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Chapter 1



True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
 

 1. 

The prefix kilo- represents 1,000 times larger.
 

 2. 

In construction, the term plumb is used to indicate that which is horizontal.
 

 3. 

Bench planes are given names according to their length.
 

 4. 

Ripsaws are designed to cut across the grain of lumber.
 

 5. 

The Phillips screwdriver has a cross-shaped tip.
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 6. 

A ____ is 1/100 of a meter.
a.
micron
c.
centimeter
b.
millimeter
d.
decimeter
 

 7. 

Most rules and tapes used by the carpenter have increments of ____ inches, clearly marked in red, and 19.2 inches, indicated by small black diamonds.
a.
6
c.
12
b.
8
d.
16
 

 8. 

The ____ square consists of a movable blade, 1 inch wide and 12 inches long, that slides along the body of the square.
a.
combination
c.
framing
b.
speed
d.
bevel
 

 9. 

The carpenter’s ____ is used to test both level and plumb surfaces.
a.
rule
c.
plumb bob
b.
level
d.
steel tape
 

 10. 

Long straight lines are laid out by using a chalk ____.
a.
line
c.
marker
b.
gauge
d.
rule
 

 11. 

____ is the technique of laying out stock to fit against an irregular surface.
a.
Dividing
c.
Fastening
b.
Etching
d.
Scribing
 

 12. 

The wood ____ is used to cut recesses in wood for things such as door hinges and locksets.
a.
hatchet
c.
chisel
b.
bevel
d.
saw
 

 13. 

The ____ plane is 14 inches long and of all the bench planes is considered the best for all-around work.
a.
jack
c.
fore
b.
jointer
d.
smooth
 

 14. 

____ planes are small planes designed to be held in one hand.
a.
Scrub
c.
Block
b.
Router
d.
Shoulder
 

 15. 

When starting to plane, push forward while applying pressure downward on the ____ (front).
a.
handle
c.
lever cap
b.
toe
d.
heel
 

 16. 

To produce a keen edge, chisels and plane irons must be ____ (sharpened) by using an oilstone or waterstone.
a.
tempered
c.
compacted
b.
annealed
d.
whetted
 

 17. 

____ snips are used to cut thin metal, such as roof flashing and metal roof edging.
a.
Aluminum
c.
Copper
b.
Tin
d.
Steel
 

 18. 

A ____ knife is a universal cutting tool.
a.
flexible
c.
utility
b.
Bowie
d.
Swiss
 

 19. 

The crosscut saw has teeth shaped like ____.
a.
knives
c.
wedges
b.
chisels
d.
planes
 

 20. 

The ____ saw is used to make curved cuts.
a.
shark tooth
c.
dovetail
b.
veneer
d.
compass
 

 21. 

____ are generally used to cut thin material such as metal.
a.
Coping saws
c.
Hacksaws
b.
Wallboard saws
d.
Keyhole saws
 

 22. 

The ____-ounce curved claw hammer is most popular for general work.
a.
7
c.
20
b.
16
d.
32
 

 23. 

____ is the technique of driving nails at an angle to fasten the end of one piece to another.
a.
Face nailing
c.
Side nailing
b.
Skewed nailing
d.
Toenailing
 

 24. 

The ____ is used to withdraw large nails and to pry when dismantling parts of a structure.
a.
slotted screwdriver
c.
wrecking bar
b.
flat bar
d.
cat’s paw
 

 25. 

____ are hardwood blocks with threaded rods through them.
a.
Wood screws
c.
Spring clamps
b.
C clamps
d.
Quick clamps
 



 
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