MCQ Practice on Building Construction - Set 09

Practice Test: Question Set - 09


1. The vertical posts placed at the top and bottom ends of a flight supporting the hand rail are known as
    (A) Balusters
    (B) Newel posts
    (C) Balustrades
    (D) Railings

2. Pick up the incorrect statement from the following:
    (A) The function of foundation is to distribute the load of super structure over a large bearing area
    (B) No timbering is required for shallow trenches
    (C) Shallow foundations can be constructed on made-up soil
    (D) Black cotton soil is very good for foundation bed

3. For the construction of flyovers in sandy soils, the type of foundation provided, is
    (A) Strap footing
    (B) Raft footing
    (C) Combined footing
    (D) Pier footing

4. For a rectangular foundation of width b, eccentricity of load should not exceed
    (A) b/2
    (B) b/3
    (C) b/4
    (D) b/6

5. The type of pile which is driven at an inclination to resist inclined forces is known as
    (A) Friction pile
    (B) Sheet pile
    (C) Batter pile
    (D) Anchor pile

6. The maximum bearing capacity of soil is that of
    (A) Black cotton soil
    (B) Loose fine sandy soil
    (C) Dry coarse sandy soil
    (D) Hard rocks

7. Pick up the correct statement from the following:
    (A) Cavity of a cavity wall should start near ground level
    (B) Cavity of a cavity wall should terminate near eaves level of sloping roof
    (C) Cavity of a cavity wall should terminate near coping of flat roof with parapet wall
    (D) All the above

8. The thickness of a reinforced brick partition wall, is generally kept
    (A) 5 cm
    (B) 10 cm
    (C) 15 cm
    (D) 20 cm

9. The term string is used for
    (A) The underside of a stair
    (B) Outer projecting edge of a tread
    (C) A sloping member which supports the steps in a stair
    (D) A vertical member between two treads

10. The 19 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

11. The steel pile which is generally sunk in soft clay or loose sand of low bearing capacity, is
    (A) H-pile
    (B) Pipe pile
    (C) Screw pile
    (D) Disc pile

12. Pick up the correct statement about silt soil from the following:
    (A) The silt soil has particle size from 0.02 mm to 0.06 mm
    (B) In organic fine grained silt soil possesses no plasticity
    (C) The least plastic type normally consists of more or less equidimensional grains of quartz
    (D) All the above

13. The type of flooring suitable for use in churches, theatres, public libraries and other places where noiseless floor covering is desired is
    (A) Cork flooring
    (B) Glass flooring
    (C) Wooden flooring
    (D) Linoleum flooring

14. The angle between skew back of a flat arch and the horizontal, is kept approximately equal to
    (A) 0°
    (B) 30°
    (C) 60°
    (D) 90°

15. Pick up the correct statement from the following:
    (A) The sand in the sand pile is well compacted
    (B) The sand is kept moist at the time of placing and tamping
    (C) Sand piles are generally used under column loads
    (D) All of the above

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