# Design of Masonry Structures Mcqs

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## 1. The use of relatively weak mortar_______________? Consider the following statements. 1. will accommodate movements due to loads and, cracking if any, and will be distributed as thin hair cracks which are less noticeable or harmful. 2. will result in reduction of stresses due to differential expansion of masonry units. select the correct statements.

1 alone is correct

2 alone is correct

both 1 and 2 are correct

neither 1 nor 2 is correct

## 2. A high lime content in a composite cement-lime mortar results in______________? Consider the following statements. 1. slow hardening. 2. quick setting. 3. weaker mortar. select the correct statements.

2 and 3 are correct

1 and 2 are correct

1 and 3 are correct

1, 2 and 3 are correct

## 3. Direct load carrying capacity of a brick masonry wall standing freely as against when it supports RC slab will be___________________?

More

Less

The same in both the cases

100%

## 4. Assertion A : Limiting value of slenderness ratio for a column is less than that of a wall. Reason R : A column can buckle around either of the two horizontal axes while a wall can buckle around only one axis. Select your answer according to the codes given below.

Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.

A is true but R is false.

A is false but R is true.

0.4 kg/cm2

0.7 kg/cm2

1.0 kg/cm2

1.2 kg/cm2

LLLZ.HLHI.MLMJ

L2,L,M2>Mi,H2)H

M,M2, H,H2,Li,L2

L2,L,M,M2,H,H2

15

19

20

25

1.2

1.4

1.6

2.0

## 9. For strengthening a 50 m long and 5 m high straight compound wall built in brick work, which one of the following would be most suitable?

Providing buttresses at certain intervals

Providing a deeper foundation

Using a richer mortar

Using stronger bricks

## 10. Assertion A : For identical strength, a composite cement-lime mortar is preferred over cement mortar. Reason R : Composite cement-lime mortar has higher drying shrinkage than cement mortar_____________? Select your answer based on the codes given below Codes?

Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A.

A is true but R is false.

A is false but R is true

0.15 MPa

0.125 MPa

0.1 MPa

0.075 MPa

## 12. Consider the following statements regarding provision of chases in masonry_________________? (i) No chase should be permitted in a half brick load-bearing wall, (ii) Vertical chases should not be closer than 2 m in any stretch of a wall, (iii) Chases should be provided near to bearings of beams and lintels. Select the the statements ?

(i) and (ii) are correct

) Vertical chases should not be closer than 2 m in any stretch of a wall,

I) Chases should be provided near to bearings of beams and lintels.

(i), (ii) and (iii) are correct

## 13. Cement mortars richer than 1 : 3 are not used in masonry because_________________? i) there is no gain in strength of masonry ii) there is high shrinkage iii) they are prone to segregation select the correct statements?

Only (ii) is correct

(i) and (ii) are correct

(ii) and (iii) are correct

(i), (ii) and (iii) are correct

90

95

00

05

(i) and (ii)

(i) and (iii)

(ii) and (iv)

(ii) and (iii)

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