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Review Questions

1. Scales for weighing aggregates and cement shall be accurate within _____ %
throughout the range of use. Scales shall be inspected and sealed as often as
the Engineer may deem necessary to assure their continued accuracy. *
a) 1.0%
b) 1.5 %
c) 0.5%
d) 2.0%

2. When cement is placed in Contact with the aggregate, batches may be


rejected unless mixed within ____ hours of such contact. *
a) 1.5 hours
b) 2.0 hours
c) 0.5 hour
d) 2.5 hours

3. When mixed at the site or in a central mixing plant, the mixing time shall be
not less than ____ nor more than ____ unless mixer performance test prove
adequate mixing of concrete in a shorter time period. *
a) 30 seconds nor more than 90 seconds
b) 50 seconds nor more than 90 seconds
c) 60 seconds nor more than 120 seconds
d) 90 seconds nor more than 120 seconds

4. The flow of water shall be uniform and all water should be in the drum by
the end of the first ____ seconds of the mixing period.
a) 45 seconds
b) 30 seconds
c) 15 seconds
d) 20 seconds

5. Concrete shall not be placed within ____ minutes from the time the
ingredients were charged into the mixing drum shall not be used. *
a) 120 minutes
b) 150 minutes
c) 60 minutes
d) 90 minutes

6. When concrete is delivered in truck mixers, additional water may be added


to the batch and additional mixing performed to increase the slump to meet the
specified requirement if permitted by the Engineers, provided these operation
are performed within ____ after the initial mixing operation and the water and
cement ratio is not exceeded. *
a) 30 minutes
b) 15 minutes
c) 45 minutes
d) 60 minutes

7. A sample from a bituminous mix weighs 1000 grams. At extraction, it was


found that that the dry aggregate weighed 950 grams. What is the % of asphalt
by weight of mix? *
a) 5.2%
b) 5.0%
c) 5.4%
d) 4.8%

8. The minimum penetration of the preservative with the surface of the timber
piles shall be ____. *
a) 150mm
b) 200mm
c) 250mm
d) 100mm

9. The contractor shall submit in writing a job-mix formula for the mixture
supported by laboratory test data along with samples of resources of
components and viscosity - temperature relationships to the Engineer for
testing and approval at least ____ prior. *
a) two weeks
b) three weeks
c) one week
d) four weeks

10. The concrete samples should be stored in a moist conditioned temperature


within range of ____ until the time of test. *
a) 18 degrees Celsius to 24 degrees Celsius
b) 15 degrees Celsius to 18 degrees Celsius
c) 14 degrees Celsius to 24 degrees Celsius
d) 18 degrees Celsius to 28 degrees Celsius

11. This is used in soil stabilized road surface due to its high ____ property,
that is, it absorb and retain water. *
a) Potassium Chloride
b) Calcium Chloride
c) Magnesium Chloride
d) Sodium Chloride

12. The mass % wear of soil aggregate used in cement/lime proportions should
not be more than ____. *
a) 40%
b) 50%
c) 45%
d) 55%

13. The uniform rate at which the movable head of the CBR machine travels is
____. *
a) 0.05 in/min
b) 0.10 in/min
c) 0.08 in/min
d) 0.09 in/min

14. Cast-in place concrete shall not be post-tensioned until at least ____ and
until the compressive strength has reached the strength specified. *
a) 7 days
b) 10 days
c) 14 days
d) 20 days

15. The penetration test is an indication of the ____ of asphalt. *


a) Consistency
b) Softness
c) Hardness
d) Flash Point

16. Specification requires one (1) quality test for every ____ of asphalt. *
a) 20 tons
b) 200 tons
c) 50 tons
d) 40 tons

17. The _____ is the most commonly used method in the design and evaluation
of bituminous concrete mixes. *
a) Job-Mix Formula
b) Design Mix
c) Marshall Stability Test
d) Extraction

18. Vibration shall operate a frequency of 8,300 to 9,600 impulses per minute
under load at a maximum spacing of ____ cm. *
a) 30 cm
b) 50 cm
c) 60 cm
d) 40 cm

19. The specific gravity of Sodium Sulfate used in soundness test for aggregate
should be within the range of ________. *
a) 1.151 to 1.174
b) 1.250 to 1.178
c) 1.051 to 1.154
d) 1.058 to 1.184
20. The specific gravity of Magnesium Sulfate solution used in soundness test
for aggregate should be within the range of _____. *
a) 1.280 to 1.408
b) 1.180 to 1.308
c) 1.295 to 1.308
d) 1.195 to 1.318

