The Technical Aptitude Test! Trivia Quiz

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The Technical Aptitude Test! Trivia Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Pick up the correct statement from the following:
    • A. 

      When water table is above the base of a footing, the dry weight m should be used for soil below water table

    • B. 

      When water table is located somewhat below the base of a footing, the elastic wedge is partly of moist soil and partly of submerged soil, and a suitable reduction factor is used

    • C. 

      When water table is just at the base of the footing, no reduction factor is used

    • D. 

      None of these.

  • 2. 
    The fluid generally used for grouting is
    • A. 

      Cement and water mix

    • B. 

      Clay suspension

    • C. 

      Sodium silicate

    • D. 

      Bitumen emulsion

    • E. 

      All the above.

  • 3. 
    Geologic cycle for the formation of soil, is
    • A. 

      Upheavel → transportation → deposition → weathering

    • B. 

      Weathering → upheaval → transportation → deposition

    • C. 

      Transportation → upheaval → weathering → deposition

    • D. 

      Weathering → transportation → deposition → upheaval

  • 4. 
    The depth of an arch is the distance between
    • A. 

      Ground level and springing line

    • B. 

      Crown and springing line

    • C. 

      Crown and ground level

    • D. 

      Intrados and extrados.

  • 5. 
    Expansion joints in masonry walls are provided if the length exceeds
    • A. 

      10 m

    • B. 

      20 m

    • C. 

      30 m

    • D. 

      40 m

  • 6. 
    If the depth of an excavation is 20 metres, number of single-stage well points to be installed at various levels, is
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      2

  • 7. 
    The high strength of rapid hardening cement at an early stage is due to its
    • A. 

      Finer grinding

    • B. 

      Burning at high temperature

    • C. 

      Increased lime cement

    • D. 

      Higher content of tricalcium.

  • 8. 
    For road pavements, the cement generally used, is
    • A. 

      Ordinary Portland cement

    • B. 

      Rapid hardening cement

    • C. 

      Low heat cement

    • D. 

      Blast furnace slag cement

  • 9. 
    Sands of zone I are
    • A. 

      Coarse

    • B. 

      Medium

    • C. 

      Medium to fine

    • D. 

      Fine.

  • 10. 
    The cement becomes useless if its absorbed moisture content exceeds______
    • A. 

      1%

    • B. 

      2%

    • C. 

      3%

    • D. 

      4%

    • E. 

      5%

  • 11. 
    The most economical section for a column, is
    • A. 

      Rectangular

    • B. 

      Solid round

    • C. 

      Flat strip

    • D. 

      Tubular section

  • 12. 
    A shaft turning 150 r.p.m. is subjected to a torque of 150 km. Horsepower transmitted by the shaft is
    • A. 

      π

    • B. 

      10 π

    • C. 

      π2

    • D. 

      1/π

  • 13. 
    High strength concrete is used in prestressed members.
    • A. 

      To overcome high bearing stresses developed at the ends

    • B. 

      To ovecome bursting stresses at the ends

    • C. 

      To provide high bond stresses

    • D. 

      To overcome cracks due to shrinkage

    • E. 

      All the above.

  • 14. 
    In a beam, the neutral plane
    • A. 

      May be its centre

    • B. 

      Passes through the C.G. of the area of cross-section

    • C. 

      Does not change during deformation

    • D. 

      None of these.

  • 15. 
    Stainless steel contains
    • A. 

      18% of chromuim and 8% nickel

    • B. 

      8% of chromium and 18% of nickel

    • C. 

      12% of chromium and 36% of nickel

    • D. 

      36% of chromium and 12% of nickel.

  • 16. 
    The rocks formed by gradual deposition, are called
    • A. 

      Sedimentary rocks

    • B. 

      Igneous rocks

    • C. 

      Metamorphic rocks

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 17. 
    The S.I. unit of Modulus of elasticity is
    • A. 

      Newton/m2

    • B. 

      Newton/cm2

    • C. 

      Newton/mm2

    • D. 

      All the above.

  • 18. 
    Pick up the correct statement from the following:
    • A. 

      The eyepiece plays no part in defining the line of sight

    • B. 

      The diaphragm plays no part in defining the line of sight

    • C. 

      The optical centre of the objective plays no part in defining the line of sight

    • D. 

      None of these.

  • 19. 
    When a body in equilibrium undergoes an infinitely small displacement, work imagined to be done, is known as
    • A. 

      Imaginary work

    • B. 

      Negative work

    • C. 

      Virtual work

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 20. 
    For a closed traverse the omitted measurements may be calculated
    • A. 

      Length of one side only

    • B. 

      Bearing of one side only

    • C. 

      Both length and bearing of one side

    • D. 

      Length or bearing of adjacent side

    • E. 

      All the above.