1. The ratio of the volume of air voids to the volume of voids, is called ? void ratio air content degree of saturation porosity Answer: air content Explanation: View Answer Discuss in Forum Report Question

 2. When the water table is close to the ground surface, the bearing capacity of a soil is reduced to ? one-fourth one-half two-third three-fourth Answer: one-half Explanation: View Answer Discuss in Forum Report Question

 3. The void ratio of a soil is defined as the ratio of the ? weight of water to the weight of solids volume of water to the volume of voids in the soil mass total volume of voids to the volume of soil solids total volume of voids to the total volume of soil Answer: total volume of voids to the volume of soil solids Explanation: View Answer Discuss in Forum Report Question

 4. The earth pressure at rest is defined as the lateral pressure exerted by soil ? when it is at rest when the retaining wall has no movement relative to the back fill when the retaining wall tends to move away from the back fill when the retaining wall moves into the soil Answer: when the retaining wall has no movement relative to the back fill Explanation: View Answer Discuss in Forum Report Question

 5. Bulk density of a soil is defined as the ratio of ? total mass of soil to the total volume of soil weight of water to the weight of solids unit weight of solids to the unit weight of water weight of solid grains to the volume of solids Answer: total mass of soil to the total volume of soil Explanation: View Answer Discuss in Forum Report Question

 6. The permeability of a given soil is ? directly proportional to the average grain size inversely proportional to the average grain size directly proportional to the square of the average grain size inversely proportional to the square of the average grain size Answer: directly proportional to the square of the average grain size Explanation: View Answer Discuss in Forum Report Question

 7. The change in volume of soil per unit of initial volume due to a given unit increase in pressure is called ? coefficient of permeability coefficient of compressibility coefficient of volume compressibility coefficient of curvature Answer: coefficient of volume compressibility Explanation: View Answer Discuss in Forum Report Question

 8. The seepage force in soils is ? proportional to head loss proportional to exit gradient perpendicular to the equipotential lines all of these Answer: all of these Explanation: View Answer Discuss in Forum Report Question

 9. The decrease in voids ratio per unit increase of pressure is called ? coefficient of permeability coefficient of compressibility coefficient of volume compressibility coefficient of Answer: coefficient of compressibility Explanation: View Answer Discuss in Forum Report Question

 10. The expansion of soil due to shear at a constant value of press is called ? apparent cohesion true cohesion dilatancy consistency Answer: dilatancy Explanation: View Answer Discuss in Forum Report Question