21. Aggregates accounts for 92 - 95 % of the weight of the bituminous mixture,


asphalt accounts for 5 - 8 % of the weight of the mix. The exact percentage to
be used is determined by the _____. *
a) Trial Mix
b) Design Mix
c) Job Mix
d) Job Order

22. ____ is an indication that the asphalt mix is overheated. *


a) Blue smoke
b) Stiff appearance
c) Rising steam
d) Mix slumps in truck

23. In checking the temperature of the mix, the thermometer should be


inserted into the mix at least ____. *
a) 2 inches
b) 6 inches
c) 4 inches
d) 6.0 mm

24. ____ is applied on existing bit, or cement concrete surface with bituminous
materials. *
a) Bituminous Prime Coat
b) Bituminous Tack Coat
c) Bituminous Seal Coat
d) Bituminous Surface Treatment
25. The solution used in the soundness test of aggregates shall be cooled to a
temperature of 21 +/_ 1 deg Celsius and maintain at that temperature for at
least ____. *
a) 24 hours
b) 36 hours
c) 48 hours
d) 18 hours

26. Proper compaction of the fill materials is very important, as it will ____. *
a) Increase the shear strength
b) Decrease permeability
c) Minimize compressebility
d) All of the above

27. In which DPWH item is emulsified asphalt not suitable? *


a) Item 301
b) Item 302
c) Item 304
d) Item 308

28. Unconfined compressive strength test is usually performed on ____. *


a) Sandy soils
b) Silty soils
c) Organic soils
d) Clayey soils

29. Consolidation test is usually performed on ____ samples. *


a) Disturbed
b) Undisturbed
c) Consolidated
d) both a and b

30. A concrete core sample having a maximum height of less than ____ of its
diameter before capping or height less than its diameter after capping shall not
be tested. *
a) 93%
b) 94%
c) 95%
d) 96%

31. The cohesion and internal friction of soil is tested by ____. *


a) Triaxial shear test
b) Direct shear test
c) Bearing test
d) All of the above

32. In concrete acceptance, cores will be considered adequate if the average


strength of the cores is equal to what? *
a) 80% of specified strength and if no single core is less than 75% of
specified strength
b) 90% of specified strength and if no single core is less than 80% of
specified strength
c) 85% of specified strength and if no single core is less than 75% of
the specified strength

33. Before the cement is used, sampling must be done at least ____ days before
use. *
a) one week
b) 14 days
c) two weeks
d) 12 days

34. Asphalt cement shall not be used while it is foaming nor shall be heated at
____ anytime after delivery. *
a) 107 degrees Celsius
b) 159 degrees Celsius
c) 120 degrees Celsius

35. Moisture content of aggregates in bituminus mix shall not exceed ____ at
the time it is introduced into to the mixing unit. *
a) 1.5 mass %
b) 2 mass %
c) 1 mass %

36. Batching tolerance for Sand Aggregates is ____. *


a) 1%
b) 2%
c) 3%

37. Between stage of curing, concrete shall not be exposed for more than how
many hours? *
a) 24 hours
b) 3 hours
c) 1/2 hour
d) 72 hours

38. As a Materials Engineer, what will you do with major honeycombed area
that is considered as defective work? *
a) Plaster
b) Payment of the concrete will be made an adjustment.
c) Remove and replace at the expense of the Contractor.

39. If the strength of control specimen does not meet the requirement and not
feasible to obtain cores due to structural consideration, as a Materials Engineer
what will be your decision? *
a) Remove and replace
b) Area will not be paid
c) Payment will be made at an adjusted price

40. After concrete has been placed, it is advisable to maintain fully wetted and
in position for how many hours? *
a) 14 hours
b) 24 hours
c) 72 hours
d) 15 - 18 hours

41. Rock shall be excavated to a depth of ____ below subgrade within the limit
of the roadbed. *
a) 100 mm
b) 150 mm
c) 200 mm

42. Minimum penetration of all piles shall be ____. *


a) 3 meters
b) 6 meters
c) 7 meters
d) 4.5 meters

43. Piles shall not be driven within 7 meters of concrete less than ____ days
old, *
a) 7 days
b) 14 days
c) 28 days

44. Paint contains ____ of pigment and ____ vehicle. *


a) 20% and 80%
b) 21% and 79%
c) 79% and 21%
d) 80% and 20%

45. Minimum thickness of bedding materials beneath the pipe is ____. *


a) 100 mm
b) 150 mm
c) 200 mm

46. Minimum size of galvanized wire mesh is ____. *


a) 2.0 mm
b) 2.2 mm
c) 2.7 mm
d) 3.4 mm

47. Minimum density of gabions is ____. *


a) 1,000 kg/cu.m.
b) 1,200 kg/cu.m.
c) 1,400 kg/cu.m.
d) 1,500 kg/cu.m.

