Civil Engineering - Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

31. 

The reduction in volume of soil due to squeezing out of water from the voids, is termed

A. primary consolidation
B. primary compression
C. primary time effect
D. all the above.

Answer: Option D

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32. 

'Drift' is the material picked up, mixed, disintegrated, transported and redeposited by

A. wind
B. gravitational force
C. glaciated water
D. all the above.

Answer: Option C

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33. 

The consistency index of a soil is defined as the ratio of

A. liquid limit plus the natural water content to the plasticity index of the soil
B. liquid limit minus the natural water content to the plasticity index of the soil
C. natural water content of a soil minus plastic limit to the plasticity index of the soil
D. natural water content of a soil plus its plastic limit to the plasticity index of the soil.

Answer: Option B

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34. 

The weight of a container is W1 and that of container with soil simple, is W2. If the weight of the container and oven dried soil sample is W3, the moisture content of the soil, is

A.
B.
C.
D.

Answer: Option A

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35. 

The shear strength in plastic undrained clay, is due to

A. inter-granular friction
B. internal friction
C. cohesion
D. none of these.

Answer: Option C

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