Engineering Questions with Answers - Multiple Choice Questions

# Geotechnical Engineering MCQs – Shrinkage Limit

1 - Question

1. Which of the following apparatus does not include, in a determination of shrinkage limit? a) Porcelain evaporating dish b) Two glass plates c) Brass cup d) Stainless steel shrinking dish
View Answer Answer: c Explanation: The equipment for determination of shrinkage limit consist of Porcelain evaporating dish, two glass plates, stainless steel shrinking dish.

2 - Question

2. The density of the mercury, used in shrinkage limit apparatus is _________ a) 13.6 g/cm3 b) 13.2 kg/cm2 c) 13.0 g/cm3 d) 13.9 g/cm3

3 - Question

3. The inside of the shrinkage dish is coated with a thin layer of _________ a) Oil b) Vaseline c) Acid d) None of the mentioned
View Answer Answer: b Explanation: Vaseline prevents the formation of air-bubbles. Hence it is used as for inner coating in a shrinking dish.

4 - Question

4. The volume of the wet soil, present in shrinkage dish_________ of volume of dish. a) One –fourth b) Two-third c) One-third d) Same

5 - Question

5. What are the ways of preventing of inclusion of air bubbles in shrinkage dish? a) Mixing the soil with sufficient distilled water and Making the soil pasty enough b) Coating the surface with a thin layer of oil c) All of the mentioned d) None of the mentioned
View Answer Answer: a Explanation: Mixing the soil with sufficient distilled water and making it pasty enough prevents forming air bubbles in shrinking dish.

6 - Question

6. The Density of water, used in shrinkage limit test is _________ a) 1 g/cm3 b) 1000 g/cm3 c) 2 g/cm3 d) 1/1000 g/cm3

7 - Question

7. The volume shrinkage (VS) is defined by the formula _________ a) VS = (VL-VD/VD)×100 b) VS = (VD-VL/VD)×100 c) VS = (WL-WS)SR d) None of the mentioned

8 - Question

8. The shrinkage ratio of soil is equal__________ the soil in its dry state. a) Mass specific gravity b) Mass density c) Water content d) Specific gravity