Civil Engineering - Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

1. 

The method of the slices is applicable to

A. homogenous soils
B. stratified soils
C. saturated soils
D. non-uniform slopes
E. all the above.

Answer: Option A

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2. 

When the seepage pressure becomes equal to the pressure due to submerged weight of a soil, the effective pressure is reduced to zero and the soil particles have a tendency to move up in the direction of flow. This phenomenon is generally known

A. quick condition
B. boiling condition
C. quick sand
D. all the above.

Answer: Option D

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3. 

The phreatic line in an earth dam may be

A. circular
B. elliptical
C. parabolic
D. a straight line
E. all the above.

Answer: Option C

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4. 

Pick up the correct statement from the following:

A. A maximum value of dry density is obtained at optimum water content
B. At low value of water content most soils tend to be stiff.
C. At high water content, the dry density decreases with an increase of water content.
D. An airless soil will have maximum possible value of dry density for the given water content
E. All the above.

Answer: Option E

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5. 

The shearing strength of a cohesion-less soil depends upon

A. dry density
B. rate of loading
C. confining pressure
D. nature of loading.

Answer: Option C

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