# Construction And Carpentry Measurement Test! Trivia Quiz

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
| By Muzza57
M
Muzza57
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 1 | Total Attempts: 1,304
Questions: 5 | Attempts: 1,306

Settings

Being a professional, when it comes to some skills puts you in a better position to gunner the job you desire. Are you willing to become a carpenter or construction worker? How good are you when it comes to construction and carpentry measurements? Take up the quiz below and get to see just how good you will be when it comes to the field. All the best!

• 1.

### Working drawings of houses and buildings generally have their dimensions shown in_______, although some long dimensions on-site plans may be in meters.

Explanation
Working drawings of houses and buildings generally have their dimensions shown in millimeters. This is because millimeters provide a more precise and detailed measurement compared to other units such as centimeters or inches. Additionally, using millimeters allows for easier conversion between different scales and ensures accuracy in construction and design. However, in some cases, long dimensions on-site plans may be shown in meters to accommodate larger measurements.

Rate this question:

• 2.

### A typical type of measurement used on a building site may look like which one of the following

• A.

290cm

• B.

455 kilometres

• C.

5432mm

• D.

19 centimetres

• E.

18''

C. 5432mm
Explanation
A typical type of measurement used on a building site may look like 5432mm. This is because millimeters (mm) are commonly used in construction to measure small distances with precision. The other options, such as centimeters, inches, centimeters, kilometers, are not as commonly used for measuring on a building site.

Rate this question:

• 3.

### Which two of the following measuring tools are most commonly carried by tradespeople on the job?

• A.

Roofing square

• B.

Retractable metal tape

• C.

Laser level

• D.

Four-fold rule

• E.

String line

B. Retractable metal tape
D. Four-fold rule
Explanation
Retractable metal tape and four-fold rule are commonly carried by tradespeople on the job. Retractable metal tape is a versatile tool used for measuring distances, while the four-fold rule is a folding ruler that can be easily carried and used for measuring lengths and angles. These tools are essential for tradespeople to accurately measure and layout materials, ensuring precision in their work. The roofing square, laser level, and string line may also be used in certain trades, but they are not as commonly carried as the retractable metal tape and four-fold rule.

Rate this question:

• 4.

### The four-fold rule is one_____long and is made in four hinged sections so that it can be folded for convenience.

metre
Explanation
The correct answer is "metre." The four-fold rule is a measuring tool that is one metre long and is designed with four hinged sections. This allows the rule to be easily folded for convenience and storage purposes.

Rate this question:

• 5.

### The hook on the end of retractable metal tape slides a distance equal to?

• A.

3mm

• B.

Its own thickness

• C.

2 millimetres

• D.

The thickness of the material being measured

• E.

The measurement indicated on the casing

B. Its own thickness
Explanation
The hook on the end of a retractable metal tape slides a distance equal to its own thickness. This means that when the tape is extended and the hook is pulled out, it will move a distance equivalent to the thickness of the hook itself. This is important to consider when using the tape for measurements, as the hook needs to be taken into account to ensure accurate results.

Rate this question:

Quiz Review Timeline +

Our quizzes are rigorously reviewed, monitored and continuously updated by our expert board to maintain accuracy, relevance, and timeliness.

• Current Version
• Mar 20, 2023
Quiz Edited by
ProProfs Editorial Team
• Jan 28, 2010
Quiz Created by
Muzza57

Related Topics