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Because concrete is weak in tension, it is ________________.
a) used as a decorative material only
b) used in flat structures only
c) used in small structures only
d) reinforced with steel rods

Cables used to support a bridge from above are called ____________.
a) stays
b) straps
c) ties
d) beams

A material undergoing a squeezing force is subject to __________.
a) torque
b) shear
c) compression
d) tension

A material undergoing a stretching force is subject to __________.
a) torque
b) shear
c) compression
d) tension

A material undergoing a sliding and separating force is subject to _________.
a) torque
b) shear
c) compression
d) tension

Truss bridges make use of which shape in their design?
a) circle
b) square
c) triangle
d) rectangle

Which of the following is NOT an example of a dynamic load?
a) a truck crossing a bridge
b) furniture in a room
c) a gust of wind pushing against a building
d) a person bouncing on a chair

The design and construction of structures must __________________.
a) minimize the effects of bending
b) maximize the effects of bending
c) have parts that are shaped and connected so they will bend
d) both B and C

A beam in tension
a) strut
b) tie
c) truss
d) pier

The purpose of a structure is to _____________.
a) enclose and define a space
b) connect two points
c) hold back natural resources
d) All of the above

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