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Chapter 18



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

 1. 

The scale to which a drawing is made is usually noted __________.
a.
beside the title of the view
b.
under the title of the view
c.
in the legend
d.
A and B
 

 2. 

An architect's scale includes __________ different scales.
a.
7
b.
9
c.
11
d.
13
 

Completion
Complete each statement.
 

 3. 

At a scale of 1/4" = 1'-0", a wall that is 12' long would be represented by a line that is ____________________ long.
 

 

 4. 

____________________ is the amount of reduction or enlargement of an object that is drawn other than actual size.
 

 

 5. 

The triangular instrument used to make drawings to scale is called a(n) ____________________ scale.
 

 

 6. 

If a section drawing is drawn to 1 1/2" = 1', a line that is 18" long would represent a wall that is ____________________ feet long.
 

 

 7. 

The drawing for some kitchen cabinets is scaled at 3" = 1'. A drawer that is 9" wide would be shown as ____________________ wide on the drawing.
 

 

 8. 

A plot plan is drawn to 1" = 20'. A property line that is 150' long will be drawn as a line that is ____________________ inches long.
 

 

 9. 

If a drawing has a scale of 1/8" = 1', a line that is 1 1/8" long will represent ____________________ on the drawing.
 

 

Short Answer
 

 10. 

Explain why construction projects are drawn to scale.
 

 11. 

Explain why smaller objects are usually drawn to a larger scale.
 

 12. 

Explain why measuring a drawing with an architect's scale is a poor practice.
 



 
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