Engineering Geology Past Papers Exam Questions

By Prof. Fazal Rehman Shamil

Guess Paper 1: Engineering Geology Fall – 2020 Past Papers

Time Allowed: 3 hours

Total Marks:    70, Passing Marks (35)

Q. 1 State whether the statements given below are true or false. (14)
a) The thickness of the earth Crust is about 90 kilometers.
b) The magma forms the sedimentary rocks.
c) Most igneous rocks contain 10-20% SiO2 by weight.
d) Metamorphic rocks with segregated light and dark minerals are called granite.
e) P Waves are secondary waves.
f) Metamorphic rocks are formed due over burden excessive pressure.
g) Strike is formed by the intersection of the plane of rock bed with vertical surface.
Q. 2: What is geology? Write about the role of geology in Civil technology in detail. (14)

Q. 3: Explain the internal structure of the earth with diagram. Also write about the physical properties of rocks.
(14)

Q. 4: What is meant by Landslide? Explain its causes in detail. (14)

Q. 5: What is an earthquake? Briefly explain the effects of earthquakes. Also describe the Protective measures against earthquakes. (14)

Q. 6: Discuss in detail the geological investigation to be made in selection of site for a Dam. (14)

Q. 7: Describe the Classifications of Igneous & Sedimentary rocks in detail. (14)

Q. 8: Write short notes on any two of the following. (7, 7)
a. Methods of avoiding mine collapses.
b. Types of Glaciers.
c. Plate Tectonics.

Guess Paper 2: Engineering Geology Spring – 2020 Past Papers

Time Allowed: 3 hours

Total Marks:    70, Passing Marks (35)

Q.1      Indicate the statement True or False.

  1. i) The crust of the Earth is dynamic and unstable.
  2. ii) Minerals are crystalline solids.

iii) Mantle is the layer that separates the crust from the core of earth.

  1. iv) Most igneous rocks contain 40-70% SiO2by weight
  2. v) Quartz is least likely to form a clay mineral during weathering.
  3. vi) The lithosphere is approximately 50-100 kilometers thick.

vii) Metamorphic rocks with segregated light and dark minerals are called gneiss.

 

Q.2      What is the importance of Civil Engineering in geology?

 

  1. 3 Describe the formation of Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic rocks.

 

Q.4      Explain the geological work done by glaciers and features of erosion and deposition.

 

Q.5      What is an earthquake? How are they caused? Briefly explain the nature of different types of waves

generated during an earthquake?

 

Q.6      Discuss in detail the geological investigation to be made in selection of site for a Dam.

 

Q.7      What are tunnels? Explain why it is necessary to carry out the geological investigations before the

construction of a tunnel.

Q.8      Describe the various zones of groundwater in the rocks that occurs below the earth’s surface.

Guess Paper 3: Engineering Geology Spring – 2019 Past Papers

Time Allowed: 3 hours

Total Marks:    70, Passing Marks (35)

Q. 1 State whether the statements given below are true or false. (14)
a) Sedimentary rocks are formed due to over burden excessive pressure.
b) Plate is formed by the intersection of the plane of rock bed with vertical surface.
c) Metamorphic rocks with segregated light and dark minerals are called graphite.
d) P Waves are secondary waves.
e) The thickness of the earth Crust is about 29000 kilometers.
f) Most igneous rocks contain 95-100% SiO2 by weight.
g) The magma forms the sedimentary rocks.

Q. 2: What is geology? Write about the role of geology in Civil technology in detail. (14)

Q. 3: What is an earthquake? Briefly explain the effects of earthquakes. Also describe the Protective measures against earthquakes. (14)

Q. 4: Describe the Classifications of Igneous & Sedimentary rocks in detail. (14)

Q. 5: What is meant by Landslide? Explain its causes in detail. (14)

Q. 6: Discuss about the causes of glaciers. Also write about the types of glaciers in detail. (14)

Q. 7: Explain the internal structure of the earth with diagram. Also write about the physical properties of rocks. (14)

Q. 8: Write short notes on any two of the following. (7, 7)
i. Plate Tectonics.
ii. Lining of tunnels and its section.
iii. Methods of avoiding mine collapses.

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