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Home Builder's Guide to Seismic Resistant Construction


Quiz Questions

1.What does FEMA stand for?
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Federal Engineering Management Agency
Federal Emergency Management Association
None of the above
2. Walls of hollow concrete masonry are frequently used to resist earthquake forces in residential construction.
True
False
3. ______________ is defined as the tendency of a force applied to one part of an element to cause sliding relative to the remainder of the element along a plane parallel to the force.
Shear
Friction
4.Chord is the term used as a synonym for flange of a diaphragm or shear wall.
True
False
5.What does NEHRP stand for?
National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program
National Engineering Hazards Reduction Program
National Earthquake Hazards Repair Program
None of the above
6. _____________ is a force causing the pulling apart of one element from another or causing elongation of a material.
Tension
Ductility
7.Aspect Ratio is defined as the ratio of the length to width of a horizontal diaphragm.
True
False
8.______________ is the displacement of the top of the wall relative to the fixed bottom of the same wall.
Deflection/Drift
Earthquake
9.What does HUD stand for?
Housing and Urban Development
Housing and Universal Development
Head and Urban Development
None of the above
10.Houses built on unstable, questionable terrain may by vulnerable to damage due to ground failure as well as earthquake shaking in any seismic risk area.
True
False
11.______________ is a particular hazard where poorly compacted fill has been placed on a hillside slope.
Landsliding
Ground Failure
12. ______________ is a phenomenon where loose saturated sandy soil loses bearing capacity and becomes like quicksand during earthquake shaking.
Liquefaction
Impact
13.What does UBC stand for?
Uniform Building Code
Universal Building Code
Uniform Building Criteria
None of the above
14.Dwellings should not be located directly on an active earthquake fault due to the possibility of surface fault rupture and abrupt shearing displacement occurring along the fault during an earthquake.
True
False
15.______________ can be described as the tendency of a body at rest to remain at rest and a body in motion to remain in motion.
Inertia
Viscosity
16.Drilled-in-place concrete-filled piers with grade beams spanning between the piers are suitable for compressible soils, loose landfills, and known weak soil conditions.
True
False
17.What does SBCCI stand for?
Southern Building Code Congress International
Southern Building Council Congress International
State Building Code Congress International
None of the above
18. The force causing pushing of one element on another or causing shortening of material is called ______________.
Compression
Buckling
19.Diaphragm Ratio is defined as the ratio of the height to width of a shear wall.
True
False
20.To prevent the building from sliding off of its foundation when exposed to earthquake shaking, the sills must be bolted to footings.
True
False