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08 Civil Engineering Quiz | Railway MCQ

1 >>The rail section which is not used on Indian metre gauge tracks, is
 ?
  • (A) 50R
  • (B) 30R
  • (C) 20R
  • (D) 40R
2 >>Boxing of ballast is done
 ?
  • (A) in between two rails
  • (B) under rails
  • (C) at the rails
  • (D) in between two sleepers.

3 >>Overall depth of a dog spike, is
 ?
  • (A) 150 mm
  • (B) 120.6 mm
  • (C) 155.90 mm
  • (D) 135 MM
4 >>Wooden sleepers used on the girders of bridges, are generally made of
 ?
  • (A) chir
  • (B) deodar
  • (C) teak
  • (D) sal
5 >>If a 0.7% upgrade meets a 0.65% downgrade at a summit and the permissible rate of change of grade per chain length is 0.10%, the length of the vertical curve, is
 ?
  • (A) 16 chains
  • (B) 14 chains
  • (C) 12 chains
  • (D) 10 chains
6 >>Mr. W. Simms, the consulting Engineer to the Government of India recommended the gauge for Indian railways
 ?
  • (A) 1.435 m as adopted in England
  • (B) 1.676 m as a compromise gauge
  • (C) 1.000 m as a standard gauge
  • (D) 1.800 m as per Indian conditions
7 >>Distance between the inner rail and check rail provided on sharp curve, is
 ?
  • (A) 42mm
  • (B) 40mm
  • (C) 44mm
  • (D) 46mm

8 >>If absolute levels of rails at the consecutive axles A, B, and C separated by 1.8 metres are 100.505 m, 100.530 m, and 100.525 m respectively, the unevenness of rails, is
 ?
  • (A) 0.035 m
  • (B) 0.065 m
  • (C) 0.055 m
  • (D) 0.045 m
9 >>To design a cross-over between parallel tracks, the required components are :
 ?
  • (A) two switch points, two acute angle crossings and six check rails
  • (B) two switch, points, two acute angle crossings and two check rails
  • (C) two switch points, two acute angle crossings and four check rails
  • (D) none of these
10 >>Coal ash (or cinder) is used in initial stages of a new construction of railway for
 ?
  • (A) steel sleepers
  • (B) wooden sleepers
  • (C) cast iron sleepers
  • (D) none of these
11 >>Charles Vignoles invented the flat footed rails in
 ?
  • (A) 1817
  • (B) 1838
  • (C) 1836
  • (D) 1814
12 >>Minimum depth of ballast prescribed of B.G. trunk lines of Indian Railways, is
 ?
  • (A) 14cm
  • (B) 20cm
  • (C) 25cm
  • (D) 10cm
13 >>Pick up the incorrect statement from the following:
 ?
  • (A) Cross sectional area of fish plates, is normally the same as that of the rail section.
  • (B) Fish plates fit the web of the rail section
  • (C) Fish plates fit the underside of the rail head
  • (D) Fish plates fit the top of the rail foot
14 >>Pot sleepers are in the form of
 ?
  • (A) two bowls placed under two rails and the one between the rails
  • (B) a number of bowls connected together with a tie bar
  • (C) two bowls placed under each rail and connected together with a tie bar
  • (D) none of these

15 >>In railways a triangle is mainly provided for
 ?
  • (A) changing direction of engines through 180°
  • (B) shunting wagons in yards.
  • (C) diverting trains from the main line to branch line
  • (D) crossing over between parallel tracks
16 >>Best ballast contains stones varying in size from
 ?
  • (A) 2.5 cm to 6 cm
  • (B) 1.5 cm to 3 cm
  • (C) 2.0 cm to 4 cm
  • (D) 2.0 cm to 5 cm
17 >>A scissors cross-over consists of
 ?
  • (A) four pairs of points, six acute angle crossings and two obtuse angle crossings
  • (B) four pairs of points, four acute angle crossings and four obtuse angle crossings
  • (C) two pairs of points, six acute angle crossings and four obtuse angle crossings.
  • (D) two pairs of points, four acute angle crossings and two obtuse angle crossings
18 >>A kink is made in stock rails, ahead of the toe of switch at a distance of
 ?
  • (A) 25cm
  • (B) 20cm
  • (C) 10cm
  • (D) 15cm
19 >>To prevent percolation of water into formation, moorum is used as a blanket for
 ?
  • (A) all
  • (B) sandy soil
  • (C) black cotton soil
  • (D) clayey soil
20 >>Distance between inner faces of the flanges, is kept
 ?
  • (A) equal to the gauge distance
  • (B) slightly less than the gauge distance
  • (C) slightly more than the gauge distance
  • (D) none of these
 
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