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Masonry

Entry Level Assessment Blueprint

Specific Competencies and Skills Tested in this Assessment:

Written Assessment: 

Administration Time: 3 hours
Number of Questions: 140

Areas Covered: 

7% Trade Tools
28% Terminology
9% Estimating Procedures
43% Practices and Procedures
2% Safety
11% Materials of the Trade

Sample Questions

A brick, when laid in an upright or vertical position with the face showing, is called a 

  1. tanker
  2. soldier
  3. corbel
  4. bracer 

Approximately how much mortar is obtained by mixing one cubic foot of cement, one cubic foot of lime and 6 cubic feet of sand? 

  1. 4 cubic feet
  2. 6 cubic feet
  3. 7 cubic feet
  4. 8 cubic feet 

Once the corner poles are set and plumbed and the mason’s line is stretched from pole to pole, the bricklayer 

  1. must use a level
  2. must first build the lead
  3. can start laying to the line
  4. must check the plumb of the poles frequently 

Horizontal masonry units filled with concrete and laid with steel reinforcing rods used to span openings are called 

  1. lintels
  2. angle irons
  3. bond beam
  4. belt course 

When operating a masonry saw, the operator should stand on wood because 

  1. it keeps the shoes dry
  2. it is more comfortable
  3. the working area can be leveled
  4. it minimizes the possibility of electrical shock