Civil Construction Multiple Choice Questions - Set 02

Practice Test: Question Set - 02

1. Critical path method
    (A) Is an improvement upon bar chart method
    (B) Provides a realistic approach to daily problems
    (C) Avoids delays which are very common in bar charts
    (D) All the above

2. At a work site, statistical quality control of concrete means
    (A) Measurement of risks to eliminate failures
    (B) Applying the theory' of probability to sample testing or inspection
    (C) Reduction in wastage of inspection costs
    (D) Reduction in costs for the removal of defects

3. For the network shown in the given figure, the expected time for the activity
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    (A) 1-2 is 4
    (B) 2-3 is 7
    (C) 3-4 is 8
    (D) All the above

4. A critical ratio scheduling
    (A) Determines the status of each activity
    (B) Adjusts automatically changes in activity progress
    (C) Is a dynamic system
    (D) None of these

5. For a given activity, the optimistic time, pessimistic time and the most probable estimates are 5, 17 and 8 days respectively, The expected time is
    (A) 8 days
    (B) 9 days
    (C) 10 days
    (D) 15 days

6. Pick up the correct statement from the following:
    (A) Optimistic time estimate refers to activities
    (B) Pessimistic time estimate refers to activities
    (C) Most likely time estimate refers to activities
    (D) All the above

7. In the time-cost optimisation, using CPM method for network analysis, the crashing of the activities along the critical path is done starting with the activity having
    (A) Longest duration
    (B) Highest cost slope
    (C) Least cost slope
    (D) Shortest duration

8. A golden rule for the procurement of construction stones, suggests
    (A) 100% at the site
    (B) 67% at the site and 33% under procurement
    (C) 50% at the site and 50% under procurement
    (D) 33% at the site and 67% under procurement

9. The time with which direct cost does not reduce with the increase in time is known as
    (A) Crash time
    (B) Normal time
    (C) Optimistic time
    (D) Standard time

10. Pick up the correct statement from the following with regards to C.P.M. network analysis of projects
    (A) The latest occurrence time of the node of which the activity arrow terminates minus the duration of the activity, is called latest start time
    (B) The latest occurrence time for the node at which the activity arrow terminates, is called latest finish time
    (C) Earliest occurrence time of the event from which the activity arrow' originates, is called earliest start time of the activity
    (D) All the above

11. Interfering float is the difference between
    (A) Total float and free float
    (B) Total float and independent float
    (C) Free float and independent float
    (D) None of the above

12. While filling the tender for any work, the contractor considers
    (A) Site survey
    (B) Availability of construction materials
    (C) Availability of labour
    (D) All the above

13. An excavator costs Rs. 20,00,000 and has an estimated life of 8 years. It has no salvage value at the end of 8 years. The book value of the excavator at the end of 3 years using general double declining balance method is
    (A) Rs. 8,43,750
    (B) Rs. 8,75,000
    (C) Rs. 10,50,000
    (D) Rs. 11,56,250

14. Pick up the incorrect statement from the following:
    (A) The various functions under each activity, are shown by one bar on Bar Charts
    (B) Bar chart establishes the interdependency of one event on another
    (C) Only approximate percentage of the completed work is reported
    (D) None of these

15. A wheeled tractor hauling unit is working on firm earth. The total loaded weight distribution of this unit is:
    Drive wheels: 25000 kg
    Scraper wheels: 10000 kg
If the coefficient of traction for wheeled tractor on firm earth is 0.5, the rimpull which this tractor can exert without slipping is
    (A) 10000 kg
    (B) 12500 kg
    (C) 22500 kg
    (D) 5000 kg

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