48. Soundness loss of field gabions is ____. *


a) 9% after 5 cycles
b) 10% after 5 cylcles
c) 11% after 5 cycles
d) 12% after 5 cycles

49. The heating temperature of reflectorized thermoplastic material for asphalt


cement is ____. *
a) 130 +/- 7 degrees Celsius
b) 150 +/- 7 degrees Celsius
c) 200 +/- 7 degrees Celsius
d) 211 +/- 7 degrees Celsius

50. Submission of sample minimum quantity of material for asphalt cement is


____. *
a) 5 kgs
b) 10 kgs
c) 20 kgs
d) 100 kgs

51. For how many years does the small Contractor given to procure necessary
testing equipment? *
a) 2 yrs.
b) 4 yrs.
c) 5 yrs.
d) 6 yrs.

52.The depth of the weakened joints must not be less than ____ and a width of
____. *
a) 40 mm and 6 mm
b) 50 mm and 5 mm
c) 40 m and 5 mm
d) 50 mm and 6 mm

53. Use of bituminous cold mix for potholes patching during rainy/wet period
is acceptable. *
a) True
b) False

54. In soil, all boring shall be carried to a depth of at least ____ below the
proposed gradeline. *
a) 0.5 m
b) 1.0 m
c) 1.5 m
d) 1.8 m

55. The test that determine pile bearing capacity by loading one or more pile
and measuring settlement under load is ____. *
a) Vane shear test
b) Plate bearing test
c) Pile load test

56. The weight of disturbed samples from hard auger or split spoon shall be at
least ____. *
a) 1 kg
b) 20 kgs
c) 10 kgs
d) 100 kgs

57. Submission of sample for testing of cement is ____. *


a) 10 kgs
b) 20 kgs
c) 15 kgs
d) 40 kgs

58. The length of Shelby Tube of an undisturbed sample is ____. *


a) 10" long
b) 18" long
c) 20" long

59. For small project where quantity of steel bar is 10,000 kgs or less, what is
the basis for acceptance of material? *
a) No testing
b) P.E. Certificate
c) Mill Certificate
60. ____ determines the best combination of the material that will produce a
potentially stable and durable mixture. *
a) Job-mix formula
b) Marshall formula
c) Design of bituminous mix
61. ____ is the rate of loading for concrete cylinder sample subjected to
compression test. *
a) 20-40 psi/sec
b) 20-50 psi/sec
c) 15-40 psi/sec
d) 15-50 psi/sec

62. In soil exploration, if the characteristic of rock is questionable, the


minimum depth of boring into the bedrock should be ____. *
a) 1.5 m
b) 2.0 m
c) 2.5 m
d) 3.0 m

63. Determines soil bearing capacity by loading steel plate usually 30"
diameter. *
a) Vane shear test
b) Plate bearing test
c) Pile load test
d) None of the above

64. How many hours does aggregate stockpile binned for draining before
batch? *
a) 1 hr
b) 6 hrs
c) 12 hrs
d) 24 hrs

65. What is the relative strength of mortar at 7 & 28 days of fine aggregates,
when tested for the effect of organic impurities, which is higher than the
standard? *
a) not less than 90%
b) not less than 80%
c) not less than 95%
d) not less than 98%

66. What is the rate of loading for concrete beam tested for flexural stress? *
a) 110 - 150 psi/sec
b) 115 - 150 psi/sec
c) 125 - 175 psi/sec
d) 130 - 175 psi/sec

67. In concrete sampling, paste shall be of normal consistency of ____ when the
rod settles to a point below the original surface in 30 secs. *
a) 10 +/- 1 mm
b) 11 +/- 1 mm
c) 15 +/- 1 mm
d) 20 +/- 1 mm

68. What is the temperature of a concrete sample? *


a) 10 - 15 degrees Celsius
b) 18 - 24 degrees Celsius
c) 15 - 18 degrees Celsius

69. What is the wash loss of fine aggregates in the no. 200 sieve? *
a) 1%
b) 2%
c) 3%
d) 4%

70. Retarder can delay the setting time of concrete up to how many hours? *
a) 1 hour
b) 2 hours
c) 4 hours
d) 8 hours

71. Super plasticizer can increase the strength of concrete in 24 hours by how
many percent? *
a) 40 - 60 %
b) 50 - 60 %
c) 50 - 70 %
d) 60 - 70 %

