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Utah-Excavating, Grading, Trenching and Septic Tanks 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 Earthworks, Excavating, Drainage, Compaction and Surveying __________ regulations require the open sides of ramps be enclosed on all open sides and end with railings when the elevation meets or exceeds 7.5 feet.
12 Employees, Contractors, Insurance, Safety and Training Is Worker's Compensation Insurance, required for one employee?
3 Excavating and Grading Road design, through its elements such as template (width, full bench/side cast), curve widening and grade affect the potential for erosion. Erosion rates are directly proportional to the total exposed area in cuts and fills. Road cuts and fills tend to increase with smooth, horizontal and vertical alignment. Short vertical and horizontal tangents tend to reduce cuts and fills. Erosion rates can be expected to be lower in the latter case. Prior to the design phase it should be clearly stated which alignment, horizontal or vertical, takes precedence. If the tag line has been located at or near the permissible maximum grade, the vertical alignment will govern. Truck speeds in this case are governed by grade and not curvature. Therefore, horizontal alignment of the center line can follow the topography very closely in order to minimize earthwork. Self balancing sections would be achieved by shifting the template __________.
5 Excavating, Grading, Compaction, Soils, Cleaning Worksite and Drainage The term dry dam refers to a dam that serves purely for flood control without any conservation storage.
2 Excavating, Sitework and Removal For maximum compaction, material backfilled into a trench should be placed with __________ in. lifts.
4 Grading and Contours The standard drain field for the pressure distribution system consists of perforated pipes, which are __________ in diameter.
13 Job Safety For all Class I jobs involving the removal of more than __________ linear or 10 square feet of thermal system insulation or surfacing material; for all other Class I jobs, where the employer cannot produce a negative exposure or where employees are working in areas adjacent to the regulated area, while the Class I work is being performed, the employer shall use one of the following methods to ensure that airborne asbestos does not migrate from the regulated area:
14 Mathematics, Calculations and Formulas A new excavation site fits a parabola with the equation y = x squared + 11x + 10 The hole must be more than 10 metres wide across the top for a bobcat to be able to dig it. If the ground level is taken as the x-axis, is the hole able to be dug by a bobcat?
8 Plumbing, PSI, Water Pressure, Water Flow, Pipelines and Water Pressure What is the recommended R value for insulation around a hot water heater?
9 Septic Tanks Prior to clearing critical grading jobs, it may be necessary to have a __________ sample and inspect the material and construction site soils.
10 Sewer Installation, Pipe Lines, Leach Fields and Septic Tank Sewer line connections to existing lines or manholes are not made until upstream lines have been __________.
11 Sewer System, Location Sites, Soil Conditions and Septic Tanks Prior to clearing critical grading jobs, it may be necessary to have a __________ sample and inspect the material and construction site soils.
6 Trenching, Drainage, Shoring and Blasting In accordance with Construction Safety & Health Standards, Federal Standards site trenches __________ ft. or deeper, should be shored to prevent cave-ins.
7 Underground Utilities, Drainage and Pipelines Drain lines should be a minimum __________ inches in diameter.
99 USA Dig Alert The ##DIG_ALERT_COMPANY## markings are valid __________.


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