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** 2. MCQs of Soil Mechanics and Foundation **

**1. The ratio of the volume of air voids to the volume of voids, is called?**

a. Void Ratio

**b. Air content**

c. Degree of saturation

d. Porosity

**2. When the water table is close to the ground surface, the bearing capacity of the soil is reduced to?**

a. One-fourth

**b. One-half**

c. Two-third

d. Three-fourth

**3. The void ratio of soil is defined as the ratio of the?**

**a. Weight of water to the weight of solids**

b. Volume of water to the volume of voids in the **soil **mass

c. Total volume of voids to the volume of soil solids

d. Total volume of voids to the total volume of soil

**4. The earth pressure at rest is defined as the lateral pressure exerted by soil?**

a. when it is at rest

**b. when the retaining wall has no movement relative to the backfill**

c. when the retaining wall tends to move away from the backfill

d. when the retaining wall moves into the soil

** 5. Bulk density of soil is defined as the ratio of?**

**a. Total mass of soil to the total volume of soil**

b. Weight of water to the weight of solids

c. unit weight of solids to the unit weight of water

d. weight of solid grains to the volume of solids

**6. The permeability of a given soil is?**

a. Directly proportional to the average grain size

b. Inversely proportional to the average grain size

**c. Directly proportional to the square of the average grain size**

d. Inversely proportional to the square of the average grain size

**7. The change in volume of soil per unit of initial volume due to a given unit increase in pressure is called?**

a. Coefficient of permeability

b. Coefficient of compressibility

**c. Coefficient of volume compressibility**

d. Coefficient of curvature

**8. The seepage force in soils is?**

a. Proportional to head loss

b. Proportional to exit gradient

c. Perpendicular to the equipotential lines

**d. All of these**

**9. The decrease in voids ratio per unit increase of pressure is called?**

a. Coefficient of permeability

**b. Coefficient of compressibility**

c. Coefficient of volume compressibility

d. Coefficient of curvature

**10. The expansion of soil due to shear at a constant value of press is called?**

a. Apparent cohesion

b. True cohesion

**c. Dilatancy**

d. Consistency

This was for the MCQs of Soil Mechanics and Foundation.

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