Building Construction

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Building Construction
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  1. What does a CMU contain?
    A. Void space
    B. Joinery instructions
    C. Explosives
    D. Steel reinforcing rods
    B. Joinery instructions
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  2. What is it called when trapped moisture in concrete is heated to steam and expands, causing parts of
    the concrete to break away?
    A. Delamination
    B. Depolymerizing
    C. Spalling
    D. Spation
    C. Spalling
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  3. What is another term for
    gypsum board?
    A. Sheetrock
    B. Cement board
    C. Plywood
    D. Paneling
    A. Sheetrock
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  4. What will happen to gypsum board that is exposed to fire for a prolonged time?
    A. It will fail.
    B. It will spall.
    C. It will discolor.
    D. Nothing will happen
    • A. It will fail.
  5. What is the term for plastics that will melt under fire conditions?
    A. Thermoplastic
    B. Thermodynamic
    C. Thermosupple
    D. Isothermal
    A. Thermoplastic
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  6. A Type III building has two different fire loads. One is the contents. What is the other?
    A. The combustible building materials
    B. The interior atria
    C. Shipping deliveries
    D. The normally abutting exposures
    A. The combustible building materials
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  7. Select the true statement about masonry materials.
    A. They evolve poisonous gases when burned.
    B. They burn about as readily as wood.
    C. They must be specially treated not to burn.
    D. They are inherently fire resistive.
    D. They are inherently fire resistive.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  8. What metal is used in building construction primarily as a coating to protect metal parts from rust
    and corrosion?
    A. Sodium
    B. Manganese
    C. Zinc
    D. Tin
    C. Zinc
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  9. What are laminated glass windows likely to do when exposed to a fire.
    A. Shatter into small nuggets without sharp edges
    B. Crack and remain in place
    C. Nothing except discolor with the smoke
    D. Break irregularly into long, sharp-edged shards
    B. Crack and remain in place
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  10. What effect does wire in tempered glass have on the glass under fire conditions?
    A. It keeps the pieces together when it breaks.
    B. It keeps it from smoking up.
    C. It keeps it from breaking.
    D. It makes it melt instead of shatter.
    • C. It keeps it from breaking.
  11. How is the density of wood related to its ease of ignition?
    A. The optimal density is 1.7, and wood becomes
    B. The denser it is, the harder it is to ignite.
    C. The denser it is, the easier it is to ignite.
    D. These two characteristics are unrelated.
    harder to ignite the further its density is from that value.
    B. The denser it is, the harder it is to ignite.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  12. Type III construction is normally limited in height. What is usually the maximum height of a Type III
    building?
    A. Two stories
    B. One story
    C. Four stories
    D. Eight stories
    C. Four stories
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  13. What can be used to provide a secure work platform for fire fighters working on a pitched roof?
    A. Roof ladder
    B. Gusset
    C. Steel truss
    D. Attic ladder
    A. Roof ladder
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  14. The strength of a truss depends on both its members and the ________ between them?
    A. Height
    B. Width
    C. Length
    D. Connections
    D. Connections
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)

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