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  • 1. 
    What is the safe working load of each leg of STEEL tube scaffold-type shoring?
    • A. 

      2,000 - 6,000 lbs

    • B. 

      4,000 - 25,000 lbs

    • C. 

      12,000 - 20,000 lbs

    • D. 

      10,000 - 15,000 lbs

  • 2. 
    What is the safe working load of each leg of ALUMINUM tube scaffold-type shoring?
    • A. 

      4,000 lbs

    • B. 

      5,000 lbs

    • C. 

      7,000 lbs

    • D. 

      10,000 lbs

  • 3. 
    In heavy duty horizontal shoring, truss beam can measure up to:
    • A. 

      80ft

    • B. 

      100ft

    • C. 

      120ft

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    In heavy duty horizontal shoring, truss beam can carry up to:
    • A. 

      600 lbs/ft

    • B. 

      800 lbs/ft

    • C. 

      900 lbs/ft

    • D. 

      1,000 lbs/ft

  • 5. 
    In heavy duty horizontal shoring, the telescoping horizontal shores have a load capacity of
    • A. 

      500 lbs/ft

    • B. 

      600 lbs/ft

    • C. 

      700 lbs/ft

    • D. 

      800 lbs/ft

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is NOT a cause of heavy formwork failure?
    • A. 

      Concrete piling up on bulkhead

    • B. 

      On frozen ground

    • C. 

      Inadequate bracing

    • D. 

      Vibration

  • 7. 
    The proper tunnel concrete stripping times are:
    • A. 

      6hrs on exposed surfaces, 6hrs on construction joints

    • B. 

      8hrs on exposed surfaces, 8hrs on construction joints

    • C. 

      12hrs on exposed surfaces, 8hrs on construction joints

    • D. 

      12hrs on exposed surfaces, 6hrs on construction joints

  • 8. 
    What is the tolerance for high velocity tunnels and conduits?
    • A. 

      0"

    • B. 

      1/4"

    • C. 

      1/2"

    • D. 

      1"

  • 9. 
    What is the tolerance for auto and train tunnels?
    • A. 

      0"

    • B. 

      1/4"

    • C. 

      1/2"

    • D. 

      1"

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is NOT true about rock bolts?
    • A. 

      Must be long enough to reach stable rock

    • B. 

      Are installed right after excavation

    • C. 

      Requires understanding of underground forces

    • D. 

      Concrete lining adds support

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    Which of the following would be allowed by an engineer when inspecting wood?
    • A. 

      Internal cracks

    • B. 

      A hole > 1/2" diameter

    • C. 

      Nails/metal in wood

    • D. 

      Knots > 4"

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is NOT considered a defect in wood?
    • A. 

      Spiral grain

    • B. 

      Cracks

    • C. 

      Split > butt diameter

    • D. 

      Fails to meet ASTM standards D23 for class B piles

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is NOT permitted regarding splices on a steel pile?
    • A. 

      Penetration of butt welds on cross section

    • B. 

      2 splices or less

    • C. 

      Spliced segments for straight pile axis only

    • D. 

      Splice within less than 10ft from end of pile

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is a characteristic of sheet piling?
    • A. 

      Sections interlock in 2 directions

    • B. 

      Can be used in place of shoring

    • C. 

      Uses hydraulic jacks

    • D. 

      Sections are stacked one on top of the other

  • 15. 
    Which of the following best describes sheet piling?
    • A. 

      Temporary shoring in areas in or close to water

    • B. 

      Deep retaining wall with about 2/3 of its length below grade

    • C. 

      Sheets driven into ground as support for structure on surface

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    Minimum size of collar ties on roof rafters is:
    • A. 

      2 x 4

    • B. 

      2 x 6

    • C. 

      1 x 4

    • D. 

      1 x 6

  • 17. 
    Which blade is used for framing?
    • A. 

      Steel rotary

    • B. 

      Aluminum alloy

    • C. 

      Copper tipped

    • D. 

      Carbide tipped

  • 18. 
    If a piece of wood were surfaced on one side and on one edge, how would it be labeled?
    • A. 

      S1S1E

    • B. 

      S1SE1

    • C. 

