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Objective Questions in Highway Engineering - Set 08

Practice Test: Question Set - 08


1. Intermediate catch water drains are provided only, if
    (A) Catchment area of the watershed above road is large
    (B) Intensity of rainfall is heavy
    (C) Single catch water drain is inadequate
    (D) All the above


2. In retaining and breast walls, weep holes are provided at
    (A) 50 cm vertical height and 50 cm centre to centre horizontally
    (B) 100 cm vertical height and 100 cm centre to centre horizontally
    (C) 100 cm vertical height and 120 cm centre to centre horizontally
    (D) 120 cm vertical height and 100 cm centre to centre horizontally


3. In highway construction on super-elevated curves, the rolling shall proceed from
    (A) Sides towards the centre
    (B) Centre towards the sides
    (C) Lower edge towards the upper edge
    (D) Upper edge towards the lower edge


4. An upgrade g1% is followed by a downgrade g2%. The equation of the parabolic curve of length L to be introduced, is given by
    (A) y = g [(g₁ - g₂)/100 L] x²
    (B) y = [(g₁ + g₂)/200 L] x²
    (C) y = [(g₁ - g₂)/400 L] x²
    (D) y = [(g₁ + g₂)/800 L] x²


5. Pick up the correct statement from the following:
    (A) Borrow pits are located outside the right of way
    (B) Borrow pits may be located on either side of the right of way
    (C) Spoil bank is located on one side of the right of way
    (D) All the above


6. Which of the following tests measures the toughness of road aggregates?
    (A) Crushing strength test
    (B) Abrasion test
    (C) Impact test
    (D) Shape test


7. Reconnaissance is best done with the help of
    (A) Aerial photographic survey
    (B) Cadastral surveys
    (C) Topographical surveys
    (D) Triangulation surveys


8. To ensure that bullock carts may not overturn on curves, the maximum value of super-elevation, recommended by I.R.C., is
    (A) 1 in 10
    (B) 1 in 12
    (C) 1 in 15
    (D) 1 in 20


9. If the group index value of sub-grade is between 5 and 9, then the sub-grade is treated as
    (A) Good
    (B) Fair
    (C) Poor
    (D) Very poor


10. An Executive Engineer of roads, executes works under direct control of
    (A) Superintending Engineer
    (B) Secretary to the Govt.
    (C) Chief Engineer
    (D) None of these


11. The distance travelled by revolving the wheel of a vehicle more than its circumferential movement, is known as
    (A) Slip
    (B) Skid
    (C) Neither (a) nor (b)
    (D) Both (a) and (b)


12. The suitable surfacing material for a bridge deck slab is
    (A) Sheet asphalt
    (B) Bituminous carpet
    (C) Mastic asphalt
    (D) Rolled asphalt


13. If the velocity of moving vehicles on a road is 24 km/per hour, stopping distance is 19 meters and average length of vehicles is 6 meters, the basic capacity of lane, is
    (A) 500 vehicles per hour
    (B) 700 vehicles per hour
    (C) 1000 vehicles per hour
    (D) 1250 vehicles per hour


14. Traffic census is carried out for
    (A) Speed and delay study
    (B) Road parking study
    (C) Traffic volume study
    (D) All the above


15. In CBR test the value of CBR is calculated at
    (A) 2.5 mm penetration only
    (B) 5.0 mm penetration only
    (C) 7.5 mm penetration only
    (D) Both 2.5 mm and 5.0 mm penetrations


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