Tropical Architecture Trivia Quiz

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Tropical Architecture Trivia Quiz

Below is a Tropical Architecture Trivia Quiz that is perfect for seeing just how skilled you are as an architect when it comes to putting up structures in the tropical areas. The kind of structures you put up at a location depends highly on the environment of that region. Take this test and see if you have the knowhow for this region. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A phenomenon where the urban temperature is hotter than rural temperature.
    • A. 

      Albedo effect

    • B. 

      Urban heat island

    • C. 

      Wind shadow

    • D. 

      Azimuth

  • 2. 
    Serves as climatic mesh that filters the outside environment to create a proper and hopefully a comfortable indoor environment.
    • A. 

      Building fenestration

    • B. 

      Building envelope

    • C. 

      Building materials

    • D. 

      Building orientation

  • 3. 
    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 or gas from below.
    • A. 

      Coriolis force

    • B. 

      Chimney effect

    • C. 

      Thermal mass

    • D. 

      Uniform heat emission

  • 4. 
    Overheating is not as great as in other areas, but it is aggravated by very high humidities, restricting the evaporation potential. The diurnal temperature variation is small.
    • A. 

      Tropical upland

    • B. 

      Temperate

    • C. 

      Warm humid

    • D. 

      Hot dry

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      I, iii, v

    • B. 

      Ii, iv, vi

    • C. 

      I, iii, iv

    • D. 

      Ii, v, vi

  • 6. 
    The total amount of rain, hail, snow, dew, measured in rain gauges and expressed in mm per unit time (day, month, year)
    • A. 

      Cloud cover

    • B. 

      Precipitation

    • C. 

      Humidity

    • D. 

      Air movement

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      I, iii, iv, vi

    • B. 

      Ii, iii, iv, vi

    • C. 

      I, iii, v, vi

    • D. 

      Ii, iv, v, vi

  • 8. 
    Wind direction of Amihan.
    • A. 

      NW

    • B. 

      SE

    • C. 

      SW

    • D. 

      NE

  • 9. 
    Major thermal design factors to be studied includes the following except one:
    • A. 

      Conduction heat flow

    • B. 

      Solar heat gain

    • C. 

      Outdoor conditions

    • D. 

      Ventilation heat flow

  • 10. 
    This design variable refers to the size, position and orientation of windows; window glass materials; external and internal shading devices.
    • A. 

      Building fabric

    • B. 

      Fenestration

    • C. 

      Thermal insulation

    • D. 

      Surface-to-volume ratio

  • 11. 
    Which of the following statements is not true?
    • A. 

      Tropical regions need both vertical and horizontal shading throughout the year.

    • B. 

      For the tropical zones, generally, as much ventilation as possible is desired.

    • C. 

      Transitional spaces in tropical zones are located on the north and south sides of the building where the sun’s penetration is not as great.

    • D. 

      Transitional spaces require total climatic control and natural ventilation is not sufficient.

  • 12. 
    Any cool mass that is available for the absorption of excess heat, including water bodies, the ground, and massive building materials.
    • A. 

      Heat sink

    • B. 

      Water features

    • C. 

      Cooling breezes

    • D. 

      Radiant cooling

  • 13. 
    Instrument used for measuring relative humidity
    • A. 

      Thermometer

    • B. 

      Hygrometer

    • C. 

      Vane anemometer

    • D. 

      Pyranometer

  • 14. 
    Wind direction of Habagat.
    • A. 

      NW

    • B. 

      SE

    • C. 

      SW

    • D. 

      NE

  • 15. 
    A climate classification where the main problem is the lack of heat (under heating), or an excessive heat dissipation for all or most parts of the year.
    • A. 

      Hot-dry climate

    • B. 

      Warm-humid climate

    • C. 

      Cold climate

    • D. 

      Solar radiation

  • 16. 
    The temperature of the outside air in contact with a shaded wall or roof which would give the same rate of heat transfer and the same temperature gradient as the combined effect of solar radiation and air temperature.
    • A. 

