Civil Engineering Building Construction Important MCQs – 24


A cut in frame of a door to receive the shutter, is called​​ 

  • Louver​​ 

  • Stop​​ 

  • Horn​​ 

  • Rebate​​ 

Answer: Option D​​ 



The loose pockets in soil mass can be bridged safely by providing a raft foundation provided the soft area is smaller than​​ 

  • The column spacing​​ 

  • One-third the column spacing​​ 

  • Half the column spacing​​ 

  • Three-fourth the column spacing​​ 

Answer: Option B​​ 



Pick up the incorrect statement from the following:​​ 

  • In king post truss, one vertical post is used​​ 

  • In a queen post truss, one vertical post is used​​ 

  • In a queen post truss, two vertical posts are used​​ 

  • None of these​​ 

Answer: Option B​​ 



The pile which is provided with a bulb filled with concrete at its lower end, is known as​​ 

  • Simplex pile​​ 

  • Mac-Arthur pile​​ 

  • Raymond pile​​ 

  • Franki pile​​ 

Answer: Option B​​ 



Ornamental moulded course placed on the top of a wall, is​​ 

  • Cornice​​ 

  • Coping​​ 

  • Frieze​​ 

  • Lintel​​ 

Answer: Option A​​ 



Pick up the incorrect statement from the following:​​ 

  • Cement is added to lime mortar to increase its hydraulic properties only​​ 

  • Lime surkhi mortar is used for pointing the walls​​ 

  • Lime should be slaked before preparing lime mortar​​ 

  • High early strength concrete is generally used in cold weather​​ 

Answer: Option A​​ 



Pile foundation is generally provided if soil is​​ 

  • Compressible​​ 

  • Water logged​​ 

  • Made up​​ 

  • All the above​​ 

Answer: Option D​​ 



Bearing capacity of soils cannot be improved by​​ 

  • Draining sub-soil water​​ 

  • Ramming crushed stone in soil​​ 

  • Driving sand piles​​ 

  • Watering surface of soil​​ 

Answer: Option D​​ 



Rotary drilling is the fastest method in case of​​ 

  • Rocky soils​​ 

  • Clay soils​​ 

  • Sandy soil​​ 

  • All of these​​ 

Answer: Option D​​ 



The concrete slump recommended for beams and slabs; is​​ 

  • 25 to 50 mm​​ 

  • 25 to 75 mm​​ 

  • 30 to 125 mm​​ 

  • 50 to 100 mm​​ 

Answer: Option C​​