      S1S1E1

    • D. 

      SS1E

  • 19. 
    What is the slope of the roof?
    • A. 

      Run:rise

    • B. 

      Span:rise

    • C. 

      Rise:run

    • D. 

      Rise:span

  • 20. 
    What is the pitch of the roof?
    • A. 

      Run:rise

    • B. 

      Span:rise

    • C. 

      Rise:run

    • D. 

      Rise:span

  • 21. 
    What is the slope of land?
    • A. 

      Run:rise

    • B. 

      Span:rise

    • C. 

      Rise:run

    • D. 

      Rise:span

  • 22. 
    What is the difference between run and span?
    • A. 

      Span = run x 2

    • B. 

      Run = span x 2

    • C. 

      Span = run / 2

    • D. 

      Run = span / 2

    • E. 

      A and D

  • 23. 
    What is a wall system called that has 1/2" sheetrock over metal studs at 24"oc w/ electricity and plumbing inside?
    • A. 

      Murphy

    • B. 

      Chase

    • C. 

      Homes

    • D. 

      Sheetrock & metal

  • 24. 
    What is required to create 3 hr fire proof around an I beam?
    • A. 

      2 layers of 5/8" type X

    • B. 

      3 layers of 1/2" type X

    • C. 

      2 layers of 3/4" type Y

    • D. 

      3 layers of 5/8" type X

  • 25. 
    What is a potential cause for a drywall joint to shrink?
    • A. 

      Improper thinset mix

    • B. 

      Joint filled too heavy

    • C. 

      Too much water

    • D. 

      Overly dry weather conditions

  • 26. 
    What is needed for a 2hr fire proof on 14ft partition walls?
    • A. 

      1 layer 1/2" type X

    • B. 

      1 layer 5/8" type X

    • C. 

      2 layers 1/2" type X

    • D. 

      2 layers 5/8" type X

  • 27. 
    Which of the following does NOT cause drywall to tear at screwheads?
    • A. 

      Screwheads set too deep

    • B. 

      Torque setting is wrong

    • C. 

      Head not deep enough

    • D. 

      Angle is wrong

  • 28. 
    How large does a truck need to be if a sound device is required when backing up?
    • A. 

      2 CY

    • B. 

      2.5 CY

    • C. 

      3 CY

    • D. 

      3 TON

  • 29. 
    What precautions are NOT required when drilling rock on a steep slope?
    • A. 

      Air hose

    • B. 

      Workers to wear safety belts & lines

    • C. 

      Equipment secured by tugger & anchor lines

    • D. 

      Dust control

  • 30. 
    Which of the following is a characteristic of fissured soil?
    • A. 

      Can NOT be crushed by fingers

    • B. 

      Splits easily

    • C. 

      Bonded by chemical agent such as calcium carbonate

    • D. 

      A and C only

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 31. 
    Which of the following is a characteristic of cemented soil?
    • A. 

      Can NOT be crushed by fingers

    • B. 

      Splits easily

    • C. 

      Bonded by chemical agent such as calcium carbonate

    • D. 

      A and C only

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 32. 
    Type A soil is greater than ___ tsf.  Type C soil is less than ___ tsf.  Type B soil is everything in between.
    • A. 

      1; 0.5

    • B. 

      2; 1

    • C. 

      1.5; 0.75

    • D. 

      1.5; 0.5

  • 33. 
    Which is NOT an example of type C soil?
    • A. 

      Crushed rock

    • B. 

      Rounded gravel

    • C. 

      Angular gravel

    • D. 

      Sandy loam

  • 34. 
    Maximum slope in type A soil is:
    • A. 

      1/2:1

    • B. 

      3/4:1

    • C. 

      1:1

    • D. 

      1 1/2:1

  • 35. 
    Maximum slope in type B soil is:
    • A. 

      1/2:1

    • B. 

      3/4:1

    • C. 

      1:1

    • D. 

      1 1/2:1

  • 36. 
    Maximum slope in type C soil is:
    • A. 

      1:1

    • B. 

      1 1/2:1

    • C. 

      1 3/4:1

    • D. 

      2:1

  • 37. 
    Which of the following is NOT a component of shoring?
    • A. 

