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The Ultimate Long-Lasting Building Materials Quiz
by Staff
You probably don't think very often about the building materials that were used to construct your home. Knowing what your home is made of can help you make better home maintenance decisions. Learn about the properties of five of the most long-lasting building materials from our quiz.

What are some advantages of wood as a construction material?

  • It is lightweight and versatile.
  • It is fire-proof.
  • It is termite-resistant.

What is a disadvantage of wood as a construction material?

  • It is vulnerable to fire.
  • It is vulnerable to insects.
  • both of the above

The earliest recorded bricks were made by:

  • the Sumerians
  • the French
  • the Africans

What is the component used in their production process that makes modern bricks so durable?

  • water
  • high heat
  • red dye

What is a major advantage of stone as a construction material?

  • It's very durable.
  • It's lightweight.
  • It's inexpensive.

What material has replaced stone in modern building construction?

  • stone veneers
  • synthetic stone veneers
  • both of the above

An aggregate is composed of several materials. _____ is an aggregate made up of stones and sand mixed with cement and water.

  • clay
  • concrete
  • slate

Reinforced concrete combines concrete and _____ to create a flexible, strong building material.

  • steel
  • stone
  • wood

Pre-cast concrete is made :

  • in a cement mixer
  • in a factory
  • at a building site

The use of _____ as a building material has allowed for the building of tall structures.

  • steel
  • stone
  • wood