Objective Type Questions with Answers Building Construction - Set 07

Practice Test: Question Set - 07

1. The concrete slump recommended for foundations, is
    (A) 25 to 50 mm
    (B) 30 to 125 mm
    (C) 50 to 100 mm
    (D) 75 to 125 mm

2. Pick up the correct statement from the following:
    (A) In a king post truss, principal rafter and tie beams are jointed together with a bridle joint
    (B) Joint between the principal rafter and the king post is made by making tenon and mortise respectively
    (C) Joint between strut and king post, is generally of mortise and tenon type
    (D) All the above

3. Sum of tread and rise must lie between
    (A) 300 to 350 mm
    (B) 400 to 450 mm
    (C) 500 to 550 mm
    (D) 600 to 650 mm

4. In case of foundations on sandy soil, maximum permissible differential settlement, is usually limited to
    (A) 15 mm
    (B) 25 mm
    (C) 35 mm
    (D) 45 mm

5. In soft clay of low bearing capacity, the type of steel pile generally used, is
    (A) H-pile
    (B) Screw pile
    (C) Disc pile
    (D) Pipe pile

6. Gravels
    (A) Are cohesionless aggregates
    (B) Vary in size between 2 to 20 mm
    (C) Never swell when they come into contact with water
    (D) All the above

7. The differential settlement in case of foundations on sandy soils should not exceed
    (A) 25 mm
    (B) 40 mm
    (C) 65 mm
    (D) 100 mm

8. An arch constructed with finely dressed stones, is known
    (A) Ashlar arch
    (B) Rubble arch
    (C) Gauged arch
    (D) Axed arch

9. Pick up the correct statement from the following:
    (A) Lime mortar with cement in the ratio of in 10 is cheaper and better for outside plaster
    (B) For very cold or very hot climate, a compact and closed plan should be provided
    (C) On the sea coast, an exposed and open house is generally preferred
    (D) All the above

10. Weep holes are provided in retaining and breast walls
    (A) To drain off the water from the filling
    (B) To ventilate the stone masonry
    (C) To add architectural beauty
    (D) To increase compaction of the earth retained

11. The radial splits which are wider on the outside of the log and narrower towards the pith are known as
    (A) Heart shakes
    (B) Cupshakes
    (C) Starshakes
    (D) Rindgalls

12. The angular steps used for changing direction of the stairs, are called
    (A) Round steps
    (B) Angular steps
    (C) Winders
    (D) Radial steps

13. The concrete slump recommended for columns, is
    (A) 25 to 50 mm
    (B) 25 to 75 mm
    (C) 75 to 125 mm
    (D) 50 to 100 mm

14. The minimum width of a stair in residential buildings, is
    (A) 55 cm
    (B) 70 cm
    (C) 85 cm
    (D) 100 cm

15. The function of king post in a king post roof truss is
    (A) To support the frame work of the roof
    (B) To receive the ends of principal rafter
    (C) To prevent the walls from spreading outward
    (D) To prevent the tie beam from sagging at its centre

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