FE Civil Engineering Exam Prep

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FE Civil Engineering Exam Prep - Quiz

The beauty of the world is made elaborate with various aesthetic designs. Breathtaking mansion and estates are beauties which the eye behold daily, all made possible by the proper knowledge of Civil Engineering. Proportions of combination, quality of materials and several other factors form the basis of civil engineering. How much of the basis do you know?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Where was civil engineering first practised?

    • A.

      Greece

    • B.

      Egypt

    • C.

      Great Britain

    • D.

      Rome

    Correct Answer
    B. Egypt
    Explanation
    Civil engineering was first practised in Egypt. The ancient Egyptians were known for their advanced architectural and engineering skills, which can be seen in the construction of the pyramids, temples, and irrigation systems. They developed techniques for surveying, planning, and constructing large-scale structures, laying the foundation for the field of civil engineering. The knowledge and expertise of the Egyptians in this area were later passed on to other civilizations, contributing to the development of civil engineering worldwide.

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  • 2. 

    Who constructed the Eddystone Lighthouse?

    • A.

      Thomas Diamond

    • B.

      David Lightstone

    • C.

      John Smeaton

    • D.

      Smith Rogers

    Correct Answer
    C. John Smeaton
    Explanation
    John Smeaton constructed the Eddystone Lighthouse.

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  • 3. 

    When was the Institution of Civil Engineers founded in London?

    • A.

      1818

    • B.

      1832

    • C.

      1930

    • D.

      1872

    Correct Answer
    A. 1818
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1818. The Institution of Civil Engineers was founded in London in 1818.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these is not related to civil engineering?

    • A.

      Chemical engineering

    • B.

      Earthquake engineering

    • C.

      Costal engineering

    • D.

      Construction engineering

    Correct Answer
    A. Chemical engineering
    Explanation
    Chemical engineering is not related to civil engineering because it is a separate branch of engineering that focuses on the design and operation of chemical processes and plants. Civil engineering, on the other hand, deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of infrastructure such as buildings, bridges, roads, and dams. While both fields involve engineering principles, they have different areas of specialization and application.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these is not within the scope of construction engineering?

    • A.

      Site development

    • B.

      Estimation

    • C.

      Geotechnical engineering

    • D.

      Transportation of materials

    Correct Answer
    B. Estimation
    Explanation
    Estimation is not within the scope of construction engineering because it involves the process of predicting the costs, resources, and time required for a construction project. While construction engineers may use estimations as part of their work, the actual task of estimating is typically done by specialized professionals such as quantity surveyors or cost estimators. Construction engineering primarily focuses on the design, planning, and management of construction projects, including site development, geotechnical engineering, and transportation of materials.

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  • 6. 

    What is the concern of forensic engineering?

    • A.

      Waste management

    • B.

      Logistical operations

    • C.

      Structural assessment

    • D.

      Investigation of materials and structures

    Correct Answer
    D. Investigation of materials and structures
    Explanation
    Forensic engineering is the field concerned with investigating materials and structures. This involves analyzing and determining the causes of failures, accidents, or damages to buildings, bridges, vehicles, or other structures. Forensic engineers use scientific methods and engineering principles to gather evidence, conduct tests, and provide expert opinions in legal cases. They play a crucial role in determining liability, ensuring public safety, and preventing future incidents. Waste management, logistical operations, and structural assessment are not directly related to the primary concern of forensic engineering, which is the investigation of materials and structures.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these materials is not used in civil engineering?

    • A.

      Carbon fiber

    • B.

      Mix asphalt concrete

    • C.

      Rubber

    • D.

      Concrete

    Correct Answer
    C. Rubber
    Explanation
    Rubber is not commonly used in civil engineering. While materials like carbon fiber, mix asphalt concrete, and concrete are frequently used in construction projects, rubber is not typically used as a primary material. Rubber may be used in some specialized applications, such as rubberized asphalt or rubberized concrete, but it is not a widely used material in general civil engineering practices.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these professionals does not work with geotechnical engineers?

    • A.

      Geologists

    • B.

      Geophysicists

    • C.

      Soil engineers

    • D.

      Soil scientists

    Correct Answer
    C. Soil engineers
    Explanation
    Soil engineers do not work with geotechnical engineers because they focus specifically on the engineering properties and behavior of soil, while geotechnical engineers deal with the broader aspects of soil mechanics and its applications in construction and infrastructure projects. Geologists study the composition, structure, and history of the Earth's crust, including soil formations. Geophysicists use physics and mathematics to study the Earth's physical properties, including soil characteristics. Soil scientists study the formation, classification, and fertility of soils, which can be relevant to geotechnical engineering.

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  • 9. 

    Who builds pipelines?

    • A.

      Construction engineers

    • B.

      Petroleum engineers

    • C.

      Marine engineers

    • D.

      Hydraulic engineers

    Correct Answer
    D. Hydraulic engineers
    Explanation
    Hydraulic engineers are responsible for designing and constructing pipelines that transport fluids, such as water or oil. They have the expertise in fluid mechanics and engineering principles to ensure the pipelines are efficient, safe, and durable. Construction engineers focus on the overall construction of various structures, while petroleum engineers specialize in the extraction and production of oil and gas. Marine engineers deal with the design and construction of ships and offshore structures. Therefore, hydraulic engineers are the most suitable professionals for building pipelines.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these concepts is not of importance in civil engineering?

    • A.

      Proportions

    • B.

      Budget analysis

    • C.

      Fluid dynamics

    • D.

      Fluid mechanics

    Correct Answer
    B. Budget analysis
    Explanation
    Budget analysis is not of importance in civil engineering because it is not directly related to the technical aspects of designing and constructing buildings, bridges, and other infrastructure. While budgeting is a crucial aspect of any project, it is typically handled by project managers and financial experts rather than civil engineers who focus on the technical aspects such as proportions, fluid dynamics, and fluid mechanics.

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