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1: Why are iron connectors used on the columns and beams of heavy timber construction?
A: They are the only material that will bear the weight.
B: They cover the joints where fire might take a hold.
C: Lighter-weight connectors will fail before the timbers.
D: Iron connectors are required by code.

B: They cover the joints where fire might take a hold.

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2: Why do heavy timber buildings use a combination of waterproof floors and scuppers?
A: To remove any added dead load
B: To remove any added impact load
C: To reduce water damage to the upper floors
D: To reduce water damage to the lower floors

D: To reduce water damage to the lower floors

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3: Where should special hazards be stored within a heavy timber building?
A: In detached buildings
B: In areas that are surrounded by a one-hour fire separation
C: In areas that are surrounded by a two-hour fire separation
D: Materials that fall into the special hazard category are not allowed in Type IV buildings

A: In detached buildings

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4: What is the only defense against a raging fire in an old mill of heavy timber construction?
A: Heavy-caliber straight streams
B: Adequate trained personnel
C: Rapid, concise ventilation
D: A sprinkler system that is in full service

D: A sprinkler system that is in full service

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5: Which of the following are not permitted under building codes but are found in many actual buildings?
A: Unprotected steel columns
B: Unsprinklered void spaces
C: Highly flammable contents
D: Inadequate sprinkler systems

B: Unsprinklered void spaces

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6: What key point should be included in prefire planning to stop the production of heat in a heavy timber building fire?
A: Determine which type of attack should be administered
B: Determine the location of the closest water point
C: Determine how the water is to be applied in sufficient quantity
D: Determine whether the sprinkler system is adequate for the building

C: Determine how the water is to be applied in sufficient quantity

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7: In which category is heavy timber classified?
A: Type I
B: Type II
C: Type III
D: Type IV

D: Type IV

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8: Once a fire department moves to defensive operations, slow burning delays extinguishment and prolongs____________________.
A: firefighting operations
B: air pollution
C: water usage
D: all of the above

D: all of the above

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9: Which term best defines the end of a joist that is cut at an angle to permit the joist to fall out of a wall?
A: Fire cut
B: Corbelled
C: Corniced
D: Milled

A: Fire cut

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10: Many concealed spaces are created in heavy timber buildings when they are converted into _______________.
A: furniture warehouses
B: cold storage buildings
C: residential structures
D: vacant structures

C: residential structures

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MATCHING
The end of a joist cut at an angle to permit the joist to fall out of a wall without acting like a lever.
1. Cast iron box 6. Mill
2. Conflagration 7. Scupper
3. Corbelled 8. Vacant buildings
4. Fire cut 9. Slow burning
5. Type IV 10. Sprinkler system
construction

Fire cut

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A series of projections in a wall.
1. Cast iron box 6. Mill
2. Conflagration 7. Scupper
3. Corbelled 8. Vacant buildings
4. Fire cut 9. Slow burning
5. Type IV 10. Sprinkler system
construction

Corbelled

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Only defense against a raging fire in an old mill of heavy timber construction
1. Cast iron box 6. Mill
2. Conflagration 7. Scupper
3. Corbelled 8. Vacant buildings
4. Fire cut 9. Slow burning
5. Type IV 10. Sprinkler system
construction

Sprinkler system

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The earliest form of heavy timber construction
1. Cast iron box 6. Mill
2. Conflagration 7. Scupper
3. Corbelled 8. Vacant buildings
4. Fire cut 9. Slow burning
5. Type IV 10. Sprinkler system
construction

Mill

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An outlet for drainage in a wall for a roof.
1. Cast iron box 6. Mill
2. Conflagration 7. Scupper
3. Corbelled 8. Vacant buildings
4. Fire cut 9. Slow burning
5. Type IV 10. Sprinkler system
construction

Scupper

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Classification for heavy timber construction
1. Cast iron box 6. Mill
2. Conflagration 7. Scupper
3. Corbelled 8. Vacant buildings
4. Fire cut 9. Slow burning
5. Type IV 10. Sprinkler system
construction

Type IV construction

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A multi-story building with exposure problems that can create an uncontrollable fire.
1. Cast iron box 6. Mill
2. Conflagration 7. Scupper
3. Corbelled 8. Vacant buildings
4. Fire cut 9. Slow burning
5. Type IV 10. Sprinkler system
construction

Conflageration breeder

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Built into a wall to receive a girder
1. Cast iron box 6. Mill
2. Conflagration 7. Scupper
3. Corbelled 8. Vacant buildings
4. Fire cut 9. Slow burning
5. Type IV 10. Sprinkler system
construction

Cast iron box

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A significant fire hazard
1. Cast iron box 6. Mill
2. Conflagration 7. Scupper
3. Corbelled 8. Vacant buildings
4. Fire cut 9. Slow burning
5. Type IV 10. Sprinkler system
construction

Vacant buildings

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Characteristics of a building that should allow a fire in that building to be brought under control before the building itself becomes involved
1. Cast iron box 6. Mill
2. Conflagration 7. Scupper
3. Corbelled 8. Vacant buildings
4. Fire cut 9. Slow burning
5. Type IV 10. Sprinkler system
construction

slow burning