Engineering Questions with Answers - Multiple Choice Questions

# Geotechnical Engineering MCQs – Hydrometer Method

1 - Question

1. In hydrometer method, the sampling depth h is kept at a constant of __________ a) 14 cm b) 9 cm c) 8 cm d) 10 cm

2 - Question

2. In calibration of hydrometer reading, the reduced reading are designated as __________ a) RS b) RH c) RR d) RL

3 - Question

3. The dispersing agent correction in hydrometer reading is always__________ a) Positive b) Both negative and positive c) Negative d) Equal
View Answer 3. The dispersing agent correction in hydrometer reading is always__________ a) Positive b) Both negative and positive c) Negative d) Equal

4 - Question

4. The hydrometer method differs from pipette method on the basis of which of the following? a) Principle of test b) Taking the observation c) Method of procedure d) None of the mentioned
View Answer Answer: b Explanation: In sedimentation analysis the hydrometer method differs from the pipette method in the method of taking the observation.

5 - Question

5. The corrections which are applied to the hydrometer reading, in hydrometer method is _______ a) Meniscus correctionc and Dispersing agent correction b) Magnitude correction c) All of the mentioned d) None of the mentioned

6 - Question

6. The meniscus correction in hydrometer reading is ___________ a) Always positive b) Always negative c) Negative sometime d) Positive sometime

7 - Question

7. Which of the following is the correct hydrometer reading equation? a) R = Rh’ + Cm ± CL – Cd b) R = Rh’ + cm + CL – Cd c) R = Cm ± Rm – Cd + CL d) R = Rh + Cm ± Cd + CL
View Answer Answer: a Explanation: According to the derived equation of hydrometer the equation is R = Rh’ + Cm ± CL – Cd.

8 - Question

8. The corrected hydrometer reading for meniscus is _________ a) R=Rh’ + Cm b) R=Rh’ + C c) R=Rh’+ Cm ± CL – Cd d) None of the mentioned
View Answer Answer: b Explanation: The three corrections Cm, CL, Cd can be combined into one corrections Cm and the equation can be written as R = Rh’ + Cm.

9 - Question

9. The visibility of the soil suspension in hydrometer method is __________ a) Transparent b) Translucent c) Opaque d) None of the mentioned

10 - Question

10. The volume of suspension taken in the hydrometer test is __________ a) 500 b) 120 c) 100 d) 1000
View Answer Answer: d Explanation: The quantity of dry soil and dispersing agent is taken as double of pipette which is 500 ml.

11 - Question

11. Initially, the volume of hydrometer is taken in terms of ___________ a) Grams b) Millimeters c) Liters d) All of the mentioned