Highway Engineering MCQs Part 6: Multiple Choice Q&A

Highway Engineering MCQs Part 6. Part 6 of Highway Engineering Multiple Choice Questions and Answers related to Civil Engineering. For Part 5 see Highway Engineering MCQs Part 5

 

Highway Engineering MCQs Part 6

 

The binder normally used in flexible pavement construction is ??

a. bitumen
b. lime
c. cement
d. none of the above

 

Rigidity factor for a tyre pressure greater than 7 kg/cm2 is ??

a. zero
b. greater than 1
c. less than 1
d. equal to 1

 

For the construction of water-bound macadam roads, the correct sequence of operations after spreading coarse aggregates is ??

a. dry rolling, application of screening, application of filler, and wet rolling
b. dry rolling, application of screening, wet rolling, and application of filler
c. dry rolling, application of filler, wet rolling, and application of screening
d. dry rolling, wet rolling, application of screening, and application of filler

 

Tie bars in cement concrete pavements are at ??

a. longitudinal joints
b. warping joints
c. contraction joints
d. expansion joints

 

When the bituminous surfacing is done on an already existing blacktop road or over existing cement concrete road, the type of treatment to be given is ??

a. spray of emulsion
b. prime coat
c. tack coat
d. seal coat

 

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The function of an expansion joint in rigid pavements is to ??

a. allow free expansion
b. resist stresses due to expansion
c. relieve shrinkage stresses
d. relieve warping stresses

 

The most suitable equipment for compacting clayey soils is a ??

a. vibrator
b. sheep foot roller
c. pneumatic tyred roller
d. smooth wheeled roller

 

The maximum spacing of contraction joints in rigid pavements is ??

a. 5.5m
b. 4.5 m
c. 3.5 m
d. 2.5 m

The most suitable material for highway embankments is ??

a. clays
b. silts
c. organic soil
d. granular soil

 

The critical combination of stresses for corner region in cement concrete roads is ??

a. load stress + frictional stress
b. load stress + warping stress
c. load stress + warping stress + frictional stress
d. load stress + warping stress frictional stress

 

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The camber of shoulders in water-bound macadam roads is ??

a. zero
b. greater than the cross slope of pavement
c. less than the cross slope of pavement
d. equal to the cross slope of pavement

 

In highway construction, rolling starts from ??

a. one side and proceed to the other side
b. center and proceed to sides
c. sides and proceed to center
d. any of the above

 

 If the group index value of subgrade is between 5 and 9, then the subgrade is treated as ??

a. very poor
b. poor
c. fair
d. good

 

In the penetration macadam construction, the bitumen is ??

a. sprayed before the aggregates are spread and compacted
b. premixed with aggregates and then spread
c. sprayed after the aggregates are spread and compacted
d. none of the above

 

The maximum thickness of expansion joint in rigid pavements is ??

a. 100 mm
b. 50 mm
c. 25 mm
d. 0

 

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Which of the following premix methods is used for the base course ??

a. bituminous bound macadam
b. sheet asphalt
c. mastic asphalt
d. bituminous carpet

 

The fundamental factor in the selection of pavement type is ??

a. availability of funds for the construction project
b. subgrade soil and drainage conditions
c. type and intensity of traffic
d. climatic condition

 

The aggregates required for the one-kilometer length of water-bound macadam road per meter width and for 10 mm thickness is ??

a. 15 cubic meter
b. 12 cubic meter
c. 10 cubic meter
d. 8 cubic meter

 

The suitable surfacing material for a bridge deck slab is ??

a. rolled asphalt
b. mastic asphalt
c. bituminous carpet
d. sheet asphalt

 

Maximum daily traffic capacity of bituminous pavements is ??

a. 2000 tones per day
b. 1500 tonnes per day
c. 1000 tonnes per day
d. 500 tonnes per day

 

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The camber for hill roads in case of bituminous surfacing is adopted as ??

a. 4%
b. 3%
c. 2.5%
d. 2%

 

In highway construction on superelevated curves, the rolling shall proceed from ??

a. upper edge towards the lower edge
b. lower edge towards the upper edge
c. center towards the sides
d. sides towards the center

 

The minimum design speed for hairpin bends in hill roads is taken as ??

a. 50 kmph
b. 40 kmph
c. 30 kmph
d. 20 kmph

 

In hill roads, the side drains arc provided ??

a. on both sides of road
b. only on the opposite side of hill
c. only on the hillside of road
d. none of the above

 

The drain which is provided parallel to the roadway to intercept and divert the water from hill slopes is known as ??

a. cross drain
b. side drain
c. catchwater drain
d. sloping drain

 

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Which of the following represents a carpet of the sand-bitumen mix without coarse aggregates ??

a. bituminous concrete
b. bituminous carpet
c. sheet asphalt
d. mastic asphalt

 

Which of the following is considered to be the highest quality construction in the group of blacktop pavements ??

a. bituminous concrete
b. bituminous carpet
c. sheet asphalt
d. mastic asphalt

 

Select the correct statement ??

a. A bitumen primer is a high viscosity cutback
b. Seal coat is the final coat over certain previous bituminous pavements
c. Prime coat treatment is given for plugging the voids in water-bound macadam during bituminous road construction
d. Quantity of binder required for tack coat is less than that required for prime coat

 

The thickness of bituminous carpet varies from ??

a. 100 to 120 mm
b. 75 to 100 mm
c. 50 to 75 mm
d. 20 to 25 mm

 

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