PEC EPE Exam MCQ Questions for Construction Materials and Machinery

PEC EPE Exam MCQ Questions for Construction Materials and Machinery

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    Which of the following materials is NOT commonly used as a construction material?

    a) Concrete

    b) Steel

    c) Wood

    d) Glass

    Answer: d) Glass

    Which type of cement is suitable for underwater construction?

    a) Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC)

    b) Rapid Hardening Cement

    c) Low Heat Cement

    d) Portland Pozzolana Cement (PPC)

    Answer: c) Low Heat Cement

    The process of compacting concrete by removing trapped air is called:

    a) Curing

    b) Vibration

    c) Finishing

    d) Placing

    Answer: b) Vibration

    Which type of brick is used for acid-resistant construction?

    a) Firebrick

    b) Sand-lime brick

    c) Engineering brick

    d) Acid brick

    Answer: d) Acid brick

    The process of adding water to the concrete mix to improve workability is known as:

    a) Curing

    b) Bleeding

    c) Segregation

    d) Water curing

    Answer: d) Water curing

    Which of the following aggregates is lightweight and used for thermal insulation?

    a) Gravel

    b) Crushed stone

    c) Sand

    d) Expanded clay aggregate

    Answer: d) Expanded clay aggregate

    Which type of machinery is used for compacting soil in construction?

    a) Bulldozer

    b) Excavator

    c) Vibratory roller

    d) Tower crane

    Answer: c) Vibratory roller

    The ratio of the volume of voids to the total volume of soil mass is known as:

    a) Porosity

    b) Specific gravity

    c) Unit weight

    d) Water content

    Answer: a) Porosity

    Which type of cement is used for high-temperature applications such as in furnaces?

    a) Rapid Hardening Cement

    b) Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC)

    c) Low Heat Cement

    d) Sulphate Resisting Cement

    Answer: c) Low Heat Cement

    Which of the following tests is used to determine the workability of fresh concrete?

    a) Sieve analysis

    b) Slump test

    c) Specific gravity test

    d) Los Angeles abrasion test

    Answer: b) Slump test

    The process of removing salts from water to make it suitable for construction purposes is called:

    a) Filtration

    b) Sedimentation

    c) Desalination

    d) Disinfection

    Answer: c) Desalination

    The property of a material to undergo deformation under load without rupture is called:

    a) Toughness

    b) Brittleness

    c) Plasticity

    d) Hardness

    Answer: c) Plasticity

    Which of the following materials is commonly used as a binder in asphalt concrete?

    a) Sand

    b) Cement

    c) Bitumen

    d) Gravel

    Answer: c) Bitumen

    Which of the following is NOT a natural building stone?

    a) Granite

    b) Marble

    c) Sandstone

    d) Concrete

    Answer: d) Concrete

    The process of hardening and strengthening concrete by keeping it moist and at an appropriate temperature is called:

    a) Curing

    b) Setting

    c) Drying

    d) Finishing

    Answer: a) Curing

    Which of the following construction materials is made by heating limestone and clay in a kiln and then grinding the mixture into a fine powder?

    a) Concrete

    b) Asphalt

    c) Brick

    d) Cement

    Answer: d) Cement

    The standard size of a modular brick used in construction is:

    a) 100 mm × 100 mm × 100 mm

    b) 200 mm × 100 mm × 50 mm

    c) 215 mm × 102.5 mm × 65 mm

    d) 230 mm × 115 mm × 75 mm

    Answer: c) 215 mm × 102.5 mm × 65 mm

    The process of separating coarse and fine particles in a mixture by allowing water to pass through a porous medium is called:

    a) Sedimentation

    b) Filtration

    c) Compaction

    d) Bleeding

    Answer: b) Filtration

    Which type of cement is used in the construction of dams, retaining walls, and underwater structures?

    a) Rapid Hardening Cement

    b) Portland Pozzolana Cement (PPC)

    c) Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC)

    d) Low Heat Cement

    Answer: d) Low Heat Cement

    The standard size of a nominal concrete block used in construction is:

    a) 200 mm × 200 mm × 200 mm

    b) 400 mm × 200 mm × 100 mm

    c) 400 mm × 200 mm × 150 mm

    d) 400 mm × 200 mm × 200 mm

    Answer: d) 400 mm × 200 mm × 200 mm