MCQ for Highway Engineering - Set 12 - ObjectiveBooks

# Practice Test: Question Set - 12

1. The first stage of deciding the alignment of a hill road, is
(A) Reconnaissance
(B) Detailed survey
(C) Trace-out
(D) Preliminary survey

2. The normal road land width for a National or State highway, in open areas should be
(A) 45 m
(B) 30 m
(C) 24 m
(D) 20 m

3. Floating gradients are generally provided
(C) At summit curves
(D) At valley curves

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

5. Area of steel required per metre width of pavement for a length of 20 m for design wheel load 6300 kg and permissible stress in steel 1400 kg/cm2, is
(A) 70 kg/sq cm
(B) 80 kg/sq cm
(C) 90 kg/sq cm
(D) 100 kg/sq cm

6. In case of a hair pin bend of a highway,
(A) Minimum radius of inner curve is 14 m
(B) Minimum radius of transition is 15 m
(C) Circular compound curve may be provided
(D) All the above

7. The minimum vertical clearance of overhanging cliffs or any other structure above the surface of a hill road, should be
(A) 3 m
(B) 4 m
(C) 5 m
(D) 6 m

8. The camber on pavements, is provided by
(A) Straight line method
(B) Parabolic method
(C) Straight line and parabolic at crown
(D) Elliptical method

9. One-way streets are generally provided in crowded cities as, these
(A) Are inexpensive means of traffic flow
(B) Reduce delays to vehicles
(C) Permit higher speed
(D) All the above

10. The width of the right of way, is influenced by
(A) Formation width
(B) Shoulders or berms
(D) All the above

11. The maximum distance of the apex of a vertical curve of length L from the point of intersection of two grades + g1%, and - g2% (g1 > g2), is
(A) L(g1 - g2)/400
(B) L(g1 - g2)/800
(C) L(g1 + g2)/800
(D) L(g2 - g1)/300

12. Pick up the incorrect statement from the following. On highways circular curves may be
(A) Simple curves
(B) Compound curves
(C) Reverse curves
(D) Vertical curves

13. The desirable camber for straight roads with thin bituminous surfacing, is
(A) 1 in 33 to 1 in 25
(B) 1 in 40 to 1 in 33
(C) 1 in 150 to 1 in 140
(D) 1 in 160 to 1 in 140

14. If brakes of vehicles are effective, the vehicle-running at 30 km/hour comes to a stop in
(A) 10 meters
(B) 12 meters
(C) 15 meters
(D) 18 meters

15. From the point of tangency before an intersection, the route markers are fixed at a distance of
(A) 15 m to 30 m
(B) 20 m to 35 m
(C) 40 m to 50 m
(D) 100 m to 150 m