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1

Which type of wood panel has all strands laid at right angles?
A. Oriented strand board
B. Plywood
C. Timber board
D. Crazed strand board

A. Oriented strand board

2

Which stone is particularly subject to spalling when exposed to fire?
A. Marble
B. Limestone
C. Granite
D. Sandstone

C. Granite

3

At what temperature does structural steel fail?
A. 500 degrees F
B. 750 degrees F
C. 1000 degrees F
D. 1500 degrees F

C. 1000 degrees F

4

If a material contributes fuel to the combustion process, it is considered:
A. fire-resistant
B. combustible
C. admixture
D. aggregate

B. combustible

5

Which material is strong in tension and weak in compression?
A. Concrete
B. Wood
C. Hemp rope
D. Steel

C. Hemp rope

6

Which of the following is used to support smaller buildings and those built on stronger soils?
A. Footings
B. Piles
C. Caissons
D. Stilts

A. Footings

7

Soil walls are protected against collapse by all of the following EXCEPT:
A. crosslot bracing
B. rakers
C. tiebacks
D. tie braker

D. tie braker

8

All of the following are construction regulations, EXCEPT:
A. plumbing code
B. electrical code
C. heating and air conditioning code
D. mechanical code

C. heating and air conditioning code

9

Which of the following people is typically responsible for the overall project?
A. Civil engineer
B. General contractor
C. Architect
D. Structural engineer

C. Architect

10

Which of the following presents a common safety danger at a construction site?
A. Unsecured openings
B. Missing stairwells
C. Moving objects
D. All of the above

D. All of the above

11

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A/An _________ code regulates the actual design and construction of new buildings.

building

12

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A/An _________ code regulates the activities that take place in existing buildings.

fire

13

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__________ laws dictate land usage in specific cities.

zoning

14

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The ________ is a set of regulations passed in 1990 that includes, among other things, regulations requiring areas of refuge.

Americans with Disabilities Act

15

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________ is the organization that enforces regulations related to safety on construction sites.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

16

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The __________ is responsible for the design of a building and decides how a building will perform.

architect

17

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A fire protection __________ designs the fire protection systems of a building.

engineer

18

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The _________ engineer designs the layout of the site, including parking, drainage, and roadways.

civil

19

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A/An _________ engineer designs heating, air conditioning, and plumbing systems.

mechanical

20

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The __________ engineer designs the lighting, telecommunications, and emergency power systems.

electrical

21

TRUE OR FALSE
Buildings are construction are usually more dangerous than completed structures.

True

22

TRUE OR FALSE
A fire code provides the maximum levels of health and safety.

False

23

TRUE OR FALSE
While on site, firefighters should test private hydrants.

True

24

TRUE OR FALSE
Progressive collapses can be stopped by shear walls.

True

25

TRUE OR FALSE
Dimensional lumber is between 5 and 7 inches in nominal thickness.

False

26

TRUE OR FALSE
Cast iron is a very strong material.

False
(brittle)

27

TRUE OR FALSE
A slurry wall is made up of engineered wood products.

False

28

TRUE OR FALSE
Columns typically form a very strong support.

True

29

TRUE OR FALSE
Fire retardants do not render wood noncombustible.

True

30

TRUE OR FALSE
Wet wood has less strength than dry wood.

True