CE 301 Exam1 - The University of Texas at Austin Department...

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The University of Texas at Austin Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering CE 301 Civil Engineering Systems Examination #1 KEY 10 October 2007 Name: Signature: Instructions: 1. This examination is an open book and open notes exercise. 2. No laptop computers, iPods or other electronic devices may be used . 3. ALL cell phones must be turned to the off position . 4. You are expected to present your own work. 5. Any indication of cheating could lead to a grade of zero for the examination for all parties involved and other disciplinary action appropriate for scholastic dishonesty. 6. There are 50 multiple choice questions . 7. Each question has only ONE correct answer. 8. Each answer is to be entered clearly on the scan sheet using a Number 2 pencil.
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CE 301 Civil Engineering Systems Examination #1- KEY Page 2 of 10 KHS 10 October 2007 1. Civil engineers work in the public sector more than most other engineering disciplines. a) True b) False 2. The basic physical facilities and services that are needed for functioning of a community or society can be considered to be a definition of: a) Infrastructure b) Exfrastructure c) Urbanstructure d) All of the above 3. To have a long, successful career in Civil Engineering (CE), you need to: a) Learn the basics. b) Specialize in one or two of the major disciplines within CE. c) Enjoy what you are doing. d) All the above. 4. Between 1900 and today, the number of civil engineers in the United States has increased by a factor of about: a) 2 b) 5 c) 10 d) 25 e) 100 5. At the end of the Revolutionary War, most of the engineers practicing in America were trained in: a) England b) France c) Germany d) Holland e) Belgium 6. What structure experienced a significant failure during its construction and involved changes in the design before the construction could be completed? a) Empire State Building b) Fort Peck Dam c) Eads Bridge d) Pentagon
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CE 301 Civil Engineering Systems Examination #1- KEY Page 3 of 10 KHS 10 October 2007 7. Sustainable Development is Development that meets the: a) environmental regulations and is cost effective and efficient. b) the environmental regulations and allows for maximum resource utilization. c) needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. d) all of the above. 8. In the early 1930s, civil engineers were approximately percent of the professional engineering classes in the United States? a) 30 b) 45 c) 60 d) none of the above 9. When the first aqueduct was constructed in southern California to supply water, it: a) involved two dams. b) required one pumping station. c) involved one tunnel. d) carried the water by gravity. e)
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CE 301 Exam1 - The University of Texas at Austin Department...

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