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Chapter 3



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

 1. 

The hand tool used for laying brick and block in is called a
a.
raker
c.
trowel
b.
chisel
d.
pick
 

 2. 

Of the three trowel patterns, the one with sharp toe is the
a.
wide London
c.
Philadelphia
b.
narrow London
d.
skinny Chicago
 

 3. 

If your trowel does not contain a ferrule, it must have a handle made of this material.
a.
plastic
c.
wood
b.
steel
d.
carbon
 

 4. 

To break and trim masonry units, you would most likely use a
a.
trowel
c.
chisel
b.
mason’s hammer
d.
rake
 

 5. 

Jointers are used to create a mortar joint’s appearance. A convex jointer would be used to create this type of joint.
a.
convex
c.
eggshell
b.
concave
d.
weeping
 

 6. 

To leave a recessed groove (either square or round) in a mortar joint, use this type of jointer.
a.
grapevine
c.
“U”
b.
apple
d.
mixer
 

 7. 

Joint rakers do not compress mortar, they ____ it.
a.
shape
c.
decorate
b.
remove
d.
color
 

 8. 

Use this tool to align masonry units level and plumb.
a.
concave beader
c.
mason’s Site
b.
alignment trowel
d.
mason’s Level
 

 9. 

Monovial levels have ____ straight vials in each window.
a.
2
c.
1
b.
3
d.
6
 

 10. 

The tool used to align a single masonry unit is called a
a.
torpedo level
c.
one-use level
b.
short level
d.
stumpy level
 

 11. 

To create a plumb line, you suspend this from a string.
a.
level
c.
plumb bob
b.
sinker
d.
raker
 

 12. 

Masons typically use this type of rule for course spacing.
a.
tape measure
c.
folding rule
b.
yard stick
d.
12" ruler
 

 13. 

The ten standard-size brick scales include
a.
10–19
c.
0–9
b.
1–9, and 0
d.
10–100 (at 10 increments)
 

 14. 

Masons hang these to ensure they continue on a straight line.
a.
string line
c.
rope
b.
chain
d.
thread line
 

 15. 

This device, made from spring steel, is used to accurately position the mason’s line
a.
pin
c.
stretcher
b.
block
d.
twig
 

 16. 

Plugging, flat, and star are all types of
a.
chisels
c.
trowels
b.
hammers
d.
twigs
 

 17. 

Use this type of chisel to cut a round hole in a masonry unit.
a.
star
c.
impact
b.
flat
d.
Richardson
 

 18. 

The tuckpointer, sometimes called a slicker, is used to compact mortar into
a.
hollows of masonry units
c.
joints
b.
wall cavities
d.
cracks
 

 19. 

To apply mortar plaster to the faces of masonry walls, use a
a.
finishing trowel
c.
finishing rake
b.
slat trowel
d.
level
 

 20. 

To confirm 90-degree or square corners use this tool.
a.
level
c.
framing square
b.
right-angle level
d.
chalk reel
 

 21. 

Adjust the head of this tool to allow for gauging multiple units.
a.
square level
c.
combination square
b.
combination level
d.
modified level
 

 22. 

To avoid scuffing mortar joints, many masons use this tool to remove fragments of remaining mortar.
a.
hand towel
c.
mason’s grush
b.
sponge
d.
lite-raker
 

 23. 

The presence of ____ may cause carbon steel tools to corrode and wood handles to warp and twist.
a.
insects
c.
mortar
b.
lime
d.
moisture
 

 24. 

Creating a slight depression in laid mortar is referred to as a
a.
furrow
c.
crevice
b.
divot
d.
trench
 

 25. 

To reload a trowel is to
a.
clean it thoroughly
c.
scoop up more mortar
b.
treat it with linseed oil
d.
buy a new one
 



 
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