Construction Management Objective Questions and Answers - Set 09 - ObjectiveBooks

# Practice Test: Question Set - 09

1. Consider the following statements:
Wheeled tractors are replacing crawler tractors because
1. Wheeled tractors travel faster.
2. Crawler tractors are more expensive.
3. Track parts of a crawler wear out quickly.
4. Crawler tractors have stick control.
Of these statements
(A) 1, 3 and 4 are correct
(B) 2, 3 and 4 are correct
(C) 1, 2 and 3 are correct
(D) 1, 2 and 4 are correct

2. The difference between the time avail-to do a job and the time required to do the job, is known as
(A) Event
(B) Float
(C) Duration
(D) Constraint

3. The grade resistance factor for an earth moving machine can be obtained by multiplying grade percentage by a factor approximately equal to
(A) 2 kg/tonne
(B) 6 kg/tonne
(C) 9 kg/tonne
(D) 20 kg/tonne

4. A dummy activity
(A) Is artificially introduced
(B) Is represented by a dotted line
(C) Does not consume time
(D) All the above

5. The reduction in project time normally results in
(A) Decreasing the direct cost and increasing indirect cost
(B) Increasing the direct cost and decreasing the indirect cost
(C) Increasing the direct cost and indirect cost both
(D) Decreasing the direct cost and indirect cost both

6. Frederick W. Taylor introduced a system of working known as
(A) Line organization
(B) Line and staff organization
(C) Functional organization
(D) Effective organization

7. The area under the Beta distribution curve is divided into two equal parts by
(A) Most likely time
(B) Optimistic time
(C) Pessimistic time
(D) Expected time

8. CPM is
(A) Synthesising in concepts
(B) Is built of activities oriented programme
(C) Is based on time estimate
(D) All the above

9. A four wheel truck or whose operating weight is 12000 kg is pulled along a road having a rising slope of 2% at a uniform speed. Assume grade resistance factor = 10 kg/tonne. The tension in the tow cable is 720 kg. The rolling resistance of the road will be
(A) 20 kg/tonne
(B) 30 kg/tonne
(C) 40 kg/tonne
(D) 50 kg/tonne

10. The Overall in-charge of an organization at the site responsible for the execution of the works, is
(A) Executive Engineer
(B) Engineer
(C) Junior Engineer
(D) Assistant Engineer

11. Consider the following features/factors:
1. Projects are of the non-repetitive type
2. Time required need not be known
3. Time required is known precisely
4. Events have been established for planning
5. Emphasis is given to activities of project
PERT is preferred for planning because of
(A) 1, 2 and 4
(B) 3, 4 and 5
(C) 1, 3 and 4
(D) 1, 2 and 5

12. The first stage of a construction, is
(A) Preparation of estimate
(B) Survey of the site
(C) Initiation of proposal
(D) Preparation of tender

13. Crash project duration is obtained by summing the
(A) Normal durations for all the activities
(B) Crash durations for all activities
(C) Crash durations for all the activities along the critical path obtained by taking into account the normal duration for all the activities
(D) Crash durations for all the activities along the critical path obtained by taking into account the crash duration for all the activities

14. Pick up the correct statement from the following:
(A) Forward pass is used for calculating earliest expected time
(B) Backward pass is used for calculating the latest occurrence time
(C) Maximum value of earliest expected time is used if there is more than one value of any event
(D) All the above

15. Sinking fund is
(A) The fund for rebuilding a structure when its economic life is over
(B) Raised to meet maintenance costs
(C) The total sum to be paid to the municipal authorities by the tenants
(D) A part of the money kept in reserve for providing additional structures and structural modifications

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