Soil Science Quiz Question with Answer

11. Soil that is filled with water is termed ?

  1. soluble
  2. saturated
  3. hydrated

12. What is another name for the mixed media test?

  1. the pickle jar test
  2. the olive jar test
  3. the mason jar test

13. Which type of manual test is performed on a sample that is the size of a small plate?

  1. the plasticity test
  2. the dry strength test
  3. the thumb penetration test

14. Which type of soil is the least stable?

  1. Type A
  2. Type B
  3. Type C

15. Which type of soil has an unconfined compressive strength of .5 to 1.5 tons per square foot?

  1. Type A
  2. Type B
  3. Type C

16. You should never take samples of soil to test from a trench wall.

  1. True Statement
  2. False Statement

17. Type B soils may be cohesive or non-cohesive.

  1. True Statement
  2. False Statement

18. When using a pocket penetrometer or shear vane to measure soil strength, how many samples should you test?

  1. 2
  2. 6
  3. 12

19. An average cave-in of five yards of soil will weigh how many pounds.

  1. 1350
  2. 5000
  3. 13500

20. Percolation rate of water is the least in ?

  1. sandy soil
  2. clayey soil
  3. loamy soil
  4. none of these

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