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Civil Engineering Objective Questions { Soil Mechanics And Foundation Engineering }

176. A saturated soil sample has water content of 40% and specific gravity of soil particles 2.7. The void ratio of the soil, is
B., 0.52
D. none of these.
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177. A partially saturated sample of soil has a unit weight of 2.0 g/cm3 and specific gravity of soil particles is 2.6. If the moisture content in the soil is 20%, the degree of saturation is
D. none of these.
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178.  Pick up the correct statement from the following :
A. Sandy clayloam contains highest percentage of sand
B. Siltyclayloam contains highest percentage of silt
C. Stiff boulder clay offers maximum shear strength
D. Soft chalk carries least safe load
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179. Pick up the cohesive soil from the following :
A. Red earth
B. Clay
C. Black cotton soil
D. Compacted ground.
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180.  For determining the moisture content of a soil sample, the following data is available Weight of container= 260 g, Weight of soil sample and container= 320 g,Weight of soil sample (dried) & container= 310 g The moisture content of the soil sample, is
D. 25%.
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181.  For determing the specific gravity of soil solids, using a pycnometer of 500 cc., the following data is available :Weight of dry empty pycnometer= 125 g,Weight of dried soil and pycnometer= 500 g,Weight of dried soil and distilled= 850 g-water filled in pycnometer up to top The specific gravity of soil soilds, is
D. 2.75.
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182.  If the specific gravity of a soil particle of 0.05 cm diameter is 2.67, its terminal velocity while settling in distilled water of viscosity, 0.01 poise, is
A. 0.2200 cm/sec
B. 0.2225 cm/sec
C. 0.2250 cm/sec
D. 0.2275 cm/sec
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