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Quiz Questions

1.Soils are classified in four hydrologic groups according to infiltration and transmission rates. __________ soils have a high infiltration rate. They are chiefly deep, well-drained sand or gravel. The runoff potential is low.
2. A _____________ storm frequency may be adequate for sizing the spillway in small ponds.
3.Good foundation materials, those that provide both stability and imperviousness, are a mixture of coarse and fine-textured soils. Which of the following is a good example of such soil?
Gravel-sand-clay mixtures
gravel-sand-silt mixtures
Sand-clay mixtures
All the above
4.The following figure represents typical control section of a _____________.?
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Natural spillway with vegetation
Excavated auxiliary spillway with vegetation
5.Pipe made of __________________ is suitable for pipe spillways.
Cast iron
Smooth steel
All the above
6._____________ is the vertical distance between the elevation of the water surface in the pond when the spillway is discharging at designed depth and the elevation of the top of the dam after all settlement.
Settlement allowance
None of the above
7.____________ is a reservoir constructed mainly by excavation in flat terrain. A relatively short embankment section on the downstream watercourse side may be necessary for desired storage amount.
Excavated pond
Drop inlet
8.Chemical treatment is not effective in coarse-grained soils to prevent excessive seepage.
9.Bentonite is a fine-textured colloidal clay. When wet it absorbs several times its own weight of water and, at complete saturation, swells as much as __________ its original volume.
8 to 20 times
16 to 30 times
18 to 25 times
25 to 55 times
10.Which of the following figure shows correct disposal of waste material?
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