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Vernacular terms used in Architecture in the Philippines


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Rodapis

    • A.

      Floor joists

    • B.

      Bottom chord

    • C.

      Rabbet

    • D.

      Baseboard

    Correct Answer
    D. Baseboard
    Explanation
    A baseboard is a type of trim that is installed along the bottom of a wall, where it meets the floor. It serves both a functional and decorative purpose, as it covers the joint between the wall and the floor, protecting it from damage and providing a finished look. The other terms mentioned in the question, such as rodapis, floor joists, and bottom chord, do not relate to baseboards and therefore are not the correct answer.

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  • 2. 

    Andanyo

    • A.

      Tread

    • B.

      Scaffolding

    • C.

      Gable roof

    • D.

      Ridge roll

    Correct Answer
    B. Scaffolding
  • 3. 

    Hamba Pintuan

    • A.

      Door jamb

    • B.

      Door stop

    • C.

      Door knob

    • D.

      Door hinge

    Correct Answer
    A. Door jamb
    Explanation
    A door jamb is the vertical frame on the side of a door that holds the door in place when it is closed. It provides support and stability to the door, preventing it from swinging or moving. The other options listed, such as door stop, door knob, and door hinge, are all different components of a door but do not serve the same function as a door jamb.

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  • 4. 

    Sinturon

    • A.

      Nut

    • B.

      Belt

    • C.

      Collar

    • D.

      Head

    Correct Answer
    C. Collar
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "collar" because "sinturon" is the Spanish word for "belt" and "nut" and "head" are unrelated to the word "sinturon." However, "collar" is a possible translation for "sinturon" as it can refer to a collar worn around the neck, such as a dog collar or a shirt collar.

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  • 5. 

    Feet

    • A.

      Paa

    • B.

      Piye

    • C.

      Tiil

    • D.

      Pie de gallo

    Correct Answer
    B. Piye
  • 6. 

    Suelo

    • A.

      Flooring

    • B.

      Floorboards

    • C.

      Floor joists

    • D.

      Floor sill

    Correct Answer
    A. Flooring
    Explanation
    The term "suelo" is a Spanish word that translates to "floor" in English. Among the given options, "flooring" is the closest in meaning to "suelo." Flooring refers to the materials that are used to cover the floor surface in a building, such as tiles, wood, or carpet. Therefore, "flooring" is the correct answer in this context.

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  • 7. 

    Unosinotra

    • A.

      Inch

    • B.

      Astragal

    • C.

      Closed stringer

    • D.

      Alternate/staggered

    Correct Answer
    D. Alternate/staggered
  • 8. 

    Batidura

    • A.

      Astragal

    • B.

      Fillet

    • C.

      All of the above

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. All of the above
    Explanation
    The term "all of the above" indicates that all the options listed (batidura, astragal, and fillet) are correct answers to the question. Therefore, "all of the above" is the correct answer because it encompasses all the given options.

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  • 9. 

    Ridge Roll

    • A.

      Kaballete

    • B.

      Balangkas

    • C.

      Soleras

    • D.

      Estanyo

    Correct Answer
    A. Kaballete
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "kaballete." The other options, "balangkas," "soleras," and "estanyo," do not make sense in the context of "ridge roll." "Kaballete" is a term used in construction and refers to the wooden or metal beam that supports the ridge of a roof. Therefore, it is the most appropriate answer in relation to "ridge roll."

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  • 10. 

    Bagad

    • A.

      Column

    • B.

      Vertical stud

    • C.

      Horizontal stud

    • D.

      Wall post

    Correct Answer
    D. Wall post
    Explanation
    The given words "Bagad, column, vertical stud, horizontal stud" do not have any clear connection or meaning. However, "wall post" stands out as a term related to construction or building. In construction, a wall post refers to a vertical support or upright structure used to support a wall or other structural elements. Therefore, "wall post" is the most logical and relevant answer among the given options.

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  • 11. 

    Abang

    • A.

      Siding

    • B.

      Alternate/staggered

    • C.

      Dowel

    • D.

      Soldering bar

    Correct Answer
    C. Dowel
  • 12. 

    Alahado

    • A.

      Flush

    • B.

      Eaves

    • C.

      Correction

    • D.

      Sand and gravel

    Correct Answer
    A. Flush
  • 13. 

    Eaves

    • A.

      Abang

    • B.

      Dulang

    • C.

      Suelo

    • D.

      Alero

    Correct Answer
    D. Alero
  • 14. 

    Alulod / kanal

    • A.

      Gutter

    • B.

      Spacing

    • C.

      Groove

    • D.

      Stake

    Correct Answer
    A. Gutter
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "gutter". A gutter is a channel or trough that is used to collect and redirect water from a roof or a paved area. It is typically installed along the edge of a roof or a road to prevent water from accumulating and causing damage. In this context, "alulod/kanal" is a term that refers to a gutter in Filipino or Tagalog language. Therefore, "gutter" is the appropriate translation or equivalent term for "alulod/kanal".

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  • 15. 

    Asinta

    • A.

      Laying of CHB

    • B.

      Wainscoting

    • C.

      Miter

    • D.

