Objective Questions on Building Construction - Set 04

Practice Test: Question Set - 04


1. According to National Building Code, the hydrants in water mains is provided at minimum interval of
    (A) 50 m
    (B) 60 m
    (C) 75 m
    (D) 90 m

2. The X-ray rooms are plastered with
    (A) Plaster of Paris
    (B) Barium plaster
    (C) Martin's cement
    (D) Keen's cement

3. The type of footing which is used to transmit heavy loads through steel columns is
    (A) Raft foundation
    (B) Grillage foundation
    (C) Well foundation
    (D) Isolated footing

4. Dutch bond is a modification of
    (A) English bond
    (B) Stretcher bond
    (C) Header bond
    (D) Single Flemish bond

5. In clay soil
    (A) Swelling and shrinkage characteristics prevail
    (B) Consolidation continues even after several years of construction
    (C) Differential settlement is generally prevalent
    (D) All the above

6. Which one of the following activities is not correct as applicable to brick corbels
    (A) The maximum projection of the corbel should not be more than the thickness of the wall
    (B) The maximum projection of each corbel course should be limited to a quarter brick at a time
    (C) The discontinuous corbels are used to carry heavy concentrated loads
    (D) Stretcher bond is generally used for the construction of brick corbel

7. In ordinary residential and public buildings, the damp proof course is generally provided at
    (A) Ground level
    (B) Plinth level
    (C) Water table level
    (D) Midway ground level and water-table level

8. In which of the following pairs both trees yield soft wood?
    (A) Deodar and Shishum
    (B) Chir and sal
    (C) Sal and teak
    (D) Chir and deodar

9. The raft slab is projected beyond the outer walls of the structure by
    (A) 5 to 10 cm
    (B) 15 to 20 cm
    (C) 25 to 30 cm
    (D) 30 to 45 cm

10. In grillage foundations, distance between flanges of grillage beams, is kept
    (A) 40 cm
    (B) Equal to flange width
    (C) Twice the flange width
    (D) Maximum of (a), (b) and (c)

11. The sill of a common wooden partition is
    (A) Vertical wooden member on either end
    (B) Lower horizontal wooden member
    (C) Upper horizontal wooden member
    (D) Intermediate horizontal wooden member

12. The important test to be conducted on a stone used in docks and harbors is
    (A) Hardness test
    (B) Workability test
    (C) Weight test
    (D) Toughness test

13. The member which is placed horizontally to support common rafter of a sloping roof, is
    (A) Purlin
    (B) Cleat
    (C) Batten
    (D) Strut

14. A covering of concrete placed on the exposed top of an external wall, is known as
    (A) Cornice
    (B) Coping
    (C) Frieze
    (D) Lintel

15. The bond in which headers and stretchers are laid in alternate courses and every stretcher course is started with a three fourth brick bat, is known as
    (A) English cross bond
    (B) Dutch bond
    (C) Monk bond
    (D) Rat-trap bond

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