. C. 40 percent
  • 11. 

    Which of the following is a long-term plan that is required of the entire local government unit in the Philippines?

    • A.

      A. Urban plan

    • B.

      B. Social plan

    • C.

      C. Comprehensive development plan

    • D.

      D. Site plan

    Correct Answer
    C. C. Comprehensive development plan
    Explanation
    The comprehensive development plan is a long-term plan that is required of the entire local government unit in the Philippines. This plan outlines the strategies and initiatives for the overall development of the community, including economic, social, and environmental aspects. It considers the needs and aspirations of the residents, as well as the resources and opportunities available in the area. The comprehensive development plan serves as a guide for decision-making and resource allocation, ensuring that the local government unit is working towards sustainable and inclusive development.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following best describe the theory of the relationship of Downtown Davao and Calinan Poblacion?

    • A.

      A. Concentric zone

    • B.

      B. Sector

    • C.

      C. Multiple-nuclei theory

    • D.

      D. Central place theory

    Correct Answer
    C. C. Multiple-nuclei theory
    Explanation
    The multiple-nuclei theory suggests that cities are not organized around a single central business district, but rather have multiple centers of activity or nuclei. This theory is applicable to the relationship between Downtown Davao and Calinan Poblacion because it implies that these two areas can both serve as centers of activity within the larger urban area, with their own distinct functions and characteristics.

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  • 13. 

    What is the land classification or land use of the Puan Area based on the approved Zoning Ordinance of Davao City?

    • A.

      A. Residential

    • B.

      B. Protected-water resource

    • C.

      C. Commercial

    • D.

      D. Industrial

    Correct Answer
    B. B. Protected-water resource
    Explanation
    The correct answer is b. Protected-water resource. This means that the Puan Area is classified as a protected area that is specifically designated for water resources. This classification indicates that the area is important for the preservation and conservation of water sources, such as rivers, lakes, or groundwater. It implies that there may be restrictions or regulations in place to prevent activities that could potentially harm or pollute the water resources in the area.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following best describe the setback from a water line?

    • A.

      A. Setback

    • B.

      B. Easement

    • C.

      C. Right-of-way

    • D.

      D. Crossing

    Correct Answer
    B. B. Easement
    Explanation
    An easement is a legal right that allows someone to use another person's property for a specific purpose. In the context of a water line, a setback refers to the distance that must be maintained between the water line and any structures or other features. While a setback is related to the location of the water line, an easement is the legal right that grants permission for the water line to be installed and maintained on someone else's property. Therefore, the best description for the setback from a water line is an easement.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following best describe the existing condition of San Pedro Street?

    • A.

      A. High density residential area

    • B.

      B. Institutional area

    • C.

      C. Central Business District

    • D.

      D. Urban decay

    Correct Answer
    D. D. Urban decay
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Urban decay." This suggests that San Pedro Street is in a state of deterioration or decline, with a decline in economic, social, and physical conditions. This could include abandoned buildings, crime, poverty, and a lack of investment or maintenance in the area.

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  • 16. 

    Which of the following best describes the criss-crossing of overhead highways, which sometimes presents a clover-leaf form?

    • A.

      A. Overpass

    • B.

      B. Flyover

    • C.

      C. Skyway

    • D.

      D. Sidewalk

    Correct Answer
    B. B. Flyover
    Explanation
    A flyover is a type of overhead highway that allows traffic to pass over or cross other roads or intersections without the need for traffic lights or stop signs. It is often designed in a clover-leaf form, with ramps and loops that criss-cross each other. This helps to efficiently manage traffic flow and reduce congestion at busy intersections. Therefore, the correct answer is b. Flyover.

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  • 17. 

    Which of the following is a best circulation design alternative for a site plan?

    • A.

      A. Wide vehicular roads

    • B.

      B. Parking on the front of the site

    • C.

      C. Provision of a porte-cochere

    • D.

      D. Separate pedestrian and vehicular circulation systems

    Correct Answer
    D. D. Separate pedestrian and vehicular circulation systems
    Explanation
    A best circulation design alternative for a site plan would involve separate pedestrian and vehicular circulation systems. This means that there would be designated pathways for pedestrians and separate roads for vehicles, ensuring safety and efficiency. This design allows for better traffic flow and minimizes the risk of accidents between pedestrians and vehicles. It also provides a more organized and user-friendly environment for both pedestrians and drivers.

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  • 18. 

    When designing a low-cost housing project, which of the following laws would be appropriate as basis for design?

    • A.

      A. PD 957

    • B.

      B. RA 7279 or UDHA

    • C.

      C. International Law on human settlements

    • D.

      D. BP 220

    Correct Answer
    D. D. BP 220
    Explanation
    BP 220 would be appropriate as the basis for design when designing a low-cost housing project. BP 220, also known as the Comprehensive and Integrated Shelter Finance Act, specifically focuses on the development of socialized housing and provides guidelines and regulations for the planning, design, and construction of low-cost housing projects in the Philippines. It ensures that the housing projects are affordable, safe, and sustainable, taking into consideration the needs and welfare of the intended beneficiaries.

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  • 19. 

    One the following is the approving government unit for subdivision project development permit. Which would that be?

    • A.

      A. HLURB

    • B.

      B. HIGC

    • C.

      C. Local Government Unit (LGU)

    • D.

      D. NHA

    Correct Answer
    C. C. Local Government Unit (LGU)
    Explanation
    The Local Government Unit (LGU) is the approving government unit for subdivision project development permits. The LGU is responsible for ensuring that the subdivision project complies with local zoning regulations, environmental standards, and other relevant laws and regulations. They review and approve the development permit to ensure that the project is in line with the local development plans and will not cause any adverse effects on the community or the environment. The LGU plays a crucial role in regulating and overseeing the development of subdivisions within their jurisdiction.

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