Engineering Questions with Answers - Multiple Choice Questions

Civil Engineering Drawing MCQ’s – Orthographic Reading

1 - Question

In which of the following projection depth is not shown?
a) Oblique projection
b) Isometric projection
c) Perspective projection
d) Orthographic projection
Explanation: In the above starting 3 methods, these represents the object by a pictorial view as eyes see it. In these methods of projection a 3-d object is represented on a projection plane by one view only. While in the orthographic projection an object is represented by 2 or 3 views on the mutual perpendicular projection plane. Each projection view represents 2-D of an object.

2 - Question

When the projectors are parallel to each other and also perpendicular to the plane, the projection is called ___________ projection.
a) Oblique projection
b) Orthographic projection
c) Isometric projection
d) Perspective projection

Explanation: Refer to the figure given below which represents the visual ray. These are parallel to each other and perpendicular to the plane of projection. It represents the projection of objects.

3 - Question

The plane upon which the top view is projected is known as ________
a) Horizontal
b) Frontal
c) Profile
d) Base

Explanation: Talking of orthographic projection, it happens due to three views, top view, front view and side view. Projection of any object which occur by side view or front view happens to occur on vertical plane while top view projection falls on horizontal plane as seen in the figure below.

4 - Question

Which angle of projection does the figure resembles if it is lying in the 3rd coordinate?

a) Second – angle projection
b) Third – angle projection
c) Fourth – angle projection
d) First – angle projection

Explanation: Given in the question it lies in the 3rd quadrant. The plane of projection is assumed to be transparent. They lie between object and observer. When the observer views the object from the front, the rays of sight intersect the V.P, similarly when its top view is seen from bottom, the rays of sight intersect the H.P. The top view in this case comes above the front view and so it is third angle projection.

5 - Question

Front view will be projected on which plane if it is lying in the 3rd coordinate?

a) 2nd plane
b) 3rd plane
c) 1st plane
d) All the planes

Explanation: As it lies in the 3rd quadrant it will show third-angle projection. When the observer views the object from the front, the rays of sight intersect the V.P. as object is between observer and plane and so according to figure above front view will intersect the 2nd plane.

6 - Question

The following figure is lying in the 3rd coordinate, it shows us C view, which view does this “C” represents?

a) Front view
b) Top view
c) Bottom view
d) Side view

Explanation: By default only 3 views are used but in actual any no. of views can be taken as per requirement. Here by default three views can be seen as top, front and side view. Since it is in 3rd quadrant A and B view represents top and front view. And when from 3rd side the object viewed represents side view.

7 - Question

The ____________ is the plane upon which the side view is projected.
a) Horizontal plane
b) Profile plane
c) Vertical plane
d) Inclined plane
Explanation: A third plane perpendicular to both coordinate planes, and hence to the ground line, is called a profile plane. This plane is vertical in position, and may be used as a plane of projection. A projection on the profile plane is called a profile view, or end view, or sometimes edge view, and is often required in machine or other drawing when the plan and elevation do not sufficiently give the shape and dimensions.

8 - Question

If 2nd plane shifts to the left of the object and 3rd plane shifts to the bottom of the object, then which angle of projection it will show?
a) Third – angle projection
b) Second – angle projection
c) First – angle projection
d) Fourth – angle projection
Explanation: When the object is situated in front of the V.P. and the H.P. i.e. in the first quadrant and then projected on these planes is called 1st angle projection. The object lies between the observer and the plane of projection. In this the top view comes below the front view.

9 - Question

What does the red area formed on the plane represents?
a) Extrusion
c) Reflection
d) Projection
Explanation: It represents projection on the intersected plane of an object. The rays of sight are extended further to meet perpendicularly a vertical plane or horizontal plane thus forming the red area (in th fig.) on the planes.

10 - Question

An advantage of this type of view is that each view shows the object all the way through as if it were transparent?
a) Planar
b) Horizontal
c) Auxiliary
d) Orthographic
Explanation: In orthographic projection, the plane of projection is transparent as the plane of projection is in between observer and object.

11 - Question

Any object can be viewed from_________ mutually perpendicular views.
a) Two
b) Four
c) Three
d) Six