CE 2700 Final Moodle Quizzes

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  1. What was the mechanism responsible for the failure of the Teton Dam?
    A. column buckling
    B. soil bearing capacity failure
    C. slope instabity
    D. piping
    D. piping
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  2. Which of the following is true regarding the investigations of the Transcona and Fargo grain elevator collapses?
    A. The credibility of the investigators was called into question after conflicts of interest were discovereed
    B. The failures provided the opportunity to validate geotechnical theory with full scale data
    C. The exact mechanisms of the failure were not determined
    D. demonstrated the impossibility of obtaining reliable input data for engineering analysis
    B. The failure provided the opportunity to validate geotechnical theory with full scale data
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  3. What mechanism caused the failure of the Vaiont Dam Reservoir?
    A. Punching
    B. Excessive settlement
    C. Piping
    D. Slope Instability
    D. slope instability
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  4. Which of the following was the typical slope of the Mississippi River levees on the river side of the levee? (Refer to Chapter 15 of Rising Tide)
    A. 1 horizontal to 1 vertical
    B. 3 horizontal to 1 vertical
    C. 2 horizontal to 1 vertical
    D. 4 horizontal to 1 vertical
    B. 3 horizontal to 1 vertical
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  5. Sand boils are not considered dangerous when the water emerging from them is clear. (Refer to Chapter 15 of Rising Tide)
    A. Ture
    B. False
    A. True
  6. Which of the following contributed to the failure of the hurricane protection system in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina?
    Select one or more:
    A. many levees were not high enough
    B. there were lack on stable funding
    C. the banking community sabotaged levees
    D. they system was under-designed
    • A. many levees were not high enough
    • B. there were lack on stable funding
    • C. the banking community sabotaged levees
    • D. they system was under-designed
  7. What was the key lesson learned from the collapse of the Schoharie Creek Bridge?
    A. Bridge designed in the early 1950's are dangerous
    B. Attempting to detect changes in a stream bed is expensive and of limited benefit.
    C. One should identify critical bridge feature and regularly inspect and maintain them
    D. All shallow foundations are susceptible to scour
    C. One should identify critical bridge feature and regularly inspect and maintain them.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  8. What mechanism caused the collapse of the Schoharie Creek Bridge?
    A.Storm surge and waves caused the bridge deck to be lifted from the piers.
    B. Debris carried by flood water was caught on the bridge piers, causing exessive lateral loading.
    C. The failure of the Malpasset Dam upstream released the quantity of water that overwhelmed the bridge.
    D. The flow of water in the creek scoured away the soil beneath one of the piers.
    D. The flow of water in the creek scoured away the soil beneath one of the piers.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  9. Despite the protest of local bankers, the consensus of the engineering community was that New Orleans was in imminent danger of flooding in April 1927, and it was necessary for the sake of the safety of the city's citizen to create an artificial crevasse in the river levee in St. Bearnard Parish.
    A. True
    B. False
    B. False
  10. Which of the following was the primary motivation for the effort to dynamite the Mississippi River levee in St. Bernard Parish?
    A. City engineers and leader were concerned for the safety of the people.
    B. An opening in the river at st. Bernard would allow easier access for relief vessels to reach New Orleans in the event of a flood.
    C. The local banking community was concerned with the effects that the perceived flood risk was having on their business interests.
    D. An Artificial Crevasse at St. Bernard would prevent impending creavasses at Baton Rouge an Vicksburg.
    C. The local banking community was concerned with the effects that the perceived flood risk was having on their business interests.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  11. Which of the following were major problems with the Austin Dam?
    Select one or more:
    A. The slopes above the reservoir were unstable
    B. A trestle bridge blocked the spillway
    C. The concrete construction was of poor quality.
    D. The foundation was not designed properly.
    • C. The concrete construction was of poor quality.
    • D. The foundation was not designed properly.
  12. According to Chapter 9 of Beyond Failure, which of the following is an important difference between steel and concrete?
    A. Concrete has high tensile strength, and steel does not.
    B. When project budget allow, steel is always preferred over concrete.
    C. Steel arrives at a construction site in its finished state, whereas concrete is manufactured to some extent on the job site.
    D. The ductility of concrete makes it preferable to steel, which is brittle.
    C. Steel arrives at a construction site in its finished state, whereas concrete is manufactured to some extent on the job site.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  13. Which two general principles often appear in construction materials and structural engineering? (Hint: see page 325)
    Select one or more:
    A. Structural system often fail at connections.
    B. Innovative materials used in new application often have poorly understood properties or behaviors.
    C. Brittle concrete filures are almost never a problem.
    D. You can forget about all those fancy calculations if the structure is on fire.
    • A. Structural system often fail at connections.
    • B. Innovative materials used in new application often have poorly understood properties or behaviors.
