# Geotechnical engineer MCQs – Junior Senior Entry Level

## Engineering Geology MCQs

To find the liquid limit which diameter sieve is used?

(A). Â 275 microns

(B). Â 700 microns

(C). Â 425 microns

(D). Â 200 microns

(E). Â None of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: c

Which grooving tool is used to find liquid limit?

(A). Â Grooving tools

(B). Â ASTM tools

(C). Â All of the mentioned

(D). Â None of the mentioned

(E). Â None of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: b

What is the process of finding the liquid limit, if in a number of revolutions per second, at which the handle is rotated?

(A). Â 2

(B). Â 7

(C). Â 4

(D). Â 9

(E). Â None of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: a

From the relation ____________, we calculate plastic index.

(A). Â IP = WP-WL

(B). Â IP=IW-IS

(C). Â IP= IL-IS

(D). Â IP = WL-WP

(E). Â None of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: c

The mostly one-point method is used to determine the liquid limit to find_____

(A). Â Accurate value

(B). Â Precise value

(C). Â Rough value

(D). Â None of the mentioned

(E). Â None of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: c

For the purpose of grooving, what type of tools is used for sandy soil?

(A). Â Casagrande tool

(B). Â ASTM tool

(C). Â All of the mentioned

(D). Â None of the mentioned

(E). Â None of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: b

On which principle, the soviet liquid limit device is based?

(A). Â Soil water content

(B). Â Soil moisture

(C). Â Station penetration

(D). Â None of the mentioned

(E). Â None of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: c

Which ratio defines the toughness index (It)?

(A). Â It=IP/If

(B). Â It=WP/IP

(C). Â It=IF/IP

(D). Â It=WL/If

(E). Â None of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: a

At liquid limit, shear strength of the soil is?

(A). Â 17.6 g/cm2

(B). Â 1.89 kN/m2

(C). Â 17.9 kN/m2

(D). Â 1.75 kN/m2

(E). Â None of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: a

What is the static cone penetrometer method in apparatus that is used to find WL value?

(A). Â Liquid limit apparatus

(B). Â Pycnometer

(C). Â Rubber balloon cylinder

(D). Â Cone penetration

(E). Â None of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: d

By what symbol the major principal stress in the soil is represented?

(A). Â Ïƒ1

(B). Â Ïƒ2

(C). Â Ïƒ3

(D). Â Ïƒ4

(E). Â none of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: a

What is the circle called obtained from two-dimensional stress system?

(A). Â Principal stress circle

(B). Â Shearing stress circle

(C). Â Mohr circle

(D). Â None of the mentioned

(E). Â none of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: c

What is the central angle of the cone that is used for penetrating the soil pat?

(A). Â 26 degree

(B). Â 30 degree

(C). Â 31 degree

(D). Â 40 degree

(E). Â None of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: c

What is it called when the failure condition for the soil is expressed in terms of the limiting shear stress?

(A). Â Shearing resistances

(B). Â Principal stresses and Shear strength

(C). Â None of the mentioned

(D). Â All of the mentioned

(E). Â none of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: b

Who designed the hydraulic gradient theory of weir?

(A). Â Col. Clibborn

(B). Â Darcy and Beresford

(C). Â None of the mentioned

(D). Â All of the mentioned

(E). Â none of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: b

What is the main difference between the direct shear test and triaxial shear test?

(A). Â None of the mentioned

(B). Â Stress condition

(C). Â Control on the drainage level

(D). Â All of the mentioned

(E). Â None of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: c

At what soil load is subjected to more stress in the direct shear test?

(A). Â Edges

(B). Â Centre

(C). Â Top and bottom

(D). Â All of the mentioned

(E). Â None of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: a

How many days are required for the shearing of cohesive soil in drained test?

(A). Â 2

(B). Â 1 to 2

(C). Â 2 to 5

(D). Â 1

(E). Â None of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: c

Based on drainage conditions, which shear test is made?

(A). Â Direct shear test

(B). Â Consolidated un-drained test and quick test

(C). Â None of the mentioned

(D). Â All of the mentioned

(E). Â None of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: b

By how many methods, shearing resistance is determined in the laboratory?

(A). Â 2

(B). Â 4

(C). Â 6

(D). Â 8

(E). Â None of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: b

In what form will the structure of composite soil after compacted be?

(A). Â Single grained structure

(B). Â Cohesive matrix structure and coarse-grained skeleton structure

(C). Â None of the mentioned

(D). Â All of the mentioned

(E). Â None of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: b

What will be the degree of saturation, if the dry density of 1.8 g/cc at an OMC of 16 % during a standard proctor test is maximum yielded by a cohesive soil? Take G=2.65

(A). Â 100 %

(B). Â 60.45 %

(C). Â 43.27 %

(D). Â 89.79 %

(E). Â None of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: d

On which the following, the shear strength of the compacted clays depends?

(A). Â Water content

(B). Â Dry density

(C). Â Degree of saturation

(D). Â Addition of admixtures

(E). Â None of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: b

For the soil sample having sp. gr. of 2.7 and OMC=16 %, what will be the maximum dry density?

(A). Â 3.0 g/cm3

(B). Â 1.00 g/cm3

(C). Â 0.562 g/cm3

(D). Â 1.88 g/cm3

(E). Â None of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: d

By compacting the soil which property of soil is improved?

(A). Â Reduction of compressibility

(B). Â Water absorption

(C). Â Permeability

(D). Â All of the mentioned

(E). Â None of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: d

The correct hydrometer reading equation is________

(A). Â R = Rhâ€™Â  + Cm Â± CL â€“ Cd

(B). Â R = Rhâ€™ + cm + CL â€“ Cd

(C). Â R = Cm Â± Rm â€“ Cd + CL

(D). Â R = Rh + Cm Â± Cd + CL

(E). Â none of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: a

Who put forward the concept of undermining by â€˜foundationâ€™?

(A). Â Pavlov sky

(B). Â Khosla

(C). Â Casagrande

(D). Â F.F.Haigh

(E). Â none of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: c

In India, the failure of Naror weir was because of_______

(A). Â Hydraulic structure

(B). Â Undermining

(C). Â Excessive water pressure

(D). Â All of the mentioned

(E). Â none of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: c

In the hydrometer method which corrections are applied to the hydrometer reading?

(A). Â The dispersing agent correction and the Meniscus corrections

(B). Â Magnitude correction

(C). Â All of the mentioned

(D). Â None of the mentioned

(E). Â none of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: a

What is the meniscus correction in hydrometer reading?

(A). Â Always positive

(B). Â Always negative

(C). Â Negative sometime

(D). Â Positive sometimes

(E). Â none of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: a

What is the dispersing agent correction in hydrometer reading?

(A). Â Positive

(B). Â Both negative and positive

(C). Â Negative

(D). Â Equal

(E). Â none of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: c

At a constant of __________, we keep the sampling depth h in the hydrometer method

(A). Â 14 cm

(B). Â 9 cm

(C). Â 8 cm

(D). Â 10 cm

(E). Â none of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: d

What is the visibility of the soil suspension in the hydrometer method?

(A). Â Opaque

(B). Â Translucent

(C). Â Transparent

(D). Â None of the mentioned

(E). Â none of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: a

At what hydrometer are calibrated?

(A). Â 35Â°c

(B). Â -27Â°c

(C). Â -35Â°c

(D). Â 27Â°c

(E). Â none of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: d

On what basis does the hydrometer method differ from the pipette method?

(A). Â Principle of the test

(B). Â Method of procedure

(C). Â Taking the observation

(D). Â None of the mentioned

(E). Â none of these

Multiple Choice Question Answer: c

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