Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Masonry?
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How Much Do You Know About Masonry?
By: Heather Cahill
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About This Quiz

Lego was just the start of your building career! Masonry is a trade that involves making beautiful walls or floors out of bricks, stones and other materials. It's an important job to perfect, as the goal is to make these structures last for years and years to come. If you think you know all about masonry, then this is the quiz for you!

Do you know what is used to make the bricks stick together? What do you know about damp proofing and its purpose? Do you know what veneer masonry is? If you can answer those, then tell us what the term "blending" means to a masonry professional! You'll need to know the fundamentals to get a good score on this quiz.

Do you know what the sides of each stone are called? Do you know the terms associated with the trade? What about the meaning of acronyms used in masonry? You've gotta talk the talk  to fully understand masonry as well!

Masonry is an important part of construction, as well as a form of art. If you think you know all about the trade, then what are you waiting for? Take the quiz to find out if you could make it in masonry!

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Which of the following would not be used for building in masonry?
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What is needed to keep masonry work intact for years to come?
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What title does someone who works in masonry take on?
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Is it true or false that a template is used to create a brick?
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Aside from mortar, what else can make a wall strong?
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What term is used for a row of bricks?
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What can affect the final look of a brick wall?
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Which of the following materials is used so that you can somewhat see through the wall?
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Is it true or false that tread is the term used for the bottom step stone?
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What shape does ashlar masonry commonly take on?
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What keeps the blocks together?
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Is it true or false that you should know the types of rocks if you work as a mason?
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What side of the stone is called a "face"?
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What are gabions made of?
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Is it true or false that masonry can involve flooring as well?
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What is the process of applying mortar called?
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What does clean stone not have?
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Which of the following is not a type of finish?
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Is it true or false that caulking is used in masonry?
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Damp proofing prevents what from entering?
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What is the name of the stone used at the bottom of a window?
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Which of the following would be considered a "fissure"?
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Where does the keystone go in an arch?
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Is it true or false that weather can affect masonry over time?
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What does a dry wall not have?
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What is often used in foundations?
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What can be used to repel water on masonry work?
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What name is used for a pattern of stone that does not actually follow a pattern at all?
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Is it true or false that masonry can eliminate damage from a fire?
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