Geotechnical Engineering Quiz Part 1

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Geotechnical Engineering Quiz Part 1

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1. Which of the following statements is/are correct?
2. List 1 below gives the possible types of failure for a finite soil slope and List 2 gives the reasons for these different types of failure. Match the items in List 1 with the items in List 2.
3. The number of blows observed in a Standard Penetration Test (SPT) for different penetration depths are given as follows. The observed N (penetration resistance / number of blows for total penetration) value is
4. The collapsible soil is associated with
5. Prevention or elimination of swelling can be brought by
6. Two series of compaction tests were performed in the laboratory on an inorganic clayey soil employing two different levels of compaction energy per unit volume of soil. With regard to the above tests, the following statements are made. The correct options evaluating the below statements are
  1. The optimum moisture content is expected to be more for the tests with higher energy.
  2. The maximum dry density is expected to be more for the tests with higher energy.
7. The range of void ratio between which quick sand condition occurs in cohesionless granular soil deposits is
8. Which of the following factors are associated with the behaviour of sand masses during earthquakes to cause the liquefaction?
9. The laboratory test results of a soil sample are given below. Based on the data, the soil classification is
  • Percentage finer than 4.75 mm = 60
  • Percentage finer than 0.075 mm = 30
  • Liquid Limit = 35%
  • Plastic Limit = 27%
10. Which of the following statements is/are correct?

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Geotechnical Engineering Quiz
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