Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering Multiple Choice Questions Pdf - 1

Question: 1

The ratio of voids to total volume of soil mass is called

(A) water content ratio

(B) degree of saturation

(C) porosity

(D) void ratio

Ans: A

water content ratio

Question: 2

During electrical stabilization of soil

(A) fine grained soil is drained

(B) friction between particles increase

(C) soil particles get flocculated to form large particles

(D) all the above

Ans: A

fine grained soil is drained

Question: 3

A pycnometer is used to determines

(A) water content and voids ratio

(B) water content and specific gravity

(C) voids ratio and dry density

(D) specific gravity and dry density

Ans: B

water content and specific gravity

Question: 4

Cohesive soils are

(A) poor for back-fill because of large lateral pressure

(B) good for back-fill because of low lateral pressure

(C) good for back-fill because of high shear strength

(D) none of the above

Ans: A

poor for back-fill because of large lateral pressure

Question: 5

Which one of the following is not a factor influencing coefficient permeability.

(A) hydraulic gradient

(B) degree of saturation

(C) viscocity of water

(D) size and shape of particle

Ans: A

hydraulic gradient

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