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Exercise :: Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering - Section 1

1.

In a liquid limit test, the moisture content at 10 blows was 70% and that at 100 blows was 20%. The liquid limit of the soil, is

 A. 35% B. 50% C. 65% D. none of these.

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2.

The active earth pressure of a soil is proportional to (where φ is the angle of friction of the soil)

 A. tan (45° - φ) B. tan2 (45° + φ/2) C. tan2 (45° - φ/2) D. tan (45° + φ)

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3.

The minimum water content at which the soil just begins to crumble when rolled into threads 3 mm in diameter, is known

 A. liquid limit B. plastic limit C. shrinkage limit D. permeability limit.

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4.

Pick up the correct statement from the following:

 A. The rise of the ground surface due to frost action is called frost heave. B. The freezing of water is accompained by a volume increase of 9%. C. Below freezing point, higher soil suction develops. D. The magnitude of frost heave decreases as the degree of saturation of soil decreases E. All the above.

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5.

Which one of the following statements is true ?

 A. Clays are more porous than sands B. Pressure of organic matter in a soil decreases the bearing capacity of the soil C. Aluminous cement is used for foundations in soils with chemical deposits D. All the above.