Multiple Choice Q

  1. Ventilation is required on suspended concreate ground floors to:

    Prevent a build up of gas

    Supply air to gas appliances

    Drain oversite concreate

    Prevent a building up of gas
  2. The width of a standard metric brick:




  3. Periscope Vents may be found in:

    Cavity wall near grounf floor level

    The top of a window frame

    A toilet with no windows
    Cavity Wall near ground floor level
  4. The depth of a floor joist is determined be:

    Moisture content



  5. In areas of high exposure, where the cavity of an external wall is bridged by a lintel you must install a:

    A cavity tray

    More wall ties

    Expanded metal mesh

    Trickle vent
    A cavity tray
  6. The vertical distance between the treads on a stair is known as the:




  7. The minimum clear headroom over the flight of a house staircase, required by the Building Regulations, is:




  8. A “footing” is another word for:

    The base of a door frame

    A rod for measuring brick courses

    A wall foundation

    The step of a staircase
    A wall foundation
  9. In roofing “battens” are used to:

    Fix the fascia board

    Brace the trussed rafters

    Support the cold water tank

    Support slates and tiles
    Support the slate and tiles
  10. A concrete “oversite” describes:

    A slab below a suspended ground floor

    A forgotten detail

    A temporary site road

    A path around the outside of a house
    A slab below the suspended concreate ground floor
  11. The “U-value” of an external wall construction is a measure of the:

    A unglazed area

    B rate of heat flow

    C size of the cavity

    D ultimate strength
    B. Rate of heat flow
  12. Where timber ground floor joists are supported on intermediate "sleeper" walls, they rest on a :

    A brick

    B hanger

    C lintel

    D wallplate
    D. Wallplate
  13. The word that describes a mixture of sand and cement laid on top of a concrete floor to produce a smooth surface is:

    A blinding

    B screed

    C dry lining

    D skim
    B. Screed
  14. English bond comprises:

    A all stretchers

    B alternate courses of headers and stretchers

    C alternate header and stretcher in each course

    D all headers
    C. Alternate course of heared and strechers
  15. The Building Regulations require buildings to be fire
    resistant in order to:

    A prevent the outbreak of fire

    B limit the temperature of a fire

    C reduce the workload of the fire services

    D prevent the spread of fire
    D. Prevent the spread of fire
  16. In a domestic timber upper floor trimmed joists would normally be found:

    A above a door opening

    B beneath a non-loadbearing partition

    C beneath a window opening

    D around a stair opening
    D. Around a stair opening
  17. Dry lining may be used to provide:

    A a finished internal wall surface

    B the inner surface of a chimney

    C a frame for an internal door

    D a cure for rising damp
    A. a finished internal wall surface
  18. Deep timber upper floor joists are prevented from twisting by:

    A bolting together

    B joist hangers

    C metal straps

    D herringbone strutting
    D. Herringbone strutting
  19. Where a pitched roof abuts a brick wall the joint is waterproofed by the use of:

    A a hip iron

    B a stepped lead flashing

    C an apron flashing

    D bitumen paint
    B. A stepped lead flashing
  20. In building, the word soldier is used to describe:

    A the material used to join copper pipes

    B the vertical tubes in scaffolding

    C a course of bricks laid on end

    D the vertical sides of a window frame
    C. A course of bricks laid on end
  21. Choose the correct abbreviation for the letters OPC

    A organic portland cement

    B original portland cement

    C ordinary portland cement

    D oxygenated portland cement
    C. Ordinary portland cement
  22. Choose the correct abbreviation for the letters

    A Lime hydrated portland cement

    B Low high-tensile portland cement

    C Light homogenised portland cement

    D Low
    heat portland cement

    C ordinary portland cement
    D Low heat portland cement
  23. Choose the correct abbreviation for the letters SRPC

    A. Self raising portland cement

    B. Sulphate resisting portland cement

    C. structurally reinforced portland cement

    D. swift reacting portland cement
    B. Sulphate resisting portland cement
  24. Choose the most suitable method of compacting concrete for an in-situ column.

    A. Do nothing

    B. Poker vibrator

    C Hand tamping

    D Compressing
    B. Poker vibrator
  25. An optimum water/cement ratio is:

    A 0.3

    B 0.8

    C 0.4

    D 0.2
    C. 0.4
  26. The ratio 1:2:4 means.

    A 1 part cement

    B 2 parts cement

    C 4 parts cement

    D 7 parts cement
    A 1 part cement
  27. Choose the correct answer.
    10% air voids reduces the strength of concrete by up to _______ of its fully compacted strength.

    A 25%

    B 40%

    C 50%

    D 10%
    C 50%
  28. Choose one of the two principal raw materials used in producing Ordinary Portland Cement

    A silt

    B clay

    C sand

    D aggregate
    B. clay
  29. A trial mix is tested for

    A curing

    B strength

    C particle size

    D voids
    B. strength
  30. A slump test measures

    A strength

    B consistency

    C workability

    D hardness
    C. Workablilty
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