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Highway Engineering MCQ Practice Test - Set 10

Practice Test: Question Set - 10


1. The formula for calculating the depth of concrete pavements suggested by Gold beck, is
    (A) d = 3W/σmax
    (B) d = √(3W/σmax)
    (C) d = √(2W/σmax)
    (D) d = √(1.5W/σmax)


2. If a Lemniscate curve having an angle of deflection Δ, is transitional throughout, the maximum polar angle is
    (A) Δ/2
    (B) Δ/3
    (C) Δ/4
    (D) Δ/6


3. Most suitable material for highway embankments is
    (A) Granular soil
    (B) Organic soil
    (C) Silts
    (D) Clays


4. The road foundation for modern highways construction, was developed by
    (A) Tresguet
    (B) Telford
    (C) Tresguet and Telford simultaneously
    (D) Telford and Macadam simultaneously


5. Longitudinal pavement lines marked broken in white paint
    (A) Are for the guidance of the drivers
    (B) Are not to be crossed over
    (C) May be crossed over at the discretion of the driver
    (D) All the above


6. The recommended grade of tar for grouting purpose is
    (A) RT-1
    (B) RT-2
    (C) RT-3
    (D) RT-5


7. According to Highway Research Board of U.S.A. practical land width, is
    (A) 2.7 m
    (B) 3.0 m
    (C) 3.3 m
    (D) 3.6 m


8. If the radius of a main curve is 300 m and length of the transition curve is 100 m, the angle with tangent to locate the junction point, is
    (A) 1° 11'
    (B) 2° 11'
    (C) 3° 11'
    (D) 4° 11'


9. Which of the following premix methods is used for base course?
    (A) Bituminous carpet
    (B) Mastic asphalt
    (C) Sheet asphalt
    (D) Bituminous bound macadam


10. Pick up the correct statement from the following:
    (A) During reconnaissance, the general route of the alignment is selected
    (B) After reconnaissance, a trace is cut for the alignment
    (C) Last stage is the detailed surveys for desired geometries' of the highway
    (D) All the above


11. The statement, regarding the size of stones used at the wearing surface. "The size of a stone used on a road must be in due proportion to the space occupied by a wheel of ordinary dimensions on a smooth level surface. The point of contact will be found to be longitudinal about 2.5 cm and every piece of stone put into the road which exceeds 2.5 cm in any of its dimension is mischievous" was made by
    (A) Telford
    (B) Macadam
    (C) Tresguet
    (D) Sully


12. Bitumen of grade 80/100 means
    (A) Its penetration value is 8 mm
    (B) Its penetration value is 10 mm
    (C) Its penetration value is 8 to 10 mm
    (D) Its penetration value is 8 to 10 cm


13. Pick up the correct statement from the following:
    (A) Safety fences are provided on either side of a roadway if embankments are in excess of  6 meters
    (B) Safety fences are provided on outside of the curves of radii less than 750 m if the embankments are between 3 meters and 6 meters
    (C) Guard stones are provided at 2.5 meters intervals if embankments are between 1.6 meters to 3 meters
    (D) All the above


14. I.R.T.D.A. (Indian Roads and Transport Development Association) was set up at Bombay in
    (A) 1907
    (B) 1917
    (C) 1027
    (D) 1937


15. The maximum spacing of contraction joints in rigid pavements is
    (A) 2.5 m
    (B) 3.5 m
    (C) 4.5 m
    (D) 5.5 m


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