Building Construction MCQ - Set 05

Practice Test: Question Set - 05


1. The vertical distance between the springing line and highest point of the inner curve of an arch is known as
    (A) Intrados
    (B) Rise
    (C) Spandril
    (D) Extrados

2. The entrained concrete is used in lining walls and roofs for making
    (A) Heat insulated
    (B) Sound insulated
    (C) Neither (a) nor (b)
    (D) Both (a) and (b)

3. The depth of concrete bed of the foundation depends upon
    (A) The projection of the concrete block beyond the footing over it
    (B) The upward soil pressure
    (C) The mix of the concrete
    (D) All the above

4. A pre-stressed concrete pile is
    (A) Easy to handle
    (B) Lighter in weight
    (C) Extremely durable
    (D) All the above

5. The type of joint commonly used at the junction of a principal rafter and tie beam in timber trusses is
    (A) Mortise and tenon joint
    (B) Oblique mortise and tenon joint
    (C) Butt joint
    (D) Mitred joint

6. During percussion drilling
    (A) Ground water observations are hindered due to entry of the slurry in the soil below the bottom of the hole
    (B) Caving or mixing of strata are caused in soft soils or cohesion-less soils
    (C) The soil to a considerable depth below the bottom of the hole gets disturbed
    (D) All the above

7. The type of stone masonry in which stones of same height are laid in layers, is called
    (A) Random rubble masonry
    (B) Course rubble masonry
    (C) Uncoursed rubble masonry
    (D) Ashlar masonry

8. A wooden block fixed on back side of a door frame on its post, is known as
    (A) Cleat
    (B) Stop
    (C) Horn
    (D) None of these

9. In a colar beam roof
    (A) There is no horizontal tie beam
    (B) There is a horizontal tie at the feet of rafters only
    (C) There is a horizontal tie at almost the middle of rafters only
    (D) There are two horizontal ties, one at the feet and other at the middle of the rafters

10. The piece of a brick cut with its one corner equivalent to half the length and half the width of a full brick, is known as
    (A) Queen closer
    (B) Bevelled closer
    (C) King closer
    (D) Half king closer

11. For effective drainage, the finished surface of flat roof should have a minimum slope of
    (A) 1 in 20
    (B) 1 to 50
    (C) 1 in 10
    (D) 1 in 5

12. Vertical construction joints are provided where the shearing forces are minimum in the case of
    (A) Slabs
    (B) Beams
    (C) Girders
    (D) All of these

13. Single Flemish bond consists of
    (A) Double Flemish bond facing and English bond backing in each course
    (B) English bond facing and double Flemish bond backing in each course
    (C) Stretcher bond facing and double Flemish bond backing in each course
    (D) Double Flemish bond facing and header bond backing in each course

14. The foundations are placed below ground level, to increase
    (A) Strength
    (B) Workability
    (C) Stability of structure
    (D) All the above

15. The type of bond in a brick masonry containing alternate courses of stretchers and headers, is called
    (A) Flemish bond
    (B) English bond
    (C) Stretcher bond
    (D) Header bond

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