72. ____ is the moisture in an air-dried soil. *


a) Moisture content
b) Natural moisture content
c) Hygroscopic Moisture Content
d) Hydrometer Moisture Content
73. ____ is the tolerance of temperature of bituminous mix. *
a) 10 degrees Celsius
b) 12 degrees Celsius
c) 15 degrees Celsius
d) 18 degrees Celsius

74. ____ the number of measurement taken in a core sample for thickness
determination of the finish asphalt pavement. *
a) 3
b) 4
c) 5
d) 8

75. In the absence of beam mold in site, cylinder mold is allowed by


specification. What is the required strength? *
a) 2500 psi
b) 3000 psi
c) 3500 psi
d) 4000 psi

76. Prime coat shall be left undisturbed for at least ____. *


a) 6 hrs
b) 12 hrs
c) 24 hrs

77. The first phase of rolling the spread bituminous mix is called breakdown
rolling which is carried out by pneumatic roller, temperature must be ____. *
a) 200 - 225 degrees F
b) 190 - 199 degrees F
c) 160 - 180 degrees F
d) 150 - 185 degrees F
78. How many gradation ranges for hot plant mix bituminous pavement are
there in the blue book? *
a) 5
b) 6
c) 7
d) 8

79. What is the plasticity index of mineral filler? *


a) not greater than 4
b) not greater than 6
c) not greater than 8
d) zero

80. If no core had been taken at the end of each day operation and the project
has already been completed, a core shall be taken _____. *
a) for every 75 l.m./lane
b) for every 100 l.m./lane
c) for every 150 l.m./lane
d) for every 1,000 l.m./lane

81. ____ is the slump of workable concrete if vibrated. *


a) 10 - 20 mm
b) 10 - 40 mm
c) 40 - 50 mm
d) 40 - 75 mm

82. ____ is the burnt product which is used by Gypsum and pulverized to for
Portland Cement *
0/1
a) Hydraulic Cement
b) Clinker
c) Fly Ash
d) Volcanic Ash
83. When group index = o, what's the grade of soil? *
a) weak soil
b) poor soil
c) good soil

84. ____ is a process of breaking down of rocks into small pieces of various
sizes that can range from large boulders to very small clay particles. *
a) Consolidation
b) Unconsolidatin
c) Weathering
85. ____ is the limit where further loss of water due to evaporation which will
not result in reduction of volume. *
a) Plastic limit
b) Liquid limit
c) Shrinkage limit
86. ____ a classification of soil which 35% or more of the particles pass through
no. 200 sieve. *
a) Course sand soil
b) Granular materials
c) Silty-Clay Materials
d) Clayey Materials
87. It evaluates the quality of soil as highway subgrade material. *
a) Atterberg Limit
b) Plasticity Index
c) Group Index
d) Liquid Limit

88. ____ a classification of soil which 35% or less particles pass through no.
200 sieve. *
a) Grain size soil
b) Granular Materials
c) Silty Clay Materials
d) Clayey Materials
89. When soil has Plasticity Index value of 10, what's the criteria of the
material? *
a) Coarse grain
b) Sandy
c) Clayey
d) Silty
90. When Plasticity Index is equal to 6, soil is ____. *
a) Coarse grain
b) Sandy
c) Clayey
d) Silty

91. ____ is the empirical number used in the evaluation for G.I. *
a) 0- 15
b) 5- 20
c) 0- 20
d) 0- 25

92. It indicates good subbase material when G.I. is equal to ____. *


a) 0
b) 5
c) 10
d) 20

93. It indicates very poor subbase material whne G.I. is equal to ____. *
a) 0
b) 5
c) 10
d) 20

94. ____ indicates the composition of soil. *


a) Atterberg Limit
b) Plasticity Index
95. The higher the value of PI of the given soil, the weaker will be the soil
performance as a subgrade. *
a) True
b) False
c) Depends
d) None of the above

96. _____ is the minimum percent of A-6 group classification of soil. *


a) 0%
b) 25%
c) 35%
d) 36%
97. ____ is the maximum of G.I. of Silty Clay Materials. *
a) 0
b) 25
c) 20
d) 35
98. When the value of G.I. is negative, what will be the soil performance? *
a) Poor subgrade
b) Very good subgrade
c) Good subgrade
d) None of the above

