Design of Masonry Structures MCQ Question with Answer

Design of Masonry Structures MCQ with detailed explanation for interview, entrance and competitive exams. Explanation are given for understanding.

Download Design of Masonry Structures MCQ Question Answer PDF

Question No : 1
Assertion A : From consideration of structural soundness and economy of design, most codes control the maximum slenderness ratio of masonry walls and columns.
Reason R : By controlling the maximum slenderness ratio, failure is by excessive stress and not by buckling. Select your answer according to codes given below:

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

Question No : 2
For masonry work with solid bricks, consistency of mortar should be

5 to 8 cm
9 to 13 cm
14 to 18 cm
19 to 23 cm

Question No : 3
For masonry built in 1 : 1 : 6 cement-lime-sand mix mortar or equivalent, the horizontal shear stress permissible on the area of a mortar bed joint is

0.15 MPa
0.125 MPa
0.1 MPa
0.075 MPa

Question No : 4
If H is the height of wall between centers of supports, then the effective height of wall where concrete floors have a bearing on wall irrespective of the direction of span will be

0.75 H
0.85 H
1.0 H
1.5 H

Question No : 5
For designing masonry components of a structure, seismic forces provision in the design calculation is not necessary for buildings constructed in

Zone I only
Zone I and II
Zone I, II and III
Zone I, II, III and IV

Question No : 6
A 200 mm thick brick masonry wall made of modular bricks carries an axial load of 30 kN/m from wall above and an eccentric load of 20 kN/m from RCC floor acting at a distance of 47.5 mm from the centre line of the wall. The resultant eccentricity ratio is


Question No : 7
In a cavity wall, both leaves of which are load bearing, the effective thickness is taken as

Sum of thickness of both leaves
Two-third of the sum of thickness of both the leaves
Actual thickness of the stronger leaf
Larger of (B) and (C)