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Compressed earth block: Quiz


Question 1: Creating CEBs differs from ________ in that the latter uses a larger formwork into which earth is poured and tamped down, creating larger forms such as a whole wall or more at one time.
Cob (material)Building materialSoilRammed earth

Question 2: In the United States, most general contractors building with CEB are in the Southwestern states: New Mexico, Colorado, ________, California, and to a lesser extent in Texas.
Georgia (U.S. state)ArizonaFloridaAlabama

Question 3: France, ________, Germany and Switzerland began to write standards.
WalesEnglandScotlandUnited Kingdom

Question 4: ________ and CEB are of similar weight, but distance from a source supply gives CEB an advantage.
Natural buildingCob (material)AdobeRammed earth

Question 5: This also provides the contractor the option of making the exteriors look like conventional ________ houses.

Question 6: It was known in the 1950s in ________, where the Cinva Ram was developed by Raul Ramirez in the Inter-American Housing Center (CINVA) in Bogota, Colombia.
Latin AmericaSouth AmericaNorth AmericaAmericas

Question 7: ________ only sought to assure that CEB would be at least as strong as adobe.
MontanaIllinoisColoradoNew Mexico

Question 8: ________ and Third World countries have been attractive markets for the presses for years.
NicaraguaMexicoUnited StatesPhilippines

Question 9: The advance of CEB into the construction industry has been driven by manufacturers of the mechanical presses, a small group of eco-friendly contractors and by cultural acceptance of the medium in areas where it is seen as superior to ________.
AdobeNatural buildingCob (material)Rammed earth


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