Tripical Design,urban Design And Planning By Alfred Abadilla

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  • 1. 
    Early type of settlement in America taken after the “baug” (military town) and “fauborg” (citizen’s town) of the medieval ages. (CDEP IX-15)
    • A. 

      The European Planned City

    • B. 

      Medieval Bastide

    • C. 

      Medieval Organic City

    • D. 

      Laws of the Indies towns

  • 2. 
    Under PD 1308, which of the following activities is not a part of the practice of environmental planning? (CDEP IX-45)
    • A. 

      Land Use and Zoning

    • B. 

      Development of Site for particular needs

    • C. 

      Pre-investment / feasibility Study

    • D. 

      National Development Planning

  • 3. 
    Le Corbusier planned a high density building that was a “super building” that contained 337 dwellings in only ten acres of land. What is this structure that supposed to be located in Marseilles? (CDEP IX-18)
    • A. 

      Unite d’ Habitation

    • B. 

      Brasilia

    • C. 

      The mile High tower

    • D. 

      Ecumenopolis

  • 4. 
    Among the cities in Manila     , what is the smallest in terms of land area? (CDEP IX-23)
    • A. 

      Navotas

    • B. 

      Malabon

    • C. 

      San Juan

    • D. 

      Pateros

  • 5. 
    It is one of the school of thought who believed that the problems of the cities should be tackled one item at a time, beginning with the improvement of health and sanitary system. (CDEP IX-15)
    • A. 

      Reform movements

    • B. 

      Specialists

    • C. 

      Congress for New Urbanism

    • D. 

      New Harmony

  • 6. 
    It is the rate at which water within the soil moves through a given volume of material (also measured in cm or inches per hour). (CDEP IX-2)
    • A. 

      Infiltration Capacity

    • B. 

      Percolation

    • C. 

      Permeability

    • D. 

      Absorption

  • 7. 
    It is a slope pattern for Elementary and High school campus where slopes are gentle to mild and have moderately difficult terrain. (CDEP IX-3)
    • A. 

      0-5%

    • B. 

      10-15%

    • C. 

      5-10%

    • D. 

      15-20%

  • 8. 
    What is the optimum slope requirement for factories? (CDEP IX-4)1%      
    • A. 

      1%

    • B. 

      2%

    • C. 

      3%

    • D. 

      .05%

  • 9. 
    It is a type of point of reference where the observer does not enter within them, they are external. They are usually a rather simply defined physical object, buildings, sign, store or mountain. (PTIT 133)
    • A. 

      Nodes

    • B. 

      Landmarks

    • C. 

      Focal point

    • D. 

      Point of reference

  • 10. 
    In the book called “The Neighborhood Unit” he discussed the idea of organized towns into cohesive neighborhoods which was applicable not only to new towns but to large city areas. (PTIT 113)
    • A. 

      Clarence Perry

    • B. 

      Leslie Patrick Abercrombie

    • C. 

      Henry Wright

    • D. 

      Andres Duany

  • 11. 
    A British pioneered in regional planning for the Doncaster area (1920-1922) and East Kent; Involved in greater London Plan; Use of open space as structuring element. (PTIT 109)
    • A. 

      Clarence Perry

    • B. 

      Leslie Patrick Abercrombie

    • C. 

      Henry Wright

    • D. 

      Andres Duany

  • 12. 
    It is the first developed Garden City where it is a combination of landscaping, informal street layouts, and main axis focusing on town center. (CDEP IX-16)
    • A. 

      Savannah

    • B. 

      Savannah

    • C. 

      Letchworth

    • D. 

      Hampstead Garden Suburbs

  • 13. 
    First conceptualized the “Garden Cities”; and author of “Tomorrow: A Peaceful Path To Social Reform”. (CDEP IX-16)
    • A. 

      Tony Garnier

    • B. 

      Andres Duany

    • C. 

      Robert Owens

    • D. 

      Ebenezer Howard

  • 14. 
    These are points, the strategic spots in a city into which an observer can enter, and which are the intensive foci to and from which he is traveling. (PTIT 133)
    • A. 

      Nodes

    • B. 

      Landmarks

    • C. 

      Focal point

    • D. 

      Point of reference

  • 15. 
    Often enclosed and secluded from the street, whose high density and variety of planting conveys a garden image. It sometimes included flower planters and a water feature and usually supplies a variety of seating possibilities. (PTIT 137)
    • A. 

