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Chapter 2



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

 1. 

The pattern created by the arrangement of masonry units on a wall is referred to as the
a.
wythe
c.
pattern bond
b.
course
d.
stretcher
 

 2. 

The most common brick pattern, in which every brick is laid in the stretcher position in alternating courses, is known as the
a.
Dutch corner
c.
English bond
b.
running bond
d.
Flemish bond
 

 3. 

Alternating stretchers and headers for each course that form a double-wythe wall creates a
a.
running bond
c.
Arizona bond
b.
English bond
d.
Flemish bond
 

 4. 

When cutting masonry units, always wear protective eyewear that meets the standards set by this government agency.
a.
Department of Commerce
b.
Environmental Protection Agency
c.
OSHA
d.
United Masons of America
 

 5. 

The English Bond pattern consists of alternating courses of brick laid as
a.
all stretchers and all headers
c.
stretchers and sailors
b.
only in the header position
d.
stretchers and soldiers
 

 6. 

When constructing a screen wall, it is advisable to use brick without cores not only to enhance the wall’s appearance but also to
a.
provide greater strength
c.
eliminate the need for rebar
b.
prevent debris accumulation
d.
use less mortar
 

 7. 

Garden walls are typically build to
a.
add elegance to outdoor living areas
b.
keep out intruders
c.
provide shade
d.
indicate property boundaries
 

 8. 

The pattern with a course of brick laid in the header position between every five or six courses laid in the stretcher position is known as the
a.
German bond
c.
Flemish bond
b.
Prairie Style bond
d.
American bond
 

 9. 

The American, English, and Flemish bonds were all first used for joining brick walls of
a.
1 wythe
c.
less than 10 courses
b.
2 or more wythes
d.
over 20 courses
 

 10. 

Different bonds may cost more then others due to the added material needed and
a.
transportation costs
b.
sales tax
c.
attention required for brick arrangement
d.
long lead times for delivery
 

 11. 

Typically, a single-wythe wall must be
a.
anchored to a back up wall
b.
approved by OSHA
c.
built only with stretchers
d.
built using the running bond pattern
 

 12. 

The stack bond consists of brick
a.
aligned vertically with no overlap
b.
made only of clay
c.
aligned horizontally
d.
alternating Flemish and American bonds
 

 13. 

Usually, stack bonds are used for
a.
load-bearing walls
c.
knee walls
b.
educational institutions
d.
decorative patterns
 

 14. 

Half of a brick laid in the header position for 4"-wide Flemish bond walls is called the
a.
snap header
c.
stack header
b.
Flemish header
d.
Dutch corner
 

 15. 

Another common term for pattern bonds is
a.
mortar bonds
c.
plumb bonds
b.
structural bonds
d.
masonry bonds
 

 16. 

When using this size brick, a unit at each end wall must be cut shorter if the stretchers between courses are to be aligned in a half-lap pattern.
a.
standard
c.
king
b.
English
d.
queen or economy
 

 17. 

Modern homes typically have framing made of
a.
wood or steel
c.
CMUs
b.
brick
d.
stone
 

 18. 

Masonry screen walls are often built around equipment to mask their appearance, but not to limit
a.
sound emissions
c.
electrical requirements
b.
air flow
d.
plant growth
 

 19. 

The Flemish garden wall bond typically has ____ headers between each stretcher to create the appearance of diagonal lines and diamond patterns.
a.
3
c.
10
b.
7
d.
12
 

 20. 

This bond has alternating headers and stretchers instead of all headers between five or six courses of stretchers.
a.
Russian bond
b.
Flemish bond with English headers
c.
modern-style stack bond
d.
the American bond with Flemish headers
 

 21. 

Another term for a half of a full brick length is
a.
bat
c.
cat
b.
dog
d.
wythe
 

 22. 

A styling for corners or ends of walls constructed in either the English or Flemish bond characterized by a 6" end brick is known as the
a.
English corner
c.
standard corner
b.
Dutch corner
d.
American corner
 

 23. 

A term used to express the bed depth of a masonry wall in terms of units is
a.
bat depth
c.
cricket
b.
wythe
d.
course
 

 24. 

In most homes, the brick exterior provides
a.
structural support
b.
a nice facade
c.
a cheap alternative to siding
d.
beauty, but many maintenance issues
 

 25. 

Many mid- and late-nineteenth-century homes are clad with ____ bond on the front and ____ bond on the remaining walls.
a.
Flemish, American
c.
English, American
b.
English, stack
d.
Dutch corner, American
 



 
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