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College of Engineering
Civil Engineering Dep. Second Term Exam

1. The voids in CMUs are called wall, although the wall is, in fact, made with
a running bond
a. voids. b. cores.
pattern?
c. cells. d. frogs.
a. Lintel
e. none of the above.
b. Bullnose unit
2. The nominal length of a typical CMU
is c. Sash unit
a. 18 in. b. 16 in. d. Unit with projecting face shells
c. 12 in. d. 8 in. e. Scored unit
e. variable. 8. Which of the following CMU shapes
has a rounded corner?
3. The nominal height of a typical CMU
is a. Lintel
a. 18 in. b. 16 in. b. Bullnose unit
c. 12 in. d. 8 in. c. Sash unit
e. variable. d. Unit with projecting face shells
4. The nominal width (through-wall e. Scored unit
thickness) of a typical CMU is
9. CMUs with projecting face shells can
a. 18 in. b. 16 in. be used on both sides of a
c. 12 in. d. 8 in. control joint in a wall. The other unit that is
commonly used in the
e. variable.
same situation is a
5. A typical CMU has
a. scored unit. b. bullnose unit.
a. one web. b. two webs.
c. sash unit. d. lintel unit.
c. three webs. d. four webs.
10. Which of the following CMU shapes
e. five webs.
has a U-shaped profile in its
6. A typical CMU has
vertical cross section?
a. one face shell. b. two face shells.
a. Lintel unit
c. three face shells. d. four face shells.
b. Bullnose unit
7. e. five face shells.
c. Sash unit
7. Which of the following CMU
shapes is used to simulate a d. Unit with projecting face shells
stackbond
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Civil Engineering Dep. Second Term Exam

e. Scored unit the following units will you recommend for


use in the wall?
11. Arching action occurs in a masonry
wall with a. A-unit b. H-unit
a. a running-bond pattern. c. Standard unit with three webs d. Both (a)
and (b)
b. a stack-bond pattern.
e. Both (a) and (c)
c. both (a) and (b).
16. The center-to-center spacing of
d. neither (a) nor (b).
vertical reinforcement in a CMU wall
12. A lintel over an opening in all
cannot be less than 8 in.
masonry walls is designed to carry
the a. True b. False
17. Which of the following CMUs has
load from triangle-shaped superimposed
slotted webs that are broken
masonry.
before being laid in the wall?
a. True b. False
13. If a CMU wall is vertically reinforced a. A-unit b. H-unit
at 16 in. on centers, which of
c. Standard unit with three webs d. Sash
the following units will you recommend for unit
use in the wall?
e. Bond beam unit
a. A-unit b. H-unit
18. The terms pilaster and pier are
c. Standard unit with three webs d. Sash synonymous.
unit
a. True b. False
e. Bond beam unit
19. A split-face CMU is made by treating
14. If a CMU wall is vertically reinforced a standard CMU with an
at 8 in. on centers, which of
oxyacetylene torch to produce a very
the following units will you recommend for smooth surface on one or more
use in the wall?
faces of the unit.
a. A-unit b. H-unit
a. True b. False
c. Standard unit with three webs d. Sash
20. A burnished CMU is made by
unit
treating a standard CMU with an
e. Bond beam unit
oxyacetylene torch to produce a very
15. If a CMU wall is vertically reinforced smooth surface on one or more
at 24 in. on centers, which of
faces of the unit.
a. True b. False
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Civil Engineering Dep. Second Term Exam

21. In a typical CMU wall, face-shell c. three parallel wires connected together
mortaring is used. This implies that by cross wires.
the mortar is placed d. two parallel wires without cross wires.
a. only on the horizontal surfaces of the e. none of the above.
face shells.
b. on the horizontal and vertical surfaces of 25. The primary purpose of joint
the face shells. reinforcement in a CMU wall is to
c. on the horizontal surfaces of the face a. increase the compressive strength of the
shells as well as the webs. wall.
d. on the vertical surfaces of the face shells b. increase the shear strength of the wall.
only.
c. absorb the compressive stress in the wall
22. The grouting of the cells of a CMU caused by the expansion of units.
wall is required where
d. absorb the tensile stress in the wall
a. the cells are provided with steel caused by the expansion of
reinforcement.
units.
b. greater fire resistance of the wall is
e. absorb the tensile stress in the wall
required.
caused by the shrinkage of units.
c. greater sound insulation of the wall is
required.
26. Bond beams in a CMU wall can be
d. all of the above.
used to serve the same purpose
e. both (a) and (b).
as joint reinforcement.
23. Joint reinforcement refers to
a. True b. False
a. the vertical reinforcement in a masonry
wall.
27. The spacing of control joints in a
b. the horizontal reinforcement in a
CMU wall
masonry wall.
a. should not exceed 25 ft.
c. both vertical and horizontal
reinforcement in a masonry wall. b. is a function of the length-to-height ratio
of the wall.
24. Joint reinforcement in CMU walls
generally consists of c. is a function of the average annual air
temperature of the location.
a. a single wire.
d. (b) and (c).
b. two parallel wires connected together by
cross wires. e. (a) and (b).
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28. Masonry grout is a mixture of 33. Granite is


a. portland cement and water. a. an igneous rock. b. a sedimentary rock.
b. portland cement, aggregate, and water. c. a metamorphic rock. d. none of the
above.
c. portland cement, lime, and water.
34. Slate is
d. lime, aggregate, and water.
a. an igneous rock. b. a sedimentary rock.
e. none of the above.
c. a metamorphic rock. d. none of the
29. Masonry grout has a slump of
above.
approximately
35. Which of the following stones is
a. 2 to 3 in. b. 3 to 4 in.
generally more vulnerable to
c. 4 to 5 in. d. 5 to 6 in.
disintegration by an acidic atmosphere?
e. none of the above.
a. Granite b. Marble
30. Some architects and engineers
36. In general terms, which of the
prefer to specify low-lift grouting in
following stones is considered most
masonry walls because
durable?
a. it is more economical.
a. Marble b. Granite
b. it saves construction time and effort.
c. Limestone d. Sandstone
c. it does not require the use of coarse
e. Slate
aggregate.
37. 37. The bond patterns that are used
d. it does not require portland cement.
in brick masonry, such as running
e. none of the above.
bond, English bond, and Flemish bond, are
also used in stone masonry.
31. Geologically, the earliest rock on the
a. True b. False
earth’s surface was
38. 38. Dressed stones are required to
a. igneous rock. b. sedimentary rock.
be used in
c. metamorphic rock. d. none of the above.
a. rubble masonry. b. ashlar masonry.
c. CMU masonry. d. CSMU masonry.
32. Marble is
a. an igneous rock. b. a sedimentary rock.
c. a metamorphic rock. d. none of the
above.