Instructions: Please post the number and letter of the question and correct answer. Each question has only one answer.

1. Marble is classified as a ______________ stone:
(a) Igneous
(b) Metamorphic
(c) Sedimentary
(d )Metaphysical

2. Granite is classified as a ______________stone:
(a) Igneous
(b) Metamorphic
(c) Sedimentary
(d) Crystallized

3. Limestone is classified as a __________stone:
(a) Igneous
(b) Metamorphic
(c) Sedimentary
(d) Vitrified

4. Travertine is a type of a _____________:
(a) Marble
(b) Granite
(c) Limestone
(d) Sandstone

5. The only acid that will etch polished granite is:
(a) hydrochloric
(b) sulfuric
(c) oxalic
(d) hydrofluoric

6. Calcium carbonate is the main mineral found in the which of the following stone type(s):

(a) granite
(b) limestone
(c) marble
(d) quartzite

7. Quartz and feldspar is found mainly in which of the following stone types:
(a) granite
(b) limestone
(c) marble
(d) none of the above

8. The Mohs scale of hardness for minerals ranges from 1 to ___:
(a) 100
(b) 15
(c) 10
(d) 14

9. On the Mohs scale of hardness marble is ______ granite:
(a) Harder than
(b) softer than
(c) the same

10. If a stainless steel knife blade easily scratches a polished stone surface, than that stone is most likely:
(a) Marble
(b) granite
(c) sandstone
(d) quartzite

11. All marble will have veining:

12. A type of stone that is made of polyester and real stone is known as an:
(a) conglomerate
(b) polystone
(c) agglomerate
(d) faux stone

13. Terrazzo is composed of marble chips and:
(a) Portland cement
(b) epoxy resin
(c) polyester resin
(d) Both a & b

14. If a stone will not scratch with a stainless steel knife blade and will not react to hydrochloric acid it is most likely:
(a) marble
(b) slate
(c) granite
(d) terrazzo

15. A flamed finish can be applied to the following types(s) of stone:
(a) Marble
(b) granite
(c) slate
(d) travertine

16. A stone that is not polished but has been sanded with a 120 grit abrasives is known as:
(a) honed
(b) cleft
(c) sandblasted
(d) ground

17. Verde is the Italian word for:
(a) red
(b) yellow
(c) violet
(d) green

18. A stone broken up into pieces, by seismic activity is known as a:
(a) agglomerate
(b) arabestcato
(c) breccia
(d) richter rock

19. All marble comes from Italy:

20. Many green marbles are known as:
(a) Serpentines
(b) breccias
(c) carbonates
(d) verde greens

21. There are currently no pure white granites in the world:

22. A stone that contains fossils can be classified as:
(a) Limestone
(b) marble
(c) granite
(d) quartzite

23. A grout line wider than 1/8 of an inch is most likely what type of grout:
(a) Epoxy
(b) sanded
(c) un-sanded
(d) furan

24. Which mineral is one of the causes for yellowing of white marble?
(a) Serpentine
(b) quartz
(c) calcium carbonate
(d) iron

25. The process by which stone changes its form by use of increased temperature and pressure is called:
(a) Chemistry
(b) Re-crystallization
(c) Mineralization
(d) Quartzaphacation

26. Arrange the following groups of stone in order, from the hardest to the softest stone:
1. Granite 2. Marble 3. Travertine
(a) 1,2,3
(b) 3,2,1
(c) 2,1,3
(d) 1,3,2

27. The definition Resistance to Abrasion defines:
(a) Hardness
(b) pH
(c) Composition
(d) Specific Gravity

28. The marble classification system that describes uniform and favorable working qualities of natural stone was designed by:
(a) ASTM
(b) BSI
(c) MIA

29. The marble classification system was designed to determine the following quality of marble:
(a) Hardness
(b) Soundness
(c) Compressive strength
(d) Abrasive resistance

30. A finished achieved by passing a torch across the surface of a stone is called:
(a) honed
(b)b water jet
(c) flamed
(d) tumbled

31. The overall process of removing stone from the ground is called:
(a); fabrication
b quarrying
c geology
d stratification

32. The main step and the first step in the removal of stone from the ground is called:
A extraction
b primary cutting
c secondary cutting
d surface preparation

33. When a block of stone is sliced into thin, dimensional slices, the finished product is termed a:
A block
b slab
c column
d slice

34. A finish that is smoothed with little reflection is called:
A polished
b saw cut
c bush hammered
d honed

35. A finish with a highly reflective, mirror like surface is called:
A polished
b honed
c saw cut
d tumbled

36. A finish achieved by striking the surface of the stone with a hammer or tool bit is called:
A sandblasted
b tooled
c imprinted
d saw cut

37. A flamed surface on a stone sample might help identify the stone as being which one of the following:
A marble
b granite
c sandstone
d slate

38. A flamed finish is also known as a ________________finish:
A thermal
b variegated
c irregular
d bush hammered

39. A finish achieved by applying an abrasive under pressure is called:
A flaming
b honing
c tumbling
d sand blasting

40. When stone tiles are installed and one tile is higher then another, this is what is called:
A trippage
b lippage
c crows feet
d unleveled

41. The process by which a stone surface is aggressively sanded to remove large stocks of stone is called:
A grinding
b honing
c sanding
d polishing

42. Grinding is recommended for tile surfaces when the lippage exceeds:
A 1/8 inch
b 1/4 inch
c 1/16 inch
d 1/32 inch

43. A ground, flat floor is advantageous for several reasons. The following is one benefit of a flat floor:
A Elimination of depress grout joints
b Eliminates grout lines
c Eliminates the need to dust mop
d Elimination of stains

44. A marble floor with scratches always needs to be ground flat to remove the scratching:
A true
b false

45. The refinishing process of smoothing the stone with the use of abrasives is called:
A polishing
b grinding
c honing
d crystallization

46. Abrasives are sized by a numbering system. This numbering system is called:
A The Grit Size
b The Abrasive set
c The Hones
d The Abrasive shapes

47. Arrange the following grits in order from coarse to finest 400-60-120-220-800:
A 60-800-400-120-220
b 60-120-220-400-800
c 800-400-220-120-60
d 60-120-220-800-400

48. Grits in the range of 60 or below are considered:
A grinding grits
b honing grits
c polishing grits
d true grits

49. The two primary types of abrasives used in stone refinishing are:
A sand and aluminum oxide
b aluminum oxide and tin oxide
c diamond and silicone carbide
d diamond and aluminum oxide

50. Materials such as acrylic finishes, waxes and urethanes are classified as:
A Impregnators
b Penetrating Sealers
c Water Repellents
d coatings

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