1000+ Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering MCQ Questions & Answers - 1

Question: 1

The soil often found in areas of poor drainage with high evaporation is

(A) Alkaline

(B) Clay

(C) Kaoline

(D) Peaty

Ans: A

Alkaline

Question: 2

Plastic limit of a soil is defined as

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

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

(C) The lowest water content at which soil can still be completely saturated.

(D) None of the above

Ans: A

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

Question: 3

The property of soil which permits the seepage of water is known as

(A) Permeability

(B) Porosity

(C) Capillarity

(D) Viscocity

Ans: B

Porosity

Question: 4

Cohesive soils are

(A) Poor for back fill because of large lateral pressure

(B) Good for back fill because of their high shear strength

(C) Good for backfill since they exert low lateral pressure

(D) None of the above

Ans: A

Poor for back fill because of large lateral pressure

Question: 5

In the process of lime stabilization of clay

(A) Strength increases

(B) Clay particles get flocculated into large size

(C) Shrinkage limit increases

(D) All the above

Ans: D

All the above

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