Civil Engineering Building Construction Important MCQs – 14


The steel pile which is generally sunk in soft clay or loose sand of low bearing capacity, is​​ 

  • H-pile​​ 

  • Pipe pile​​ 

  • Screw pile​​ 

  • Disc pile​​ 

Answer: Option C​​ 



Pick up the correct statement about silt soil from the following:​​ 

  • The silt soil has particle size from 0.02 mm to 0.06 mm​​ 

  • In organic fine grained silt soil possesses no plasticity​​ 

  • The least plastic type normally consists of more or less equidimensional grains of quartz​​ 

  • All the above​​ 

Answer: Option D​​ 



The type of flooring suitable for use in churches, theatres, public libraries and other places where noiseless floor covering is desired is​​ 

  • Cork flooring​​ 

  • Glass flooring​​ 

  • Wooden flooring​​ 

  • Linoleum flooring​​ 

Answer: Option A​​ 



The angle between skew back of a flat arch and the horizontal, is kept approximately equal to​​ 

  • ​​ 

  • 30°​​ 

  • 60°​​ 

  • 90°​​ 

Answer: Option C​​ 



Pick up the correct statement from the following:​​ 

  • The sand in the sand pile is well compacted​​ 

  • The sand is kept moist at the time of placing and tamping​​ 

  • Sand piles are generally used under column loads​​ 

  • All of the above​​ 

Answer: Option D​​ 




Pick up the correct statement from the following:​​ 

  • A combined footing is so proportioned that centre of gravity of supporting area coincides with centre of gravity of two column loads​​ 

  • A combined footing may be either rectangular or trapezoidal in shape​​ 

  • Trapezoidal shaped footings may be provided under any loading​​ 

  • All the above​​ 

Answer: Option D​​ 



Minimum width of landing should be​​ 

  • Equal to width of stairs​​ 

  • Half the width of stairs​​ 

  • Twice the width of stairs​​ 

  • One fourth the width of stairs​​ 

Answer: Option A​​ 



For a wall carrying heavy load on low bearing capacity soil,​​ 

  • Lean concrete bed is provided​​ 

  • Thick concrete bed is provided​​ 

  • Reinforced concrete bed is provided​​ 

  • Both (a) and (c) of the above​​ 

Answer: Option D​​ 



While investigating the site, a thick layer of fairly firm clay over a deep layer of soft clay is encountered. In such a situation, the following type of foundation is useful:​​ 

  • Pile formation​​ 

  • Raft foundation​​ 

  • Grillage foundation​​ 

  • None of these​​ 

Answer: Option B​​ 



The type of arch used for high class buildings where appearance is of prime importance, is known as​​ 

  • Ashlar arch​​ 

  • Rubble arch​​ 

  • Gauged brick arch​​ 

  • Axed brick arch​​ 

Answer: Option A​​