Building Construction Questions and Answers - Set 11

Practice Test: Question Set - 11


1. The construction joints in buildings are provided after
    (A) 10 m
    (B) 15 m
    (C) 20 m
    (D) 40 m

2. A pointed arch which forms isosceles or equilateral triangle, is generally known as
    (A) Three centered arch
    (B) Two centered arch
    (C) Lancet arch
    (D) Bull's eye arch

3. In case of foundations on black cotton soils, the most suitable method to increase the bearing capacity of soils is to
    (A) Increase the depth of foundation
    (B) Drain the soil
    (C) Compact the soil
    (D) Replace the poor soil

4. Depth of lean concrete bed placed at the bottom of a wall footing, is kept
    (A) 10 cm
    (B) 15 cm
    (C) Equal to its projection beyond wall base
    (D) Less than its projection beyond wall base

5. The sound which continues even after its source is cut off, is called
    (A) Reverberation
    (B) Echo
    (C) Intensity of sound
    (D) Interference

6. Pick up the correct statement from the following:
    (A) The bearing capacity of a pile is defined as the load which can be sustained by the pile without producing excessive settlement
    (B) The safe bearing capacity of a pile is obtained by dividing the ultimate bearing capacity with a suitable factor of safety
    (C) The factor of safety for piles is taken as 6
    (D) All the above

7. The maximum total settlement for raft foundation on clayey soils should be limited to
    (A) 25 mm
    (B) 25 to 40 mm
    (C) 40 to 65 mm
    (D) 65 to 100 mm

8. Which one of the following rocks is used for monumental buildings?
    (A) Granite
    (B) Marble
    (C) Sand stone
    (D) Slate

9. Pick up the consideration to the taken while designing a hospital from the following:
    (A) The operation theater unit to be detached as it requires sterilized zone but near the ward for the patients and doctor
    (B) The mortuary should be detached from the main circulation with a post-mortem room
    (C) Casualty unit should be provided a separate entrance
    (D) All the above

10. The members which support covering material of a sloping roof, are
    (A) Rafters
    (B) Purlins
    (C) Battens
    (D) Struts

11. The triangular space formed between the extrados and the horizontal line drawn through the crown of an arch is known as
    (A) Haunch
    (B) Spandril
    (C) Voussoirs
    (D) Skewbacks

12. For providing a raft foundation, the following activities are involved
  1. Ramming the foundation bed
  2. Excavation of the soil upto required depth
  3. Laying the reinforcement over the foundation bed
  4. Curing the cement concrete placed over reinforcement
  5. Pouring the cement concrete over the reinforcement
The correct sequence is
    (A) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    (B) 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
    (C) 2, 1, 3, 5, 4
    (D) 3, 2, 5, 1, 4

13. The stone whose crushing strength is maximum, is
    (A) Granite
    (B) Chalk
    (C) Slate
    (D) Sand stone

14. Brick nogging type of partition wall, is constructed by
    (A) Laying bricks as stretchers in cement mortar
    (B) Laying bricks as headers in cement mortar
    (C) Reinforcing brick wall with iron straps
    (D) Constructing brick work within a wooden framework

15. Couple close roof is suitable for maximum span of
    (A) 2.5 m
    (B) 3.5 m
    (C) 4.5 m
    (D) 5.5 m

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