Building Materials Online Test – Multiple Choice Questions and Answers

1. A partially saturated soil is classified as


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


3. Pick up the correct statement from the following:


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


5. Pick up the correct statement from the following:


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


7. 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


8. The Westergaard analysis is used for


9. 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


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


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