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QUIZ 9G

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LEVEL 1
Concrete Quiz Qualifier
CSA A23.1-04 Study Question
(A passing grade of 80% is required)

Name:
Date:
1.
What is the minimum specified compressive strength requirement for
suspended parking slabs and decks?
A. 25 MPA
B. 32 MPA
C. 35 MPA

2.
What is the specified air content range for C1 exposure class concrete with
a maximum size aggregate of 20mm?
A. 5% to 8%
B. 3% to 6%
C. 0%

3.

What are the requirements for C2 exposure class concrete?


A. 32 MPA at 28 days, 0.45 max w/cm ratio and 5% to 8% air
B. 30 MPA at 28 days, 0.50 max w/cm ratio and 4% to 7% air
C. 25 MPA at 28 days, 0.55 max w/cm ratio and 4% to 7% air

4.
When conducting "Full Time Monitoring (FTM)" of concrete for suspended
parking slabs and ramps, is it good practice to do some reinforcing steel concrete
cover spot checks?
A. Yes, of course
B. No, not our job

5.
What is the minimum concrete cover for a C1 exposure class condition (i.e.
suspended parking slabs)?
A. 20mm
B. 40mm
C. 60mm

6.

What is the minimum compressive strength specified by CSA?


A. 0 MPA
B. 25 MPA
C. 50 MPA

7.

When concrete is specified as Alternative 1, what does this mean?


A.
B.
C.
D.

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owner assumes responsibility for the delivered concrete


testing company assumes responsibility for the placed concrete
an alternative agency assumes responsibility for the concrete
concrete supplier assumes responsibility for the performance of the delivered concrete.

QUIZ 9G
8.

Complete the slump tolerances for the specified slumps;


1. less than 80mm
2. 80mm to 180mm
3. greater than 180mm

9.

+/-_____mm
+/-_____mm
+/-_____mm

What is the slump flow tolerance for self consolidating concrete?


A. +/- 20mm
B. +/- 50mm
C. +/- 70mm

10.

For testing purposes concrete is normally sampled from the;


A. concrete ready-mix plant
B. concrete truck chute
C. end of the pump hose

11.

A slump test shall be made with every strength test.


A. True
B. False

12.
When conducting a FTM test on a suspended parking slab how often should
an actual slump test be done?
A. every load
B. once per day
C. every second or third load

13.

Should an air content test be done with every strength test?


A. Yes
B. No

14.

What is the minimum frequency for testing and casting cylinders?


A.
B.
C.
D.

one test per day


one test per mix
one test for each 100M
all of the above

15.
Who is responsible to provide and maintain proper facilities for safe storage
and proper curing of concrete test specimens on the project site for the initial
curing period?
A.
B.
C.
D.

testing company
owner
contractor
all of the above

16.
When strength test cylinders fail and cores are drilled from a structure what
are the minimum requirements for the core tests to be considered acceptable?

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17.

What is the maximum time limit for complete discharge of concrete?


A.
B.
C.
D.

120 minutes from when the concrete arrives on site


60 minutes from when the concrete was batched
120 minutes from when the concrete was batched
there is no time limit, can use it until it gets hard

18.
When the measured slump of the concrete falls below the specified slump,
what is the time limit for when water can be added?
A. no time limit
B. 60 minutes from when concrete arrives on site
C. 60 minutes from when concrete was batched

19.
When the measured slump of a superplasticized concrete mix falls below
the specified slump, how should the concrete be retempered?
A. superplasticizer only
B. water and superplasticizer
C. water only

20.

What are the minimum and maximum concrete temperatures at placing?


MIN ____0C
MAX ____0C

21.
At what volume of the delivered concrete load is to be sampled for the
testing representative?
A. any part of the volume
B. as soon as discharging begins
C. after 10% of the load is discharged
D. before the last 10% of the load is discharged
E. both C and D

TOTAL LEVEL 1 SCORE ___ / ___ = ___%

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QUIZ 9G

LEVEL 2
Concrete Quiz Qualifier
(A passing grade of 80% is required)

True
False

1.
This work method covers CSA A23.1 Alternative 1?

True
False

2.
The Ready-mix supplier is responsible for the mix proportions, quality, and
performance of delivered concrete?

Yes
No

3.
Can the Ready-mix supplier initiate remedial action on site to correct nonconforming concrete?
4.

Give three examples of remedial action which could be done on site by the supplier?
1.
2.
3.
5.
If the test results indicate non-conforming concrete who does the technician advise first?
Answer:

True
False

6.
After remedial action by the supplier to retemper the concrete, the technician
shall resample and retest the concrete?
7.
If the concrete cannot be brought into compliance the technician shall notify the
supplier and the contractor?

