Civil Engineering Building Construction Important MCQs – 3


To obtain good bonding in brick masonry​​ 

  • First class bricks are used​​ 

  • Vertical joints in alternate courses are kept in plumb line​​ 

  • Bats are used where necessary​​ 

  • All the above​​ 

Answer: Option D​​ 



The type of pointing in which upper side of mortar joints is kept about 12 mm inside the face of the masonry and bottom is kept flushed with face of wall, is​​ 

  • Truck pointing​​ 

  • Recessed pointing​​ 

  • Struck pointing​​ 

  • Grooved pointing​​ 

Answer: Option C​​ 



The wedge shaped bricks forming an arch ring, are called​​ 

  • Soffits​​ 

  • Voussoirs​​ 

  • Haunches​​ 

  • Spandrils​​ 

Answer: Option B​​ 



The maximum total settlement for isolated foundations on clayey soils should be limited to​​ 

  • 25 mm​​ 

  • 40 mm​​ 

  • 65 mm​​ 

  • 100 mm​​ 

Answer: Option C​​ 



The foundation which consists of a thick reinforced cement slab covering whole area to support heavy concentrated structural loads, is known as​​ 

  • Combined footing​​ 

  • Strap footing​​ 

  • Raft footing​​ 

  • None of these​​ 

Answer: Option C​​ 



For each storey of a building, the depth of exploration should be​​ 

  • 1 metre​​ 

  • 2 metres​​ 

  • 3 metres​​ 

  • 4 metres​​ 

Answer: Option C​​ 



Pick up the correct statement from the following:​​ 

  • Plain cement concrete is equally strong in compression as well as in tension​​ 

  • Slump test is performed to check concrete strength​​ 

  • Curing of concrete is done for proper compaction of cement​​ 

  • Fineness modulus is the index number expressing the relative sizes of both coarse and fine aggregates​​ 

Answer: Option D​​ 



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

  • Compacting the soil​​ 

  • Draining the soil​​ 

  • Increasing the depth of foundation​​ 

  • Grouting​​ 

Answer: Option B​​ 



The position of a brick when laid on its side 9 cm × 9 cm with its frog in the vertical plane, is called​​ 

  • Brick on edge​​ 

  • Brick on end​​ 

  • Brick on bed​​ 

  • Brick held vertically​​ 

Answer: Option B​​ 



A floor constructed with the 4 to 6 mm marble chips, is known​​ 

  • Reinforced marble floor​​ 

  • Terrazzo floor​​ 

  • Marble floor​​ 

  • Chip floor​​ 

Answer: Option B​​