# Soil Mechanics Online Test – Paper 3

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1. The shear strength of a soil is proportional

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2. * The shear resistance between particles is provided by:

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3. The types of compaction suitable in a congested area for cohesive as well as cohesionless soil are

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4. Absorbed water in soil is

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5. The reduction factor to the bearing capacity of soil due to the water table at a depth equal to the width of the footing below the footing is:

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6. The critical height in the stability of the soil is the:

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7. The most effective method for compacting sand is by using

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8. The functional equation for specific gravity (G), water content (w), void ratio (e), and degree of saturation (Sr) is

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9. The bearing capacity factors (N_c, N_q,) and (N_r) are functions of:

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10. The bottom plug in well foundation is used:

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11. The bearing capacity of a weak soil may be improved by:

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12. The angle between the directions of the failure and the major principal plane is equal to:

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13. Agent of transportation for alluvial soils is

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14. Sheet piles are held in position by:

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15. Terzaghi's theory of one-dimensional consolidation assumes:

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16. If the resultant force at the face of the retaining wall is much more than frictional resistances at the bottom, the failure will be due to:

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17. Piping in soils is due to

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18. Terzaghi's analysis assumes:

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19. A wall constructed to retain the earth from slippage on the hillside of the roadway is called:

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20. The top flow line in the case of seepage flow through an earthen dam has the shape of

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21. Clays containing organic matter are made suitable for stabilization by first adding a small percentage of

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22. The difference between total pressure and pore water pressure is known as

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23. The ratio of plasticity index to flow index is called

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24. The difference of the range of water between liquid limit and plastic limit is called

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25. Bearing capacity of soil primarily depends upon:

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26. The assumption of Rankine's theory of earth pressure is:

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27. The ratio of settlement at any time t, to the final settlement is called

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28. Peat is composed of

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29. If the shearing stress is zero on two planes, then the angle between the two planes is

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30. Cohesive soils are generally/normally

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31. Consolidation is a process involving

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32. Moisture content of saturated soil equals:

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33. Square root of times fitting method is used for calculating

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34. In cohesive soils, the depth of the vertical cut up to which no lateral support is required is given by:

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35. Compaction is done to remove... from the soil.

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36. The bulk density of soil can be defined as

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37. Honeycombed structure is found in

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38. The ratio of volume of air void to the volume of voids is known as

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39. The shear strength of a soil

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40. The critical exit gradient of the seepage of water in soils

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41. The ultimate bearing capacity of frictionless soils is:

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42. *Earth pressure acting at a height of ..... in case of inclined surcharge is:

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43. If the coefficient of passive earth pressure k is 1/3 then the coefficient of active earth pressure is:

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44. * For a properly designed footing, the bearing stress must be less than the bearing capacity, which is the bearing stress that causes a ......... failure within the foundation soil.

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45. Mechanical stabilization is done by

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46. The minimum number of piles needed to support a column is:

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47. The permeability of a soil deposit in situ can be best obtained by

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48. Void ratio, e, of a soil can

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49. The difference between plastic limit and shrinkage limit is called

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50. Water content is defined as the ratio of

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