Civil Engineering - Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

46. 

Pick up the correct statement from the following:

A. Illite bond is weaker than Kaolinite bond
B. Illite bond is stronger than montmorillonite bond
C. Illites do not swell when wet
D. Illites are composed of two silica tetrahedralsheets with a central octahedral sheet
E. All the above.

Answer: Option E

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47. 

Determination of water content of a soil sample suspected to contain gypsum is made by drying the sample for longer period at a temperature not more than

A. 60°C
B. 80°C
C. 100°C
D. 110°C

Answer: Option B

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48. 

Water formed transported soil is

A. alluvial
B. marine
C. lacustrine
D. loess.

Answer: Option A

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49. 

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

A. liquid state
B. plastic state
C. semi solid state
D. all of these.

Answer: Option D

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50. 

Pick up the correct statement from the following:

A. If the ratio of depth to width is less than 2, it is shallow foundation
B. If the ratio of depth to width is more than 2, it is deep foundation
C. If the ratio of the length to width is between 1 and 2, it is spread foundation
D. If the length is large as compared to width, it is a strip foundation
E. All the above.

Answer: Option E

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