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Masonry Practice Test 3

30 Questions
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Practice Test takes 1 hour. Keep track of your time.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Category IV (essential) facilities

    • B. 

      Empirically designed category I, II, or III (non-essential) facilities

    • C. 

      Empirically design category IV (essential) facilities

    • D. 

      Seismically designed category I, II, or III (non-essential) facilities

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Ambient temperature exceeds 105°F

    • B. 

      Ambient temperature exceeds 100°F

    • C. 

      Ambient temperature exceeds 90°F and wind exceeds 8 mph

    • D. 

      Ambient temperature exceeds 105°F and wind exceeds 8 mph

  • 3. 
    Non-load bearing glass masonry units shall have a minimum expansion joint thickness of _______ on   _______.
    • A. 

      3/8”, sides

    • B. 

      5/8”, top

    • C. 

      3/8”, top and sides

    • D. 

      5/8”, top and sides

  • 4. 
    The minimum thickness of a bed joint placed over a foundation is _______.
    • A. 

      5/8”

    • B. 

      3/4”

    • C. 

      3/8”

    • D. 

      1/4”

  • 5. 
    Which of the following should be reported to the engineer/architect?
    • A. 

      Discrepancies

    • B. 

      Nonconforming items that have not been corrected in a timely manner

    • C. 

      Size of materials

    • D. 

      Type of materials

  • 6. 
    After the sampling a CMU specimen for moisture content, the specimen should be_______.
    • A. 

      Dried

    • B. 

      Weighed

    • C. 

      Bagged

    • D. 

      Wetted

  • 7. 
    When sampling and testing CMU, _______ each specimen so that it may be _______ at any time.
    • A. 

      Flag, noticed

    • B. 

      Bag, picked up

    • C. 

      Paint, seen

    • D. 

      Mark, identified

  • 8. 
    A special inspector shall furnish inspection reports to _______.
    • A. 

      The owner

    • B. 

      The contractor

    • C. 

      Building official/design professional

    • D. 

      Fabricator

  • 9. 
    Discrepancies shall be brought to the immediate attention of _______.
    • A. 

      The owner

    • B. 

      The contractor

    • C. 

      Building official

    • D. 

      Fabricator

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      The owner

    • B. 

      The contractor

    • C. 

      Fabricator

    • D. 

      Design professional and building official

  • 11. 
    A _______ splice of steel reinforcement may be used if_______ in Allowable Stress Design.
    • A. 

      Welded, splice develops in tension at least 100% of the yield strength

    • B. 

      Mechanical, splice develops at least 100% of bar yield strength

    • C. 

      Welded, splice develops 125% of yield strength in compression

    • D. 

      Mechanical, splice develops in tension and compression at least 125% of bar strength

  • 12. 
    The consistency of grout may be determined by _______.
    • A. 

      Slump

    • B. 

      W/c ratio

    • C. 

      Volume

    • D. 

      Absorption

  • 13. 
    Weepholes with ½ inch diameters should be spaced a maximum of _______ in the wall.
    • A. 

      36"

    • B. 

      33”

    • C. 

      40"

    • D. 

      48"

  • 14. 
    Which type of mortar may not be used in Seismic Categories D, E, and F?
    • A. 

      N

    • B. 

      S

    • C. 

      F

    • D. 

      M

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Any change in wall length

    • B. 

      Expansion only

    • C. 

      Expansion and contraction

    • D. 

      Architectural purposes

  • 16. 
    According to IBC, the maximum amount of reinforcement for a CMU block in a wall designed by the Strength Design Method is _______% of the cell area.
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      3

  • 17. 
    Maximum spacing of vertical steel reinforcement for walls with stack bond masonry shall be _______ inches.
    • A. 

      48

    • B. 

      36

    • C. 

      24

    • D. 

      32

  • 18. 
    A 20’ long , 4’-8” high wall is being constructed using hollow units and #5 rebar at 24” o.c.  Consolidation of the grout within the wall may be achieved by _______.
    • A. 

      #5 or larger rebar

    • B. 

      Vibration

    • C. 

      Puddling

    • D. 

      Segregation

  • 19. 
    Consolidation of an 8” grout pour may be achieved by _______.
    • A. 

      Puddling

    • B. 

      Contact

    • C. 

      Curing

    • D. 

      Mixing

  • 20. 
    A #5 bar with a 90° turn must have an extension of ______on the free end of the bar.
    • A. 

      9.4 bar diameters

    • B. 

      3 ¾”

    • C. 

      12 bar diameters

    • D. 

      9.1 bar diameters

  • 21. 
    What is the minimum coverage for #5 vertical reinforcement within a masonry retaining wall?
    • A. 

      2”

    • B. 

      1/4”

    • C. 

      1-1/2”

    • D. 

      1/2"

  • 22. 
    A 20’ high wall shall be no more than ±  _______ out of plumb.
    • A. 

      1/4”

    • B. 

      3/4”

    • C. 

      1-1/2”

    • D. 

      3/8”

  • 23. 
    • A. 

      1/4”

    • B. 

      3/4”

    • C. 

      1/2”

    • D. 

      3/8”

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is a Non-Essential structure?
    • A. 

      Hospital

    • B. 

      School

    • C. 

      Agriculture Facilties

    • D. 

      Fire Station

  • 25. 
    Which of the following mortar proportions should be used in Seismic Design Categories D,E,F?
    • A. 

      Portland Cement 1 Masonry Cement N/A Hydrated Lime 3/8 Aggregate 3.5

    • B. 

      Portland Cement N/A Masonry Cement 1 (Type N) Hydrated Lime N/A Aggregate 3

    • C. 

      Portland Cement 1 Masonry Cement N/A Hydrated Lime 1 Aggregate 5

    • D. 

      Portland Cement N/A Masonry Cement 1(Type N) Hydrated Lime 1 Aggregate 4.5

  • 26. 
    A special inspector’s report should include the following except _______.
    • A. 

      List of unresolved items, parties notified, and time and method of notification

    • B. 

      Description of inspections and tests made with applicable locations

    • C. 

      Itemized changes not authorized by registered design professional

    • D. 

      Items of nonconformance and how they were resolved

  • 27. 
    • A. 

      1,500

    • B. 

      1,900

    • C. 

      4,150

    • D. 

      2,150

  • 28. 
    When using the Unit Strength Method for Type M mortar, what is the net area compressive strength of the masonry if the net area compressive strength of concrete masonry units is 2,800 psi?
    • A. 

      1,500

    • B. 

      2,000

    • C. 

      3,050

    • D. 

      2,800

  • 29. 
    When transporting grout specimens to the lab, the specimens shall be kept in _______.
    • A. 

      The upright position in a protected vehicle

    • B. 

      A damp, protective container

    • C. 

      A moisture controlled room

    • D. 

      The care of the certified inspector

  • 30. 
    Which of the following is not a recommended location for a control joint?
    • A. 

      Roof support

    • B. 

      Change in wall thickness

    • C. 

      Determined intervals

    • D. 

      Major changes in wall height