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# CIL CE: Geotechnical Engineering Quiz 2

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Question 1

If the coefficient of active earth pressure is 1/3, then what is the value of the coefficient of pressive earth pressure?

Question 2

The specific gravity of a soil sample is 2.7 and its void ratio is 0.945. when it is fully saturated the moisture content of the soil will be

Question 3

An isobar is a line which connects all points below the ground surface at which

Question 4

Statement (I): Clay exhibit more hygroscopicity than sands.
Statement (II): Clays are colloidal and consequently their specific surface is very high.

Question 5

Consider the following statements:
1). If the soil is not black in colour, it is unlikely to be a swelling soil.
2). The swelling pressure of a fine-grained soil depends on its initial water content and density.
3). The swelling pressure of a fine-grained soil depends on the nature of the pore fluid.
Which of these statements are correct?

Question 6

Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:
List-I
A). Geophysical methods
B). SPT
C). DCPT
D). Piston-type sampler
List-II
1). Primarily for cohesive soils
2). Clays and silts
3). Reconnaissance covering large area and large depth
4). Suitable for sandy soils

Question 7

Which of the following types of piles is likely to have the highest load capacity in compression?

Question 8

For a saturated cohesive soil, a triaxial test yields the angle of internal friction (φ) as zero. The conducted test is

Question 9

In case of governing equations for calculating wheel load stresses using Westergaard’s approach, the following statements are made.

Question 10

When a retaining wall moves away from the back fill, the pressure exerted on the wall is termed as
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