Civil Engineering Questions and Answers Building Construction - Set 13

Practice Test: Question Set - 13


1. The process of working a flat for the finishing coat, is known
    (A) Dubbing out
    (B) Floating
    (C) Knitting
    (D) Blistering

2. The highest line of sloping roof, where two opposite slopes meet, is known as
    (A) Rafter
    (B) Ridge
    (C) Crown
    (D) Eave

3. The depth of the ground water table may be ascertained by
    (A) Looking through the well in the vicinity
    (B) Standing on the well in the vicinity
    (C) Measuring the depth of water in the well
    (D) None of the above

4. Which of the following metal sheets is most effective in preventing dampness?
    (A) Copper sheets
    (B) Lead sheets
    (C) Aluminium sheets
    (D) All the above

5. Under reamed piles are generally used for
    (A) Machine foundations
    (B) Factory building
    (C) Tall structures
    (D) All the above

6. Pick up the incorrect statement from the following:
    (A) The width of the wall is constructed thicker at the base in a stepped fashion
    (B) A long vertical load transferring concrete structure is called a concrete pile
    (C) In pile which transfers the load to the soil by the friction between the pile and the surrounding soil is called friction pile
    (D) The pile which transfers the load to a hard rock bed at certain depth is called load bearing

7. Engineering news formula for obtaining safe bearing capacity of pile for drop hammer, is,
    (A) Q = Wh/6 (S + 2.5)
    (B) Q = Wh/2.5 (S + 6)
    (C) Q = (W × 6)/h (S + 2.5)
    (D) Q = (W × 2.5)/6 (S + h)

8. The rock formed from the solidification of molten matter (magma) is called:
    (A) Sedimentary rock
    (B) Metamorphic rock
    (C) Igneous rock
    (D) None of the above

9. The maximum permissible deflection of a timber beam supporting a roof, is
    (A) L/100
    (B) L/150
    (C) L/260
    (D) L/360

10. Negative skin friction
    (A) Is a downward drag acting on a pile due to downward movement of the surrounding compressible soil relative to the pile
    (B) Develops due to lowering of ground water
    (C) Both (a) and (b)
    (D) Neither (a) not (b)

11. The ceiling height of a building is
    (A) Between ceiling and ground level
    (B) Between ceiling and floor level
    (C) Upto roof above ground level
    (D) Upto ceiling from the ground level

12. The skirting/dado in a bath roof should be upto
    (A) Ceiling
    (B) 15 cm above floor level
    (C) 200 cm
    (D) Level of the tap

13. The bearing capacity of piles is determined by
    (A) Dynamic formula
    (B) Static formula
    (C) Pile load tests
    (D) All the above

14. The vertical sides of a door and window openings provided in a wall, are known as
    (A) Verticals
    (B) Reveals
    (C) Jambs
    (D) None of these

15. The type of ashlar masonry in which stones are finely chisel dressed and thickness of joints does not exceed 3 mm, is
    (A) Chamfered ashlar masonry
    (B) Ashlar facing masonry
    (C) Random coursed ashlar masonry
    (D) Coursed ashlar masonry

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