Masonry Quiz

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Masonry Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    What society sets the standards for masonry design and construction?
    • A. 

      American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

    • B. 

      The Society of Masons

    • C. 

      The International Masons Society

    • D. 

      The Society of Bricklayers

  • 2. 
    What is the highest career stage for a mason?
    • A. 

      Helper

    • B. 

      Journeyman

    • C. 

      Superintendent

    • D. 

      Contractor

  • 3. 
    Portland cement in hygroscopic, which means that it will absorb moisture from your skin resulting in skin irritation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    What is the most common type of forklift accidents?
    • A. 

      Forklift tipping over

    • B. 

      Load falling

    • C. 

      Forklift falling off a deck

    • D. 

      Forklift hitting a pedestrian

  • 5. 
    Solid masonry units have ______ percent or less of their surface as a void.
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      25

    • C. 

      35

    • D. 

      50

  • 6. 
    Joint reinforcement ties are welded together by __________ and __________ bracing.
    • A. 

      Rectangle and square cross

    • B. 

      Square and triangle cross

    • C. 

      Rectangle and triangle cross

    • D. 

      Z-shaped and box ties

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Under windows

    • B. 

      Under homes

    • C. 

      Driveways

    • D. 

      Sidewalks

  • 8. 
    Comers are also called...
    • A. 

      Joints

    • B. 

      Points

    • C. 

      Leads

    • D. 

      Corner block

  • 9. 
    Which answer is not part of the 3 general types of structural brick masonry units?
    • A. 

      Solid

    • B. 

      Hollow

    • C. 

      Architectural terra cotta

    • D. 

      Clay products

  • 10. 
    Cavity walls are used for ...
    • A. 

      Supporting another wall

    • B. 

      Slowing down moisture

    • C. 

      Laying bricks

    • D. 

      Making a pool

  • 11. 
    What is the oldest manufactured building material, invented thousands of years ago?
    • A. 

      Clay

    • B. 

      Masonry

    • C. 

      Brick

    • D. 

      Blocks

  • 12. 
    What is the act of shaping the bed joint before laying a masonry unit on it?
    • A. 

      Furrowing

    • B. 

      Spreading

    • C. 

      Edging

    • D. 

      Picking up

  • 13. 
    A cube traditionally holds ________ standard bricks or _________ blocks?
    • A. 

      200/20

    • B. 

      800/10

    • C. 

      400/60

    • D. 

      500/90

  • 14. 
    Why is concrete brick more popular in some areas of the country?
    • A. 

      Less expensive

    • B. 

      Better quality

    • C. 

      Weathering

    • D. 

      Looks nice

  • 15. 
    You should wear a fall protection device when 6 feet above the ground.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    What is a CMU?
    • A. 

      A brick made of stone

    • B. 

      A brick made of clay

    • C. 

      A brick made of mud

    • D. 

      Concrete mason units

  • 17. 
    How long should the lanyard on your safety harness be?
    • A. 

      6 feet

    • B. 

      2 feet

    • C. 

      8 feet

    • D. 

      1 foot

  • 18. 
    A cube of bricks contain how many standard bricks?
    • A. 

      90

    • B. 

      400

    • C. 

      60

    • D. 

      500

  • 19. 
    Who made portland cement?
    • A. 

      John Knots

    • B. 

      Joseph Aspdin

    • C. 

      Mason Carter

    • D. 

      Joseph Smith

  • 20. 
    What is type "O" mortar used for?
    • A. 

      Foundation

    • B. 

      Reinforcement

    • C. 

      Non-bearing

    • D. 

      Exterior walls

  • 21. 
    What is type "K" mortar used for?
    • A. 

      Preservation/restoration

    • B. 

      Non-bearing

    • C. 

      Foundation

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 22. 
    What do you do before cutting a brick?
    • A. 

      Score

    • B. 

      Level

    • C. 

      Split

    • D. 

      Rip

  • 23. 
    Any chemical compound should be tested on a ___________ section of wall.
    • A. 

      2 x 4

    • B. 

      4 x 5

    • C. 

      5 x 6

    • D. 

      2 x 3

  • 24. 
    What is the cleaning method for cleaning glazed brick?
    • A. 

      Bucket & brush

    • B. 

      Sandblasting

    • C. 

      High-pressure water

    • D. 

      Steamcleaning