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Materials Quality Control Exam

September 10, 2005

City Central Elementary School
1. Specimens for compressive or flexural strength test shall be removed from forms at the end of 24 hours and shall be
kept in moist condition at temperature between?
a. 22 C-28 C
b. 22 C-26 C
c. 18 C-24 C
2. The upper limit of grain size used for determining the atterberg limits of soil is:
a. #10
b. #40
c. #100
d. #200
3. A concrete sample having a maximum height of less than _________of its diameter before applying or a height less
than its diameter after capping shall not be used
a. 96%
c. 98%
b. 94%
d .95%
4. A subgrade with a CBR value of 2 or less is considered:
a. weak
c. stable
b. very stable
d. normal
5. The lowest moisture content in which soil can be rolled with thread 1/8 in diameter without crumbling
a. plastic limit
b. group index
c. liquid limit
6. The soaked CBR value for item 201-Base Course at maximum dry density is
a. not less than 80%
b. not less than 25%
c. not less than 45%
7. The total thickness of subgrade and subbase materials of a 3.50meter pavement is 300mm.subgrade is 125mm. In how
many layers will these be spread and compacted?
a. 2 layers in full width of 3.5 meters
b. 3 layers in full width of 3.5 meters
c. 1 layer in full width of 3.5 meters
8. A well graded aggregate for base course has a proper proportioning of
a. sand & gravel
b. sand-gravel & silt
c. sand, silt-clay
d. sand, gravel & deleterious materials
9. What chemical admixtures is needed to produce a concrete mix with improve slump w/o additional water
a. set accelerating admixtures
b. set retarding admixtures
c. water reducing admixture
d. fly ash
10. In slip form construction, what is the slump for the concrete used
a. not more than 3
b. 3 to 4
c. almost zero
d. any of the above
11. What is the significance of loss of ignition of cement
a. measure heat generated when cement is mixed w/ water
b. signifies pre-hydration or moisture uptake of cement while in shelved
c. measure the resistance of cement when exposed to fire
12. Cut back asphalt or emulsified asphalt is usually used.
a. prime coat
b. tack coat
c. seal coat
d. a or b
13. What class of soil for A-3
a. fine
b. coarse
c. silty clay
d. sandy silt
14. 1:2:4 concrete mix, amount of water required
a. 20 liters
c. 10 L
b. 5 liters
d. 35L
15. Emulsified asphalt not suitable for
a. item 301
c. item 304
b. item 302
d. item 308
16. Basic criterion that can be applied for the rejection of asphalt mixture delivered at site
a. gradation of aggregates
b. temperature of mix
c. asphalt content
d. shape & texture of aggregates
17.Determines silt & clay content of soil
a. plastic limit
b. liquid limit
c. hydrometer test
18. Maximum days cement are sent for testing
a. 21
b. 14
c. 15
19. Calibration of Universal Testing Machine
a. 1 year
b. 6 months
c. 2 years

20. Apparatus used in Specific Gravity of Hydraulic Cement

ans. Le Chatelier Flask
21. Mortar for masonry shall consist
ans. 1 part cement & 2 parts sand
22. Minimum index retained strength of immersion-compression test.
Ans. 70%
23. Number of holes in coring asphalt pavement
ans. 1 pc @ every 100m linear meter
24. Instrument used to measure pavement deflection
ans. Benkelman Beam
25. air spaces in between aggregates
ans. Voids
26.CBR value for Base course
ans. 80%
27.What is the color of tack coat when cured
a. brown
b. black
c. gray
28. Used to seal weakened plain joint
a. joint filler
b. cold mix
29. CBR stands for:
ans. California Bearing Ratio
30. Which is not for inspection report
a. water
b. gravel
c. cement
31. The process that determines the purity of an asphalt mixture
a. loss on heating
b. extraction
c. solubility
32. Compute the average thickness of core 23, 24, 24, 23, 24, 23, 23, 24, 24
b. 22.9
c. 23.5
33. Mortar for masonry shall consist of
a. 1:2
b. 1:3
c. 1:4
34. Why is Undisturbed soil used for laboratory testing?
a. Because it is easier to test
b. To retain the original structure of the soil
35. Different brand of cement should not be allowed because
a. Different in texture
b. varies in strength
c. different in color when hardened
36. As percent asphalt increases in Marshall stability test, the % air voids
a. increases
c. remains constant
b. decreases
d. with a or b
37. Different materials mixed into one
a. Obtain from different lots
b. put inside different bags
c. must be of the same size
38. Practical question
ans. Quartering
39. empirical data (laboratory procedure)
40. significance of loss on heating
41. Sieve number in obtaining LL sample
a. 0.425
42. Which is not the significance of CBR
43. In quarrying samples to be of value shall be
a. free from impurities
44. Workability of
a. surface texture & shape of aggregates
45. logbook
46. Basis for acceptance or rejection of materials
47. alternate use of Portland Cement
ans. IP
48. ans. Water reducing ad mixture
49. asphalt content
ans. 5-8%
50. Criterion for thermoplastic paint
51. determination of bitumen
ans. Extraction
52. Cutback/Emulsified asphalt can be used as
a. prime coat
b. tack coat
53. Minimum temperature for rolling
ans. Minimum time at densification
54. Which is not the duty of an asphalt inspector
a. adjusting dial gage
b. accomplish report
55. Soil used for atterberg limit test