      City Plaza

    • B. 

      Garden Oasis

    • C. 

      City Square

    • D. 

      Street Plaza

  • 16. 
    When was the first Land Use zoning in New York initiated particularly the Incentive zoning? (CDEP IX-31)
    • A. 

      1914

    • B. 

      1915

    • C. 

      1916

    • D. 

      1917

  • 17. 
    He is remembered for his “Ideal Cities” – star shaped plans with street radiating from central point, usually proposed for a church, palace or castle. (PTIT 102)
    • A. 

      Leonardo da Vinci

    • B. 

      Leon Battista Alberti

    • C. 

      Pierre Charles L’Enfant

    • D. 

      Sir Christopher Wren

  • 18. 
    . An English Architect who prepared plan for London i.e., Ct. Peter’s and St. Paul Cathedral; Proposed a Network of avenues connecting the main features of London. (PTIT 103)
    • A. 

      Leonardo da Vinci

    • B. 

      Leon Battista Alberti

    • C. 

      Pierre Charles L’Enfant

    • D. 

      Sir Christopher Wren

  • 19. 
    The author of  “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” – one of the most influential book in the history of planning. (PTIT 116)
    • A. 

      Lewis Mumford

    • B. 

      Jane Jacobs

    • C. 

      Richard Sennet

    • D. 

      Buckminister Fuller

  • 20. 
    Refers to the program of the NHA of upgrading and improving blighted squatter areas within the cities and municipalities of Metro Manila pursuant to existing statutes and issuances. (R.A. 7279)
    • A. 

      BLISS

    • B. 

      Socialized Housing

    • C. 

      ZIP

    • D. 

      NEDA

  • 21. 
    Whose theory is the explanation of residential land uses in terms of wedge-shaped sectors radial to the city center along established lines of transportation? (PTIT 131)
    • A. 

      Homer Hoyt

    • B. 

      Kevin Lynch

    • C. 

      Ernest Burgess

  • 22. 
    Is the transfer of heat from one place to another by the flow of molecules from one place to another? (CDEP X-4)
    • A. 

      Radiation

    • B. 

      Convection

    • C. 

      Conduction

    • D. 

      Evaporation and condensation

  • 23. 
    It is the flow of heat through a material by transfer from warmer to cooler molecules in contact with each other. (CDEP X-4)  
    • A. 

      Radiation

    • B. 

      Convection

    • C. 

      Conduction

    • D. 

      Evaporation and condensation

  • 24. 
    Human comfort as determined by the ability of the body to dissipate the heat and moisture it produces by metabolic action is known as____________. (CDEP X-21)
    • A. 

      Comfort zone

    • B. 

      Cooling comfort

    • C. 

      Thermal comfort

    • D. 

      Natural comfort

  • 25. 
    Either of the two times during the year when the sun crosses the plane of the celestial equator and when the length of the day and night are everywhere approximately equal, occurring about March 21 and September 21. (CDEP X-21)
    • A. 

      Vernal equinox

    • B. 

      Winter solstice

    • C. 

      Summer solstice

    • D. 

      Equinox

  • 26. 
    The angle with height above the horizon. Ranges from 0° when on horizon to 90° when directly above (noon) (CDEP X-9)
    • A. 

      Solar azimuth angle

    • B. 

      Solar angle

    • C. 

      Solar altitude angle

    • D. 

      Azimuth angle

  • 27. 
    What is the typical solar gain factor for external white louvers? (CDEP X-6)
    • A. 

      12%

    • B. 

      13%

    • C. 

      14%

    • D. 

      15%

  • 28. 
    Refers to the characteristic tendency of some transparent materials such as glass to transmit shorter than about 2.5 microns and blocks radiation of longer wavelengths. (Passive cooling by Manahan p. 67)
    • A. 

      Effective Temperature

    • B. 

      Greenhouse Effect

    • C. 

      Chimney Effect

    • D. 

      Insulation Effect

  • 29. 
    ____________ is a sun shading device that is best to use in protecting the southwest facing building from unwanted heat gained due to direct solar radiation. (CDEP X-9)
    • A. 

      Louvers parallel to wall

    • B. 

      Eggcrate

    • C. 

      Vertical

    • D. 

