1000+ Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering Interview Questions - 1

Question: 1

Quick sand is a

(A) flow condition occurring in both cohesive and cohesionless soils

(B) flow conditions occurring in cohesionless soils

(C) flow condition occurring in cohesive soils

(D) type of sand

Ans: B

flow conditions occurring in cohesionless soils

Question: 2

Mechanical stabilization of soil is done with the help of

(A) proper grading

(B) bitumen

(C) lime

(D) cement

Ans: B

bitumen

Question: 3

When a soil sample is subjected to purely hydrostatic pressure s the Mohr's circle is

(A) a circle of radius s at the origin

(B) a circle of radius s at distance s from the origin

(C) a point at distance s from the origin

(D) none of the above

Ans: C

a point at distance s from the origin

Question: 4

Shrinkage limit 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: B

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

Question: 5

Alluvial deposits is the soil transported by

(A) streams and rivers

(B) glaciers

(C) wind

(D) gravity

Ans: A

streams and rivers

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