Building Materials Online Test – Multiple Choice Questions and Answers

1. For determing the specific gravity of soil solids, using a pycnometer of 500 cc., the following data is available : Weight of dry empty pycnometer = 125 g Weight of dried soil and pycnometer = 500 g Weight of dried soil and distilled = 850 g water filled in pycnometer up to top The specific gravity of soil soilds, is

 
 
 
 

2. A partially saturated soil is classified as

 
 
 
 

3. Pick up the correct statement from the following:

 
 
 
 

4. For shear strength, triaxial shear test is suitable because

 
 
 
 

5. The ratio of the volume of voids to the total volume of the given soil mass, is known

 
 
 
 

6. The Westergaard analysis is used for

 
 
 
 

7. A pile is being driven with a drop hammer weighing 1800 kg and having a free fall of 1.00 m. If the penetration with last blow is 5 mm, the load carrying capacity of the pile, -according to the Engineering News formula, is

 
 
 
 

8. Pick up the in-correct statement from the following: The soils which contain montmorillonite minerals

 
 
 
 

9. Pick up the correct statement from the following:

 
 
 
 

10. Number of piles required to support a column, is

 
 
 
 

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