  14. Calvin Coolidge declined to take direct, political action in the flood relief effort in the Spring of 1927.
    A. True
    B. False
    A. True
  15. Herbert Hover
    Select One Or More:
    A. was named head of the flood relief effort by Calvin Coolidge
    B. was a single-minded public servant without personal political ambition.
    C. called for rational planning for everything from the economy to the home.
    D. lied about the success of the government's flood relief efforts in preventing deaths.
    • A. was named head of the flood relief effort by Calvin Coolidge
    • C. called for rational planning for everything from the economy to the home.
    • D. lied about the success of the government's flood relief efforts in preventing deaths.
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  17. Which two of the following ethical breaches best characterizes the situation surrounding the Sampoong Superstore Collapse in Seoul, South Korea?
    Select one or more:
    A. Canon 4: Engineers shall act in professional matters for each employer or client as faithful agents or trustees, and shall avoid Conflicts Of Interests.
    B. Canon 5: Engineers shall build their professional reputation on the merit of their services and shall not compete unfaily with others.
    C. Canon 6: Engineers shall act in such a manner as to uphold and enhance the honor integrity, and dignity of the engineering professional and shall act with zero tolerance for bribery, fraud, and corruption.
    D. Canon 7: Engineers shall continue their professional development throughout their careers and shall provide opportunities for the professional development of those engineers under their supervision.
    • A. Canon 4: Engineers shall act in professional matters for each employer or client as faithful agents or trustees, and shall avoid Conflicts Of Interests.
    • C. Canon 6: Engineers shall act in such a manner as to uphold and enhance the honor integrity, and dignity of the engineering professional and shall act with zero tolerance for bribery, fraud, and corruption.
  18. If William Lemessurier could be said to have violated any of the ASCE's fundamentals cannons of the code of ethics in his handling of the Citicorp Tower design error, which would it be?
    A. Cannon 2- serving only in areas of competence
    B. Cannon-1 holding paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public
    C. Cannon 3- issuing only objective and truthful public statements
    D. Cannon 6- acting so as to uphold the honor, integrity, and dignity of the engineering profession
    C. Cannon 3- issuing only objective and truthful public statements
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  19. Each Engineer is responsible for his or her own continuing education, a supervising Engineer cannot be expected to accommodate the professional development of his or her subordinates.
    A. True
    B. False
    B. False
  20. Money given to displaced resident of St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parishes for food and housing during the 1927 flood was deducted from their claim settlements.
    A. True
    B. False
    A. True
  21. Although the role of the federal government has expanded somewhat by 1927, the government did not provide any direct aid to the flood victims. (see pages 369-271)
    A. True
    B. False
    A. True
  22. The Flood Control Law of 1928
    Select One or More
    A. set a precedent of expanded federal involvement in local affairs.
    B. allowed Greenville to continue to flourish
    C. was the most expensive piece of legislation ever passed by Congress.
    D. did not prevent the Flood of 1937
    • C. was the most expensive piece of legislation ever passed by Congress.
    • A. set a precedent of expanded federal involvement in local affairs.
  23. Which of the following was Hoover's "key to rebuilding" the flooded Delta? (Hiint: se page 366)
    A. providing credit to planters through nonprofit reconstruction corporations.
    B. planting soybeans and raising poultry in place of cotton monoculture
    C.preventing pellagra by encouraging people to grow vegetable gardens.
    D. Protecting cistern water from mosquitoes to eliminate malaria
    A. providing credit to planters through nonprofit reconstruction corporations.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  24. Which of the following ethical guidelines are related to Canon 1 of ASCE's Code of Ethics?
    Chose one or more:
    A. Engineers may only work on a contingent basis in circumstances in which their professional judgment will not be compromised.
    B.Engineers shall only engage in work in which they are qualified by education and experience.
    C. Engineers are obligated to inform their clients of the safety, health, and welfare consequences of acting contrary to engineering recommendations.
    D. Engineers must recongnize that they safety, health, and welfare of the public depend on their work.
    • C. Engineers are obligated to inform their clients of the safety,
    • health, and welfare consequences of acting contrary to engineering
    • recommendations.
    • D. Engineers must recognize that they safety, health, and welfare of the public depend on their work.
  25. After the artificial crevasses at Caernarvon was created....
    Select one or more:
    A. The gentlemen of New Orleans honored their public commitment to those displaced.
    B. the Red Cross and Herbert Hoover refused to take responsibility for the victims.
    C. The residents of St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parishes were fully compensated for their looses.
    D. Claims of loos from affected residents exceeded $30 million, 15 times the initial estimates
    • D. Claims of loos from affected residents exceeded $30 million, 15 times the initial estimates
    • B. the Red Cross and Herbert Hoover refused to take responsibility for the victims.
  26. Why were the reconstruction corporation ineffective in helping rebuild the Delta?
    A. failure of the soybean crop required reimbursement that would have otherwise gone to rebuilding.
    B. lack of collateral and inability for borrowers to pay a high rate of return.
    C. LeRoy Percy did not support the reconstruction corporations
    D. lack of funding from private businesses for the credit facility.
    B. lack of collateral and inability for borrowers to pay a high rate of return.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  27. What structural characteristic could have mitigated the progressive collapse that occurred at the Ronan point apartment?
