Civil Engineering Quiz - Geotechnical Engineering

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Geotechnical Engineering Quiz # GTE 01

This section consists of quiz covering general topics related to geotechnical engineering and soil mechanics.

Select whether the following statements are True (T) or False (F). 

1. A foundation is a structure that transfers loads to the earth. (T/F)
2. Porosity is defined as the ratio of the volume of voids (containing air and/or water) in a soil to the total volume of the soil. (T/F)
3. Permeability is measure of the ability of water to flow through the soil. (T/F)
4. Shallow foundations typically have a depth to width ratio of less than 1. (T/F)
5. Large buildings such as skyscrapers require deep foundations. (T/F)
6. Proctor compaction test is used to determine optimum moisture content and maximum dry density of soil. (T/F)

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