Quiz: Civil Engineering
Topic: Building & Construction Material
Each question carries 1 mark
Negative marking: 1/4 mark
Time: 10 Minutes
Q1. The number of zones in India for classifying allowable moisture content for building timber as per the Indian standards are:
Q2. What is the recommended moisture content of timber, which is used as a structural element for windows?
Q3. The commonly used thinner in oil paints is:
(c) Both (a) and (b)
(d) Neither (a) nor (b)
Q4. Which of the following defects is caused by evaporation of painted moisture or solution?
Q5. The formula for Fat lime is ………
Q6. For under – water construction ……….. cement is used.
(b) Ordinary Portland
(c) Portland pozzolana
(d) Quick setting
Q7. According to the classification of ordinary Portland cement by Indian standard Bureau. Which of the following is not a grade of cement?
(a) Grade 53
(b) Grade 33
(c) Grade 63
(d) Grade 43
Q8. What is the Moh’s hardness number of Topaz?
Q9. Which of the following is not sedimentary rock?
(b) Sand stone
Q10. Which of the following defect appears due to presence of alkalis in the bricks?
(b) Black core
Sol. As per the Indian standards, there are four zones in India for classifying allowable moisture content for building timber.
Zone-I: Average annual relative humidity less than 40%.
Zone-II: Average annual relative humidity 40-50%.
Zone-III: Average annual relative humidity above 50% and up to 67%.
Zone-IV: Average annual relative humidity more than 67%.
Sol. → The recommended moisture content of timber which is used as a structural element for windows is 10-16%.
→ As per IS 287-1993, the maximum moisture content of timber used as beam and rafter varies 12-20% depending upon the zone in which the structure lies.
Sol. Thinner/Solvents → The main function of the solvent is to make the paint thin to increases the spread of paint. They are also used to reduce the consistency of paint. They are also known as thinner.
Ex. Turpentine, Naptha, Petroleum Water, Spirit etc.
Sol. Blistering → It is defect in paint. It is Formation of bubbles like shapes on painted surface due to evaporation of painted moisture or solution.
Sol. Quick lime ⇒ CaO
Limestone ⇒ CaCO_3
Gypsum ⇒ CaSO_4.2H_2 O
Fat lime/Hydrated lime ⇒ Ca(OH)_2
Sol. Quick setting Portland cement is used for under water construction. It is gypsum free cement. The initial setting time and final setting time for quick cement is 5 min and 30 min. respectively.
Sol. According to Indian standard of bureau, Grade 63 is not a grade of cement.
|Type of cement||IS code|
|Grade – 33 OPC||IS:269-1989|
|Grade – 43 OPC||IS: 8112-1989|
|Grade – 53 OPC||IS: 12269 – 1987|
Sol. Mohs scale is used to determine hardness of the stone.
Sol. Sandstone, lignite and gravel are the example of sedimentary rock while dolerite is an example of dark igneous rock.
Sol. Defects in bricks-
Efflorescence→ This defect appears in bricks due to the presence of alkalis in the bricks.
Chuffs → This is the defect in bricks in which shape of the bricks gets deformed due to rain water falling on hot brick.
Bloating → Bloating of bricks is swollen spongy mass over the surface of burned bricks.
Black core→ The brick converts in black core because of improper burning.