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Test your basic knowledge 
Structural Engineering
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engineering
Instructions:
Answer 21 questions in 15 minutes.
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Match each statement with the correct term.
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it reenforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. Forces that act upon a structure
Triangle
Load
Deflection
Weight
2. Shorter is stronger
Torsion
Span
Equilbarium
Tension
3. Lighter so that the supports hold less and there is less static load
Triangle
Compression
Weight
Materials
4. Thicker than can hold more
Size
Torsion
Shape
Area of Load
5. A force that pulls apart
Tension
Shear
Load
Truss
6. 1) I 2) T 3) Channel 4) Box 5) Angle
Weight
Deflection
Dynamic Load
The 5 beam shapes
7. Use materials with a good balance of weight and strength
Weight
Torsion
Deflection
Materials
8. Pushing down in 1 spot at the middle of the bridge is more stressful to the structurethan if the same force is spread out. One heavy trucj in the middle of a bridge has more effect than several cars that are spread out but total the same weight
Area of Load
Dynamic Load
Span
Compression
9. Members bend permeatly out of shape  Cracks may appear
Structures are always under _ (1) and _ (2)
Size
Weight
Deformation
10. Members start to bend due to increased load
Area of Load
Equilbarium
Deformation
Deflection
11. A twisting force
Truss
Torsion
Member
Structures are always under _ (1) and _ (2)
12. The only figure that can not change shape without shortening or lengthing a side.
Size
Triangle
Deformation
Deflection
13. Opposing force sliding past each other
Shear
Span
Structures are always under _ (1) and _ (2)
Tension
14. Combine Horisantal and Vertical members
Deformation
Shear
Area of Load
Shape
15. (1) Compression (2) Tension
Truss
Shear
Structures are always under _ (1) and _ (2)
Weight
16. State of balance where opposing forces are equal
Dynamic Load
Equilbarium
Truss
Area of Load
17. A force that pushes togeather
Compression
Triangle
Structures are always under _ (1) and _ (2)
Deformation
18. Forces that don't change
Stactic Load
Member
Torsion
Tension
19. Forces that change
Dynamic Load
Structures are always under _ (1) and _ (2)
Size
Deformation
20. Individual interconnected parts of structure
Member
Span
Compression
Equilbarium
21. A structure made from more than 1 or more triangles
The 5 beam shapes
Compression
Truss
Load