Civil Engineering Building Construction Important MCQs – 22


The stepped structure provided for lateral support of a structure, is​​ 

  • Retaining wall​​ 

  • Breast wall​​ 

  • Buttress​​ 

  • Parapet wall​​ 

Answer: Option C​​ 



Raft foundations are used for:​​ 

  • Providing increased area of foundation over poor bearing capacity of soil​​ 

  • Spanning over small soft or loose pockets​​ 

  • Counter acting the hydrostatic effect​​ 

  • All the above​​ 

Answer: Option D​​ 



Pick up the incorrect statement from the following:​​ 

  • In Flemish bond, headers and stretchers are laid alternately in the same course​​ 

  • In Flemish bond every header in each course lies centrally over every stretcher of the underlying course​​ 

  • In English bond, stretchers are laid in every course​​ 

  • In English bond, headers and stretchers are laid in alternate courses Answer: Option C​​ 



Stud(s) of a common wooden partition​​ 

  • Are vertical wooden members​​ 

  • Is the upper horizontal wooden member​​ 

  • Is the lower horizontal wooden member​​ 

  • Are the intermediate horizontal wooden members​​ 

Answer: Option A​​ 



The additional piles which are driven to increase the capacity of supporting loads on vertical piles, are known​​ 

  • Construction piles​​ 

  • Raking piles​​ 

  • Eccentric piles​​ 

  • Sinking piles​​ 

Answer: Option B​​ 



Queen closer may be placed​​ 

  • In header course​​ 

  • In stretcher course​​ 

  • In header course next to first brick​​ 

  • In stretcher course next to first brick​​ 

Answer: Option C​​ 



The bearing capacity of a water logged soil, may be improved by​​ 

  • Grouting​​ 

  • Chemical action​​ 

  • Drainage​​ 

  • Compaction​​ 

Answer: Option C​​ 



The process of making the back ground rough, before plastering, is​​ 

  • Dubbing​​ 

  • Hacking​​ 

  • Blistering​​ 

  • Peeling​​ 

Answer: Option B​​ 



Which one of the following piles has a cast iron shoe even after removal of the hollow cylindrical steel casing?​​ 

  • Simplex pile​​ 

  • Pedestal pile​​ 

  • Vibro pile​​ 

  • Both (a) and (c) of the above​​ 

Answer: Option D​​ 



While designing a stair, the product of rise and going is approximately kept equal to​​ 

  • 350​​ 

  • 420​​ 

  • 450​​ 

  • 500​​ 

Answer: Option B​​