99. The weight of Sandy soil for Hydrometer Analysis is ____. *


a) 10 grams
b) 25 grams
c) 50 grams
d) 100 grams

100. The weight of Clayey or Silty soil for Hydrometer Analysis is ____. *
a) 10 grams
b) 25 grams
c) 50 grams
d) 100 grams
Materials Engineer Mock Exam
This exam should be completed and submitted within the time allocation of two(2) hours. Good Luck!
(IMPORTANT: Please comment your name and I will post your scores in the comments below.)
* Required

Name? *

1. Which plasticity index is most suitable for aggregate base course?


The fraction passing the 0.425mm (No. 40) shall have a liquid limit not
greater than 25 and plasticity index not greater than 6. *
15
10
50
5
This is a required question
2. The specified flexural strength of paving concrete is *
350
300
525
400
3. The sample of 12.5 mm diameter steel bar to be submitted for test
should be at least *
20 cm
40 cm
100 cm
none of the above
4. ____________ is the method used in determining the strength of
concrete pipes. *
Third point loading
Three-edge bearing test
Mid-span loading
none of the above
This is a required question
5. Pre-stressed concrete requires the use of Class ____ concrete. *
D
A
B
C
6. If an asphalt pavement will be constructed over an old existing
concrete pavement, _________ should be applied to the concrete
pavement. *
tack coat
mortar coat
prime coat
seal coat
7. For bituminous concrete mixes, the asphalt material may either be
asphalt cement or asphalt emulsion. *
False
True
8. Coarse aggregate for Bituminous Macadam Pavement should be
___________. *
crushed gravel or stone
natural gravel
both a and b
none of the above
9. Tests for coarse aggregate include ________. *
Mortar strength
abrasion and absorption
None of the above
10. Tests for fine aggregate include __________. *
gradation and mortar strength
abrasion and absorption
None of the above
11. Unless otherwise specified in the special provision, the type of
portland cement used in paving concrete shall be _________. *
Type IV
Type I
Type III
Type II
12. During construction of a road project, if all the materials to be used
are tested for quality, inspection is no longer required. *
False
True
13. The degree of compaction of an embankment in our present
Specification is based on *
Unconfined compression test
Bulk Specific Gravity
AASHTO Designation T-180
CBR method
14. Under Excavation of Structure, Item 106, the backfilling operation
shall be done in ____ cm loose layer and compacted to at least 95%. *
10
20
30
This is a required question
15. Soils are natural aggregates of minerals connected by strong and
permanent cohesive forces. *
False
True
This is a required question
16. The boundary between sand and gravel is ______. *
2.00 mm (#10)
4.750 mm (#4)
0.425 mm (#40)
0.075 mm (#200
This is a required question
17. A ________________ is a soil which exhibits the properties of a
clay but contains appreciable amount of sand. *
Clayey sand
Sandy clay
sand clay
none of the preceding
This is a required question
18. Plasticity test is done on soils passing ________. *
0.75mm (#200)
0.425 mm (#40)
2.00 mm (#10)
This is a required question
19. ____________ is the process whereby soil particles are contained
more closely together through a reduction of the air voids, generally by
mechanical means. *
Soil compaction
In-place unit weight
Mechanical analysis
CBR
This is a required question
20. Soils containing more than 35% passing 0.075 mm (#200) sieve
are classified under _______. *
granular materials
silt-clay materials
it depends on the plasticity index
This is a required question
21. _____________ is provided for the purpose of counteracting
moisture movement within the structure either by seepage or capillary
action. *
Chemical admixtures
Compaction
Surface drainage
Subsoil drainage
This is a required question
22. A subgrade soil with a CBR value of ________ will require thick
layer of subbase and base course. *
15%
3%
30%
5%
This is a required question
23. ___________ is one of the methods stabilizing inferior soils. *
Sodding or springing
Paving
Flattening
Particle arrangement
This is a required question
24. The physical and engineering properties of soils may be improved
by _________. *
a. compaction
b. stabilization
c. both a and b
d. none of the above
This is a required question
25. Disturbed samples may be used for ________. *
sieve test
liquid limit
compaction test
any of the preceding
This is a required question
26. A soil with a Group Index of 5 is stronger than another with a
Group Index of 10. *
True
it depends on the Water Content
False
This is a required question
27. ____________ determines the relative amount of water in the
voids. *
Void ratio
Water content
Porosity
Degree of saturation
This is a required question
28. ____________ is an asphalt formed by natural process of
evaporation. *
Asphalt emulsion
Cutback asphalt
Asphalt cement
Rock asphalt
This is a required question
29. Uncrushed aggregates are preferable than crushed aggregates for
bituminous mixes. *
False
True
it depends on the type of bituminous material
This is a required question
30. The apparatus used in determining the consistency of liquid
asphalt is the ___________. *
