Soil Mechanics Mcqs

Practice Quiz On Soil Mechanics Mcqs

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Vaccum well points are generally used for draining

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Total number of stress components at a point within a soil mass loaded at its boundary is

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The application of electro-osmosis on dewatering of soil was developed by

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The method of the slices is applicable to

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With an increase in the liquid limit, compression index

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Time factor for a clay layer is

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When consolidation of a saturated soil sample occurs, the degree of saturation

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Single-sheet pile coffer dams are suitable upto a height of

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The standard penetration test is useful to measure

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A silty soil gives a positive reaction in

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Which of the following are used as a standard sedimentation method in a laboratory?

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The method of determination of water content of soils suitable for coarse grained soils is

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The water content of a highly organic soil is determined in an oven at a temperature of

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A well foundation is a type of

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The water content of soil is defined as the ratio of

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The frost heave in the following type of soils is generally high

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The seismic refraction methods cannot be used if the wave velocity in the lower layer is _____ that in the upper layer

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Consolidation time of a soil sample

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Fine grained cohesive soil can be drained or stabilized by

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The length/diameter ratio of cylindrical specimens used in triaxial test, is generally

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The angle of internal friction is maximum for

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The following type of soil is not glacier-deposited

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The weakest bond in soils is

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Darcy’s law in some cases is not valid in

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Lime stabilisation of clayey soils generally leads to

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Dry density of soil is equal to the

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In which soil the capillary rise will be maximum

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Soil compacted dry of the optimum as compared to that wet of the optimum

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In hydrometer analysis for a soil mass

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The lateral earth pressure on a retaining wall is proportional to

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Lime stabilisation of clayey soils generally leads to

A) Decrease in shrinkage limit

B) Decrease in plastic limit

C) Increase in liquid limit

D) Flocculation of particles

D) Flocculation of particles


The method of determination of water content of soils suitable for coarse grained soils is

A) Over drying method

B) Alcohol method

C) Sand bath method

D) Pycnometer method

D) Pycnometer method


The water content of a highly organic soil is determined in an oven at a temperature of

A) 105° C

B) 80° C

C) 60° C

D) 27° C

C) 60° C


In which soil the capillary rise will be maximum

A) Fine gravel

B) Colloids

C) Silt

D) Fine Sand

B) Colloids


The weakest bond in soils is

A) Conic bond

B) Covalent bond

C) Hydrogen bond

D) Secondary valance bond

D) Secondary valance bond


Consolidation time of a soil sample

A) Increases with an increase in permeability

B) Increases with a decrease in compressibility

C) Increases with a decrease in unit weight of water

D) Increase with a decrease in permeability

D) Increase with a decrease in permeability


A silty soil gives a positive reaction in

A) Toughness test

B) Dilatancy test

C) Dry strength test

D) None of the above

B) Dilatancy test


Soil compacted dry of the optimum as compared to that wet of the optimum

A) Has less permeability

B) Swells less

C) Shrinks less

D) Has less resistance to compression

C) Shrinks less


The frost heave in the following type of soils is generally high

A) Coarse sands

B) Clays

C) Fine sands and silts

D) Gravels

C) Fine sands and silts


When consolidation of a saturated soil sample occurs, the degree of saturation

A) Increases

B) Decreases

C) Remains constant

D) May increase or decrease

C) Remains constant


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