Civil Engineering Building Construction Important MCQs – 6


Which one of the following activities is not correct as applicable to brick corbels?​​ 

  • The maximum projection of the corbel should not be more than the thickness of the wall​​ 

  • The maximum projection of each corbel course should be limited to a quarter brick at a time​​ 

  • The discontinuous corbels are used to carry heavy concentrated loads​​ 

  • Stretcher bond is generally used for the construction of brick corbel Answer: Option D​​ 



In ordinary residential and public buildings, the damp proof course is generally provided at​​ 

  • Ground level​​ 

  • Plinth level​​ 

  • Water table level​​ 

  • Midway ground level and water-table level​​ 

Answer: Option B​​ 



In which of the following pairs both trees yield soft wood?​​ 

  • Deodar and Shishum​​ 

  • Chir and sal​​ 

  • Sal and teak​​ 

  • Chir and deodar​​ 

Answer: Option D​​ 



The raft slab is projected beyond the outer walls of the structure by​​ 

  • 5 to 10 cm​​ 

  • 15 to 20 cm​​ 

  • 25 to 30 cm​​ 

  • 30 to 45 cm​​ 

Answer: Option D​​ 



In grillage foundations, distance between flanges of grillage beams, is kept​​ 

  • 40 cm​​ 

  • Equal to flange width​​ 

  • Twice the flange width​​ 

  • Maximum of (a), (b) and (c)​​ 

Answer: Option C​​ 



The sill of a common wooden partition is​​ 

  • Vertical wooden member on either end​​ 

  • Lower horizontal wooden member​​ 

  • Upper horizontal wooden member​​ 

  • Intermediate horizontal wooden member​​ 

Answer: Option B​​ 



The important test to be conducted on a stone used in docks and harbours is​​ 

  • Hardness test​​ 

  • Workability test​​ 

  • Weight test​​ 

  • Toughness test​​ 

Answer: Option C​​ 



The member which is placed horizontally to support common rafter of a sloping roof, is​​ 

  • Purlin​​ 

  • Cleat​​ 

  • Batten​​ 

  • Strut​​ 

Answer: Option A​​ 



A covering of concrete placed on the exposed top of an external wall, is known as​​ 

  • Cornice​​ 

  • Coping​​ 

  • Frieze​​ 

  • Lintel​​ 

Answer: Option B​​ 




The bond in which headers and stretchers are laid in alternate courses and every stretcher course is started with a three fourth brick bat, is known as​​ 

  • English cross bond​​ 

  • Dutch bond​​ 

  • Monk bond​​ 

  • Rat-trap bond​​ 

Answer: Option B​​