General Carpentry Test! Trivia Quiz

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General Carpentry Test! Trivia Quiz

What do you know about carpentry? Do you think you know a sufficient amount to pass this quiz? Carpentry requires training, which involves both acquiring knowledge and putting it into practice. It is the art or trade of shaping and assembling structural woodwork. You could learn how to make a chair or a bookshelf, among many other different things. Take this quiz and learn more about carpentry.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What saw would be used to cut a 2x4?
    • A. 

      Table saw

    • B. 

      Circular saw

    • C. 

      Saber saw

    • D. 

      Band saw

  • 2. 
    What tool would be used to cut crown molding?
    • A. 

      Circular saw

    • B. 

      Miter saw

    • C. 

      Hammer

    • D. 

      Planer

  • 3. 
    What size nail is used to install plywood?
    • A. 

      16d

    • B. 

      12d

    • C. 

      8d

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    What tool is best used to install shingles?
    • A. 

      Drill

    • B. 

      Pnuematic nailer

    • C. 

      Staple gun

    • D. 

      Screw driver

  • 5. 
    What is the most common underlayment for roofing?
    • A. 

      Asphalt felt

    • B. 

      Plastic

    • C. 

      None

    • D. 

      Silicone

  • 6. 
    What tool shaves off the thickness of lumber?
    • A. 

      Circular saw

    • B. 

      Planer

    • C. 

      Band saw

    • D. 

      Hammer

  • 7. 
    What tool is used to drive a three inch screw?
    • A. 

      Hammer

    • B. 

      Cordless drill

    • C. 

      Screwdriver

    • D. 

      Wrench

  • 8. 
    What tool is best used for shaping wood?
    • A. 

      Circular saw

    • B. 

      Router

    • C. 

      Drill

    • D. 

      Miter saw

  • 9. 
    What tool is best used to cut nails?
    • A. 

      Recipricating saw

    • B. 

      Hammer

    • C. 

      Chisel

    • D. 

      Circular saw

  • 10. 
    What powers a pnuematic tool?
    • A. 

      Electricity

    • B. 

      Air

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      You

  • 11. 
    What does the word Vestibule mean?
    • A. 

      An entrance to a house usually enclosed

    • B. 

      Matched boarding or panel work covering the lower portion of a wall

    • C. 

      The support for the second floor joists of a balloon frame house or for similar uses ribband

    • D. 

      The clear space between floor and ceiling as in a stairway

    • E. 

      A groove cut at any angle with the grain and part way across the piece housings are used for framing stair risers and treads in stringers

  • 12. 
    A Cantilever is a_______________ beam or joist, not supported at one end, used to support an extension of a structure.
  • 13. 
    What is the most common length between studs?
    • A. 

      16

    • B. 

      11

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      19

    • E. 

      12

  • 14. 
    What type of door would work the best for a 4,5 or even a 6 foot closet door?
    • A. 

      Bifold Doors

    • B. 

      Sliding Closet Doors

    • C. 

      Hinges Doors

  • 15. 
    Which 2 tools would you use when fixing Guttering?
    • A. 

      Cordless Screwdriver

    • B. 

      Block Plane

    • C. 

      String Line

    • D. 

      Marking Gauge

    • E. 

      25mm Chisel

    • F. 

      Claw Hammer

  • 16. 
    In wiring wherein the stud should you drill your holes at?
    • A. 

      1 1/4" from the front edge of the stud

    • B. 

      3/4" from the back edge

    • C. 

      1/4" from center

  • 17. 
    Find the current in a 120 volt, 90 watt circuit?
    • A. 

      24 amps

    • B. 

      .24 amps

    • C. 

      10800 amps

    • D. 

      .75 amps

  • 18. 
    Joist hangers are used for which of the following? 
    • A. 

      Supporting joists against beams

    • B. 

      Keeping joists straight during delivery

    • C. 

      Inspection

    • D. 

      There is no such thing as a joist hanger

  • 19. 
    The smallest mark on a tape measurer is: 
    • A. 

      Millimeter

    • B. 

      1/16 inch

    • C. 

      1/4 inch

    • D. 

      1/2 inch

  • 20. 
    What the of hammer is commonly selected for trim work? 
    • A. 

      Framing hatchet

    • B. 

      28 ounce long handle waffle head

    • C. 

      20 ounce long handle straight claw

    • D. 

      16 ounce wood handle curved claw

  • 21. 
    What are plywood clips used for? 
    • A. 

      Straightening floor sheathing

    • B. 

      Keeping plywood straight in stacks

    • C. 

      Supporting roof sheathing edges between the trusses

    • D. 

      There is no such thing as a plywood clip

  • 22. 
    A contractor is to excavate a basmeent containing 58,500 cu. ft. She removes 3,950 cu. ft., then 9,325 cu. ft., then 6,581 cu. ft., and finally 4,873 cu. ft. How moony cubic feet remain in the basement? 
    • A. 

      31,071 cu. ft

    • B. 

      33,771 cu. ft.

    • C. 

      33,861 cu. ft.

    • D. 

      34,131 cu. ft.

  • 23. 
    What is a PL-400?
    • A. 

      Drill bit size

    • B. 

      Type of construction adhesive

    • C. 

      Number of teeth in a hacksaw

    • D. 

      Plywood specification

  • 24. 
    Which is not a rule of laying out stairs? 
    • A. 

      The product obtained by multiplying one rise height by the tread width should be between 70 and 75 inches

    • B. 

      The sum of two risers is always the same

    • C. 

      The sum of one riser and one tread should be between 17 and 18 inches

    • D. 

      The number of treads and risers is always the same

  • 25. 
    Calculate 1/4 inch plus 1/4.
    • A. 

      Too small to calculate

    • B. 

      1/8 inch

    • C. 

      1/2 inch

    • D. 

      3/4 inch

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