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Minnesota-Concrete 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 Concrete, Mixtures, Strength and Pressure

Construction quality is crucial to the long-term pavement performance. Construction factors such as surface preparation, placement, joint construction and compaction/consolidation have an overwhelming effect on pavement performance, which cannot be ignored or compensated for in mix or structuiral design.

2 Formwork

Control joints are generally located how many ft. apart on concrete slabs on grade, as a rule, ____ to ______ times the thickness.


3 Foundations

Control joints are generally located how many ft. apart on concrete slabs on grade, as a rule, ____ to ______ times the thickness.


4 Shotcrete What should forms be made of?
5 Reinforcing Steel, Rebar and Ties A ___________________ is a long metal trough with rounded bottom and open ends used for conveying concrete to a lower elevation.
6 Unbonded and Post-Tensioning

Moisture infiltration in unbonded post-tensioned cables can occur from numerous sources including initial construction, ground water, roof leakage, and poor quality grout pockets.

7 Structural, Reinforcing Steel, Rebar and Ties Metal decking for installation of roofing materials, or for concrete floor slab forms, must be calculated with allowances for _____________.
8 Excavating, Layout and Compaction Excavations in fractured rock can often avoid sheeting altogether, either by injecting grout into the joints of the rock to stabilize it or by drilling into the rock and inserting __________ that fasten the blocks together.
9 Excavating Sitework and Drainage What is necessary for support, when excavation goes below foundations of existing structures?
10 Coating Products, Control Corrosion, Surface Preparation and Moisture Protection The primary function of damp-proofing is to prevent __________ the foundation wall in below-grade applications.
11 Tools, Rebar, Ties and Clamps The adjustable column form is a durable, rugged system that quickly form column dimensions in 1" and 2" increments. ____________ psf allowable pressure Standard 3/4" chamfer on all columns create smooth edge finish 3/16" steel form face provides an excellent finish, standard 3/4" Speed Bolts join forms, no internal ties required, up to 48" square columns.
12 Definitions A/An _________________ is a slab of concrete extending beyond the entrance to a building, particularly at an entrance for vehicular traffic.
13 Concrete Safety Prolonged contact between fresh concrete and skin surfaces, eyes, and clothing may result in burns that are quite severe, including third-degree burns.
14 Safety, OSHA, Training and Dig Alert

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

15 Basic Bid Preparation and Estimating The notice to owner contained in a contract, informs the customer of _________________.
16 Mathematics and Calculations 2/3 x 1/2 = _____________
17 Suggested Manuals

The following reference material is allowed in the examination center:

Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), with latest available amendments, U.S. Government Printing Office, (866) 512-1800 or OR Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 Selections by PSI, with latest available amendments, 3210 E Tropicana, Las Vegas, NV 89121, (800) 733-9267, (See order form at the end of the Candidate Information Bulletin.)

International Building Code, 2009, International Code Council, (800) 786-4452, International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, 2009, International Code Council, (800) 786-4452,

ACI 318-08 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, 2008, American Concrete Institute, (248) 848-3700,

The following reference material is not allowed in the examination center:

Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 2011, Steven H.Kosmatka, William C. Panarese, Portland Cement Association, 5420 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, Il 60077-1083, 847-966-6200,

Pipe and Excavation Contracting, Dave Roberts, 1987, Craftsman Book Company, Formwork for Concrete, 2005, 7th Edition, M.K. Hurd American Concrete Institute, 38800 Country Club Drive, PO Box 9094, Farmington Hills, MI 48333,

Placing Reinforcing Bars, Recommended Practices, 2011, 9th Edition, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute,

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