Civil Engineering - Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

1. 

Pick up the cohesive soil from the following:

A. Red earth
B. Clay
C. Black cotton soil
D. Compacted ground.

Answer: Option C

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2. 

Pile foundations are generally preferred to for

A. bridge foundations
B. sky scrapper buildings
C. residential buildings
D. runways.

Answer: Option B

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3. 

The angle of internal friction of clays, is usually

A. 0° to 5°
B. 5° to 20°
C. 20° to 30°
D. 30° to 45°

Answer: Option B

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4. 

If the bulk density of the soil is ρ and water content ω, then dry density of the soil, is

A.
B.
C.
D.

Answer: Option C

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5. 

The specific yield of soil depends upon

A. compaction of stratum
B. distribution of pores
C. shape and size of particles
D. all the above.

Answer: Option D

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