100+ Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering Objective Type Questions - 1

Question: 1

Which one of the following is not a correct statement about alluvial soil?

(A) It is formed due to sediment transported by streams and rivers

(B) They contain mainly iron and magnesium

(C) They are loamy soils

(D) It is darker in colour

Ans: B

They contain mainly iron and magnesium

Question: 2

Density of soil in SI units is expressed as

(A) N/m2

(B) N/m3

(C) kg/m2

(D) kg/m3

Ans: C

kg/m2

Question: 3

Particle size of sand is between

(A) 0.002 to 0.075 mm

(B) 0.002 to 2.0 mm

(C) 0.075 to 2.0 mm

(D) 0.0075 to 4.75 mm

Ans: C

0.075 to 2.0 mm

Question: 4

A soil is said to be well graded if coefficient of curvature lies between

(A) 1 and 3

(B) 1 and 5

(C) 3 and 5

(D) 5 and 7

Ans: C

3 and 5

Question: 5

In the densest state void ratio of soil can be low as

(A) 0.2

(B) 0.3

(C) 0.15

(D) 0.25

Ans: D

0.25

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