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Civil Engineering Objective Questions { Soil Mechanics And Foundation Engineering }

8. 'Loess' is silty-clay formed by the action of
A. water
B. glacier
C. wind
D. gravitational force.

9. 'Drift' is the material picked up, mixed, disintegrated, transported and redeposited by
A. wind
B. gravitational force
C. glaciated water
D. all the above.

10. Pick up the correct statement from the following :
A. The void space between the soil grains, is filled partly with air and partly with water
B. In perfectly saturated soil, the voids are completely filled ivith water
C. In dry soil, the voids are completely filled with air
D. all the above.

11. Cohesionless soil is
A. sand
B. silt
C. clay
D. clay and silt.

12. The soil which contains finest grain particles, is
A. coarse sand
B. fine sand
C. silt
D. clay.

13. Fine sand possesses
A. good plasticity
B. limited plasticity
C. reasonable plasticity
D. clay.

14.  Minimum size of the particles of silt soil, is
A. 0.002 mm
B. 0.04 mm
C. 0.06 mm
D. 0.08 mm

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