Soil and Water Content MCQs

By: Prof. Fazal Rehman Shamil

Solved MCQs on Soil and Water Content.

Which of the following gas produces in the calcium carbide method?
(A). methane
(B). carbon dioxide
(C). acetylene
(D). oxygen
(E). None of these
Multiple Choice Question Answer: c


In oven for its water content determination, an organic soil sample is kept. The temperature preferred is ____
(A). 60°
(B). 80°
(C). 105°
(D). 110°
(E). None of these
Multiple Choice Question Answer: a


In the in-situ condition is determinate by which of the following method, the water content of soil deposit
(A). radiation
(B). pycnometer
(C). calcium carbide
(D). oven-dry
(E). None of these
Multiple Choice Question Answer: a


In a pycnometer where empty weight is 573g an oven–dried soil of mass 400g is placed. The mass of the pycnometer with soil is 973g. With water and soil inside is 1605g the total mass of the pycnometer. With water alone has a mass of 1480 the pycnometer filled. The specific gravity of solids is 2.65. what is the water content of this?
(A). 40.456
(B). 46.504
(C). 23.236
(D). 6.423
(E). None of these
Multiple Choice Question Answer: b


It is necessary to accurately know the specific gravity G of soil in the pycnometer method of water content determination, whose water content is to be determined.
(A). True
(B). False
(C). Partially True
Multiple Choice Question Answer: a


Which of the following method is especially suited to a circumstance for the purpose of proper field control, where water content is to be quickly determined.
(A). Oven drying
(B). Sand bath
(C). Alcohol
(D). Calcium carbide
(E). None of these
Multiple Choice Question Answer: d


By which of the following method, the water content of a soil sample cannot be determined.
(A). oven drying
(B). alcohol
(C). calcium carbide
(D). pipette
(E). None of these
Multiple Choice Question Answer: d


The soil sample is kept for about how many hours in the oven.
in oven drying method?
(A). 1
(B). 2
(C). 24
(D). 48
(E). None of these
Multiple Choice Question Answer: c

Prof. Fazal Rehman Shamil