Multiple Choice Test Building Construction - Set 15

Practice Test: Question Set - 15


1. Pick up the correct statements from the following:
    (A) Cracks appear on the plastered surface in the form of hair cracks
    (B) In brick work, the efflorescence is removed by applying a solution of zinc sulphate and water
    (C) Excessive thermal variations in the backing or plaster causes the plaster to fall
    (D) All the above

2. The window which is provided on a sloping roof of a building, is called
    (A) Lantern window
    (B) Dormer window
    (C) Louvered window
    (D) Rash window

3. The single stage well point system of dewatering an excavation can be used if the depth of excavation does not exceed
    (A) 5 m
    (B) 10 m
    (C) 15 m
    (D) 20 m

4. The nominal thickness of one brick wall in mm, is
    (A) 90 mm
    (B) 150 mm
    (C) 190 mm
    (D) 200 mm

5. Pick up the incorrect statement from the following:
    (A) The retaining wall should be structurally capable to resist the applied earth pressure
    (B) The section of the retaining wall should be so proportioned that it may not overturn by the lateral pressure
    (C) The retaining wall should be safe against sliding
    (D) To drain off water from the earth retained, weep holes are provided near the top of the retaining wall

6. The stepped structure provided for lateral support of a structure, is
    (A) Retaining wall
    (B) Breast wall
    (C) Buttress
    (D) Parapet wall

7. Raft foundations are used for:
    (A) Providing increased area of foundation over poor bearing capacity of soil
    (B) Spanning over small soft or loose pockets
    (C) Counter acting the hydrostatic effect
    (D) All the above

8. Pick up the incorrect statement from the following:
    (A) In Flemish bond, headers and stretchers are laid alternately in the same course
    (B) In Flemish bond every header in each course lies centrally over every stretcher of the underlying course
    (C) In English bond, stretchers are laid in every course
    (D) In English bond, headers and stretchers are laid in alternate courses

9. Stud(s) of a common wooden partition
    (A) Are vertical wooden members
    (B) Is the upper horizontal wooden member
    (C) Is the lower horizontal wooden member
    (D) Are the intermediate horizontal wooden members

10. The additional piles which are driven to increase the capacity of supporting loads on vertical piles, are known
    (A) Construction piles
    (B) Raking piles
    (C) Eccentric piles
    (D) Sinking piles

11. Queen closer may be placed
    (A) In header course
    (B) In stretcher course
    (C) In header course next to first brick
    (D) In stretcher course next to first brick

12. The bearing capacity of a water logged soil, may be improved by
    (A) Grouting
    (B) Chemical action
    (C) Drainage
    (D) Compaction

13. The process of making the back ground rough, before plastering, is
    (A) Dubbing
    (B) Hacking
    (C) Blistering
    (D) Peeling

14. Which one of the following piles has a cast iron shoe even after removal of the hollow cylindrical steel casing?
    (A) Simplex pile
    (B) Pedestal pile
    (C) Vibro pile
    (D) Both (a) and (c) of the above

15. While designing a stair, the product of rise and going is approximately kept equal to
    (A) 350
    (B) 420
    (C) 450
    (D) 500

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