• (a) USA.
• (b) France.
• (c) India.
• (d) Germany.
• #### 2.  Dry density of soil can be defined as the ratio of

• mass of solid to the total volume.
• mass of the soil to the total volume of solids.
• unit weight of soil to the unit weight of water.
• none of the selection.
• #### 3.  If the moisture content of a fully saturated soil is 100%, then void ratio is equal to

• Mass of specific gravity
• True specific gravity
• Half of true specific gravity
• No relation with specific gravity
• #### 4.  Based on USCS, less than 0.075mm size particles are considered as ____.

• Sand
• Silt
• Clay
• Silt and Clay
• Sand and Clay

• 1 and 0
• 0 and 1
• 0.5 and 1
• 1 and 0.5
• #### 6.  Uniformity coefficient of a soil is

• equal to or greater than 1
• always less than 1
• always equal to 1
• equal or less than 1
• #### 7.  The unit of water is

• (a) 9.8 kN/m3.
• (b) 13.4 kN/m3.
• (c) 16.0 kN/m3.
• (d) 18.9 kN/m3.

• 0
• 0.5
• 1.0
• 1.5
• #### 9.  In 1997, the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (ISSMFE) was renamed as

• (a) International Society of Soil Mechanics (ISSM).
• (b) International Society of Gcotechnical Engineering (ISGE).
• (c) International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE).
• (d) International Society of Foundation Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering (ISFEGE).
• #### 10.  N/m^3 is the SI unit of

• (a) Weight.
• (b) unit weight.
• (c) density
• (d) none of the above.
• #### 11.  Ancient Greek civilization used

• (b) strip foundation.
• (c) raft foundation.
• (d) all of the above.
• #### 12.  We can use the following testing to determine the Particle Density (Specific Gravity).I. Particle density bottleII. Gas jarIII. Core cutter IV. Pyknometer

• I and II
• I, II and III
• I, II and IV
• All of the above
• #### 13.  Theoretically, the void ratio in soils can have the following values, which is

• less than one only.
• more than one.
• can be less or more than one.
• less than 0.5
• #### 14.  Fully saturated soil is said to be

• one phase system
• two phase system with soil and air
• two phase system with soil and water
• three phase system
• #### 15.  Pyknometer method is used to determine

• Water content and void ratio
• Specific gravity
• Specific gravity and dry density
• Specific gravity and water content

• Peat
• Muck
• Silts
• Clay
• #### 17.  Which one of the following topics is not a part of geotechnical engineering?

• (a) Earth slopes
• (b) Foundations
• (c) Retaining Walls
• (d) Roof slabs
• #### 18.  Who is known as the father of modem soil mechanics?

• (a) Charles Augustine Coulomb (173(x1806)
• (b) Jean Victor Poncelet (1788-1867)
• (c) William John Macquorn Rankine (1820-1872)
• (d) Karl Terzaghi (1883-1963)
• #### 19.  Residual soils are formed by

• glaciers
• wind
• water
• none of the above
• #### 20.  The void ratio is defined as the ratio of volume of

• voids to solid volume
• voids to soil volume
• solid to voids volume
• solids to total volume
• #### 21.  This is a good measure to estimate the hydraulic conductivity and drainage through the soil.

• Uniformity Coefficient
• Sorting Coefficient
• Effective Size