How Much Do You Know About Civil Engineering? Trivia Quiz

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How Much Do You Know About Civil Engineering? Trivia Quiz

Civil engineering is a well established and coveted career and it has been for some time now. Future civil engineers, current civil engineers or just people who are passionate about this field, this quiz is for you. Take it and test your knowledge on a field you are so passionate about!


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

  • 2. 
    Which of these buildings is the oldest work of civil engineers?
    • A. 

      Appian Way

    • B. 

      Egyptian pyramids 

    • C. 

      Irrigation in Rome

    • D. 

      Qanat

  • 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

  • 4. 
    The carbon content of steel is:
    • A. 

      Less than 0.15%

    • B. 

      2% – 4%

    • C. 

      0.08%

    • D. 

      0.002% – 2.1% 

  • 5. 
    Who coordinated the construction of the Great Wall of China?
    • A. 

      General Chang

    • B. 

      General Feng

    • C. 

      General Meng 

    • D. 

      General Chung

  • 6. 
    The lowest part of a structure which transmits the load to the soil is known as
    • A. 

      Superstructure

    • B. 

      Plinth

    • C. 

      Foundation 

    • D. 

      Basement

  • 7. 
    Which of the below is not an ISI classified channel section?
    • A. 

      ISLC

    • B. 

      ISJC

    • C. 

      ISMC

    • D. 

      ISHC 

  • 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

  • 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 

  • 10. 
    Grillage foundation…
    • A. 

      Is light and economical

    • B. 

      All of the above

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

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