      Uprights

    • B. 

      Cross brace

    • C. 

      Wales

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 38. 
    What method is NOT used for stabilizing trench walls in excavation?
    • A. 

      Scaling

    • B. 

      Shoring

    • C. 

      Shielding

    • D. 

      Sloping

  • 39. 
    In type C soil, which protection is safest for working in trench?
    • A. 

      Scaling

    • B. 

      Shoring

    • C. 

      Shielding

    • D. 

      Sloping

  • 40. 
    What is the minimum pitch of roof with shake?
    • A. 

      1:6

    • B. 

      2:6

    • C. 

      1:4

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 41. 
    Masonry on a concrete foundation must begin ___" above grade.
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      9

    • D. 

      12

  • 42. 
    Slope of wheelchair ramp is:
    • A. 

      1:6

    • B. 

      1:10

    • C. 

      1:12

    • D. 

      1:15

  • 43. 
    Slope of wheelchair ramp is:
    • A. 

      5%

    • B. 

      6.67%

    • C. 

      8.33%

    • D. 

      12%

  • 44. 
    Minimum head clearance for a ramp is:
    • A. 

      6'6"

    • B. 

      6'7"

    • C. 

      6'8"

    • D. 

      7'2"

  • 45. 
    What is the minimum width of a ramp designed for 50+ occupant load?
    • A. 

      36"

    • B. 

      40"

    • C. 

      42"

    • D. 

      44"

  • 46. 
    What is the maximum rise of handicap ramp over any length of run before an additional landing is needed?
    • A. 

      3 ft

    • B. 

      4 ft

    • C. 

      4 1/2 ft

    • D. 

      5 ft

  • 47. 
    Best wall base material for extremely wet area is:
    • A. 

      Greenboard

    • B. 

      Cement board

    • C. 

      Gypsum board

    • D. 

      Plaster

  • 48. 
    Minimum width of scaffold plank is:
    • A. 

      20"

    • B. 

      24"

    • C. 

      30"

    • D. 

      36"

  • 49. 
    The top edge of shoring shall be:
    • A. 

      Slightly lower than grade

    • B. 

      Slightly over grade

    • C. 

      At grade

    • D. 

      Either at grade or over grade

  • 50. 
    What is the diameter of #18 rebar?
    • A. 

      1.5"

    • B. 

      1.75"

    • C. 

      2"

    • D. 

      2.25"

  • 51. 
    What can be done to prevent a retaining wall from collapse?
    • A. 

      All of the above

    • B. 

      Drain near footing

    • C. 

      Weep holes

    • D. 

      Crushed fill behind wall

  • 52. 
    When you double the diameter of a pipe, there is __________ head loss.
    • A. 

      Less

    • B. 

      More

    • C. 

      The same amount of

  • 53. 
    When cleaning out a new water main, what of the following is NOT a possible method?
    • A. 

      Flush through hydrant

    • B. 

      Chlorinate

    • C. 

      Tablets

    • D. 

      Carbonate solution

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 54. 
    What is the purpose of a blowoff?
    • A. 

      To release air at highest point

    • B. 

      To release pressure at highest point

    • C. 

      To release air not at highest point

    • D. 

      To release pressure not at highest point

  • 55. 
    Minimum slope of 12" sewer pipe line:
    • A. 

      1%

    • B. 

      0.1%

    • C. 

      0.01%

    • D. 

      0.001%

  • 56. 
    The test sequence for new water main is:
    • A. 

      Pressure test, flush, chlorination, bacterial

    • B. 

      Flush, chlorination, pressure test, bacterial

    • C. 

      Chlorination, flush, pressure test, bacterial

    • D. 

      Pressure test, chlorination, flush, bacterial

  • 57. 
    Which utility must be in a separate trench or step inside the trench from the others?
    • A. 

      Electricity

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Gas

    • D. 

      CATV

  • 58. 
    What is the purpose of grading steps into a slope (benching)?
    • A. 

      To divert water

    • B. 

      Prevent slope failure

    • C. 

      Prevent erosion

    • D. 

      B and C

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 59. 
    What  does AR stand for when referring to asphalt?
    • A. 

