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Foundations of Technology

Name:_______________________________
Unit 3 Lesson 3 Quiz
Selected Response Items
1. Part of a communitys infrastructure that helps to support the functioning of a school are:
1. Police and fire departments
2. Roads and utilities
3. Museums and parks
4. All of the above
2. Construction is a systematic process; which of the selections below is NOT in the proper
sequence?
1. Site preparation, setting foundation, building the framework
2. Enclosing the structure, installing utilities, finishing the exterior
3. Completing the site, building the framework, installing utilities
4. Building the framework, enclosing the structure, installing utilities
3. Building a framework includes putting up wall studs and
1. Pouring concrete for the foundation
2. Framing the roof
3. Landscaping the outside
4. Installing utilities
4. Homes are built with materials that are readily available. In the eastern United States,
wood is most often used. What available material could be used in the desert southwest?
1. Rock/stone
2. Steel frame
3. Adobe
4. Straw bale
5. Structural insulated panels have the ability to insulate as well as
1. Conduct electricity
2. Collect rainwater for reuse
3. Act as a concrete form
4. Support weight
Assessment Instrument - Brief Constructed Response (BCR)
Students are expected to respond to one of the questions described below. Students should
provide examples to clarify their response.
1. Infrastructure is the underlying base or basic framework of a system. Discuss how
construction of residential and commercial buildings relies on existing infrastructure. Cite
examples for the local community.
The existing landscape and materials such as the old foundation are usually the things
you have to make another building. Or you can use the old building to make a new one
sometimes people can use the old building and sometimes you can only use the
base/foundation of the structure.
2. Structures are constructed using a variety of processes and procedures. Discuss how local,
state and national building codes impact the construction industry. Discuss how
sustainable construction techniques are impacting the construction industry.
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Foundations of Technology
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Unit 3 Lesson 3 Quiz
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Brief Constructed Response Item Rubric
Category
Below Average
Response
demonstrates an
implied, partial, or
Understanding
superficial
understanding of the
text and/or the
question.
Response lacks
transitional
information to show
the relationship
between the content
Focus
and the support to
the question.

Use of Related
Information

Response uses
minimal supporting
information to clarify
or extend meaning.

Average
Response is written
technically and
precisely. The answer
demonstrates
understanding of the
topic.
Response addresses
the question,
includes pertinent
information, and
remains focused on
the topic.

Response uses
expressed and/or
implied supporting
information that
clarifies or extends
meaning.

Excellent
Response is written
technically and
precisely. The answer
demonstrates
understanding of the
topic and cites
specific examples.
Response addresses
the question, cites
specific examples,
includes pertinent
information, and
remains focused on
the topic. Details are
clearly stated and do
not detract from the
response.
Response uses clear
and concise examples
as well as supporting
information that
clarifies or extends
meaning.