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Massachusetts-Masonry Online Practice Test

These are actual questions from our online practice test.

We have included a question from each chapter of the test. Every question will be multiple choice. The answers are not included with the sample.

Sample Questions

# Chapter Title Question
1 Mortar/Grout/Plastic Mortar/Coloring/Estimating

How many bricks are used in 1 cubic meter?


2 Mortar Joints/Pointing/Head Joints/Mason Line/Corner Layouts/Single Wythe/Technique

DIMENSIONS.— Construct a brick arch over the templet  that remains in place until the mortar sets.  For arches spanning up to 6 feet, use 3/4-inch plywood to make the templet. Cut two pieces to the proper curvature, and nail them to __________ spacers that provide a surface wide enough to support the brick.

POSITIONING.— Use wedges to hold the templet in position until the mortar hardens enough to make the arch self-supporting. Then drive out the wedges.



masonry arch
3 Equipment/Tools/Screeds/Joint Cutting

Truck cranes range in lifting capacity from about 14.5 short tons (12.9 long tons; 13.2 t) to about 1,300 short tons (1,161 long tons; 1,179 t). Although most only rotate about __________ degrees, the more expensive truck mounted cranes can turn a full 360 degrees.

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4 Flatwork/Formations/Finishing/Flat Slab/Precast/Prestressed/Cast-In-Place

A cast-in-place concrete wall system and precast concrete panel __________ will provide similar performance regarding sound transmission from the exterior to the interior of the building.

5 Formwork/Design/Prefabrication/Columns/Insulation/Polysteel/Polystyrene

Wet concrete also applies hydrostatic pressure to formwork. The pressure at the __________ of the form is therefore greater than at the top.

6 Anchors/Ties/Joints/Air Entraining/Steel Reinforcement

Another important source of chloride ions is _________ water. This water contains by weight approximately 3.5 wt.% salts. These salts include sodium chloridemagnesium sulfatecalcium sulfate, and bicarbonates. In water these salts dissociate in free ions (Na+, Mg2+, Cl, SO42−, HCO3) and migrate with the water into the capillaries of the concrete. Chloride ions, which make up about 50% of these ions, are particularly aggressive as a cause of corrosion of carbon steel reinforcement bars.

7 Slump Brick/Reinforced Concrete/ Pre-Tensioned Concrete

Bonded post-tensioning characteristically uses tendons each comprising bundles of elements (e.g. strands or wires) placed __________ a single tendon duct, with the exception of bars which are mostly used unbundled. 

8 Block Laying/Running Bond/Block Cavities/Sealants

______________ coatings are ideal for upscale residential or commercial applications to create a contemporary look with real wow-factor. Because of their dazzling color effects, they are often used as focal points in high-end retail stores, lobby areas, hair salons, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and offices.


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9 Ceramic and Glass Tile Installation Methods/Tile

 If there aren't cracks already in the substrate, there are no worries.

10 Clay Masonry/Brick Classification/Manholes/Associations

______________ block is a massive lightweight building material composed of solid gypsum, for building and erecting lightweight fire-resistant non-load bearing interior walls, partition walls, cavity walls, skin walls and pillar casing indoors.

11 Extension and Dimension Lines/Break Lines/Stone

_____________ stonemasonry is a method for making stone walls with the aid of formwork to contain the rocks and mortar while keeping the walls straight. Short forms, up to two feet tall, are placed on both sides of the wall to serve as a guide for the stone work. 

12 Wall Systems/Vaneered Walls/Hollow Walls/Soffits/RBM/Fireplace/Chimney

The ____________ in a fireplace is the space just below the damper and just above the firebox, where the fire first passes through.

13 Definitions

Height of grout (or concrete) placed at one time from one pour.

14 Employees/Contractors Insurance/Safety/Training As part of the safety training process, contractors' supervisors are required to conduct "toolbox" and "tailgate" safety meeting. How often must these be held?
15 Basic Bids/Estimating/Plans An isometric drawing is the simplest drawing to make what?
16 OSHA, Safety/Dig Alert/Asbestos/Code of Federal Regulations Title 29, Part 1926

If an emergency notice must be given to AZ 811 Dig Alert, the utility company will attempt to respond within _______.

17 General Regulations/Fire Extinguishers On a jobsite, you have to have a fire extinguisher for safety purpose within:
18 Mathematics

Five bricklayers can lay a total of 50 bricks in 30 minutes. How many bricklayers will be required to lay a total of 60 bricks in 18 minutes?

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