Construction Planning and Management MCQ - Set 07

Practice Test: Question Set - 07


1. Which one of the following surfaces will give highest coefficient of traction while using crawler track tractors?
    (A) Ice
    (B) Concrete
    (C) Loose sand
    (D) Earth

2. Residential buildings are treated as
    (A) Light construction
    (B) Heavy construction
    (C) Industrial construction
    (D) Private construction

3. Consider the following statements:
     In the bar chart planning
     1. Interdependence of the operations cannot be portrayed.
     2. Progress of work can be measured.
     3. Spare time of the activities can be determined.
     4. Schedule cannot be updated.
     Of these statements
    (A) 1, 2 and 3 are correct
    (B) 1 and 4 are correct
    (C) 2, 3 and 4 are correct
    (D) 1, 2 and 4 are correct

4. The three time estimates for the activities of the network shown in the given figure are shown above their arrows. The earliest expected time for the event 4, is


Construction Planning and Management Set 07
    (A) 19
    (B) 14
    (C) 24
    (D) None of these

5. Consider the following activities in a building construction:
     1. Concreting of roof slabs
     2. Brick-jelly lime concrete terracing
     3. Erection of form work for slab
     4. Construction of parapet wall in terrace
     The correct sequence of these activities is
    (A) 1, 3, 2, 4
    (B) 3, 1, 4, 2
    (C) 3, 1, 2, 4
    (D) 1, 3, 4, 2

6. Military organization is known as
    (A) Line organization
    (B) Line and staff organization
    (C) Functional organization
    (D) None of these

7. Mobilization advance up to 10% of the cost of work is given to a contractor
    (A) On commencement of work at site for payment of loan taken by him
    (B) For the purchase of construction materials
    (C) For the payment of advances to labour and other staff
    (D) For all activities required to start the work at site on finalization of the contract document

8. Pick up the PERT event from the following:
    (A) Digging of foundation started
    (B) Digging of foundation completed
    (C) Laying of concrete started
    (D) All the above

9. A machine is purchased for Rs. 10,000,00 and has an estimated life of 10 years. The salvage value at the end of 10 years is Rs. 1,50,000. The book value of the machine at the end of 5 years using general straight line method of evaluation of depreciation is
    (A) Rs. 4,75,000
    (B) Rs. 5,75,000
    (C) Rs. 6,50,000
    (D) Rs. 8,50,000

10. Pick up the incorrect statement from the following:
    (A) An activity of a project is denoted by an arrow on the net work
    (B) The tail of the arrow indicates the start of the activity
    (C) The head of the arrow indicates the end of the activity
    (D) The arrows are drawn to scale from left to right

11. The process of incorporating changes and rescheduling or replanning is called
    (A) Resource levelling
    (B) Resource smoothening
    (C) Updating
    (D) Critical path scheduling

12. Completion of an activity on CPM network diagram, is generally known
    (A) Event
    (B) Node
    (C) Connector
    (D) All the above

13. Assertion A: For a given depth of cut, the output of a power shovel can be increased by decreasing the angle of swing.
Reason R: If the angle of swing is decreased, the cycle time will be decreased.
Select the correct answer.
    (A) Both A and R is true and R is the correct explanation of A
    (B) Both A and R is true but R is not the correct explanation of A
    (C) A is true but R is false
    (D) A is false but R is true

14. The salient feature of functional organization is
    (A) Strict adherence to specifications
    (B) Separation of planning and design part
    (C) Each individual maintains functional efficiency
    (D) All the above

15. A tractor shovel has a purchase price of Rs. 4.7 lacs and could save the organization an amount of rupees one lac per year on operating costs. The salvage value after the amortization period is 10% of the purchase price. The capital recovery period will be
    (A) 3.7 years
    (B) 4.23 years
    (C) 5 years
    (D) 7.87 years

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