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ATA Final Exam

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

 1. 

What prevents gases from entering a home or building?
a.
black flow preventer
c.
gravity
b.
atmospheric pressure
d.
P-trap
 

 2. 

What is the name of the member of a wall that goes directly next to the Jack Stud?
a.
Stud
c.
Cripple Stud
b.
King Stud
d.
John Stud
 

 3. 

What is the lowest horizontal member of a wall?
a.
Double Top Plate
c.
Bottom Plate
b.
Stud
d.
Header
 

 4. 

Passed by Congress in 1990, this Act is the nations first comprehensive civil rights law addressing the needs of people with disabilities, prohibiting discrimination in employment, public services, public accommodations, and telecommunications
a.
PVC
c.
DAC
b.
ADA
d.
ATA
 

 5. 

Is there any reason for individual fixtures to have stop valves?
a.
yes, so you can thereby localize turning off water
c.
No, it just adds to plumbing installation costs
b.
yes, but only if there is no overflow pipe
 

 6. 

An enclosure for housing and protecting electric wires or cables that are joined together in connecting or branching electric circuits.
a.
Pull box
c.
insulator
b.
junction box
d.
switch box
 

 7. 

What member of a wall holds up the header?
a.
Stud
c.
Jack Stud
b.
King Stud
d.
Plate
 

 8. 

What is the plywood layer called that lays directly between the floor joists and the bottom plate?
a.
subfloor
c.
top floor
b.
floor
d.
quarter floor
 

 9. 

What is the main vertical member of a wall?
a.
Stud
c.
Spacer
b.
Trimmer
d.
Plate
 

 10. 

What is a fixture?
a.
only faucets and traps
c.
only toilets and sinks
b.
any device using freshwater and wastewater
 

 11. 

The “steepness” of a roof is called the ....
a.
rise
c.
pitch
b.
angle
d.
slope
 

 12. 

Where cable ends
a.
pull box
c.
outlet box
b.
utility box
d.
cut out box
 

 13. 

A pliable metallic strand or twisted wor woven assembly of such strands often insulated with a lielectric material and used as a conductor of electricity.
a.
insulator
c.
junction box
b.
wire
d.
non-metallic sheated cable
 

 14. 

Another word for roof truss is....
a.
joist
c.
chord
b.
pitch
d.
rafter
 

 15. 

What is the neme of the fitting that conncects the P-trap to the drain?
a.
clamp
c.
union
b.
trap adaptor
d.
coupling
 

 16. 

What is the member of a wall that goes directly over the opening for a window or door?
a.
Stud
c.
header
b.
Footer
d.
King
 

 17. 

As the wire guage increases, the size of the wire....
a.
changes colors
c.
increases
b.
decreases
d.
stays the same
 

 18. 

What is the verticle member of a wall that is shorter than a common stud and either goes between the header and the top plate or between the sill and the bottom plate?
a.
unique stud
c.
jack stud
b.
king stud
d.
cripple stud
 

 19. 

The piece we used to reinforce the joints in our roof trusses are called
a.
reinforcement plate
c.
crippler
b.
glue back
d.
gusset
 

 20. 

What is the uppermost horizontal member of a wall?
a.
Top Plate
c.
Sill Plate
b.
upper plate
d.
Double Top Plate
 

 21. 

A truss uses waht kind of shape in its design?
a.
triangles
c.
circles
b.
trapezoids
d.
squares
 

 22. 

A measure of the ability of a substance to conduct electric current, equal to the reciprocal of the resistivity of the substance.
a.
conductivity
c.
parallel
b.
series
d.
battery
 

 23. 

What horitzontal member of te wall lays directly belwo the double top plate and has the studs nailed to it?
a.
lower plate
c.
sill plate
b.
top plate
d.
floor joist
 

 24. 

What basic laws of nature does plumbing follow?
a.
conductivity, acceleration and motion
c.
motion, elasticity and resilience
b.
gravity, pressure and water seeking its own level
 

 25. 

What are the two sub-systems in you home plumbing?
a.
hot water and cold water
c.
low pressure water and high pressure
b.
incoming reshwater and outgoing wastewater
 



 
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