Building Construction Objective Questions and Answers

Practice Test: Question Set - 19


1. The 9 cm × 9 cm side of a brick as seen in the wall face, is generally known as
    (A) Stretcher
    (B) Face
    (C) Front
    (D) Header

2. The range of spread from the wall base to outer edge of a brick work foundation does not exceed
    (A) 1/2 horizontal to 1 vertical
    (B) 2/3 horizontal to 1 vertical
    (C) 1 horizontal to 1 vertical
    (D) 2 horizontals to 1 vertical

3. The foundation in which a cantilever beam is provided to join two footings, is known as
    (A) Strip footing
    (B) Strap footing
    (C) Combined footing
    (D) Raft footing

4. Auger boring
    (A) Is the most primitive method for making a hole in the ground
    (B) Is generally employed in cohesive and other self soils above water table
    (C) Is most economical up-to a depth of 5 meters
    (D) All the above

5. In horizontal D.P.C, thickness of cement concrete (1 : 2 : 4) is
    (A) 2 cm
    (B) 4 cm
    (C) 6 cm
    (D) 8 cm

6. The triangular portion between any two adjacent arches and the tangent to their crowns, is
    (A) Haunch
    (B) Spandril
    (C) Soffit
    (D) Rise

7. The compaction of concrete in the drilled pile hole is done by compressed air in the case of
    (A) Simplex pile
    (B) Franki pile
    (C) Pressure pile
    (D) Vibro pile

8. Pile foundations are suitable for
    (A) Water logged soils
    (B) Soft rocks
    (C) Compact soils
    (D) Multi-storeyed buildings

9. Pick up the correct statement from the following:
    (A) Inclined borings are made for taking samples under existing structures
    (B) Inclined borings are occasionally used instead of vertical holes
    (C) The spacing of inclined borings is kept such that one bore hole is vertically above the bottom of an adjacent bore hole
    (D) All the above

10. The inclined support at the ends of treads and rises of a stair, is known as
    (A) Baluster
    (B) Header
    (C) String
    (D) Beam

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

12. The voussoir placed at crown of an arch, is known as a
    (A) Key
    (B) Soffit
    (C) Springer
    (D) Haunch

13. In places where the soil is soft and has small resistance to the flow of concrete, which one of the following types of piles, is used
    (A) Vibro pile
    (B) Pressure pile
    (C) Franki pile
    (D) Pedestal pile

14. Crown is located at
    (A) Highest point on the extrados of the arch
    (B) Highest point on the intrados of the arch
    (C) Skew-back of the arch
    (D) None of these

15. The under surface of an arch, is called
    (A) Soffit
    (B) Intrados
    (C) Haunch
    (D) Back

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