Highway Engineering MCQs Part 1: Multiple Choice Q&A

Multiple Choice Questions on Highway Engineering. Highway Engineering MCQs Part 1 related to Civil Engineering Questions. For Electrical Engineering see Basic Electric Engineering MCQ


Highway Engineering MCQs Part 1


Compared to a level surface, on a descending gradient, the stopping sight distance is ??

a. dependent on the speed
b. same
c. more
d. less


The shape of the camber, best suited for cement concrete pavements, is ??

a. combination of straight and parabolic
b. elliptical
c. parabolic
d. straight line


The desirable length of overtaking zone as per IRC recommendation is equal to ??

a. five times the overtaking sight distance
b. three times the overtaking sight distance
c. two times the overtaking sight distance
d. overtaking sight distance


The stopping sight distance depends upon ??

a. efficiency of brakes
b. speed of vehicle
c. the total reaction time of driver
d. all of the above


Select the correct statement ??

a. Second 20-year plan allowed a deduction of the length of railway track in the area while calculating the length of roads
b. The second 20-year plan has provided 1600 km of expressways out of the proposed National highway
c. Nagpur road plan has a target road length of 32 km per 100 square km
d. Nagpur road plan formula takes into account the towns with a very large population


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The coefficient of friction is less when the pavement surface is ??

a. smooth and wet
b. smooth and dry
c. dry
d. rough


A reaction time of a driver ??

a. decreases with increase in speed
b. are same for all speeds
c. increases with increase in speed
d. none of the above


Camber in the road is provided for ??

a. having proper sight distance
b. counteracting the centrifugal force
c. effective drainage
d. none of the above


If the stopping distance is 60 meters, then the minimum stopping sight distance for two-lane, two-way traffic is ??

a. 180m
b. 120m
c. 60m
d. 30m


On a single-lane road with two-way traffic, the minimum stopping sight distance is equal to ??

a. three times the stopping distance
b. half the stopping distance
c. two times the stopping distance
d. stopping distance


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If b is the wheel track of a vehicle and h is the height of the center of gravity above the road surface, then to avoid overturning and lateral skidding on a horizontal curve, the centrifugal ratio should always be ??

a. greater than b/2h and also greater than a coefficient of lateral friction
b. greater than b/2h and less than co-efficient of lateral friction
c. less than b/2h and also less than co-efficient of lateral friction
d. less than b/2h and greater than co-efficient of lateral friction


The shoulder provided along the road edge should be ??

a. of very low load-bearing capacity
b. of the same color as that of the pavement
c. smoother than the traffic lanes
d. rougher than the traffic lanes


The ruling design speed on a National Highway in plain terrain as per IRC recommendations is ??

a. 120 kmph
b. 100 kmph
c. 60 kmph
d. 60 kmph


When the path traveled along the road surface is more than the circumferential movement of the wheels due to rotation, then it results in ??

a. revolving
b. turning
c. skidding
d. slipping


The effect of grade on safe overtaking sight distance is ??

a. to decrease it on both descending and ascending grades
b. to increase it on both descending and ascending grades
c. to decrease it on descending grades and to increase it on ascending grades
d. to increase it on descending grades and to decrease it on ascending grades


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For water-bound macadam roads in localities of heavy rainfall, the recommended value of camber is ??

a. 1 in 60
b. 1 in 48
c. 1 in 36
d. 1 in 30


Stopping sight distance is always ??

a. more than overtaking sight distance
b. equal to overtaking sight distance
c. less than overtaking sight distance
d. none of the above


The sequence of four stages of a survey in a highway alignment is ??

a. preliminary survey, map study, reconnaissance, and detailed survey
b. map study, reconnaissance, preliminary survey, and detailed survey
c. map study, preliminary survey, reconnaissance, and detailed survey
d. reconnaissance, map study, preliminary survey, and detailed survey


The terrain may be classified as rolling terrain if the cross slope of the land is ??

a. more than 60%
b. between 25% and 60%
c. between 10% and 25%
d. up to 10%


Nagpur road plan formula was prepared by assuming ??

a. radial or star and grid road pattern
b. radial or star and circular road pattern
c. radial or star and block road pattern
d. rectangular or block road pattern

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