flowmeter
penetrometer
viscometer
pycnometer
This is a required question
31. ________ asphalt is preferable in bituminous prime coat. *
Blown
Solid
Liquid
This is a required question
32. _________ is the test used in determining the amount of asphalt
cement in liquid asphalt. *
Penetration
Extraction
Distillation
Solubility
This is a required question
33. __________ are usually tested for extraction. *
Cut-back asphalt
Asphalt cement
Asphalt mixes
This is a required question
34. Extraction test is the procedure used for separating
___________. *
asphalt from mineral aggregates
asphalt from gasoline solvent
asphalt from kerosene solvent
the asphalt from water in emulsified asphalt
This is a required question
35. The optimum asphalt content obtained in a Marshall Stability test
is the average of the asphalt content of the Maximum Stability,
Maximum density and ____________. *
4% flow
Maximum flow
Maximum air voids
4% air voids
This is a required question
36. ____________ are intergranular void spaces between aggregate
particles. *
VMA
Air voids
Permeable voids
This is a required question
37. The main difference between a bulk measured specific gravity of a
bituminous mixture and its maximum measured specific gravity is
_________. *
weight of the voids
weight of the asphalt
volume of aggregates
volume of voids
This is a required question
38. ____________ is the best type of asphalt to be used for hot-
mixes. *
Emulsified asphalt
Medium curing cut-back
Rapid curing
Asphalt cement
This is a required question
39. A bituminous coating applied in an existing road prior to laying of a
bituminous surface overlay is a ___________. *
prime coat
seal coat
tack coat
This is a required question
40. The distance traveled by a standard penetration needle on a
prepared sample of asphalt under conditions for normal penetration is
8.6 mm. The material is ___________ penetration grade. *
120 - 150
40 - 50
200 - 300
85 - 100
This is a required question
41. The maximum specific gravity of an asphalt mix containing 6.0%
asphalt weight of mix is 2.5. If the specific gravity of the asphalt is
1.01, the specific gravity of the aggregate is equal to _______. *
2.56
2.76
2.70
2.65
This is a required question
42. A job-mix formula provides for close control of
________________. *
aggregate gradation
asphalt content
both of them
neither of them
This is a required question
43. The desired property of fresh concrete is ___________. *
strength
durabilty
water tightness
workability
This is a required question
44. The sieve used in the separation of aggregates after the abrasion
test is __________. *
0.075 mm (No. 200)
1.70 mm (No. 12)
0.425 mm (No. 40)
4.75 mm (No.4)
This is a required question
45. Normally, concrete mix with ________ water-cement ration will
develop the lowest strength. *
0.35
0.50
0.75
0.45
This is a required question
46. The most important single factor which affects the quality of
concrete is _________. *
cement content
aggregate gradation
water-cement ratio
aggregate quality
This is a required question
47. Paving concrete will need less ______ than that of structural
concrete. *
a. sand
b. water
c. coarse aggregate
d. both a and b
48. Concrete specimen molded in a 6" x 6" x 21" beam should be
rodded _______ times. *
26
63
25
62
This is a required question
49. Quality determination of concrete coarse aggregate sample
requires _______. *
a. abrasion test
b. sieve analysis
c. stability
d. both a and b
e. a, b and c
This is a required question
50. Concrete mix should be in place ______ minutes after the cement
is added into the aggregate and water. *
45
90
15
100
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51. Concrete beam specimens for paving concrete are molded in
_____________. *
2 equal layers
5 equal layers
4 equal layers
3 equal layers
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52. A minimum cement factor of _______ bags/cubic meter of
concrete is required for paving concrete (Based on the 94 lbs bag of
cement) *
7.5
9.5
8.5
10
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53. The volume of _________ can be calculated by performing the
unit weight test on the fresh concrete. *
a. concrete
b. cement
c. air
d. all of the preceding
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54. The use of manufactured fine aggregate will generally require
more __________. *
fine aggregate
coarse aggregate
mixing water
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55. The two (2) major components of concrete are _________. *
water and coarse aggregates
paste and mineral aggregates
cement and water
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56. The coarser the fine aggregate, the higher the fineness modulus. *
yes
no
depends on the grading test
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57. Samples for RSB to be submitted for test should be at least
___________. *
40 cm
20 cm
90 cm
100 cm
This is a required question
58. For efficient compaction, the embankment material should at time
of rolling be __________. *
wet
dry
at omc
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59. ___________ of 12.5 mm diameter steel bar for concrete
