Highway Engineering exam papers - Set 16 - ObjectiveBooks

# Practice Test: Question Set - 16

1. First operation during the detailed survey of a hill road, is
(A) Hydrological and soil surveys
(B) Adjustment of alignment along with curves
(C) Derivation of longitudinal and cross-sections
(D) Fixation of Bench Marks

2. Pick up the incorrect statement from the following. The width of the right-of-way is decided so as to accommodate
(A) Formation width
(B) Side slopes
(C) Horizontal curve
(D) Vertical curve

3. The type of transition curves generally provided on hill roads, is
(A) Circular
(B) Cubic parabola
(C) Lemniscate
(D) Spiral

4. When a number of hair pin bends are introduced, a minimum intervening distance in between is kept
(A) 20 m
(B) 40 m
(C) 60 m
(D) 100 m

5. If cross slope of a country is 10% to 25%, the terrain is classified as
(A) Rolling
(B) Mountainous
(C) Steep
(D) Plain

6. For the design of cement concrete pavement for corner loading, Indian Road Congress recommends the use of
(A) Westergaard's formula
(B) Kelly's formula
(C) Goldbeck's formula
(D) Picker's formula

7. On the recommendations of Indian Road Congress, the ruling gradient in plains, is
(A) 1 in 15
(B) 1 in 20
(C) 1 in 30
(D) 1 in 45

8. The tangent length of a simple circular curve of radius R deflecting through Î¸°, is
(A) R tan Î¸
(B) R tan Î¸/2
(C) R sin Î¸
(D) R sin Î¸/2

9. While calculating the sight distances, the driver's eye above road surface, is assumed
(A) 90 cm
(B) 100 cm
(C) 110 cm
(D) 120 cm

10. On earth roads, the camber should preferably be
(A) 1 in 20 to 1 in 24
(B) 1 in 30 to 1 in 48
(C) 1 in 15 to 1 in 20
(D) 1 in 10 to 1 in 15

11. At a road junction, 7 cross conflict points are severe if
(D) None of these

12. The safe length L of a valley curve for night travel is
(A) 2S - (1.50 + 0.035 S)/N if L < S
(B) NS2/(1.50 + 0.035 S) if L > S
(C) Neither (a) nor (b)
(D) Both (a) and (b)

13. Road width 8.8 m of two lane National highways or State highways in mountainous terrain
(A) Excludes the width of parapet (0.6 m)
(B) Excludes the width of side drain (0.6 m)
(C) Excludes the width of parapet and side drain
(D) Includes the width of parapet and side drain

14. The radius of curvature provided along a transition curve, is
(A) Minimum at the beginning
(B) Same throughout its length
(C) Equal to the radius of circular curve
(D) Varying from infinity to the radius of circular curve

15. The normal road width of National and State highways
(A) Is kept 45 m
(B) In plain and rolling terrain built-up area, is 30 m
(C) In mountainous built-up area is 20 m
(D) All the above