Building Construction MCQ Practice Test - Set 01

Practice Test: Question Set - 01

1. The brick laid with its length parallel to the face of a wall, is a known as
    (A) Header
    (B) Stretcher
    (C) Closer
    (D) None of these

2. You are asked to design and supervise a truss for a factory to have spans 6 m to 9 m. The type of the truss you will use, is
    (A) Mansard truss
    (B) Queen post truss
    (C) King post truss
    (D) Collar truss

3. In verandah (corridor) floors outward slope is
    (A) 1 in 40
    (B) 1 in 50
    (C) 1 in 60
    (D) 1 in 70

4. In jack arch floor, the rise is kept
    (A) 1/6th of the span
    (B) 1/8th of the span
    (C) 1/10th of the span
    (D) 1/12th of the span

5. The method of moving each brick through a small horizontal distance before it is finally laid in any brick wall and pressing it by means of brick hammer, is known as
    (A) Troweling
    (B) Laying
    (C) Grouting
    (D) Placing

6. Black cotton soil is unsuitable for foundations because its
    (A) Bearing capacity is low
    (B) Permeability is uncertain
    (C) Particles are cohesive
    (D) Property to undergo a volumetric change due to variation of moisture content

7. A temporary rigid structure having platforms to enable masons to work at different stages of a building, is known as
    (A) Scaffolding
    (B) Dead shore
    (C) Raking shore
    (D) Under pinning

8. A floor constructed with 3 mm marble chips, is known
    (A) Mosaic floor
    (B) Terrazzo floor
    (C) Chips floor
    (D) Marble floor

9. The local swelling of a finished plaster, is termed
    (A) Cracking
    (B) Dubbing
    (C) Blistering
    (D) Hacking

10. Expansion joints in masonry walls are provided if length exceeds
    (A) 10 m
    (B) 20 m
    (C) 30 m
    (D) 40 m

11. The stone whose crushing strength is least, is
    (A) Granite
    (B) Chalk
    (C) Marble
    (D) Slate

12. The portion of a brick cut across the width, is called
    (A) Closer
    (B) Half brick
    (C) Bed
    (D) Bat

13. The type of bond in which every course contains both headers and stretchers, is called
    (A) English bond
    (B) Flemish bond
    (C) Russian bond
    (D) Mixed bond

14. To support a heavy structure in sandy soil, the type of foundation generally used, is
    (A) Combined footing
    (B) Raft footing
    (C) Pier footing
    (D) Strap footing

15. The vertical side member of a shutter frame, is known
    (A) Style
    (B) Reveal
    (C) Mullion
    (D) Post

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