reinforcement is the maximum quantity that a sample represent. *
10,000 kg
15,000 kg
5,000 kg
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60. ______________ is an asphalt formed by natural process of
evaporation. *
Cut-back asphalt
Asphalt emulsion
Asphalt cement
Rock asphalt
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61. _______________ are usually tested for extraction. *
Asphalt emulsion
Asphalt mixes
Asphalt cement
Cut-back asphalt
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62. Extraction test is the procedure used for separating
___________. *
the asphalt from water in emulsified asphalt
asphalt from gasoline solvent
asphalt from mineral aggregates
asphalt from kerosene solvent
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63. ___________ indicates the safe working temperature of the
asphalt. *
Softening point
Viscosity
Distillation
Flash point
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64. The optimum asphalt content in a Marshall Stability Test is the
average of the asphalt content of the Maximum stability, maximum
density and __________. *
maximum air voids
4% air voids
45 flow
maximum flow
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65. The field density of a bituminous pavement shall not be less than
_________ of the density obtained from laboratory compacted
specimen. *
95%
98%
92%
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66. For Item 311: PCCP, coarse aggregate shall have a mass percent
of wear not exceeding _________ when tested by AASHTO T-96. *
45%
60%
40%
50%
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67. Plasticity Index for Aggregates Surface Course is __________.*
12
<6
< 25
4-9
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68. At least one (1) set of three (3) concrete cylinder samples shall be
taken from _______ cubic meter of each concrete or fraction thereof,
placed each day. *
50
100
75
150
This is a required question
69. Fine aggregates used in concrete pavement shall contain not
more than _____ percent of material passing the 0.075 mm sieve by
washing. *
4
1.5
1
3
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70. The degree of compaction required for embankment is at least
________ percent of the maximum density as determined by
AASHTO T-90 Method. *
90
95
100
85
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71. Requirement for PCCP construction *
opening to traffic after 28 days the concrete was placed
opening to traffic after 14 days the concrete was placed
a compressive strength of 25.08 mpa or more
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72. Roadway embankment in earth material shall be placed and
compacted in horizontal layers not exceeding _________ of loose
requirement, before the next layer is placed. *
250 mm
200 mm
150 mm
100mm
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73. Steel bars for reinforced concrete is tested for its _______. *
a. tensile
b. compressive
c. yield
d. both a and c
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74. To give Bituminous Concrete Surface Course greater resistance to
water _______ hydrated lime should be added. *
1 1/2 - 2 %
4-5%
2-3%
1/2 - 1 %
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75. In Aggregate Subbase Course, the degree of compaction of each
layer shall continue until a field density of at least ________ percent of
the maximum dry density determined in accordance with AASHTO T-
180 Method D has been attained. *
90
95
100
This is a required question
76. The maximum percentage wear allowed for Aggregate Subbase
Course in a coarse portion retained on a 2.00 mm (No. 10 ) sieve is
______. *
45
40
55
50
This is a required question
77. In manufacturing of culvert pipes, the class of concrete used is
________. *
Class "B"
Class "P"
Class "A"
Class "C"
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78. For Bituminous Concrete Surface Course, if Asphalt cement is
used, the percentage based on the weight of aggregate should be
________. *
4.5 to 8 %
5 to 8 %
3 to 5 %
6 to 10 %
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79. Coarse aggregate for Crushed Stone Aggregate Surface Course
should have a mass percent of not more _______ of the particle
retained on the 4.75 mm (No. 4) sieve and shall have at least one (1)
fractured face. *
60%
45%
50%
40%
This is a required question
80. Before placing the asphalt pavement, the gravel base course
should be ________. *
tack coated
prime coated
seal coated
This is a required question
81. Prestressed Concrete structures uses concrete of class _____. *
P
C
A
B
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82. An embankment to be constructed to a height of 600mm will have
a minimum number of ________ layers. *
5
6
3
4
This is a required question
83. Aggregate base course with a volume of 112,000 cubic meter will
have a minimum number of ________ quality tests. *
74
75
62
56
This is a required question
84. As per our present Specifications for Highways and Bridges,
including ammendments, it is mandatory to open PCCP to traffic not
later than ________ after pouring. *
28 days
21 days
7 days
14 days
