Highway Engineering MCQ Questions - Set 02 - ObjectiveBooks

Highway Engineering MCQ Questions - Set 02

Practice Test: Question Set - 02


1. The ideal shape of a transition curve, is
    (A) Clothoid
    (B) Cubic spiral
    (C) Cubic parabola
    (D) Lamniscate


2. The full width of land acquired before finalizing a highway, alignment is known
    (A) Width of formation
    (B) Right of way
    (C) Carriage way
    (D) Roadway


3. Tyre pressure influences the
    (A) Total depth of pavement
    (B) Quality of surface course
    (C) Both the above
    (D) None of the above


4. Any gradient on a road is said to be an exceptional gradient, if it is
    (A) More than ruling gradient
    (B) Less than average gradient
    (C) More than floating gradient
    (D) Less than minimum gradient or more than maximum gradient


5. During last phase of the reconnaissance, details of the grade line is recorded on 2 metre poles to indicate
    (A) Direction of the proposed alignment
    (B) Distance between the previous and forward pegs
    (C) Relative elevations of pegs
    (D) All the above


6. The most suitable equipment for compacting clayey soils is a
    (A) Smooth wheeled roller
    (B) Pneumatic tyred roller
    (C) Sheep foot roller
    (D) Vibrator


7. Pick up the correct statement from the following:
    (A) Seasonal cycle of traffic volume during April and November, is usually near the annual average
    (B) Mid-winter seasonal cycle of traffic is least
    (C) Mid-summer seasonal cycle of traffic is highest
    (D) All the above


8. Three points A, B and C 500 m apart on a straight road have 500 m, 505 m and 510 m as their reduced levels. The road is said to have
    (A) No gradient between A and C
    (B) A positive gradient between A and C
    (C) A negative gradient between A and C
    (D) A negative gradient between A and B


9. Select the correct statement.
    (A) Quantity of binder required for tack coat is less than that required for prime coat
    (B) Prime coat treatment is given for plugging the voids in water bound macadam during bituminous road construction
    (C) Seal coat is the final coat over certain previous bituminous pavements
    (D) A bitumen primer is a high viscosity cutback


10. The minimum design speed of various types of highways in plain terrain is the same as the ruling design speed of
    (A) Rolling terrain
    (B) Mountainous terrain
    (C) Steep terrain
    (D) None of these


11. Excessive camber on pavements may cause
    (A) Deterioration of central portion
    (B) Slip of the speedy vehicles towards the edges
    (C) Erosion of the berms
    (D) All the above


12. In hill roads the side drains arc provided
    (A) Only on the hill side of road
    (B) Only on the opposite side of hill
    (C) On both sides of road
    (D) None of the above


13. Selection of the routes, of highways depends upon
    (A) Feasibility of attaining ruling gradient
    (B) Avoidance of cutting hard rocks
    (C) Minimum number of bridges
    (D) All the above


14. Maximum number of vehicles that can pass a given point on a lane during one hour without creating unreasonable delay, is known as
    (A) Traffic density of lane
    (B) Basic capacity of lane
    (C) Probable capacity of lane
    (D) Practical capacity of lane


15. A traffic rotary is justified where
    (A) Number of intersecting roads is between 4 and 7
    (B) Space is limited and costly
    (C) When traffic volume is less than 500 vehicles per hour
    (D) When traffic volume is more than 5000 vehicles per hour


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