Theory Practice on Building Construction - Set 18 - ObjectiveBooks

# Practice Test: Question Set - 18

1. The minimum thickness of walls built in cement mortar (1 : 6) for a single storey building, is
(A) 10 cm
(B) 15 cm
(C) 20 cm
(D) 25 cm

2. Pick up the commonly adopted geophysical method in civil engineering from the following:
(A) The seismic method
(B) Electrical resistivity method
(C) Gravitational method
(D) Both (a) and (b) of the above

3. If height of the first storey of a building is 3.2 m and riser is 13 cm, the number of treads required, is
(A) 12
(B) 18
(C) 24
(D) 25

4. Dado is usually provided in
(A) Dining halls
(B) Bath rooms
(C) Living rooms
(D) Verandah (belcony)

5. A roof which slopes in four directions, is called
(A) Shed roof
(B) Gable end roof
(C) Hipped roof
(D) Gambrel roof

6. The taper of precast concrete pile should not be more than
(A) 1 cm per metre length
(B) 2 cm per metre length
(C) 4 cm per metre length
(D) 5 cm per metre length

7. If the depth of an excavation is 20 meters, number of single stage well points to be installed at various levels, is
(A) 5
(B) 4
(C) 3
(D) 2

8. In case of multi-storeyed buildings, the forms to be removed first are
(A) Sides of beams and girders
(B) Column forms
(C) Bottom of beams and girders
(D) All the above at the same time

9. The vertical members fixed between steps and hand rail, are known
(A) Balusters
(B) Strings
(C) Newel posts
(D) Soffits

10. The depth of an arch is the distance between
(A) Ground level and springing line
(B) Crown and springing line
(C) Crown and ground level

11. The nominal thickness of an expansion joint in brick walls, is kept more than
(A) 5 mm
(B) 10 mm
(C) 15 mm
(D) 20 mm

12. Exposed portions of vertical surface at right angles to the door or window frame, are known as
(A) Jambs
(B) Lintels
(C) Reveals
(D) Soffits

13. The projections of head or sill of a door or window frame are
(A) Transoms
(B) Horns
(C) Stops
(D) Chocks

14. The line of intersection of the surfaces of a sloping roof forming an external angle exceeding 180°, is
(A) Ridge
(B) Hip
(C) Valley
(D) None of these

15. The depth of excavation of foundations, is generally measured with a
(A) Ranging rod
(B) Steel tape
(C) Levelling staff
(D) Boning rod

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