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New York-Excavating, Trenching and Grading 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 Excavating, Drainage, Compaction and Trenching Trenches must be sufficiently excavated and stones, rocks, or boulders should be removed to provide a minimum of ____ inches clearance under all portions of the pipe.
2 Earthworks, Excavating and Surveying 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.
3 Grading, Compaction and Soils What are compaction methods sometimes called?
4 Excavation To read the minutes of a degree, when laying out angles with the builders level, it is best to use what?
5 Clearing Site The minimum depth that all stumps should be cleared away in embankment areas is what?
6 Excavation and Sub-Surface When preparing rigid pavements for overlay, which is the most effective?
7 Asphalt, Slopes, Drainage and Compaction General landfill is considered to be what % of compaction?
8 Grades and Earthmoving

Heavy construction equipment is usually used due to the amounts of material to be moved — up to millions of cubic metres. Earthwork construction was revolutionized by the development of the (Fresnoscraper and other earth-moving machines such as the loader, the dump truck, the grader, the bulldozer, the backhoe, and the __________ line  excavator.

9 Pipelines What is slip-lining mainly used for?
10 Site Preparation, Soil and Drainage

When removing old asphalt to make a new surface, the most efficient way is to use what?

11 Tools and Equipment What can be used to add the compaction of the fill?
12 Employees, Contractors, Insurance, Safety and 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?
13 OSHA Standards, Asbestos and Code of Federal Regulations Title 29, Part 1926

Regarding section 1926.1101(g)(5)(v),  A water spray process system may be used for removal of ACM and PACM from cold line piping if, employees carrying out such process have completed a _________ -hour separate training course in its use, in addition to training required for employees performing Class I work. The system shall meet the following specifications and shall be performed by employees using the following work practices.

14 Safety, Dig Alert and Fire Extinguishers

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

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