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Please read each question and select your answer from the choices provided. You must complete all of the questions in order to view your results. At the end of each exam, you have the option to e-mail your results to your instructor.


1:  What is the term for stone, concrete blocks, and bricks, collectively?
A: Gypsum materials
B: Stoneware
C: Masonry
D: Rock

2:  What is the strongest building material in common use?
A: Concrete
B: Steel
C: Zinc
D: Glass

3:  What are most plastics made from?
A: Petroleum products
B: Cellulose materials
C: Organic peroxides
D: Inorganic minerals

4:  How well does masonry conduct heat?
A: Very well; almost instantaneously
B: Very well after a few moments
C: Moderately well
D: Poorly

5:  What does ordinary glass usually do when exposed to fire?
A: Melt
B: Break
C: Harden
D: Nothing

6:  Are a building?s contents usually related to its occupancy type?
A: Yes, but only if the occupancy is not industrial
B: No, unless the occupancy is industrial
C: Yes, they are usually related
D: No, they are usually not related

7:  What material is made by mixing Portland cement with aggregates such as sand and gravel?
A: Asphalt
B: Brick
C: Concrete
D: Slate

8:  What is probably the most commonly used building material in our environment?
A: Gypsum board
B: Plaster of Paris
C: Standard steel
D: Wood

9:  What is the term for a roof that has sloping or inclined surfaces?
A: Gabriel
B: Built-up
C: Trussed
D: Pitched

10:  What is the term for plastics that will not melt under heat?
A: Thermoset
B: Thermostatic
C: Thermostable
D: Isothermal

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