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1

Corner lots potentially provide

a. more security.
b. greater privacy.
c. less flexibility in design.
d. more traffic noise.

d. more traffic noise.

2

Test borings of the soil are performed to

a. establish the weight of the building.
b. located possible termite damage.
c. determine its weight-bearing capacity.
d. locate the depth of the water table.

c. determine its weight-bearing capacity.

3

Footers are used to

a. prevent excessive settling and movement of the structure.
b. elevate the building above the floodplain.
c. provide a stable platform for the air-conditioning unit
d. secure roof trusses to the plates.

a. prevent excessive settling and movement of the structure.

4

Balloon framing

a. offers superior resistance to the spread of fire.
b. is preferred because of its low cost.
c. is prohibited by many building codes.
d. has become more popular in recent years.

c. is prohibited by many building codes.

5

Small cracks in the exterior surface of a masonry building

a. indicate structural damage.
b. are common.
c. should be repaired immediately.
d. should be ignored.

b. are common.

6

Studs are held in place by the use of

a. sills.
b. plates.
c. grout.
d. trusses.

b. plates.

7

Runoff of rainwater from a roof

a. assists in keeping it clean and extends its life.
b. should be prevented.
c. indicates poor design.
d. will eventually cause deterioration.

a. assists in keeping it clean and extends its life.

8

What is one indication that shingle roof is near the end of its useful life?

a. curling along the edges.
b. an expiration date stamped on the surface.
c. an abrupt change in color.
d. high humidity within the living space.

a. curling along the edges.

9

The door leading from the living area into the garage

a. should always be locked.
b. must be of hollow-core construction to meet code requirements.
c. must be equipped with a dead-bolt lock.
d. should be solid-core to assist in resisting the path of fire.

d. should be solid-core to assist in resisting the path of fire.

10

What type of insulating material also provides a vapor barrier?

a. foam
b. rigid
c. flexible
d. reflective

c. flexible

11

What type of piping material has been associated with leaking joints?

a. PVC
b. CPVC
c. PB
d. copper

c. PB

12

Which system uses the temperature of the subsoil to both heat and cool a home?

a. radiant
b. geothermal
c. conductive
d. steam

b. geothermal

13

The speed with which electricity flows through a conductor is measured in

a. amps.
b. volts.
c. ohms.
d. watts.

a. amps.

14

Protection against overheating in an electrical system can be accomplished by the use of

a. volt meters.
b. circuit breakers.
c. amp meters.
d. load restrictors.

b. circuit breakers.

15

What limitation or disadvantage might be associated with a flag lot?

a. limited parking is available
b. it is subject to increased traffic noise.
c. driveway access is restricted.
d. current zoning may make the improvements nonconforming.

d. current zoning may make the improvements nonconforming.

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