      Putting

    Correct Answer
    A. Laying of CHB
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "laying of CHB". This suggests that the activity being described in the given list of words is the process of laying CHB (concrete hollow blocks). The other words provided in the list, such as "wainscoting", "miter", and "putting", do not directly relate to the laying of CHB and are likely included to confuse or distract the reader. The answer choice "laying of CHB" is the only option that accurately describes the activity mentioned in the list.

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  • 16. 

    Asolehos

    • A.

      Tiles

    • B.

      Riser

    • C.

      Wainscoting tiles

    • D.

      Downspout

    Correct Answer
    C. Wainscoting tiles
  • 17. 

    Framework

    • A.

      Balangkas

    • B.

      De banada

    • C.

      Estanyo

    • D.

      Lingueta

    Correct Answer
    A. Balangkas
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "balangkas". It is the Filipino translation of the word "framework". The other options, "de banada", "estanyo", and "lingueta", do not have any relation to the concept of a framework.

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  • 18. 

    Baral de Kadena

    • A.

      Chain bolt

    • B.

      Chain

    • C.

      Barrel bolt

    • D.

      Nut

    Correct Answer
    A. Chain bolt
    Explanation
    The given options consist of different types of bolts. Out of all the options, "chain bolt" is the correct answer. A chain bolt is a type of bolt that is used to secure doors or gates. It has a chain attached to it, allowing the door or gate to be partially opened while still being secured. The other options, such as "barrel bolt" and "nut," are different types of bolts but not specifically chain bolts.

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  • 19. 

    Barandillas

    • A.

      Baluster

    • B.

      Tread

    • C.

      Canopy

    • D.

      Fascia board

    Correct Answer
    A. Baluster
    Explanation
    A baluster is a term used in architecture and construction to refer to a vertical support that is typically found in a railing or a staircase. It helps to provide structural support and safety by preventing people from falling off the edge. In this context, the word "barandillas" is likely referring to a railing or a balustrade, which makes baluster the correct answer.

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  • 20. 

    Baytang

    • A.

      Low table

    • B.

      Tread

    • C.

      Bottom chord

    • D.

      Washer

    Correct Answer
    B. Tread
  • 21. 

    Biento

    • A.

      Gable roof

    • B.

      Aligned

    • C.

      Girder

    • D.

      Spacing

    Correct Answer
    D. Spacing
    Explanation
    The term "spacing" refers to the distance between two objects or elements. In the context of the given terms "biento," "gable roof," "aligned," and "girder," the most relevant term is "spacing" as it can be used to describe the distance between girders in a roof structure. The correct answer, therefore, is "spacing."

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  • 22. 

    Biga

    • A.

      Beam

    • B.

      Flirt

    • C.

      Dish rack

    • D.

      Brace

    Correct Answer
    A. Beam
  • 23. 

    Bisagra

    • A.

      Hinge

    • B.

      Beam

    • C.

      Fillet

    • D.

      Glass

    Correct Answer
    A. Hinge
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hinge". A hinge is a mechanical device that connects two solid objects, allowing them to rotate or pivot relative to each other. It is commonly used to attach doors or gates to their frames, enabling them to swing open and closed. In the given list of words, "hinge" is the only term that relates to a specific type of object or mechanism used for joining and pivoting two objects together.

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  • 24. 

    Bolado

    • A.

      Aligned

    • B.

      Ridge roll

    • C.

      Roofing sheets

    • D.

      Projection

    Correct Answer
    D. Projection
  • 25. 

    Caida

    • A.

      Gable roof

    • B.

      Plug

    • C.

      Hall

    • D.

      Dining room

    Correct Answer
    C. Hall
    Explanation
    The given words "Caida, gable roof, plug, hall, dining room" seem to be unrelated. However, "hall" is the only word that fits the category of an interior space or room, while the other words do not. Therefore, "hall" is the correct answer.

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  • 26. 

    Canal

    • A.

      Groove

    • B.

      Shower

    • C.

      Sink

    • D.

      Oakum

    Correct Answer
    A. Groove
    Explanation
    A groove is a narrow, elongated depression or channel on a surface. It is often used to guide or contain something, such as a groove on a record for the needle to follow. In the given list, "groove" is the only term that specifically refers to a type of depression or channel. "Canal" can also refer to a waterway, "shower" and "sink" are fixtures used for water, and "oakum" is a material used to seal gaps. Therefore, "groove" is the correct answer as it is the only term directly related to the concept of a depression or channel.

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  • 27. 

    De Bandeha

    • A.

      Panel door

    • B.

      Groove

    • C.

      Sketch plan

    • D.

      Anchor

    Correct Answer
    A. Panel door
  • 28. 

    Bangguerahan

    • A.

      Low table

    • B.

      Sink

    • C.

      Overhead cabinet

    • D.

      Dish rack

    Correct Answer
    D. Dish rack
    Explanation
    The given options consist of different items, such as "low table," "sink," "overhead cabinet," and "dish rack." Out of these options, a dish rack is the most suitable answer as it is the only item that is specifically designed to hold and dry dishes after washing them. The other options do not serve this purpose.

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