    A. stronger foundation
    B. pre-stressing
    C. sheer walls
    D. redundancy
    D. redundancy
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  28. Which of the following did not contribute to the failure of the agricultural building described in Chapter 4 of Beyond Failure?
    Select one or more:
    A. the outward pressure of the product being stored was not property considered
    B. poor compaction of the soil beneath the foundation
    C. lack of coordination between the building frame designer and the foundation designer
    D. low concrete strength in the foundation
    • D. low concrete strength in the foundation
    • B. poor compaction of the soil beneath the foundation
  29. Which circumstances combined to cause the collapse of the Kemper reana roof in Kansas City?
    Select one or more:
    A. The building did not have n adequate maintenance program, and some structural elements deteriorated without detection.
    B. The roof's flexibility allowed rain water to pond.
    C. City storm sewers backed up, preventing adequate drainage of the roof.
    D. Hanger assemblies were weakened by fatigue.
    • B. The roof's flexibility allowed rain water to pond.
    • D. Hanger assemblies were weakened by fatigue.
  30. Which theories were proposed to explain the collapse of the L'Ambiance Plaza?
    Select one or more:
    A. The steel components in the lifting assembly did not have enough capacity.
    B. The design of the post-tensioned concrete floor slabs was inadequate.
    C. Welds in the lifting collar were inadequate.
    S. steel wedges temporarilly supporting the slab at the columns became dislodge under lateral load.
    • A. The steel components in the lifting assembly did not have enough capacity.
    • B. The design of the post-tensioned concrete floor slabs was inadequate.
    • C. Welds in the lifting collar were inadequate.
    • D. steel wedges temporarily supporting the slab at the columns became dislodge under lateral load.
  31. Consider an engineering drawing on which the scale is not explicitly identified. A certain distance is indicated to be 100 feet, and when measured with a ruler on the paper, this distance measure 2.5 inches. Which engineering scale should be used to easily scale dimensions from this drawing?
    A. 40
    B.50
    C. 20
    D. 10
    A. 40
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  32. Which of the following contributed to the failure of the flood-wall and levee along the 17th Street Canal in New Orleans?
    Select one or more
    A. The occurence of a water-filled gap behind the flood wall shortened the soil's failure surface.
    B. Local real estate developments encroach on the levee toe, undermining it.
    C. The soil strength was overestimated by the designers.
    D. A loose barge struck the flood wall.
    • C. The soil strength was overestimated by the designers.
    • A. The occurrence of a water-filled gap behind the flood wall shortened the soil's failure surface.
  33. Which of the following was NOT a contributor to the Johnston Flood?
    A. Piping undermined the foundation of the dam.
    B. The outfall pipes in the reservoir had been removed.
    C. A tresstle bridge was build across the spillway.
    D. The dam was lowered to accommodate a road along its crest.
    A. Piping undermined the foundation of the dam.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  34. Which mechanism caused the collapse of the Schoharie Creek Bridge?
    A. Storm surge and waves caused the bridge deck to be lifted from the piers.
    B. Debris carried by flood water was caught on the bridge piers, causing excessive lateral loading.
    C. The flow of water in the creek scoured away the soil beneath one of the piers.
    D. The failure of the Malpasset Dam upstream released a quantity of water that overwhelmed the bridge.
    C. The flow of water in the creek scoured away the soil beneath one of the piers.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  35. Why was Issac Cline concerned about the way flood information was being reported in New Orleans newspaper?
    A. He was worried that New Orleans would flood.
    B. He feared public hysteria and possible civil unrest.
    C. He was worried that people in vulnerable areas outside of the city would fail to get accurate information.
    D. He thought that the city would suffer economically if people feared a flood.
    C. He was worried that people in vulnerable areas outside of the city would fail to get accurate information.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  36. The liberty Ship Hull failures were caused by the combination of stress concentrations and fatigue.
    A. True
    B. False
    A. True
  37. During World War 1, President Woodrow Wilson named Herbert Hoover to which position?
    A Secretary of Commerce
    B. Supreme Allied Commander
    C. Food Adminstraor
    D. Chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    C. Food Administrator
  38. According to the account of the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger in Beyond Failure, whistle blowing is an easy ethical choice because those who do so are recognized as hero for helping to avert disaster.
    A. True
    B. False
    B. False
  39. "Project Flood" uses which of the following to control the Mississippi River?
    Select one or more:
    A.  Outlets
    B. Cutoffs
    C. Reservoirs
    D. Floodways
    E. Levees
    • A.  Outlets
    • B. Cutoffs
    • C. Reservoirs
    • D. Floodways
    • E. Levees
  40. What caused the Big Dig Tunnel Collapse?
    A. Shrinkage of concrete caused adjacent tunnel segments to become disengaged from one another.
    B. Hydrostatic pressure from Boston Harbor overwhelmed the tunnel walls.
    C. The use of an epoxy anchor adhesive with poor creep resistance.
    D. A tunnel boring machine (TBM) encourntered a geologic void.
    C. The use of an epoxy anchor adhesive with poor creep resistance.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)

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