About Harbour engineering

Following are some of the multiple choice questions on the Harbour engineering with answers that will help the students in developing their knowledge.

Harbour engineering MCQ

1. Every port is a harbour

  • True
  • False

2. Location of soundings by range and one angle is done by the surveyor

  • on the shore
  • on the boat
  • on the shore or on the boat
  • none of the above.

3. The variation of atmospheric potential is caused due to :

  • difference in temperature over the surface of the earth
  • change in the density of air
  • both (a) and (b)
  • neither (a) nor (b).

4. The floating mooring does not require

  • cables
  • anchors
  • bollard
  • buoy.

5. In tropical regions,

  • the surface gets heated more effectively than the arctic areas
  • after heating, the air becomes lighter and is displaced by cool air from the polar regions
  • the rising tropical air flows towards the polar region in the upper strata
  • all of the above.

6. For large vessels, the buoys are strengthened by connecting it to a number of anchors having

  • one legged mooring
  • two legged mooring
  • three legged mooring
  • all the types as above.

7. How many components does a harbour comprise of ?

  • 5
  • 10
  • 15
  • 20

8. The solid parallel platform in a harbour with a berthing facility on one side only is:

  • Pier
  • Quay
  • Wharf
  • Jetty

9. ____________ is a type of utility based harbour.

  • River harbour
  • Artificial harbour
  • Commercial harbour
  • Canal harbour

10. A roadstead:

  • Is a protected area of water where boats can move safely
  • Is the end of the road at the harbour
  • May be protected by break water walls
  • None of these

11. The distance between two successive wave crests is called _________________.

  • Wave Length
  • Wave Period
  • Wave Height
  • Fetch

12. In deep water, each particle of water on the wave surface describes a ______________.

  • Square
  • Circle
  • Triangle
  • None of the above

13. The height of the tide when plotted against time gives ___________ shape of the curve

  • Square
  • Triangle
  • Sine
  • Sawtooth

14. The periodic rise and fall of ocean waters is known as ____________

  • Currents
  • Drifts
  • Tides
  • None

15. ___________ is not the component of harbour.

  • Squat
  • Jetty
  • Dock
  • Turning Basin

16. Beam of a vessel means the __________ of vessel

  • Width
  • Length
  • Height
  • Cross Section

17. Pick up the correct statement from the following:

  • A harbour used for fishery, is called fishery harbour
  • A harbour without any port complex, is called a refuge harbour
  • The terminal building of a commercial harbour consists of an administrative block, customs clearance and ware-houses
  • All the above

18. Cretans:

  • Are the harbors established on the island southeast of the Greek mainland
  • Are the natives of Crete, an island south of Greek mainland
  • Are the plants, grown in the neighborhood of harbors
  • None of the above

19. A dock:

  • is an artificial basin for vessels where the variation of water in the shore does not affect the level of water
  • is provided with a dock gate
  • is provided with an arrangement to pump out water when required
  • all the above.

20. On the sea shore structures, the water wave impact causes

  • shear force due to deflected vertical force
  • compressive force due to collapse of the wave
  • suction force due to water returning after striking
  • all of the above.

21. Location of soundings by two angles from the shore requires establishing

  • one range line parallel to shore
  • one range line perpendicular to shore
  • two range lines mutually perpendicular
  • no range line.

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