c. seal coat

56. The objective of trial mix except one.

a. to determine the quantity
57. A test procedure use to determine suitability of asphaltic concrete mix
a. marshall stability
b. immersion-compression test
c. Index of retained strength
58. Meaning of Sampling
59. Meaning CBR
60. SPT can determine the depth of
ans. Soil layer
61. Determines the optimum moisture
ans. Proctor test
62. Sampling for sub-base course
64. In slip form, what slump is use
a. not more than 3
b. 3-4
c. almost 0
d. none of the above
65. 7 days strength
ans. 75% of specified strength
66. Duties of a materials engineer
ans. Linear measurement
67.What is the size of calibrated sand used for field density test(FDT)
a. passing sieve no.30 retained no. 200
b. passing sieve no. 20 retained 200
c. passing sieve no. 10 retained 200
d. none of the above
68. Which of the following is not a responsibility of the materials engineer?
a. sampling of materials
b. scheduling of delivery of materials
c. analysis of test result of the materials
d. design of the concrete and asphalt mix
69. Cement which has been storage for so long period that there is already doubt to its quality
a. not be used
b. be allowed to be used
c. retested prior to use
d. reprocessed prior to use
70. What should be done on the sub-base course with existing moisture content of 10% higher than the optimum moisture
content of AASHTO T180-D
a. spread to the required loose thickness & Compact
b. Add water, spread to the required thickness & compact
c. Dry out to reduce moisture spread to the required thickness and compact
d. spread to the required thickness
71. What is used to measure pavement surface irregularities
a. falling out deflectometer equipment
b. Benkelman Beam apparatus
c. Dynamic cone penetrometer apparatus
d. 3-m straight edge
72. As construction work progress, you noticed that the delivered are different from the one tested and passed. If you are in
doubt, what will you do?
a. authorize used
b. reject
c. conduct immediate retesting for verification
d. replace
73. The moisture density curve is different from each soil. Which of the following statement is true.
a. granular, well graded soil generally have fairly high max. density at low optimum moisture content
b. clay soil have lower densities at OMC than granular well graded soil
c. Granular well graded soil have higher densities than uniform soil at OMC
d. all of the above
74. SPT is an in-situ test that measure
a. shear resistance
b. compressive strength
c. depth of soil layer
d. consistency of soil
75. What class of concrete to be used for heavy reinforced structure.
a. class B, slump 2-4
b. class C, slump 2-4
c. class A, slump 2-4
d. class P, slump 2-4
76.What is used to determine the index of retained strength of a bituminous mix
a. Marshall Stability test
b. Immersion-compression test
c. Extraction & Grading test
d. Stability test
77. Which of the following is the basis for acceptance of works in DPWH projects
a. ASTM Specs
b. AASHTO Specs

c. 1988 DPWH specs for Highways Bridges & Airports

d. 1995 DPWH specs for highways bridges & airports
78. The extraction test on asphalt mix is made to determine
a. the amount of fine aggregates in the mix
b. the amount of asphalt in the mix
c. the amount of emulsion in the mix
d. the amount of coarse aggregates in the mix
79. Spot test indicates the:
a. overheated during manufacturing
b. overheated during construction
80. What is the sieve no. for the sand used in the FDT:
a. #40
b. #10
c. #30
d. #40
81. The immersion-compression test is to determine:
a. ductility
b. stability
c. solubility
d. flexibility
82. The optimum moisture content of soil is determine during
a. laboratory compaction
b. compaction of trial section
c. field compaction test
d. all of the above
83. Concrete curing refers to:
a. procedure done to repair damage
b. procedure done to promote cement hydration
c. procedure done to maximize concrete strength
d. procedure done to maximize concrete cracking
84. As Materials Engineer, what would you recommend in order to check the suitability and efficiency of the equipment to be
used prior to subbase construction for item 310 Bituminous Concrete Surface Course?
a. make trial sections
b. establish control strips
c. make trial mixes
d. none of the above
85. In the immersion-compression stability test, the molded sample has a diameter of 4 inches of which the wet molded asphalt
sample is submerged in water for
a. four days
b. six hours
c. two days
d. four hours
86. ________is an indication that the asphalt mix is overheated
a. blue smoke
b. stiff appearance
c. rising steam
d. mix slump on truck
87. What is the minimum period of the samples that should be brought to the lab before testing
a. 12 hrs
b. 16 hrs
c. 24 hrs
d. 36 hrs
88. Given: Bulk vol. of asphalt = 500 cc
Wt of dry specimen in air = 1200 gms
Sp Gr:
a. 2.40
b. 2.0
c. 1.0
d. 0.40
89. Measure of construction materials for concrete structure shall be
a. weight
b. volume
c. quantity
d. density
90. What is the emulsified in the emulsified asphalt
a. to increase workability with aggregates
b. to allow asphalt to mix with water
91. What is the basis for acceptance or rejection of any construction materials
a. min. testing requirement
b. construction of materials availability
c. Certificate of acceptance
d. materials testing report
92. In the hot laid bituminous mixture, the shape and texture of aggregates most suitable is
a. angular & rough-textured
b. angular & smooth-textured
c. rounded & rough-textured
d. rounded & sooth-textured

93. Which of the following provisions not included in the job mix formula
a. mixing time
b. grading of aggregates
c. asphalt contents
d. temperature of delivery
94. Angular aggregates when used in concrete structures would need more
a. water
b. fine aggregates
c. cement
d. a & c
95. Given:
Wt. of sample= 1000 gms
Wt after extraction = 950 gms
% asphalt content?
a. 5%
b. 6%
c. 7%
d. 8%
96. Who is the person to inspect the site of the sources before using it at the project
a. PE
b. ME ( DPWH)
c. ME (Contractor)
97. Rebars failed the elongation requirement but passed the yield strength
a. reject
b. accept but reduce the price
c. re-test