      Aged resin

    • B. 

      Aged residue

    • C. 

      Asphalt residue

    • D. 

      Aged resistance

  • 60. 
    What is the minimum spacing and size of rebar in slab-on-grade foundation?
    • A. 

      12", #4

    • B. 

      18", #6

    • C. 

      18", #4

    • D. 

      24", #4

  • 61. 
    Minimum compressive strength of mortar for concrete masonry unit (CMU) is:
    • A. 

      1,800 psi

    • B. 

      2,000 psi

    • C. 

      2,400 psi

    • D. 

      2,500 psi

  • 62. 
    Minimum of 3,250 psi concrete is required on the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Cast-in-place piles

    • B. 

      Bridges

    • C. 

      Retaining walls

    • D. 

      6" slab-on-grade

  • 63. 
    What is the difference between honeycomb and entrainment?
    • A. 

      Honeycomb refers to air trapped when pouring. Entrainment refers to air deliberately injected.

    • B. 

      Honeycomb refers to air deliberately injected. Entrainment refers to air trapped when pouring.

    • C. 

      Honeycomb refers to air deliberately injected. Entrainment refers to air trapped during the finishing process.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 64. 
    A step foundation is:
    • A. 

      For steps along a steep grade

    • B. 

      For piles

    • C. 

      Made in against the sloped grade

    • D. 

      Made in the direction of sloped grade

  • 65. 
    How much time is available to retemper mortar in masonry?
    • A. 

      2 hrs

    • B. 

      2 1/2 hrs

    • C. 

      3 1/2 hrs

    • D. 

      4 hrs

  • 66. 
    How often must a 3 ton crane receive inspection?
    • A. 

      Monthly

    • B. 

      Quarterly

    • C. 

      Twice a year

    • D. 

      Yearly

  • 67. 
    Height of railings on a scaffold must be no less than ___" and no more than ___".
    • A. 

      40, 43

    • B. 

      40, 45

    • C. 

      42, 47

    • D. 

      42, 45

  • 68. 
    What is the first rolling in NEW asphalt?
    • A. 

      Intial

    • B. 

      Breakup

    • C. 

      Breakdown

    • D. 

      Downroll

  • 69. 
    What are the first and second rollings when repairing asphalt or adding next to existing?
    • A. 

      Longitudinal roll, cross roll

    • B. 

      Traverse roll, cross roll

    • C. 

      Longitudinal roll, traverse roll

    • D. 

      Traverse roll, longitudinal

  • 70. 
    When is a linker rod used?
    • A. 

      Grade setting

    • B. 

      For pipe laying

    • C. 

      Surveying

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 71. 
    What is the distance between traffic control signs in a 40 mph zone?
    • A. 

      250 ft

    • B. 

      300 ft

    • C. 

      350 ft

    • D. 

      375 ft

  • 72. 
    What is the minimum size lumber that can be used to build scaffolding?
    • A. 

      Only metal should be used to build scaffolding

    • B. 

      2 x 4

    • C. 

      2 x 6

    • D. 

      4 x 4

  • 73. 
    What type of motion is produced in an earthquake?
    • A. 

      Lateral motion

    • B. 

      Vertical motion

    • C. 

      Lateral and vertical motion

    • D. 

      Wave motion

  • 74. 
    How many miles in 38 km?
    • A. 

      19 miles

    • B. 

      24 miles

    • C. 

      38 miles

    • D. 

      60 miles

  • 75. 
    Which of the following causes methane to leak into a water closet?
    • A. 

      The vent is plugged

    • B. 

      The fixture trap is dry

    • C. 

      The water closet is cracked

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 76. 
    Which of the following is the most critical factor in protecting concrete that is subject to freeze and thaw conditions?
    • A. 

      Entrained air

    • B. 

      Proper curing

    • C. 

      Initial water/cement ratio

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 77. 
    What type of footing receives building loads and transfers them to spread or pile foundations?
    • A. 

      Pile support

    • B. 

      Grade beam

    • C. 

      Footing support

    • D. 

      Combined piers

  • 78. 
    Tree branches which over hang a roadway must be removed if they hang less than ___ feet above the road surface.
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      25