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Chapter 16



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

 1. 

The greatest use of cranes and rigging in residential construction is in lifting __________ into place.
a.
roof trusses
b.
air conditioning units
c.
stud wall sections
d.
floor joists
 

 2. 

Which of the following is not required to be on sling's manufacturer’s tag?
a.
rated capacity
b.
type of material sling is made of
c.
tag line limitations
d.
rated capacity of the sling
 

 3. 

Which of the following is not a common type of core used in wire ropes?
a.
strand core
b.
fiberglass core
c.
independent wire core
d.
fiber core
 

 4. 

The lay of a rope affects its operational characteristics. __________ lay is more fatigue resistant and abrasion resistant.
a.
Regular
b.
Parallel
c.
Perpendicular
d.
Lang
 

 5. 

When working with wire ropes, it is the __________ responsibility to obtain and follow the proper inspection criteria for each application inspected.
a.
employee's
b.
foreman's
c.
inspector's
d.
superintendent's
 

 6. 

With wire ropes, a __________ break occurs when a wire breaks under tensile load exceeding its strength.
a.
cup and cone
b.
fatigue
c.
strand nicking
d.
bird cage
 

 7. 

With wire ropes, a __________ fault is caused by the sudden release of tension and the resulting rebound of the rope.
a.
cup and cone
b.
fatigue
c.
strand nicking
d.
bird cage
 

 8. 

OSHA requires that all chain slings be inspected by a trained "competent person" at least once a __________.
a.
day
b.
week
c.
month
d.
year
 

 9. 

A(n) __________ hook has a narrow throat so that it will grab a link in the chain and not slip.
a.
choker
b.
reverse-eye
c.
grab
d.
foundry
 

 10. 

A __________ hook has an eye at a right angle to the plane of the hook.
a.
choker
b.
reverse-eye
c.
grab
d.
foundry
 

 11. 

If blocking is needed to support the load at its new location, it should be prepared __________.
a.
when the load is being lowered in place
b.
when the load is being moved
c.
when the load is being raised
d.
before the load is lifted
 

Completion
Complete each statement.
 

 12. 

The amount of weight the manufacturer has specified as the maximum load on a sling is called the rated ____________________.
 

 

 13. 

A light line attached to a load to control it is called a(n) ____________________.
 

 

 14. 

____________________ are used with wire ropes and synthetic slings to protect the sling from sharp corners on the load.
 

 

 15. 

The length along the rope that a strand makes one complete spiral around the rope core is called the ____________________.
 

 

 16. 

All synthetic slings have ______________________________ imbedded in the material that when exposed mean the sling must be taken out of service.
 

 

 17. 

A(n) ____________________ is used inside the eye of a wire rope sling to decrease wear and to protect the wire rope from kinking.
 

 

 18. 

The crane operator receives instructions by radio or hand signals only from the ____________________.
 

 

Short Answer
 

 19. 

Explain the advantages synthetic slings have over wire ropes.
 

 20. 

Explain the disadvantages of synthetic slings in relation to wire ropes.
 

 21. 

Explain why a sling should not be used if the manufacturer's tag is not readable or is missing.
 



 
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