1. A good brick should not absorb water by weight more than ____ of its dry weight.

(1) 5% (2) 10% (3) 15% (4) 20%

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2. Efflorescence is

(1) the formation of white patches on the brick surface

(2) due to insoluble salts in the brick clay

(3) swelling of brick due to presence of carbonaceous matter and gas

(4) deformation of brick due to exposure to rain

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3 The term king closer is used in relation to

(1) doors and widows (2) King post truss (3) Queen post truss (4) brick masonary

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4. Which one of the following test is used to determine the rate of wear of stones?

(1) Crushing test (2) abrasion test (3) attrition test (4) impact test

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5. Which of the following is not a natural defect in timber?

(1) Knot (2) Twisted fibres (3) Burls (4) Honey combing

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6.Seasoning of timber is required to

(1) soften the timber (2) harden the timber

(3) strengthening the timber (4) removing sap from timber

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7. Before testing setting time of cement, one should first test for

(1) Soundness (2) strength (3) fineness (4) consistency

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8. For complete hydration of cement, water-cement ratio needed is

(1) less than 0.25 (2) more than 0.25 but less than 0.35

(3) more than 0.35 but less than 0.45 (4) more than 0.45 but less than 0.60

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9. Distemper is used to coat

(1) external concrete surfaces (2) interior surfaces not exposed to weather

(3) wood work (4) compound walls

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10. The expansion and shrinkage of plywoods are comparatively very low as plies in plywood are

(1) held in position by adhesives (2) glued under pressure

(3) placed at right angles to each other (4) prepared from veneers

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11. The representative fraction of 1/2500 means that the scale 1 cm is equal to

(1) 0.25 m (2) 2.5 m (3) 25 m (4) 250 m

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12. Which of the following methods of plane table is used to locate the position of an inaccessible point?

(1) Radiation (2) Intersection (3) Traversing (4) Resection

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13. The angle of intersection of two plane mirrors of an optical square is

(1) 30o (2) 45o (3) 60o (4) 90o

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14. The spire test is done for which of the following permanent adjustments of theodolite.

(1) Adjustment of plate levels (2) Adjustment of line of sight

(3) Adjustment of horizontal axis (4) Adjustment of bubble and vertical axis frame

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15. Bowditch rule is applied to

(1) an open traverse for graphical adjustment (2) a closed traverse for adjustment of closing error

(3) determine the effect of local attraction (4) All of these

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16. A series of closely spaced contour lines represent a

(1) steep slope (2) gentle slope (3) uniform slope (4) plane surface

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17. For a tacheometer, the additive and multiplying constants are, respectively

(1) 0 an 100 (2) 100 and 0 (3) 0 and 0 (4) 100 and 100

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18. Subtense bar is an instrument used for

(1) leveling

(2) measurement of horizontal distances in plain areas

(3) measurement of horizontal distances in undulated areas

(4) measurement of angles

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19. Pycnometer is used to determine

(1) water content and voids ratio (2) specific gravity and dry density

(3) water content and specific gravity (4) voids ratio and dry density

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20. A soil having particles of nearly the same size is known as

(1) well graded (2) uniformly graded (3) poorly graded (4) gap graded

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21. Which one of the following gives the correct decreasing order of the densities of a soil sample?

(1) Saturated, submerged, wet and dry (2) Saturated, wet, submerged and dry

(3) Saturated, wet, dry and submerged (4) Wet, saturated, submerged and dry

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22. Coarse grained soils are best compacted using

(1) drum roller (2) rubber tyre roller (3) sheep’s foot roller (4) vibratory roller

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23.The bearing capacity of a water logged soil can be improved by

(1) dompacting the soil

(2) draining the soil

(3) dncreasing the depth of foundation

(4) grouting

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