# Civil Engineering - Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

### Exercise :: Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering - Section 1

46.

The relationship between void ratio (e) and porosity ratio (n) is :

 A. n = B. e = C. n = D. e = n/(1 - n)

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47.

Failure of the stability of slopes, generally occurs along

 A. slip plane B. a horizontal surface C. a curved surface D. all the surfaces.

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48.

Pick up the correct statement from the following:

 A. Failure plane carries maximum shear stress B. Failure plane does not carry maximum shear stress C. Failure plane carries shear stress equal to maximum shear stress D. None of these.

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49.

Geologic cycle for the formation of soil, is

 A. Upheavel → transportation → deposition → weathering B. Weathering → upheaval → transportation → deposition C. Transportation → upheaval → weathering → deposition D. Weathering → transportation → deposition → upheaval E. None of these.

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50.

The weight of a pycnometer containing 400 g sand and water full to the top is 2150 g. The weight of pycnometer full of clean water is 1950 g. If specific gravity of the soil is 2.5, the water content is

 A. 5% B. 10% C. 15% D. 20%