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Quiz I

  1. What is the process of sealing joints by applying a flexible compound or sealant called?
  2. What name is given to the method of strengthening weak foundations whereby a new, stronger foundation is placed beneath the original using long columns of concrete?

  3. What is the name given to the circular metal bands combined with a worm gear fixed to one end, designed to hold a soft hose onto a rigid circular pipe?
  4. What is the four letter name of the tape used to seal threaded plumbing fittings?
  5. What name is given to a small-diameter hole drilled to act as a guide for a screw thread?
  6. What name is given to the largest stout post supporting a staircase handrail at the top and bottom?
  7. Which colour is the live wire in a standard British plug?
  8. What's the three letter acronym of the steel beam often used to provide support to the floors of houses?
  9. Which registration do individuals need to undertake to work on gas pipes or install gas appliances?
  10. What name is given to a type of moulding fixed horizontally to the wall, around the perimeter of a room, and typically 36 inches from the floor?
  11. The first Ikea store in the UK was opened in Warrington, in which year: (a)1967, (b)1977, or (c)1987?
  12. Which word, from the French "a small compartment", is a geometric mosaic of wood pieces used for decorative effect in flooring?
  13. What name is given to the triangular portion of a wall between the edges of intersecting roof pitches?
  14. Which type of saw, similar to a jigsaw, is a type of machine-powered saw in which the cutting action is achieved through a push-and-pull motion of the blade?
  15. What name is given to the smooth cement finish of a solid floor?
  16. Which TV presenter and celebrity builder is best known for the DIY show Ground Force, with Alan Titchmarsh and Charlie Dimmock?
  17. MDF is an engineered wood product, what does the acronym MDF stand for?
  18. What name is given to the art of decorating an object by gluing colored paper cutouts onto it in combination with special paint effects or other decorative elements?
  19. Which type of saw, with a very narrow blade stretched across a D-shaped frame, is used to cut intricate shapes in woodworking?
  20. What is the name of the metal plate used to surround a keyhole?
  21. The wedge-shaped depression in the surface of a brick shares it's name with what small animal?
  22. Jackhammers, pneumatic drills or demolition hammers are often colloquially known by what name (it's from a former British brand name)?
  23. What name is given to an internal, non-supporting wall made from wood battens and covered with plasterboard?
  24. In the United States, what is the common word for a tap?
  25. What is the method of affixing plasterboard to stone or brick walls by means of plasterboard adhesive rather than a stud frame called?
  26. Which woodworking tool is used to join two pieces of wood together by cutting crescent-shaped holes in the opposite edges?


  1. Caulking
  2. Underpinning
  3. Jubilee clip
  4. PTFE tape
  5. Pilot hole
  6. Newel
  7. Brown
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  9. RSJ beam
  10. CORGI (Council for Registered Gas Installers)
  11. Dado rail
  12. 1987
  13. Parquet
  14. Gable
  15. A reciprocating saw
  16. Screed
  17. Tommy Walsh
  18. Medium-density fibreboard
  19. Decoupage
  20. Coping saw
  21. Escutcheon
  22. Frog
  23. Kangos
  24. Studwall
  25. Faucet
  26. Dot 'n' Dab
  27. Biscuit joiner

Did you know that the term "do-it-yourself" has been around since at least 1912, but the phrase did not come into common usage until the 1950s?

Did you know that Ron Hickman invented the foldable Workmate bench after sawing through a piece of wood into a supporting chair, when making a wardrobe? It was famously rejected by Stanley tools as 'Sales possibly being in the dozens'. First made in the early seventies and sold at trade exhibitions by Hickman, Black & Decker finally saw its potential and now the workmate has worldwide sales topping 35 million.

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