MCQs on Slaking of Clay and Bulking of Sand

By: Prof. Fazal Rehman Shamil

Solved MCQs on Slaking of Clay and Bulking of Sand in Soil Mechanics.

Which of the following shrinkage, when the meniscus attains a minimum value?
(A). maximum
(B). minimum
(C). no effect
(D). zero
(E). None of these
Multiple Choice Question Answer: a


The degree of shrinkage does not depend upon which of the following?
(A). initial water content
(B). type of clay
(C). cation exchange capacity
(D). amount of clay
(E). None of these
Multiple Choice Question Answer: c


To explain the swelling of the soils arrange the following.
I. in the pore water increase in tension
II. in the soil reduction in compressive stress
III. Menisci are destroyed
(A). (II), (I), (III)
(B). (I), (II), (III)
(C). (III), (I), (II)
(D). (III), (II), (I)
(E). None of these
Multiple Choice Question Answer: c


When the water content reaches which of the following, free swell ceases
(A). liquid limit
(B). plastic limit
(C). shrinkage limit
(D). plasticity index
(E). None of these
Multiple Choice Question Answer: c


which of the following is the water content, the bulking of sand is maximum?
(A). 0
(B). 5 to 6%
(C). 15 to 17%
(D). 20 to 21%
(E). None of these
Multiple Choice Question Answer: b


Which of the following causes an increase in water content?
(A). shrinkage
(B). swelling
(C). frost heave
(D). frost boil
(E). None of these
Multiple Choice Question Answer: b


Which of the following causes a decrease in water content?
(A). shrinkage
(B). swelling
(C). frost heave
(D). frost boil
(E). None of these
Multiple Choice Question Answer: a


when clayey soil is dried which of the following, the slaking of the clay occurs?
(A). below the shrinkage limit
(B). above the shrinkage limit
(C). below the plastic limit
(D). above the plastic limit
(E). None of these
Multiple Choice Question Answer: a


To explain the shrinkage of the soils arranges the following.
I. Compression in soil
II. Formation of meniscus
III. Reduction in volume
(A). (II), (I), (III)
(B). (I), (II), (III)
(C). (III), (I), (II)
(D). (III), (II), (I)
(E). None of these
Multiple Choice Question Answer: a

Prof. Fazal Rehman Shamil