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Chapter 18



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

 1. 

The rise of a step is equal to the sum of the ____.
a.
height of the stretcher brick and the width of the rowlock brick
b.
height of the stretcher brick and two mortar joints
c.
width of the stretcher brick, the height of the rowlock brick, and two mortar joints
d.
height of the stretcher brick, the width of the rowlock brick, and two mortar joints
 

 2. 

The number of treads for steps accessing a porch or stoop is ____ the number of risers between the grade level and top of the porch or stoop.
a.
one more than
c.
one less than
b.
half of
d.
equal to
 

 3. 

What is the first step in brick construction?
a.
Construct above-grade masonry
c.
Place below-grade CMUs
b.
Place a concrete slab footing
d.
Lay mortared brick
 

 4. 

Type ____ mortar is recommended for brick at grade level and in contact with the earth.
a.
M
c.
O
b.
N
d.
S
 

 5. 

The International Residential Code requires tread depth to be a minimum of ____ inches with no more than 3/8 inches difference between the greatest and smallest tread depth.
a.
6
c.
10
b.
8
d.
16
 

 6. 

Structural bridging is necessary wherever steps. stoops, and porches are built over ____,
a.
compacted soil
c.
lintels
b.
loose fill
d.
slab footing
 



 
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