Soil Mechanics and Foundation MCQ

Soil Mechanics and Foundation MCQ

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  • 29th Mar, 2022

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Soil Mechanics and Foundation MCQ Test

1) The lateral earth pressure on a retaining wall is proportional to

  • A. The depth of the soil
  • B.The soil retained
  • C.The internal friction of the soil
  • D.The square of the depth of the soil

2) The quantity of seepage of water through soils is proportional to

  • A. Total head loss through the soil
  • B.Coefficient of permeability of soil
  • C.Both A & B
  • D.None of the above

3) Which of the following soil has the finest grains?

  • A. Silt
  • B.Clay
  • C.Fine sand
  • D.Coarse sand

4) Minimum size of the particles of silt soil, is

  • A. 1 mm
  • B.0.08 mm
  • C.0.06 mm
  • D.0.002 mm

5) The water content of soil is defined as the ratio of

  • A. Volume of water to volume of given soil
  • B.Volume of water to volume of given soil
  • C.Weight of water to weight of solids of given mass of soil
  • D.None of the above

6) Accurate determination of water content, is made by

  • A. Alcohol method
  • B.Sand bath method
  • C.Oven-drying method
  • D.Calcium carbide method

7) Water formed transported soil is

  • A. Loess
  • B.Marine
  • C.Alluvial
  • D.Lacustrine

8) Talus soil is transported by ............

  • A. Wind
  • B.Water
  • C.Glacier
  • D.Gravitational force

9) Chemical weathering of soil is caused due to ..........

  • A. Leaching
  • B.Hydration
  • C.Oxidation
  • D.All of the above

10) Hydrometer readings are corrected for:

  • A. Meniscus correction
  • B.Dispersing agent correction
  • C.Meniscus and dispersing agent corrections
  • D.Temperature, meniscus and dispersing agent corrections

11) Under reamed piles are generally used for ..............

  • A. Bored piles
  • B.Driven piles
  • C.Precast piles
  • D.None of the above

12) Factor of safety against sliding of a slope is the ratio of ..........

  • A. Shear strength to shear stress along the surface
  • B.Actual cohesion to that required to maintain stability of slope
  • C.Both A & B
  • D.None of the above

13) The method of the slices is applicable to

  • A. Saturated soils
  • B.stratified soils
  • C.Homogenous soils
  • D.None of the above

14) Pile foundations are generally preferred to for ..........

  • A. Runways
  • B.Bridge foundations
  • C.Residential buildings
  • D.Sky scrapper buildings

15) The liquid limit and plastic limit exist in

  • A. Silty soils
  • B.Clay soils
  • C.Sandy soils
  • D.Gravel soils

16) The clay soil mainly consists of .........

  • A. Illites
  • B.Kaolinites
  • C.Vermiculite
  • D.All the above.

17) The specific gravity of sand is approximately ........

  • A. 2.0
  • B.2.6
  • C.2.4
  • D.None of the above

18) A decrease in water content results in a reduction of the volume of a soil in

  • A. Liquid state
  • B.Semi solid state
  • C.Plastic state
  • D.All of these

19) Soils containing organic matters are of spongy nature.

  • A. True
  • B.False

20) The angle of internal friction is maximum for

  • A. Round-grained dense sand
  • B.Round-grained loose sand
  • C.Angular-grained dense sand
  • D.None of the above

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