CIVIL ENGINEERING BUILDING MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION MCQ’s

The main constituent of a Portland cement is

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The constituent in lime which retard the slaking action and increase the rapidity of setting, is

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The lime mortar is made from

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The commonly used lime in white washing is

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The process of adding the required quantity of water to quick lime in order to convert it into hydrated lime, is known as

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The fuel generally used for burning limestone is

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The rocks formed due to solidification of molten mass laying below or above the earth surface, are called

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Marble is an example of

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In order to dry the quarry sap of a freshly quarried slone, it should be exposed to open air for a period of

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The specific gravity of stone should not, in any case be less than

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In the cement the compound quickest to react with water, is

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The most powerful explosive used in blasting is

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For the construction of retaining walls, a

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A first class brick should not absorb water more than

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The process of mixing clay, water and other ingredients to make bricks, is known as

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The maximum water-cement ratio for durable concrete is

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The strength of cement concrete increases with

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The slump test of concrete is used to measure its

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Distemper is used on

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The sand is mixed with lime mortar to

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A pointed arch which forms isosceles or equilateral triangle, is generally known as

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The thickness of a reinforced brick partition wall, is generally kept

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An ordinary concrete may be made water proof by adding

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The minimum width of a stair in residential buildings, is

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The type of pointing in which a V-shaped projection outside the wall surface, is provided, is called

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The window which is provided in flat roof of a room, is known

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The process of filling hollow spaces of walls before plastering, is known

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The window which is provided on a sloping roof of a building, is called

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A wall constructed with stones to protect slopes of cuttings in natural ground from the action of weathering agents, is called

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The service area in a building means the area occupied by

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The line of intersection of two surfaces of a sloping roof forming an internal angle less than 180°, is known as

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The minimum strength of the mortar used in load bearing brick masonry, is

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The concrete slump recommended for foundations, is

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The arrangement made to support an unsafe structure temporarily, is known as

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The form work from the sides of beams can be removed only after

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Pile foundations are suitable for

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The foundations are placed below ground level, to increase

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Expansion joints in masonry walls are provided if length exceeds

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The process of keeping concrete moist for a certain period after its finishing, is known as

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The angle between skew back of a flat arch and the horizontal, is kept approximately equal to

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