Civil Engineering - Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

6. 

The lateral earth pressure on a retaining wall

A. is equal to mass of the soil retained
B. proportional to the depth of the soil
C. proportional to the square of the depth of the soil
D. proportional to the internal friction of the soil
E. none of these.

Answer: Option D

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7. 

The internal molecular attraction of a soil, the cohesion

A. decreases as the moisture content increases
B. increases as the moisture content decreases
C. is more in well compacted clays
D. depends upon the external applied load.

Answer: Option C

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8. 

The quantity of seepage of water through soils is proportional to

A. coefficient of permeability of soil
B. total head loss through the soil
C. neither (a) nor (b)
D. both (a) and (b).

Answer: Option D

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9. 

When drainage is permitted under initially applied normal stress only and full primarily consolidation is allowed to take place, the test is known as

A. quick test
B. drained test
C. consolidated undrained test
D. none of these.

Answer: Option C

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10. 

The minimum water content at which the soil retains its liquid state and also possesses a small shearing strength against flowing, is known

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

Answer: Option A

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