      Horizontal louvers

  • 30. 
    The angular elevation of a celestial body above the horizon. (CDEP X-21)
    • A. 

      Altitude

    • B. 

      Azimuth

    • C. 

      Vernal equinox

    • D. 

      Equinox

  • 31. 
    A screen, usually of louvers, placed on the outside a building to shield windows form direct sunlight. (CDEP X-21)
    • A. 

      Brise-soleil

    • B. 

      Vertical louvers

    • C. 

      Eggcrate

    • D. 

      Horizontal louvers

  • 32. 
    Which plan is self –shielding and do not conduce to induction of air movement indoors. (PTIT 213)
    • A. 

      L-shape plan

    • B. 

      U-shape plan

    • C. 

      T-shape plan

    • D. 

      H-shape plan

  • 33. 
    Which shape of plan helps promote air motion only in a limited part of the building? It also induces a higher indoor air movement for obliquely incident wind. (PTIT 213)
    • A. 

      L-shape plan

    • B. 

      U-shape plan

    • C. 

      T-shape plan

    • D. 

      H-shape plan

  • 34. 
    Among the following ground covers, which has the smallest value in absorbing solar radiation? (PTIT 220)
    • A. 

      Ground dry plowed

    • B. 

      San, white powdered

    • C. 

      Sand

    • D. 

      Sand dry

  • 35. 
    Radiant heat transfer affecting buildings can be due to the following except:
    • A. 

      Direct short-wave radiation from the sun

    • B. 

      Long-wave radiation from the heated ground and nearly objects

    • C. 

      Short wave radiation reflected from the surrounding

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 36. 
    The tendency of air or gas in a shaft or other vertical space to rise when heated, creating a draft that draws in cooler air gas from below. (Passive cooling by Manahan p. 67/ PTIT 201)
    • A. 

      Effective Temperature

    • B. 

      Greenhouse Effect

    • C. 

      Chimney Effect

    • D. 

      Insulation Effect

  • 37. 
    There are several recommendations for window size and thermal characteristic. In the illustration TR 25.16.84.2006, identify figure b. (Architect’s Guide to Climate Design p. 13)
    • A. 

      Medium openings; light roof; heavy walls

    • B. 

      Medium openings; heavy roof; heavy walls

    • C. 

      Medium openings; heavy roof; light walls

    • D. 

      Medium openings; well insulated roof; heavy walls

  • 38. 
    At what minimum degrees of slope of roof where there is positive pressure against the windward slope of a roof. (Architect’s Guide to Climate Design p. 47)
    • A. 

      25 degrees

    • B. 

      30 degrees

    • C. 

      35 degrees

    • D. 

      40 degrees

  • 39. 
    What is the conductivity value (w/m square/cm) of stucco according to the insulating values of building materials? (PTIT 226)
    • A. 

      11.08

    • B. 

      18.55

    • C. 

      1.56

    • D. 

      19.68

  • 40. 
    What is the conductivity value (w/m square/cm) of a cement plaster, sand aggregate (20 millimeters) according to the insulating values of building materials? (PTIT 226)
    • A. 

      11.08

    • B. 

      18.55

    • C. 

      1.56

    • D. 

      19.68

  • 41. 
    An instrument for measuring high temperature. (PTIT 234)  
    • A. 

      Psychrometer

    • B. 

      Kathathermometer

    • C. 

      Thermometer

    • D. 

      Pyrometer

  • 42. 
    The point on the imaginary celestial sphere directly opposite to the zenith and directly under a given place or person. (PTIT 235)
    • A. 

      Miliara

    • B. 

      Photon

    • C. 

      Nadir

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 43. 
    For south oriented buildings, which of the following choices is the best sun shading device? (PTIT 189)
    • A. 

      Eggcrate

    • B. 

      Slanted louvers

    • C. 

      Bris soleil

    • D. 

      Horizontal overhangs

  • 44. 
    The prevailing wind in the Philippines from May to October ,also known as the Habagat comes from the_____________ part of the country
    • A. 

      Northwest

    • B. 

      Southwest

    • C. 

      Southeast

    • D. 

      Northeast

  • 45. 
    1. Which of the following would probably not be considered an element of a city’s image?
    • A. 

      A group of houses

    • B. 

      A freeway

    • C. 

      A neighborhood bar

    • D. 

      A rice paddies