Level 1 Unit 101 practice test

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Principles of building construction, information and communication

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Question 1

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1. On a scale of 1:50, what does 50mm represent?
Answer
  • a. 1500mm
  • b. 2000mm
  • c. 2500mm
  • d. 3000mm

Question 2

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2. What is the scale used on a block plan?
Answer
  • a. 1:1
  • b. 1:50
  • c. 1:100
  • d. 1:2500

Question 3

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3. Hatchings are used to identify which of the following?
Answer
  • a. Air vents
  • b. Brickwork and blockwork
  • c. Stairs
  • d. Voids

Question 4

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4. Why are symbols used on drawings and plans?
Answer
  • a. To represent different materials and components
  • b. To help operatives understand drawings
  • c. To make drawings more interesting to look at
  • d. To avoid the used of technical jargon

Question 5

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5. Which material is used to reduce energy in a building?
Answer
  • a. Insulation
  • b. Wallpaper
  • c. Plaster
  • d. Paint

Question 6

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6. Which of the following tasks is not determined by a datum?
Answer
  • a. Window cill heights
  • b. Finished floor level
  • c. Foundations
  • d. Setting out roof trusses

Question 7

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7. Which material is not used in concrete foundations?
Answer
  • a. Aggregates
  • b. Sand
  • c. Cement
  • d. Hardcore

Question 8

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8. What does the acronym DPM stand for?
Answer
  • a. Damp proof membrane
  • b. Damp preventing membrane
  • c. Damp proofing material
  • d. Damp preventing material

Question 9

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9. What is the formula for calculating foundations?
Answer
  • a. Length x width
  • b. 2 (length x width x depth
  • c. Length x width x depth
  • d. 2 (length x width)

Question 10

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10. What does DPC stand for?
Answer
  • a. Damp preventing course
  • b. Damp proof course
  • c. Damp proof cill
  • d. Damp preventing cement

Question 11

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11. Which of the following is used as a final finish on internal walling?
Answer
  • a. Paint
  • b. Render
  • c. Plasterboard
  • d. Artex

Question 12

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12. What is the formula for calculating the area of a wall?
Answer
  • a. Length x height
  • b. Length x height x depth
  • c. 2 (Length x height x depth)
  • d. 2 (Length x height)

Question 13

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13. Which is the correct sequence for painting a newly plastered internal wall?
Answer
  • a. Mist coat, prepare wall, top coat, undercoat
  • b. Prepare wall, top coat, mist coat, undercoat
  • c. Prepare wall, mist coat, undercoat, top coat
  • d. Prepare wall, undercoat, top coat, mist coat,

Question 14

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14. Which of the following is not a component of a solid concrete floor?
Answer
  • a. Cement
  • b. Sand
  • c. Reinforcement
  • d. Damp proof course

Question 15

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15. What is the ratio for mixing mortar?
Answer
  • a. 1 aggregate x 4 sand
  • b. 4 cement x 1 sand
  • c. 4 sand x 1 cement
  • d. 1 aggregate x 4 cement

Question 16

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16. A flat roof has a pitch no more than:
Answer
  • a. 5º
  • b. 10º
  • c. 15º
  • d. 20º

Question 17

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17. What are lean-to roofs are generally used on?
Answer
  • a. Small, double-storey buildings
  • b. Small, single-storey extensions
  • c. Large, double-storey buildings
  • d. Large, double-storey extensions

Question 18

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18. Hip roofs are erected when there is no:
Answer
  • a. Wall plate
  • b. Windows
  • c. Valley
  • d. Gable

Question 19

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19. What is the method used to calculate fascia?
Answer
  • a. Linear
  • b. Area
  • c. Volume
  • d. Cubic meters

Question 20

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20. Which of the following is a disadvantage of written communication?
Answer
  • a. Messages can be rewritten
  • b. Written messages can be kept or recorded
  • c. It can be lost
  • d. They can be distributed to many people