# Civil Engineering Trivia Quiz: Exam!

25 Questions | Total Attempts: 436  Settings  Are you familiar with civil engineering? Civil engineering handles the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and organically built environment, and it is the application of physical and scientific rules for solving the problems in our society. Civil engineering includes public structures, such as roads, bridges, canals, dams, airports, sewage systems, and railways. This quiz will help you build confidence so you can pass an exam on civil engineering.

• 1.
The maximum area of tension reinforcement in beams shall not exceed:
• A.

0.15%

• B.

1.5%

• C.

4%

• D.

6%

• 2.
Piezometers are used to measure:
• A.

Pressure in water channels, pipes etc

• B.

Difference in pressure at two points

• C.

Atmospheric pressure

• D.

Very low pressure

• 3.
Vane tester is normally used for determining in situ shear strength of:
• A.

Soft clays

• B.

Sand

• C.

Stiff clays

• D.

Gravel

• 4.
Activated sludge is the:
• A.

Resultant sludge removable from the aeration unit

• B.

Sludge settled in the humus tank

• C.

Sludge in the secondary tank post-aeration rich in microbial mass

• D.

Sludge.in the secondary tank post aeration, rich in nutrients.

• 5.
If T and R are tread and rise respectively of a stair, then:
• A.

R + 2T= 30

• B.

2R + T = 30

• C.

R + 2T = 60

• D.

2R + T = 60

• 6.
The detention period in a septic tank is assumed:
• A.

20 min

• B.

25 min

• C.

30 min

• D.

40 min

• 7.
Due to change in the price level, a revised estimate is prepared if the sanctioned estimate exceeds:
• A.

2%

• B.

5%

• C.

7%

• D.

10%

• 8.
Contour lines of different elevations can unite to form one line, only in the case of:
• A.

A vertical cliff

• B.

• C.

A water shed line

• D.

A hill top

• 9.
The main function of a diversion head works of a canal from a river, is:
• A.

To remove silt

• B.

To control floods

• C.

To store water

• D.

To raise water level

• 10.
If the rivets in adjacent rows are staggered and the outermost row has only one rivet, the arrangement of the rivets is called:
• A.

Chain riveting

• B.

Zig-Zag riveting

• C.

Diamond riveting

• D.

None of these

• 11.
Workability of concrete mix with low water-cement ratio is determined by:
• A.

Slump test

• B.

Compaction factor test

• C.

Flexural strength test

• D.

Vee-bee test

• 12.
The mortar in which both cement and lime are used as binding materials is called:
• A.

Fire resistant mortar

• B.

Light weight mortar

• C.

Air entering mortar

• D.

Gauged mortar

• 13.
Width of a rotary round should be equal to:
• A.

• B.

• C.

Width of the widest road plus width of one lane

• D.

Width of the widest road plus two metres

• 14.
The exterior angle between outer faces of a wall, is known as:
• A.

Junction

• B.

Quion

• C.

Turn

• D.

All of these

• 15.
In chain surveying tie lines are primarily provided:
• A.

To check the accuracy of the survey

• B.

To take offsets for detail survey

• C.

To avoid long offsets from chain lines

• D.

To increase the number of chain lines

• 16.
The active earth pressure of a soil is proportional to (where φ is the angle of friction of the soil):
• A.

Tan (45° - φ)

• B.

Tan^2 (45° + φ/2)

• C.

Tan^2 (45° - φ/2)

• D.

Tan (45° + φ)

• 17.
The liquid wastes from kitchens, bath rooms and wash basins, is not called:
• A.

Sullage

• B.

Sewage

• C.

Liquid waste

• D.

None of these

• 18.
Attracting groynes are built:
• A.

Inclined down stream

• B.

Inclined up stream

• C.

Perpendicular to the bank

• D.

Perpendicular to the river

• 19.
In the plastic analysis, the shape factor for a rectangular section is
• A.

1.3

• B.

1.4

• C.

1.5

• D.

1.6

• 20.
If the fineness modulus of sand is 2.5, it is graded as:
• A.

Very fine sand

• B.

Fine sand

• C.

Medium sand

• D.

Course sand

• 21.
Symon's rain gauge is
• A.

Tipping-bucket type

• B.

Weighing type

• C.

Float recording type

• D.

Non recording type

• 22.
The effective length of a compression member of length L held in position at both ends but not restrained in direction, is
• A.

L

• B.

0.67 L

• C.

0.85 L

• D.

1.5 L

• 23.
A bull nose brick is used for?
• A.

Rounding of sharp corners

• B.

Pillars

• C.

Decoration purpose

• D.

All of these

• 24.
Minimum size of the particles of silt soil, is
• A.

0.002 mm

• B.

0.075 mm

• C.

0.06 mm

• D.

0.04 mm

• 25.
For a rectangular foundation of width b, the eccentricity of the load should not exceed:
• A.

B/2

• B.

B/3

• C.

B/4

• D.

B/6

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