CDC 3e251 Set-a Vol. 3

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This quiz will cover all URE multiple choice questions from Vol. 3 of the A-Set of Pavements and Construction Equipment Operator 5-Level upgrade course. All questions are taken directly from the UREs and the multiple choice options are the same. Correct answers reflect the correct answers from the CDC themselves and not necessarily the correct answers from the CERTest.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many ways are used to grade asphalt cement?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 2. 
    Which of the following euipment is used to measure binder properties at low tempuratures?
    • A. 

      RTFO

    • B. 

      DRS

    • C. 

      RV

    • D. 

      BBR

  • 3. 
    Today's asphalt cements are graded according to...
    • A. 

      Performance grade

    • B. 

      Volatility

    • C. 

      Setting rate

    • D. 

      Evaporation rate

  • 4. 
    Mixing asphalt cement with what material produces medium-curing cutbacks?
    • A. 

      Diesel fuel

    • B. 

      Motor oil

    • C. 

      Gasoline

    • D. 

      Kerosene

  • 5. 
    What is the only asphalt material produced in the vicosity grade of 30?
    • A. 

      RC

    • B. 

      MC

    • C. 

      SC

    • D. 

      SS

  • 6. 
    What asphalt emulsion has little or not capacity to be mixed with aggregate?
    • A. 

      RS

    • B. 

      MS

    • C. 

      RC

    • D. 

      MC

  • 7. 
    Which of the following types of asphalt emulsions have been developed for slurry seals?
    • A. 

      RS

    • B. 

      SS

    • C. 

      QS

    • D. 

      HFMS

  • 8. 
    Which of these materials can be used with damp aggregate?
    • A. 

      Road tar

    • B. 

      Road tar cutback

    • C. 

      Apshalt cement

    • D. 

      Asphalt emulsion

  • 9. 
    What is the area of a square that measures 22 feet by 22 feet?
    • A. 

      484 cu ft

    • B. 

      484 sq ft

    • C. 

      48.4 cu ft

    • D. 

      48.4 sq ft

  • 10. 
    What is the area of a circle that measure 16 feet in diameter?
    • A. 

      64 sq ft

    • B. 

      64 cu ft

    • C. 

      200.96 cu ft

    • D. 

      200.96 sq ft

  • 11. 
    How many tons of hot mix asphalt will be required to construct an area that measures 20 feet long by 35 feet wide by 6 inches deep, including 5% extra for low spots?
    • A. 

      20.35

    • B. 

      25.73

    • C. 

      27.43

    • D. 

      28.75

  • 12. 
    What is the correct answer when you convert 120.25 tons of hot mix asphalt to metric tons?
    • A. 

      100.65 mt

    • B. 

      109.09 mt

    • C. 

      118.23 mt

    • D. 

      140.25 mt

  • 13. 
    Bituminous surfaces must be constructed on surfaces that are reasonably dry and free from...
    • A. 

      Optimum moisture

    • B. 

      Too great compaction

    • C. 

      Caked mud or dust

    • D. 

      Excessive wheel loads

  • 14. 
    Bituminous construction should be suspended when the tempurature drops below...
    • A. 

      35 degrees

    • B. 

      40 degrees

    • C. 

      45 degrees

    • D. 

      50 degrees

  • 15. 
    Which of the follwoing is NOT a purpose of a prime coat?
    • A. 

      Hardens the surface

    • B. 

      Waterproofs the surface

    • C. 

      Bonds loose soil particles

    • D. 

      Adheres an underlying pavement surface to a new surface

  • 16. 
    Because of environmental concerns, the best materials to use as primecoats are?
    • A. 

      Tars

    • B. 

      Cutbacks

    • C. 

      Emulsions

    • D. 

      Asphalt cements

  • 17. 
    What types of emulsions are used on more granular or open-type bases?
    • A. 

      MS

    • B. 

      RS

    • C. 

      SS

    • D. 

      SC

  • 18. 
    At what approximate rate should primers be applied with an asphalt distrubutor?
    • A. 

      0.05 to 0.15 gallons per sq foot

    • B. 

      0.05 to 0.15 gallons per sq yard

    • C. 

      0.10 to 0.25 gallons per sq yard

    • D. 

      0.2 to 0.5 gallon per sq foot

  • 19. 
    Which of these materials is reccomended for tack-coats
    • A. 

      SS-1

    • B. 

      MS-2

    • C. 

      SC 800

    • D. 

      MC 800

  • 20. 
    What is the most widely used type of flexible pavement construction?
    • A. 

      Road mix

    • B. 

      Travel plant

    • C. 

      Central plant mix

    • D. 

      Penetration macadam

  • 21. 
    What is the most accurate way of mixing a road mix?
    • A. 

      Blade mixing

    • B. 

      Travel plant

    • C. 

      Central plant

    • D. 

      Mechanical mixing

  • 22. 
    What shape should a load of hot mix asphalt have in the bed of a dump truck?
    • A. 

      Flat

    • B. 

      Dome

    • C. 

      Cone

    • D. 

      Crater

  • 23. 
    When spreading bituminous materials by hand, you should be extremely careful to prevent...
    • A. 

      Aeration

    • B. 

      Settlement

    • C. 

      Segregation

    • D. 

      Separation

  • 24. 
    Blade-spreading operations to place bituminous materials usually results in...
    • A. 

      Poor edges

    • B. 

      Tight joints

    • C. 

      Poor drainage

    • D. 

      Smooth surfaces

  • 25. 
    One advantage of a bituminous paver over a motor grader is that the bituminous paver...
    • A. 

      Does not handle the stiffer hot mixes

    • B. 

      Provides a rougher surface

    • C. 

      Uses less spreading time

    • D. 

      Requires more manpower

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