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This set of Surveying Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on Surveying Set 16

Q1 | The point on which the instrument is set up, is called station point
  • TRUE
Q2 | The bearing observed with a surveyor's compass is
  • whole circle bearing
  • quadrantal bearing
Q3 | A French cross-staff has a magnetic compass at the top.
  • Right
  • Wrong
Q4 | The method of levelling in which the heights of mountains are found by observing the temperature at which water boils is known as
  • barometric levelling
  • reciprocal levelling
  • longitudinal levelling
  • hypometry
Q5 | When the length of chain used in measuring distance is shorter than the standard length, the error in measured distance will be compensating error.
  • Right
  • Wrong
Q6 | A plain scale is used to read
  • one dimension
  • two dimensions
  • three dimensions
  • all of these
Q7 | The surveying used to determine additional details such as boundaries of fields, is called
  • city surveying
  • location surveying
  • cadastral surveying
  • topographical surveying
Q8 | The area of any irregular figure can be calculated accurately with the help of a planimeter.
  • TRUE
Q9 | The shift of a curve is
  • equal to
  • one-half
  • one-third
  • one-fourth
Q10 | The method of measuring distance by pacing is chiefly used in
  • reconnaissance surveys
  • preliminary surveys
  • location surveys
  • all of these
Q11 | In locating the details of an object whose direct measurement is not possible due to some obstruction, the method used is
  • by angles and distances from the same station
  • by angle from one station and distance from the other station
  • by distance from two different stations
  • by angles from two different stations
Q12 | The collimation method for obtaining the reduced levels of points does not provide a check on
  • fore sights
  • back sights
  • change points
  • intermediate sights
Q13 | In a whole circle bearing system, S 25? 15' E corresponds to
  • 115? 15'
  • 154? 45'
  • 205? 15'
  • 334? 45'
Q14 | The representative fraction of the scale is the ratio of the distance on the map or drawing to the corresponding distance on the ground
  • Yes
  • No
Q15 | The deflection angle for any chord is equal to the deflection angle for the proceeding chord minus the tangential angle for that chord.
  • Yes
  • No
Q16 | It is required to find the difference in elevation between two points A and B. During levelling, it is found that the staff reading at B is more than the staff reading at A. It indicates that the point A is
  • higher than
  • lower than
Q17 | The obstacle, which obstructs chaining but not vision, is a
  • river
  • hill
  • rising ground
  • all of these
Q18 | When 1 cm on a map represents 10 m on the ground, the representative fraction of the scale is
  • 1?10
  • 1?100
  • 1?1000
  • 1?10000
Q19 | The angle between the reflecting surfaces of a prism square is
  • 30?
  • 45?
  • 60?
  • 75?
Q20 | The vertical distance above or below the datum is called
  • reduced level of the point
  • elevation of the point
  • height of the instrument
  • either (a) or (b)
Q21 | For setting out an offset at an angle of 45?,
  • open
  • french
  • adjustable
Q22 | When the effect of curvature is taken into account in levelling, the true staff reading is obtained by
  • adding
  • subtracting
Q23 | In the surveying telescope, diaphragm is held
  • inside the eye piece
  • inside the objective
  • nearer to the eye piece
  • nearer to the objective
Q24 | A base line in a chain survey
  • checks the accuracy of the framework
  • enables the surveyor to locate the interior details which are far away from the main chain lines
  • fixes up the directions of all other lines
  • all of the above
Q25 | The method of surveying used for dtermining the relative height of points on the surface of the earth is called
  • levelling
  • simple levelling
  • longitudinal levelling
  • differential levelling