Building Construction Objective Type Questions - Set 06

Practice Test: Question Set - 06


1. The width of the hollow space between two walls of a cavity wall should not exceed
    (A) 5 cm
    (B) 7.5 cm
    (C) 10 cm
    (D) 15 cm

2. The predominant constituent which is responsible for strength in granite is
    (A) Quartz
    (B) Felspar
    (C) Mica
    (D) None of the above

3. To ensure that supporting area of an offset footing of a boundary wall is fully compressive, the C.G. of load must act
    (A) At the centre of the base
    (B) Within the middle third of the base
    (C) Within the middle fifth of the base
    (D) Neither (a), (b) nor (c)

4. The size of a floor tile commonly used, is
    (A) 15 cm × 15 cm × 1.8 cm
    (B) 20 cm × 20 cm × 2 cm
    (C) 22.5 × 22.5 cm × 2.2 cm
    (D) All the above

5. The art of bringing the floor to a true level surface by means of screeds, is called
    (A) Topping
    (B) Bedding
    (C) Screeding
    (D) None of these

6. The type of roof suitable in plains where rainfall is meagre and temperature is high is
    (A) Pitched and sloping roof
    (B) Flat roof
    (C) Shell roof
    (D) None of the above

7. For constructing a terrazzo floor, Pick up the incorrect statement from the following:
    (A) A base course is prepared as in cement concrete flooring
    (B) A 32 mm thick layer of cement concrete (1 : 2 : 4) is laid on the base course and the surface is made smooth by trowelling
    (C) Glass strips are driven into the layer according to the pattern required
    (D) After final grinding is over, oxalic acid mixed with water is spread over and rubbed hard with soft material

8. The arrangement made to support an unsafe structure temporarily, is known as
    (A) Shoring
    (B) Scaffolding
    (C) Underpinning
    (D) Jacking

9. The type of pointing in which a V-shaped projection outside the wall surface, is provided, is called
    (A) Recessed pointing
    (B) Weather pointing
    (C) V-pointing
    (D) Tuck pointing

10. Assertion A : Shishum is used for decorative woodwork.
Reason R : Shishum can be polished to an excellent finish.
Select your answer according to the coding system given below:
    (A) Both A and R is true and R is the correct explanation of A
    (B) Both A and R is true but R is not the correct explanation of A
    (C) A is true but R is false
    (D) A is false but R is true

11. Rotary drilling
    (A) Is not suitable for deposits containing very coarse gravel
    (B) Hinders the ground water observations and permeability test
    (C) Is not economical for holes of less than 10 cm
    (D) All the above

12. Safe bearing capacity of black cotton soil varies from
    (A) 2 to 3 t/m2
    (B) 5 to 7.5 t/m2
    (C) 8 to 10 t/m2
    (D) 10 to 12 t/m2

13. The window which projects outside a room of a building for admitting more light and air, is known
    (A) Bay window
    (B) Casement window
    (C) Lantern window
    (D) Dormer window

14. In the construction of arches, sand box method is used for
    (A) Centring
    (B) Actual laying of arch work
    (C) Striking of centring
    (D) None of the above

15. In English garden wall bond
    (A) One course of headers to three or five course of stretchers
    (B) Queen closer in provided in each heading course
    (C) The middle course of stretchers is started with a header to give proper vertical joints
    (D) All the above

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