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Engineering :: Soil Mechanics and Foundations


1.  The term Soil Mechanics was coined by Dr. Karl Tarzaghi.
A. True B. False

2.  The soil transported by running water is called
A. aeolian soil B. marine soil
C. alluvial soil D. lacustrine soil

3.  The soil transported by wind is called
A. aeolian soil B. marine soil
C. alluvial soil D. lacustrine soil

4.  Lacustrine soils are those soils which are
A. deposited in sea water B. deposited at the bottom of the lakes
C. transported by running water D. transported by wind

5.  Glacial soils are those soils which are
A. deposited in sea water B. deposited at the bottom of the lakes
C. transported by running water D. none of these

6.  For engineering purposes, soil is defined as
A. the loose mantle at the surface of the earth which favours the growth of plant B. a natural aggregate of mineral grains, loose or moderately cohesive, inorganic or organic in nature
C. a disintegrated rock D. all of the above

7.  According to a geologist, soil is defined as a disintegrated rock.
A. Agree B. Disagree

8.  By an agriculturist, soil is defined as
A. the loose mantle at the surface of the earth which favours the growth of plant B. a natural aggregate of mineral grains, loose or moderately cohesive, inorganic or organic in nature
C. a disintegrated rock D. none of the above

9.  Which of the following soil is transported by wind?
A. Talus B. Loess
C. Drift

10.  Talus' is a soil transported by glacial water.
A. Right B. Wrong




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