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Chapter 2 Test B

True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
 

 1. 

The general arrangement of the split-level house separates sleeping, living, and recreation areas on different levels.
 

 2. 

The ranch design may have a full basement or crawl space.
 

 3. 

One chief advantage of the two story design is that it lends itself to indoor-outdoor living.
 

 4. 

The shotgun house is a traditional style from the southern United States.
 

 5. 

Compared to the two-story house, the ranch house is more economical to build.
 

 6. 

Ranch homes generally require a considerable amount of hall space.
 

 7. 

The split-level house was conceived for hilly sites.
 

 8. 

Electrical wiring and plumbing in the one-story house are comparatively economical.
 

Short Answer - ANSWER THREE
 

 9. 

List the four basic designs that a residential home designer has to choose from.
 

 10. 

List five factors a designer should consider when deciding on a design for a client.
 

 11. 

List the three basic variations of the split-level home design.
 

 12. 

Which variation of the split-level design is most suitable for a lot that is high in front and low in back?
 

 13. 

Without proper design and planning, heating can be a problem in a split-level design. What steps may be taken to solve the problem?
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 14. 

Which of the following is a disadvantage of the one-and-one-half-story design?
A.
Free movement of air among all levels of the house increases heating and cooling costs.
B.
No room for expansion.
C.
Stairs, dormers, and complicated roofs add to building costs.
D.
Costs more than other designs to build.
 

 15. 

In the ____ split-level home design, the house looks like a ranch in the front and a two-story structure from the back.
A.
reversed split-level
B.
back-to-front
C.
side-by-side
D.
front-to-back
 

 16. 

Which of the following is a feature of the one-story ranch design?
A.
Easily adapted to indoor-outdoor living.
B.
Limited hall space.
C.
Minimal heating costs.
D.
Economical to build.
 

 17. 

One-and-one-half-story homes generally have ____ to enhance the look of the exterior and to provide light and additional usable space in the attic area.
A.
dormers
B.
picture windows
C.
glass sliding doors
D.
skylights
 

 18. 

Which of the following house designs takes advantage of a sloping or hilly lot?
A.
One-and-one-half-story design.
B.
Split-level design.
C.
One-story ranch design.
D.
Two-story design.
 

 19. 

The reason that a ranch design is generally more expensive to build than a two-story home of the same square footage is that ____.
A.
a building permit for a ranch home is more costly
B.
it requires more windows and doors
C.
it requires more roof area and more foundation length
D.
builders do not like to build ranch homes
 

 20. 

The amount of ____ space in an attic is determined by the width and height of the house.
A.
storage
B.
uninhabitable
C.
habitable
D.
None of the above.
 

 21. 

The design goal of the ____ house is to merge architecture with land to create a visually pleasing and balanced design.
A.
two-story
B.
split-level
C.
one-story
D.
one-and-one-half-story
 

 22. 

One disadvantage of a two-story house is that ____.
A.
general exterior maintenance is usually more difficult and costly
B.
it has little resale value
C.
it is more costly to heat because of the heights
D.
the second floor is too far from the furnace
 

 23. 

A ____ basement has an entry that provides access to the outdoors.
A.
full
B.
walkout
C.
half
D.
daylight
 

 24. 

Which of the following best describes a two-story design?
A.
It is economical to build and has a smaller footprint with the same amount of interior space.
B.
It is built on one level, allowing patios, porches, and terraces to be built outside any room.
C.
Little hall space is needed and the sleeping, living, and service areas are on different levels.
D.
It is possible to expand living space into the attic.
 

 25. 

Why is outside maintenance generally easy on a one-story ranch design?
A.
Built on a sloping lot.
B.
Low building height.
C.
Small outside wall area.
D.
All of the above.
 



 
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