Truss: Definition, Design & Types - Quiz & Worksheet


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Which of the following is NOT a typical part of a truss?

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1. Which of the following force types may be carried by an individual truss member?

2. The simplest form of a planar truss is a

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

While going through this quiz and worksheet, you'll test your understanding of trusses. Some terms you will see on the quiz include a live load and Pratt Truss.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These educational tools help assess your knowledge of topics such as:

  • Something a roof truss doesn't stabilize
  • Trusses used in the Eiffel Tower
  • What a truss is
  • The meaning of live load

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - recall the information you gained about the Eiffel Tower and its trusses
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as a truss and live load
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain the use of a Pratt Truss

Additional Learning

More topics about trusses can be looked at if you use the lesson: Truss: Definition, Design & Types. The following goals can be accomplished as well:

  • Identify the pros of using trusses
  • Review characteristics of different types of trusses
  • Analyze the design of a truss