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**1. Identify the correct definition of Ductility. **
A. Ductility is similar to the concept of support, except that connection refers to
B. A system of forces composed of two equal forces of opposite direction, offset by
C. Bending deformation, i.e., deformation by increasing curvature.
D. Ductility generally refers to the amount of inelastic deformation which a
**2. Match the definition below with the correct term: **
______ occurs in loosely packed saturated sand when seismic shaking compacts the sand, resulting in increased pressure in the surrounding water. The pressure in the water can rise to the point where it carries all the stress in the soil, so the sand grains carry no net pressure and can flow past one another.
3. The Process of filling hollow spaces of walls before plastering, is known as:
b. dubbing out
e. all the above
**4. Pick up the correct statement from the following: **
a. The bearing capacity of a pile is defined as the load which can be sustained by the pile without producing excessive settlement
b. The ultimate bearing capacity of a pile is defined as the maximum load which the pile carries and continues to sink without any further increases of load
c. The safe bearing capacity of a pile is obtained by dividing the ultimate bearing capacity with a suitable factor of safety
d. The safe bearing capacity of a pile is obtained by dividing the ultimate bearing capacity with a suitable factor of safety
e. All the above.