Name: 
 

Chapter 14



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

 1. 

Insulation becomes more effective as the air spaces become smaller and greater in number.
 

 2. 

Extruded polystyrene insulation boards lose the ability to insulate after coming into with water.
 

 3. 

An eased edge gypsum board has a special tapered, rounded edge.
 

 4. 

Gypsum panels may not be prebowed.
 

 5. 

For vertical application of board paneling in a frame wall, blocking must be provided between studs.
 

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

 6. 

A(n) ____-value indicates a material’s ability to resist heat transfer.
a.
D
c.
R
b.
L
d.
Z
 

 7. 

Air-insulation dams are installed to protect the insulation from ____.
a.
air infiltration
c.
corrosion
b.
water vapor
d.
fire
 

 8. 

____ insulation is supplied in bags or bales and placed by pouring, blowing, or packing by hand.
a.
Reflective
c.
Flexible
b.
Rigid
d.
Loose-Fill
 

 9. 

____ foams have the best R-value per inch.
a.
Polystyrene
c.
Polyvinyl chloride
b.
Polyurethane
d.
Polycarbonate
 

 10. 

At the ____ point, air is completely saturated with moisture.
a.
dew
c.
freezing
b.
condensation
d.
boiling
 

 11. 

The most commonly used material for a vapor retarder is ____ film..
a.
polyamide
c.
polyethylene
b.
elastomer
d.
acrylic
 

 12. 

In a well-ventilated area, any condensed moisture is removed by ____.
a.
convection
c.
conduction
b.
condensation
d.
evaporation
 

 13. 

____ is sometimes called wallboard, plasterboard, or drywall, or by the brand name Sheetrockâ.
a.
Hardboard
c.
Gypsum board
b.
Oriental strand board
d.
Fiberboard
 

 14. 

____ panels have a core of portland cement reinforced with a glass fiber mesh embedded in both sides.
a.
Wonder board
c.
Blue board
b.
Type X gypsum board
d.
Special purpose gypsum board
 

 15. 

Drywall screws are made with ____ or square heads designed to be driven with a drywall screwgun.
a.
Phillips
c.
truss
b.
round
d.
fillister
 

 16. 

For laminating gypsum boards to each other, joint compound adhesives and ____ adhesives are used.
a.
visible light curing
c.
thermoplastic
b.
contact
d.
reactive
 

 17. 

Ceiling joists are sometimes brought into alignment with the installation of a ____ across the tops of the joists at about the center of the span.
a.
ridge board
c.
strongback
b.
rafter
d.
collar tie
 

 18. 

With the single nailing method for fastening drywall to framing members, nails are spaced a maximum of ____ inches OC (on center) on ceilings.
a.
7
c.
12
b.
8
d.
16
 

 19. 

Gypsum wallboard is usually installed horizontally, at ____ degree angles to the studs.
a.
30
c.
60
b.
45
d.
90
 

 20. 

To help prevent nail popping and cracking due to structural stresses where walls and ceilings meet, the ____ method of drywall application is used.
a.
single nailing
c.
floating angle
b.
double nailing
d.
screw attachment
 

 21. 

____ type compounds harden through a chemical reaction when water is added to the dry powder.
a.
Drying
c.
Curing
b.
Setting
d.
Abrasive
 

 22. 

Prefinished ____ is probably the most widely used sheet paneling.
a.
plywood
c.
hardboard
b.
fiberboard
d.
particleboard
 

 23. 

When selecting wood paneling with an emphasis on ____, knotty pine, pecky cypress, and white-pocketed Douglas fir board paneling is recommended.
a.
light tones
c.
dark tones
b.
medium tones
d.
special effects
 

 24. 

Partial paneling that does not extend to the ceiling but covers only the lower portion of the wall is called ____.
a.
boiserie
c.
wainscoting
b.
molding
d.
structural paneling
 

 25. 

Approximately 370 feet of joint tape and ____ pounds of conventional, ready-mixed joint compound are needed for every 1,000 square feet of drywall area.
a.
5
c.
50
b.
25
d.
135
 



 
Check Your Work     Start Over