Civil Engineering MCQ Quiz Building Construction - Set 10

Practice Test: Question Set - 10


1. Pick up the correct statement from the following:
    (A) A combined footing is so proportioned that centre of gravity of supporting area coincides with centre of gravity of two column loads
    (B) A combined footing may be either rectangular or trapezoidal in shape
    (C) Trapezoidal shaped footings may be provided under any loading
    (D) All the above

2. Minimum width of landing should be
    (A) Equal to width of stairs
    (B) Half the width of stairs
    (C) Twice the width of stairs
    (D) One fourth the width of stairs

3. For a wall carrying heavy load on low bearing capacity soil,
    (A) Lean concrete bed is provided
    (B) Thick concrete bed is provided
    (C) Reinforced concrete bed is provided
    (D) Both (a) and (c) of the above

4. While investigating the site, a thick layer of fairly firm clay over a deep layer of soft clay is encountered. In such a situation, the following type of foundation is useful:
    (A) Pile formation
    (B) Raft foundation
    (C) Grillage foundation
    (D) None of these

5. The type of arch used for high class buildings where appearance is of prime importance, is known as
    (A) Ashlar arch
    (B) Rubble arch
    (C) Gauged brick arch
    (D) Axed brick arch

6. Mansard roof is a roof which slopes in
    (A) Two directions without break in the slope on each side
    (B) Two directions with break in the slope on each side
    (C) Four directions without break in the slope on each side
    (D) Four directions with break in the slope on each side

7. If (φ) is the angle of repose of soil of weight w kg/m3, the horizontal pressure p at a depth of h meters per metre length of wall, is
    (A) wh × [(1 - sin φ)/(1 + sin φ)]
    (B) (wh/2) × [(1 - sin φ)/(1 + sin φ)]
    (C) wh × √[(1 - sin φ)/(1 + sin φ)]
    (D) wh × √[(1 + sin φ)/(1 - sin φ)]

8. Pick up the correct specification of one-room quarters generally adopted from the following:
    (A) Six quarters in a row
    (B) The size of room is either 3.5 m × 3 m or 4.2 m × 2.5 m
    (C) The front verandah is kept 2 m wide
    (D) All the above

9. The piece of a brick cut along the centre of width in such a way that its length is equal to that of full brick, is called
    (A) Half brick
    (B) Queen closer
    (C) King closer
    (D) Bevelled closer

10. Number of vertical joints in a stretcher course is x times the number of joints in the header course, where x is equal to
    (A) 1/2
    (B) 1
    (C) 2
    (D) 1/4

11. The process of keeping concrete moist for a certain period after its finishing, is known as
    (A) Finishing of concrete
    (B) Curing of concrete
    (C) Placing of concrete
    (D) Compaction of concrete

12. The inner section of a cavity wall, is generally known as
    (A) Buttress
    (B) Leaf wall
    (C) Pilaster
    (D) Pillar

13. Pick up the correct statement from the following:
    (A) Sand consists of coarse particles of silica formed due to the disintegration of rocks
    (B) The grains of sand are not affected by frost
    (C) Sand beds are permeable and do not allow water to rise up between pores due to capillary action
    (D) All the above

14. The lintels are preferred to arches because
    (A) Arches require more headroom to span the openings like doors, windows etc.
    (B) Arches require strong abutments to withstand arch thrust
    (C) Arches are difficult in construction
    (D) All of the above

15. Cavity wall is generally provided for
    (A) Heat insulation
    (B) Sound insulation
    (C) Prevention of dampness
    (D) All the above

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