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85. For 850 cubic meter of concrete paved in one day, __________
sets of concrete beam samples should be taken and tested for
strength. (Thickeness of pavement = 0.23m) *
1
2
3
This is a required question
86. For 4050 cubic meter of coarse aggregate _________ samples
should be submitted for quality tests. *
6
3
4
5
This is a required question
87. The coarse aggregate of Item 201, Aggregate Base Course shall
have a percentage of wear of not more than _________ as
determined by Los Angeles Rattler Test. *
60%
45%
40%
50%
This is a required question
88. The rate of application of emulsified asphalt used as bituminous
prime coat is ________ per square meter. *
1.5 liter to 2.0 liter
0.5 liter to 1.0 liter
1.0 liter to 1.5 liter
This is a required question
89. For 250 gallon of red lead paint, ________ samples should be
submitted for quality test. *
2
3
1
This is a required question
90. The number of samples of structural steel (reduced section)
required for 38,000 kg is ________. *
2
1
3
This is a required question
91. __________ is the method used in determining the strength of
concrete pipes. *
Three-edge bearing
Mid-span loading
Third-point loading
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92. An aggregate base course of 23,750 cubic meter will require
________ quality test. *
50
20
16
This is a required question
93. The Plasticity Index of aggregate base course should not be
greater than ________. *
10
12
6
8
This is a required question
94. Concrete hollow Blocks are tested for its _______. *
a. compression
b. absorption and dimension
c. tensile
d. both a and b
This is a required question
95. Item 306 is called __________. *
Bituminous Surface treatment
Bituminous Plant Mix (Stockpile Maintenance Mixture)
Bituminous Penetration Macadam Pavement
Bituminous Road Mix Surface Course
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96. In preparation of an asphalt design mix intended for item 310, the
proportion of bituminous material (asphalt cement) on the basis of
total dry aggregates shall be from _______. *
3 to 5 %
5 to 8 %
5 to 7 %
4 to 8 %
This is a required question
97. __________ is the result of asphalt layer instability or granular
base or subgrade weakness. The pavement usually twist out of
shape. *
distortion
upheaval
disintegration
bleeding
This is a required question
98. ___________ the localized upward displacement of a pavement
due to swelling of the subgrade or some portion of the pavement
structure. *
depression
raveling
upheaval
edge cracking
This is a required question
99. An asphalt submitted in the laboratory for quality test should
always have a corresponding ___________. *
Design mix
Sample card
Test report
Job-mix formula
This is a required question
100. The amount of emulsified asphalt to be added in a Bituminous
Plant-Mix Surface Course, Cold Laid (Item 308) shall be __________
mass percent, total dry aggregate basis. *
Note: If MC is used, the proportion of bituminous material on the basis of total dry aggregate shall be from
4.5 to 7.0%
5 to 10 %
4 to 8 %
7 to 12 %
6 to 10 %
This is a required question
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672. In the Classification of Soil, A-4 and A-5 means
Answer: SILTY SOILS
673. ________is a dark brown to black cementitious material produced by the destructive distillation
bituminous coal.
Answer: Coal Tar
674. ___________ are cracks caused by a vertical and horizontal movement in the pavement beneath
the overlay which brought on by expansion
and contraction with temperature or moisture changes.
Answer: Reflection Cracks
675. _____ transverse joint shall be constructed within 1.50m of an expansion joint, contraction joint and
plane of weakness.
Answer: No
676. Final rolling in bituminous mixes shall be performed with a __________.
Answer: 3-wheel or tandem type steel wheel roller.
677. ________ per layer should a concrete specimen molded in a 6”x6”x21” beam mold be rodded.
Answer: 63 Blows
678. _________is a test that requires calibrated sand in filling the hole in order to determine the volume
of hole.
Answer: In-Situ Density or FDT
679. ______,________,_________are kinds of asphalt that has a penetration grade of 60/70.
Answer: Hot Asphalt, Bituminous Cement, Asphalt Cement
680. Bituminous Concrete Surface Course mixes contain aggregates by weight equivalent to
___________
Answer : 92% to 95%.
681. ______________ is the other name of TRANSVERSE CONTRACTION JOINT
Answer: Weakened Plane Joints
682. Half portion of the dowel shall be coated or painted with ____________
Answer: A Coat Of Lead/Tar, A Bituminous Material And An Approved Lubricant.
683. When concrete is mixed in a central mixing plant, the mixing time is _____________
Answer: Not Less Than 50 Seconds Nor More Than 90 Seconds.
684. __________________________will approved the Job-Mix Formula.
Answer: The DPWH Project Engineer And Materials Engineer
685. is a joint constructed when there is an interruption of more than 30 minutes in the concreting
operation.
Answer: Transverse Construction Joint
686. A 350m³ of bituminous mixture has been laid in a day’s full operation, specimen must be taken.
Answer: 3 ASPHALT CORES