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1: What is the construction classification for ordinary construction?
A: Type I
B: Type II
C: Type III
D: Type IV

C: Type III

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2: What is another name for the void space found between the top-floor ceiling and the roof?
A: Attic
B: Cockloft
C: Garret
D: Loft

B: Cockloft

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3: What is the general rule with regard to fire separation within ordinary construction buildings?
A: They have a one-hour rating.
B: They have a two-hour rating.
C: They have a three-hour rating.
D: No rating is effective in such circumstances.

D: No rating is effective in such circumstances.

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4: How many stories is the tallest old-style masonry-bearing wall building in the United States?
A: 5
B: 10
C: 15
D: 20

C: 15

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5: In some codes, concrete topping was required over first-floor wood floors for fire resistance or to provide a sanitary floor. Which type of additional load does this place on the building?
A: Lateral
B: Live
C: Dead
D: Impact

C: Dead

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6: In composite walls, uneven settlement between the brick and the block might create what effect?
A: Uneven distribution of the exterior walls
B: Masonry walls pulling from the main supports
C: Deterioration of the stretcher course
D: Cracking of the header bricks

D: Cracking of the header bricks

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7: Why is it difficult to get floor beams level in masonry buildings?
A: Because of the irregularities of the masonry
B: Because the trade of laying the masonry is not being taught correctly
C: Because of the constant wind loads
D: Because of the possible lateral impact loads

A: Because of the irregularities of the masonry

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8: The best roof is one in which the roof beams rest on?
A: Outside bearing walls
B: Outside non-bearing walls
C: Spandrels
D: Girders

D: Girders

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9: Why are false ceilings commonly added to buildings?
A: To limit the fire protection area
B: To conserve heating and cooling costs
C: To reduce the size of the interior
D: To assist with fire containment

B: To conserve heating and cooling costs

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10: Which type of space contains many square feet of exposed fuel and is protected from hose streams by their construction?
A: Ceiling spaces
B: Interior sheathing
C: Joist spaces
D: Cornices

C: Joist spaces

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Void space between the top ceiling and the roof
1. Adobe
2. Ashlar masonry
3. Cockloft
4. Course
5. Dog iron
6. Girder
7. Bond course
8. Mezzanine
9. Pintle
10. Parging

3. Cockloft

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Connects the girders and imparts some lateral stability under normal conditions
1. Adobe
2. Ashlar masonry
3. Cockloft
4. Course
5. Dog iron
6. Girder
7. Bond course
8. Mezzanine
9. Pintle
10. Parging

5. Dog iron

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Stone cut in rectangular units
1. Adobe
2. Ashlar masonry
3. Cockloft
4. Course
5. Dog iron
6. Girder
7. Bond course
8. Mezzanine
9. Pintle
10. Parging

2. Ashlar masonry

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Bricks laid so the end is visible
1. Adobe
2. Ashlar masonry
3. Cockloft
4. Course
5. Dog iron
6. Girder
7. Bond course
8. Mezzanine
9. Pintle
10. Parging

7. Bond course

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Large, roughly molded, sun-dried clay units of varying sizes
1. Adobe
2. Ashlar masonry
3. Cockloft
4. Course
5. Dog iron
6. Girder
7. Bond course
8. Mezzanine
9. Pintle
10. Parging

1. Adobe

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A low-ceiling story located between two main stories
1. Adobe
2. Ashlar masonry
3. Cockloft
4. Course
5. Dog iron
6. Girder
7. Bond course
8. Mezzanine
9. Pintle
10. Parging


8. Mezzanine

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Square metal device used to transfer loads of columns on upper floors by passing the loads through intervening beams and girders
1. Adobe
2. Ashlar masonry
3. Cockloft
4. Course
5. Dog iron
6. Girder
7. Bond course
8. Mezzanine
9. Pintle
10. Parging

9. Pintle

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A horizontal line of masonry
1. Adobe
2. Ashlar masonry
3. Cockloft
4. Course
5. Dog iron
6. Girder
7. Bond course
8. Mezzanine
9. Pintle
10. Parging

4. Course

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Application of mortar to the back of facing material
1. Adobe
2. Ashlar masonry
3. Cockloft
4. Course
5. Dog iron
6. Girder
7. Bond course
8. Mezzanine
9. Pintle
10. Parging

10. Parging

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Large or principal beam of wood or steel used to support concentrated loads
1. Adobe
2. Ashlar masonry
3. Cockloft
4. Course
5. Dog iron
6. Girder
7. Bond course
8. Mezzanine
9. Pintle
10. Parging

6. Girder

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MULTIPLE CHOICE
The chief common characteristic of ordinary construction is:
A. the exterior walls are made of brick veneer
B. the exterior walls are made of masonry load-bearing walls
C. the floors are made of concrete
D. The buildings do not contain brick or wood joists

B. the exterior walls are made of masonry load-bearing walls

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MULTIPLE CHOICE
Which wall separates two buildings and is meant to stop a fire?
A. Fire partition
B. Fire wall
C. Fire barrier
D. Bearing wall

B. Fire wall

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MULTIPLE CHOICE
What type of connections must be made whenever an opening is made in a wooden floor?
A. Wall to beam
B. Floor to beam
C. Beam to beam
D. Beam to column

C. Beam to beam

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MULTIPLE CHOICE
Where a column is offset, the girder on which it rests is called a/an:
A. transfer beam
B. pintle
C. offset beam
D. axial beam

A. transfer beam

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MULTIPLE CHOICE
In order to get floor beams level in a masonry building, a wooden beam is laid in the brick wall at the line at the bottom of the floor beams; this can produce a:
A. void space of varying degrees in the wall
B. stronger wall
C. weak connection point
D. plane of weakness

D. plane of weakness

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MULTIPLE CHOICE
When heated to 1000 degrees F, steel _____, which can lead to collapse.
A. hardens
B. Shrinks
C. elongates
D. stiffens

C. elongates

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MULTIPLE CHOICE
In what state is additional wall bracing very common as part of the initial installation in a new building?
A. Minnesota
B. New York
C. Illinois
D. California

D. California

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MULTIPLE CHOICE
Masonry walls in ordinary construction consist of all of the following, EXCEPT:
A. stone
B. terrs cotta tile
C. steel
D. adobe

C. steel

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MULTIPLE CHOICE
Which of the following is an example of ordinary construction?
A. Maximum-security prisons
B. High-rise apartment complex
C. One-story strip mall
D. Row of townhouses

C. One-story strip mall

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MULTIPLE CHOICE
Problems of ordinary construction include which of the following?
A. Structural stability of the masonry wall
B. Stability of the interior column, girde, and beam system
C. Void spaces
D. All of the above

D. All of the above