      Dry-bulb temperature

    • B. 

      Wet-bulb temperature

    • C. 

      Sol-air temperature

    • D. 

      Surface temperature

  • 17. 
    Measured by a pyranometer, on an unobstructed horizontal surface and recorded either as the continuously varying irradiance (W/m2), or through an electronic integrator as irradiance over the hour of the day.
    • A. 

      Cloud cover

    • B. 

      Sunshine duration

    • C. 

      Dry-bulb temperature

    • D. 

      Solar radiation

  • 18. 
    This design variable refers to materials and construction; thermal insulation; surface qualities; shading and sun control.
    • A. 

      Building fabric

    • B. 

      Fenestration

    • C. 

      Air-tightness

    • D. 

      Building shape

  • 19. 
    Integration in time of weather conditions, characteristics of a certain geographical location.
    • A. 

      Climate

    • B. 

      Temperature

    • C. 

      Weather

    • D. 

      Season

  • 20. 
    Maximum solar heat factor for roofs in warm humid tropics.
    • A. 

      3%

    • B. 

      4%

    • C. 

      5%

    • D. 

      6%

  • 21. 
    Regional climate
    • A. 

      Mesoclimate

    • B. 

      Macroclimate

    • C. 

      Microclimate

    • D. 

      Diurnal

  • 22. 
    A cooling system using a building’s design and construction to maintain a comfortable temperature within the building.
    • A. 

      Passive cooling

    • B. 

      Stack effect

    • C. 

      Electro-mechanical

    • D. 

      Thermal mass

  • 23. 
    Flow of heat through a material by transfer from warmer to cooler molecules in contact with each other.
    • A. 

      Evaporation

    • B. 

      Conduction

    • C. 

      Convection

    • D. 

      Radiation

  • 24. 
    Which of the following statements is not true?
    • A. 

      Heat gain in the tropics is due mainly to solar radiation at the building surface.

    • B. 

      In hot climates, heat gains are highest when there are low wind speeds

    • C. 

      Relative humidities in the tropical regions are very low.

    • D. 

      Absorptivity of the surface to solar radiation is of primary importance in tropical regions.

  • 25. 
    Transfer of heat from one place to another by the flow of molecules from one place to another
    • A. 

      Evaporation

    • B. 

      Conduction

    • C. 

      Convection

    • D. 

      Radiation

  • 26. 
    Maximum solar heat factor for walls in warm humid tropics.
    • A. 

      3%

    • B. 

      4%

    • C. 

      5%

    • D. 

      6%

  • 27. 
    What is the annual mean temperature if the highest DBT of the year is 37oC and the lowest DBT is 16oC?
    • A. 

      37 oC

    • B. 

      26.5 oC

    • C. 

      35 oC

    • D. 

      17.5 oC

  • 28. 
    Rate of heat transfer that occurs through a unit thickness of material for a unit area subjected to a unit difference in temperature.
    • A. 

      Conduction

    • B. 

      Conductivity

    • C. 

      Resistance

    • D. 

      Resisitivity

  • 29. 
    As a rough guide, the wind shadow will be _____ times the height of the building including the pitched roof.
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      6

  • 30. 
    Wind speed increases rapidly as the percentage opening area in walls increases from 0 to _____%.
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      40

  • 31. 
    Angle of the sun above the horizon, measured from the horizon.
    • A. 

      Azimuth

    • B. 

      Sun path

    • C. 

      Latitude

    • D. 

      Altitude

  • 32. 
    Wind speed __________ with the increase in height above the ground.
    • A. 

      Increases

    • B. 

      Decreases

    • C. 

      Deflected

    • D. 

      Is not affected

  • 33. 
    Angle of the position of the sun along the horizon, measured to the east or west from true south.
    • A. 

      Azimuth

    • B. 

      Latitude

    • C. 

      Altitude

    • D. 

      Sun path