The loose bulky grains in collapsible soil are held together by__________

A Inter-molecular force between the soil
B Compressive stress
C Capillary stress
D All of the mentioned

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A 3.85
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C 2.04
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A First saturation
B Last
C Does not occur
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B Temperature coefficient
C Moisture content
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C All of the mentioned
D None of the mentioned

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A Severe problem
B Moderate problem
C No problem
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A Decrease in moisture content
B Increase in moisture content
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D None of the mentioned

collapsible soils are usually present in areas of __________
A Semi-arid regions and Arid regions
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D None of the mentioned

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