True
False

8.
If the supplier brings the concrete into compliance, what comment would you write on the
Quality Concrete Report (QCR) and concrete test record?
Answer:

9.
Non-conforming concrete that does not meet project specifications should
be rejected after the supplier and contractor have been notified of the
results. Who has the final decision to reject the concrete off-site?

Tester
Driver
Contractor

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Under what circumstances could the non-conforming (rejected) concrete be placed on site?
Answer:

11.
If superplasticizer is added to the concrete on site, can the concrete be
retempered with water within the first hour after batching?
12.
There are two main types of concrete pours that typically require
full time monitoring, what are they?

1.
2.

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Yes
No

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13.
The Technicians' testing duties are different for a full time monitoring (FTM) test compared to
a concrete spot test (CST). What are the main differences?

14.
Give 5 examples of non-conforming concrete problems or situations?
1
2
3
4
5
15.
List the typical test requirements for "normal weight plastic concrete"
Answer:

16.
List the typical test requirements for "suspended slabs" or crane bases?
Answer:

17.
List the typical test requirements for "tilt up panel projects"?
Answer:

18
List the typical test requirements for "extruded curb (low slump) concrete mix"
Answer:

19.
What is the first thing you do after you set up your equipment, but just before you obtain your
concrete sample?
Answer:

20.
What does CSA specify as the maximum time limit from batch time to complete discharge?
Answer:

21.
If non-conforming concrete gets placed, what information must be obtained?
Answer:
Why:

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22.
Anyone working with concrete needs to be
environmentally aware. Note two things the tester
is responsible for?

1.
2.

23.
What would you consider
the responsibilities for the
following parties.
(Connect the matching
pairs)

Ready-Mix Supplier

CSA Testing

Contractor

Concrete Quality

Testing Company

Specification

Structural Engineer

Placement & Curing

24.
After completing the test you should store the cylinders in the designated location. What extra
precautions should you take during the summer months?
Answer:

25.
After completing the test you should store the cylinders in the designated location. What extra
precautions should you take during the winter months?
Answer:

26.
Put the following 10 steps
in order for conducting
onsite concrete testing.
(first to last)

Confirm age of concrete


Obtain a representative concrete sample
Obtain concrete temperature
Perform a slump test
Leave a copy of test results with site superintendent
Complete the report & confirm pour location
Cast cylinders
Confirm concrete mix supplied with dispatched mix
Visually inspect concrete (slump appears OK)
Perform air test

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27.
In addition to the
company copy who
else gets copies of
the following
reports. Match up
the distribution
parties.

Concrete spot Test (CST) report form

Concrete Quality Report (CQR) form


Full Time Monitoring (FTM) report
Field Memos

Owner

Contractor
Driver & Contractor
Contractor

Judgement Questions
28.
When you arrive on site and check the mix supplied, you discover the wrong mix has been
delivered to site. What do you do?
Answer:

29.
When you arrive on site and visually check the concrete you observe the slump is high. What
do you do?
Answer:

30.
When you arrive on site to test the concrete being placed in a suspended parking slab.
Describe each step of your testing procedure in order.
Answer

31.
If the first load of concrete delivered for a suspended parking slab pour has a low air. What
should, or could you do?
Answer:

32.
If a fresh load of concrete arrives on site and the measured slump is low. How would you
increase the slump?
Answer:

33.
A load of concrete is on site and is 75 minutes old, and the measured slump is low. How
would you increase the slump?
Answer:

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34.
If a fresh load of superplasticized concrete arrives on site and the measured slump is low.
How would you increase the slump?
Answer:

35.
A load of superplasticized concrete is on site and in now 120 minutes old. The slump was
measured to be low 10 minutes prior. How would you increase the slump, or what else would
you do?
Answer:

LEVEL 1 SCORE ___ / ___ = ___%


LEVEL 2 SCORE ___ / ___ = ___%
TOTAL SCORE ___ / ___ = ___%

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