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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
- FALSE

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
- FALSE

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