# Quiz

Test your stair building knowledge and skill level

• A planing tool used in stair building
• The walking surface of a staircase
• The vertical rise of a staircase
• All the above
2. The nosing is
• A classic molding profile
• The overhang of a stair tread
• The angle of a staircase
• A type of bracket
3. Rise and Run are
• Morning exercise
• A type of staircase
• The vertical and horizontal dimensions of a staircase
• A and C
4. Tool not used in stair construction
• A level
• A heat gun
• A measuring tape
• A framing square
5. The Pythagorean Theorem is a
• A mathmatical way to measure circles
• Mathmatical equation to find the hypotenuse of a triangle
• A mathematical equation to determine vertical fractions
• A triangle shaped stair tread
6. A stringer is
• The structural support for stair treads and risers
• String tool used to measure a stair layout
• The section of a staircase that has a flat part
7. I have ...
• Never used a circular saw
• Used a circular saw once or twice
• Worked with one a fair bit
• Work with a circular saw all the time
8. Hanging a door
• Is an unfathomable project for me
• Is a difficult challenge
• Is doable
• I can do it blindfolded
9. Building a Deck
• Is an easy quick weekend project for me
• I'd sooner call for a quote
• I've done a few
• We build them on every house we complete
10. What is the difference between level and plumb
• Level is the act of telling the truth and plumb is a fruit
• Level is a line that is exactly vertical and plumb is a line is exactly horizontal
• Plumb is a line that is exactly vertical and level is a line that is exactly horizontal
11. If you have a 14-riser stair flight, how many steps (treads/unit runs) do you have?
• 13
• 12
• 15
12. If your unit run (run per step) is 9 ½ inches and you have 10 steps and a mounting bracket that is 1 ½ inches thick and adds 1 ½ inches to your total run, then what's the total run of your staircase? Take your time and do the math...
• 90 ½ inches
• 95 inches
• 96 ½ inches
• 100 ½ inches
13. If your total floor to floor (FF) height is 101 inches and you have a 13 riser staircase, then what is your unit rise (rise per step)?
• 7 inches
• 8 ½ inches
• 7 ¾ inches
• 5 inches