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Do you understand Civil Engineering well? Try this hardest civil engineering trivia quiz, and see how much you know. Civil engineering is a well-established and coveted career, and it has been for some time now. This quiz is for you, future civil engineers, current civil engineers, or just people who are passionate about this field. Take it and test your knowledge about the field you are so passionate about! It will surely be an add-on to your knowledge. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    All of these except one work in close collaboration with civil engineering.

    • A.

      Military engineering 

    • B.

      Environmental engineering

    • C.

      Earthquake engineering

    • D.

      Coastal engineering

    Correct Answer
    A. Military engineering 
    Explanation
    Military engineering is the only option that does not work in close collaboration with civil engineering. While civil engineering focuses on the design, construction, and maintenance of infrastructure for civilian use, military engineering is specifically concerned with the design, construction, and maintenance of infrastructure for military purposes. Therefore, military engineering operates independently from civil engineering.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these buildings is the oldest work of civil engineers?

    • A.

      Appian Way

    • B.

      Egyptian pyramids 

    • C.

      Irrigation in Rome

    • D.

      Qanat

    Correct Answer
    B. Egyptian pyramids 
    Explanation
    The Egyptian pyramids are considered the oldest work of civil engineers because they were built thousands of years ago and required advanced engineering techniques to construct. These massive structures were built as tombs for pharaohs, and their construction involved precise planning, design, and the use of innovative techniques such as ramps and pulleys. The pyramids stand as a testament to the advanced engineering skills of the ancient Egyptians and their ability to create enduring and monumental structures.

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  • 3. 

    The 9 cm x 9 cm side of a brick, as seen in the wall face, is generally known as

    • A.

      Side

    • B.

      Header

    • C.

      Stretcher

    • D.

      Front

    Correct Answer
    B. Header
    Explanation
    The 9 cm x 9 cm side of a brick, as seen in the wall face, is generally known as the header. Headers are the shorter sides of a brick that are visible in the wall face. They are typically used to create a bond pattern in brickwork and are laid perpendicular to the stretcher, which is the longer side of the brick. The front refers to the visible face of the brick, but it does not specifically indicate the 9 cm x 9 cm side.

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  • 4. 

    The carbon content of steel is:

    • A.

      Less than 0.15%

    • B.

      2% – 4%

    • C.

      0.08%

    • D.

      0.002% – 2.1% 

    Correct Answer
    D. 0.002% – 2.1% 
    Explanation
    The carbon content of steel can vary depending on the specific type and grade of steel being referred to. Generally, the carbon content of steel falls within the range of 0.002% to 2.1%. This range allows for different levels of hardness, strength, and other properties in the steel, making it suitable for various applications. It is important to note that the carbon content can be further categorized into low carbon steel (less than 0.15%), medium carbon steel (0.15% - 0.4%), and high carbon steel (greater than 0.4%).

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  • 5. 

    Who coordinated the construction of the Great Wall of China?

    • A.

      General Chang

    • B.

      General Feng

    • C.

      General Meng 

    • D.

      General Chung

    Correct Answer
    C. General Meng 
    Explanation
    General Meng is the correct answer because he coordinated the construction of the Great Wall of China.

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  • 6. 

    The lowest part of a structure that transmits the load to the soil is known as

    • A.

      Superstructure

    • B.

      Plinth

    • C.

      Foundation 

    • D.

      Basement

    Correct Answer
    C. Foundation 
  • 7. 

    Which of the below is not an ISI classified channel section?

    • A.

      ISLC

    • B.

      ISJC

    • C.

      ISMC

    • D.

      ISHC 

    Correct Answer
    D. ISHC 
    Explanation
    The given options are different channel sections. ISLC, ISJC, ISMC are all channel sections that are classified by ISI. However, ISHC is not a classified channel section by ISI.

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  • 8. 

    The foundation in which a cantilever beam is provided to join two footings is known as

    • A.

      Strap footing 

    • B.

      Raft footing

    • C.

      Strip footing

    • D.

      Combined footing

    Correct Answer
    A. Strap footing 
    Explanation
    A strap footing is a type of foundation that is used to join two footings together. It is typically used when the two footings are located close to each other and need to be connected to provide additional support and stability. The strap footing acts as a bridge between the two footings, distributing the load evenly and preventing differential settlement. This type of footing is commonly used in situations where there are multiple columns or walls close together and a combined footing is not feasible.

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  • 9. 

    The foundation in a building is provided to

    • A.

      Distribute the load over a large area

    • B.

      Increase the overall stability of the structure

    • C.

      Transmit load to the bearing surface (subsoil) at a uniform rate

    • D.

      All of the above 

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above 
    Explanation
    The foundation in a building is provided to distribute the load over a large area, increase the overall stability of the structure, and transmit load to the bearing surface (subsoil) at a uniform rate. By distributing the load over a larger area, the foundation helps to prevent excessive settlement and uneven settlement of the structure. The foundation also increases the overall stability of the structure by providing a solid and stable base. Additionally, the foundation transmits the load to the subsoil at a uniform rate to prevent localized failures or excessive stress on the soil. Therefore, all of the given options are correct.

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  • 10. 

    Grillage foundation

    • A.

      Is light and economical

    • B.

      Is constructed by rolled steel joists (R.S.J.) placed in a single or double tier

    • C.

      Does not require deep cutting as the required base area with required pressure intensity is obtained at a shallow depth

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the above". This means that all of the statements mentioned in the question are true for a grillage foundation. A grillage foundation is light and economical, it is constructed by rolled steel joists (R.S.J.) placed in a single or double tier, and it does not require deep cutting as the required base area with required pressure intensity is obtained at a shallow depth.

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