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Chapter 8



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

 1. 

Headers run at right angles to wall studs.
 

 2. 

The width and height of rough openings are always indicated in the blueprints.
 

 3. 

Wall sheathing is the first layer applied to wall studs.
 

 4. 

The weight of the roof and weather are transferred from the roof to the exterior walls.
 

 5. 

Horizontal application of steel furring channels on walls is preferred.
 

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

 6. 

The top and bottom horizontal members of a wall frame are called ____.
a.
jacks
c.
plates
b.
trimmers
d.
sills
 

 7. 

Corner posts are the same length as ____.
a.
plates
c.
sills
b.
studs
d.
shoes
 

 8. 

____ studs provide for fastening of interior wall covering in the corners formed by intersecting walls.
a.
Partition
c.
Extended
b.
Cantilevered
d.
Trimmed
 

 9. 

In a balloon construction, ____ are used to support the second-floor joists.
a.
bands
c.
bridges
b.
ribbons
d.
girders
 

 10. 

____ bracing is a continuous diagonal 1 ´ 4 notched into the face of the studs, top plate, and sole plate at each corner of the building.
a.
Let-in
c.
Temporary
b.
Cut-in
d.
Metal
 

 11. 

Exterior walls are referred to as walls, and interior walls are referred to as ____.
a.
dividers
c.
segments
b.
separators
d.
partitions
 

 12. 

____ walls support the ceiling and roof.
a.
End
c.
Free-standing
b.
Loadbearing
d.
Non-loadbearing
 

 13. 

A rough ceiling height of ____ is a standard for most homes.
a.
6'–1"
c.
8'–1"
b.
7'–1"
d.
10'–1"
 

 14. 

In some locales, wind and seismic forces require the use of a(n) ____ to improve the lateral (side-to-side) strength of an exterior wall.
a.
shearwall
c.
buttress
b.
embankment
d.
abutment
 

 15. 

____ is used to provide support for later fastening of trim or fixtures.
a.
Molding
c.
Curbing
b.
Bounding
d.
Backing
 

 16. 

____ is installed to provide support for parts of the structure, weather-tightness, and draftstopping.
a.
Sealing
c.
Jamming
b.
Blocking
d.
Wedging
 

 17. 

In a conventionally framed roof, the rafters and the ceiling joists form a ____.
a.
triangle
c.
pentagon
b.
square
d.
hexagon
 

 18. 

____ are short boards fastened to the side of a ceiling joist and centered on the joint.
a.
Trimmers
c.
Scabs
b.
Jacks
d.
Headers
 

 19. 

With the addition of a 2 ´ 6 installed on edge, the ribband becomes a ____.
a.
post
c.
ceiling joist
b.
gable end stud
d.
strongback
 

 20. 

Joists are toenailed into position with at least two ____ D (3-inch) nails.
a.
3
c.
10
b.
6
d.
16
 

 21. 

The main parts of an interior steel framing system are ____, track, channels, and accessories.
a.
studs
c.
sills
b.
rafters
d.
joists
 

 22. 

____ channels or hat track are hat-shaped pieces made of 18- and 33-mil steel.
a.
Cold-rolled
c.
Paneling
b.
Hot-rolled
d.
Furring
 

 23. 

Metal furring may be used on ceilings and walls by applying them at ____ angles to joists or studs.
a.
obtuse
c.
right
b.
acute
d.
variable
 

 24. 

____ insulated panels consist of two outer skins and an inner core of an insulating material.
a.
Non-structural
c.
Reinforced
b.
Structural
d.
Laminated
 

 25. 

To estimate the amount of material needed for ____, multiply the total linear feet of wall by three and then add 5 percent for waste in cutting.
a.
exterior wall studs
c.
ceiling joists
b.
wall sheathing
d.
plates
 



 
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