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Design Guide for Improving School Safety


Quiz Questions

1.As the U.S. begins a new century, there are indications that a new era of social, economic, and educational concerns is evolving that will impact school design.
True
False
2. What does figure 1-13 illustrate about?
(Refer Pg 1-14)
The design and construction process flow chart
Non-Structural Components
Schematic Design
None of the above
3.In the natural hazards area, although performance-based design is well developed for seismic design, prescriptive approaches are still typical for floods and high winds.
True
False
4.The performance-based procedure provides the basis for the development and selection of design options, based upon the needs of the specific project, to augment the broad occupancy classification requirements.
True
False
5.Probabilistic analysis relies on the laws of physics and chemistry, or on correlations developed through experience or testing, to predict the outcome of a particular hazard scenario.
True
False
6.What does FEMA stand for?
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Federal Emergency Material Agency
Functional Emergency Management Agency
d. None of the Above
7.At the mild level, there is moderate, repairable structural damage, and some delay in re-occupancy can be expected; injuries may be locally significant, but generally moderate in numbers and in nature; there is a low likelihood of a single life loss and very low likelihood of multiple life loss; and some hazardous materials are released to the environment, but the risk to the community is minimal.
True
False
8.Of the many hazards that can endanger a school facility and its service to the community, the most prevalent is fire.
True
False
9.What does ICC stand for?
International Code Council
International Concrete Council
International Corporate Council
None of the above
10.The most effective method of providing fire protection is through automatic fire sprinklers, but other lower cost methods can be utilized, including:

  1. Draft stopping in combustible attic spaces
  2. moke and fire compartmentation walls in occupied spaces
  3. Automatic fire alarm and detection
True
False
11.Tsunamis are earthquake-caused wave movements in the ocean that travel at high speed and may result in large coastal waves of 30 feet or more.
True
False
12.Seismic codes are concerned primarily with types of structures and there are a few provisions that relate to specific occupancies.
True
False
13.Building codes originated in the effort to reduce risk to health and safety, rather than reducing property loss, but, as they evolved, they indirectly and directly assisted in reducing building damage.
True
False
14.What does figure 4-31 illustrate about?
(Refer Pg 4-59)
The structural and nonstructural components
Suspended ceiling and light fixture bracing and support
Bracing tall shelving to the structure
None of the above
15.Methods of design for earthquake protection involve three main aspects of the school: its site, its structure, and its nonstructural components.
True
False
16.The actual forces created by earthquake motion; assumed forces prescribed in the IBC that are used in the seismic design of a building and its components are called seismic forces.
True
False
17.What does IBC stand for?
International Building Code
International Building Connection
International Building Configuration
None of the above
18.A sudden motion or vibration in the earth caused by the abrupt release of energy in the earth’s lithosphere is called as Ductility.
True
False
19.Excavation alone rarely results in significantly altering the floodplain on a given parcel of land. It is more commonly used in conjunction with fill in order to offset or compensate for the adverse impacts of fill.
True
False
20.The stream channel and that portion of the adjacent floodplain that must remain open to permit passage of the base flood is called floodway.
True
False