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1: Which of the following is not a basic fact about wood?
A: Wood is combustible.
B: Wood, in thin sections, will decrease flame spread.
C: Wood construction creates combustible void spaces.
D: As wood burns it loses its structural strength.

B: Wood, in thin sections, will decrease flame spread.

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2: What is another name for mortise and tenon?
A: Tongue and groove
B: Socket and tongue
C: Socket and groove
D: Plaster and tongue

B: Socket and tongue

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3: What is the common vertical means of fire spread in both balloon-frame and platform-frame buildings?
A: Concealed wall voids
B: No fire stops
C: Plumbers and electricians
D: Open stairwells

D: Open stairwells

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4: What are the tensile connecting members of a truss called?
A: Ties
B: Struts
C: Chords
D: Panel points

A: Ties

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5: In which type of load would shape be unimportant?
A: Compression
B: Tensile
C: Torsion
D: None of the above; shape is always important

B: Tensile

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6: What is another name for a truss void?
A: Truss space
B: Truss gap
C: Truss loft
D: Truss breach

C: Truss loft

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7: Which of the following is not a purpose of a NFPA 13R system?
A: To save lives
B: To save property
C: To prevent flashover
D: To permit occupant escape

B: To save property

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8: Which of the following is a thin concrete surface that can be used on any structure, such as brick, block, hollow tile, or wood?
A: Vinyl siding
B: Battens
C: Chamfer
D: Stucco

D: Stucco

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9: In a veneered wall, galvanized steel anchors are nailed to the ________.
A: sheathing
B: casings
C: studs
D: exterior wall

C: studs

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10: Wood shingles or shakes are split pieces of wood used for roofing or siding. Which is larger: wood shingles or wood shakes?
A: Wood shingles
B: Shakes

B: Shakes

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In which type of truss does the compression member extend downward?
A. Queen post truss
B. Parallel chord truss
C. Triangular truss
D. Inverted King post truss

D. Inverted King post truss

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Which structural member is placed first on a foundation?
A. Base plate
B. Sill
C. Primary member
D. Joist

B. Sill

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A lightweight truss substitutes:
A. mass for geometry
B. height for length
C. geometry for mass
D. length for height

C. geometry for mass

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Rising roofs in truss construction can cause all of the following EXCEPT:
A. damaged gas lines
B. weakened joists
C. Pyrolysis
D. loose gusset plates

C. Pyrolysis

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Which of the following is a component of truss frame construction?
A. A unitized frame
B. A large void space
C. Multiple trusses forming a hip
D. Slow construction speed

A. A unitized frame

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Treated wood may be used for all of the following reasons, EXCEPT:
A. to resist insect damage
B. to create a fire-retardant product
C. to avoid water damage
D. to avoid toxicity when burned

D. to avoid toxicity when burned

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Which type of girder is made up of a steel plate or plywood sandwiched between two beams?
A. Bearing plate
B. Flitch plate
C. Dual plate
D. Sandwich plate

B. Flitch plate

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Which of the following is a problem with corrugated metal siding?
A. Quick collapse potential
B. Difficult forced entry issues
C. Severe electrical hazards
D. Severe structural weaknesses

C. Severe electrical hazards

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What is the biggest hazard of low- density fiberboard?
A. Vermin
B. Moisture
C. Fire
D. Delamination

C. Fire

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Terms associated with mortise and tenon joints include all of the following, EXCEPT:
A. socket
B. tongue
C. trunnel
D. bridging

D. bridging

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FILL- IN-THE-BLANK
In balloon framing, studs run two or more stories high, from the _____to the eave line.

foundation

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FILL- IN-THE-BLANK
A framed building is understood to have a skelton of beams and columns in which the walls are just ______ walls.

curtain

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FILL- IN-THE-BLANK
___________ is a serious threat in a ballon- framed building

collapse

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FILL- IN-THE-BLANK
Trusses can provide huge clear spans at a/an ______ weight considerably less than that of a corresponding beam.

dead

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FILL- IN-THE-BLANK
Tactics based on _________ joist floors will kill firefighters if used on buildings with truss floors.

sawn

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FILL- IN-THE-BLANK
Draftstops typically limit _____ spread of fire.

horizontal

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FILL- IN-THE-BLANK
Firestops typically limit ______ spread of fire.

vertical

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FILL- IN-THE-BLANK
Plank-like sections of nominal two-inch or thinner boards glued under pressure to form arches are known as ______.

glulam

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FILL- IN-THE-BLANK
____________ joints are made by cutting a series of long points into the end of two-by-fours before gluing them together.

Finger

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FILL- IN-THE-BLANK
Plywood siding is typically delivered in _________-foot sheets.

four