1000+ Civil Engineering Previous Year Question Papers with Answers - 1

Question: 1

The term soil Mechanics was coined by

(A) Newmark

(B) Terzaghi

(C) Newton

(D) Rankine

Ans: B

Terzaghi

Question: 2

Limitation of Stoke's law

(A) all particles should have same specific gravity

(B) it cannot be applied to particles of size smaller than 0.2 m

(C) it is true for spherical particles only

(D) all the above

Ans: C

it is true for spherical particles only

Question: 3

Plastic limit is defined as

(A) the water content at which the soil shows shearing resistance as the water content is reduced

(B) the lowest water content at which soil can still be completely saturated

(C) the limit of water content that represents the boundary between plastic and semi-solid state

(D) none of the above

Ans: A

the water content at which the soil shows shearing resistance as the water content is reduced

Question: 4

Which of the following types of soil is transported by gravitational forces?

(A) loess

(B) drift

(C) dune sand

(D) talus

Ans: D

talus

Question: 5

Rise of water table above the ground surface causes

(A) increase in pore water pressure but decrease in total stress

(B) decrease in pore water pressure but increase in total stress

(C) equal decrease in pore water pressure and total stress

(D) equal increase in pore water pressure and total stress

Ans: D

equal increase in pore water pressure and total stress

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