Basic House Construction: Methods, Terminology & Styles


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Platform frames are characterized by _____?

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1. Cape Cod style homes are part of the _____ family?

2. 'Bearing' in the bearing wall and bearing platform terms refers to _____?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are five multiple-choice questions found in this quiz and worksheet that will assess your comprehension of house construction terminology. The quiz can be completed in very little time, and it can also be repeated if necessary.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Taking this quiz will assess what you know about the following:

  • Characteristics of platform frames
  • Classification of Cape Cod style homes
  • Meaning of 'bearing' in bearing wall and bearing platform
  • Use of wood for building
  • What siding is used for

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about house construction terminology
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about a bearing platform and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the purpose of siding

Additional Learning

To continue your studies on this topic, be sure to review the related lesson titled Basic House Construction: Methods, Terminology & Styles. Here's the type of information you'll find in this lesson:

  • Numerous definitions for terms related to basic house construction, such as joists and stud
  • Common styles of architecture in the United States
  • How long wood frames have been used in the United States