This set of Basic Civil Engineering Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Doors and Windows”.
1. The most common type of door is:
a) Double leaf door
b) Louvred door
c) Single leaf door
d) Battened door
Explanation: Single leaf door is the one consisting of a single rigid panel of any material that fills the doorway.
Explanation: Rotating or revolving door has several wings which are hinged at the middle. It opens in both directions and allows more number of people through it.
3. A casement window hung horizontally is called:
Explanation: Awning window is hinged on the top and it swings outwards. These are partially useful for ventilation.
4. Light, a term used in windows, is:
a) Area between outer parts of a window
b) Glazed part of the window
c) Area between inner parts of a window
d) Opening of the window allowing light
Explanation: Light or Lite is a term used to refer to the area between outer parts of the window. It is usually filled with a glass pane.
5. If a door swings towards the person opening it, it is called:
a) Left handed
d) Right handed
Explanation: Left handed door indicates the hinge is on the left side and right handed has hinge on the right side. If a door opens away from the person, it is a normal door.
6. Which of the below material of window has life span of 50 years?
Explanation: UPVC has very good thermal resistance and durability. The maintenance required is very low. It has an average cost and can thus stay for 50 years.
7. _________ door swings both ways.
Explanation: A Dutch door consists of 2 halves (top & bottom) which function individually. A French door has moulded panel at bottom of door. A garden door has only one door openable and is much secure.
8. A bay window is a multi-panel window, which:
a) Is provided at corners
b) Runs parallel to the wall
c) Embeds inside wall
d) Projects outside wall
Explanation: Bay window has at least 3 panels set at different angles. This feature creates a protrusion from the wall line.
9. A roof lantern is also called:
Explanation: Roof lantern is provided on a roof and it is multi-paned glass structure. It lets in a day or moon light. It is also called as cupola.
10. __________ is a decoration that looks like a door.
a) Pseudo door
b) Flush door
c) False door
d) Composite door
Explanation: False door merges with the wall, making it look like a decorative piece. It is mainly found in Egyptian architecture. It was also referred to as a door to after life and built inside tombs.
11. What does 10 WT 13 mean?
a) Size of window opening 10x13cm
b) Size of window opening 100x130mm
c) Size of window opening 10x13mm
d) Size of window opening 1000x1300mm
Explanation: This representation is the way to designate a window. W stands for window and T for double shutter. The letter S is used to indicate a single shutter.
12. In a ventilator, top edge of shutter opens,
d) Does not open
Explanation: In most of the ventilators, top edge of shutter opens inside and bottom edge opens outside. Nowadays, ventilators with 2 glass sheets are being used because of their ease and efficiency.
13. Which of the below doors is generally used in residential and office buildings?
a) Flush door
b) Rotating door
c) Louvered door
d) Hinged door
Explanation: Flush door is made with plywood and the shutters are available in various materials. These offer less moisture resistance and hence are used in the interior portion.
14. The middle horizontal member of the shutter is called:
a) Median rail
b) Mid rail
c) Sill rail
d) Lock rail
Explanation: The middle portion where the provisions for a lock are generally given. Hence it is called lock rail.
15. Mullion is _________ member employed to sub divide a window or door opening vertically.
b) Inclined (at 45o)
d) Inclined (at 60o)
Explanation: Mullion is often provided to give aesthetic appearance. It is also provided to extend extra support to structure which has large opening.
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