Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1082

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1082

The Coffee Break Hard Trivia Quiz – A challenging selection of General Engineering Trivia questions and answers -
sometimes you just don’t know what you don’t know, but you’re sure that you did know or that you should know and when you see the answers you know that once upon a time you probably did know !

Challenge your colleagues – can they answer more than you ?

 

Lye and Caustic Soda are generally known as Sodium Hydroxide – True or False

Italian automobile manufacturer "Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino" is better known as Ferrari – True or False

the correct answer is Fiat

Derived from the Greek for "Color" and discovered by Louis Nicolas Vauquelin in 1797, Chromium is the chemical element added to steel in order to make the steel highly resistant to corrosion and discolouration – True or False

The Spinning Jenny is the name was given to a multi-spool  spinning wheel  which was invented about 1764 by James Hargreaves  in England . The device significantly reduced the amount of work needed to produce yarn , with a single worker able to work eight or more spools at once – True or False

The number 10 to the power of 18 has the unit name…

SRAM is a type of semiconductor memory. SRAM stands for Safe Random Alternate Memory – True or False

SRAM stands for - Static Random Access Memory

Galvanic Corrosion is the name is given to an electrochemical  process in which one metal corrodes preferentially when in electrical contact with a different type of metal and both metals are immersed in an electrolyte – True or False

In Physics, what name is given to the tendency of a system to vibrate with increasing amplitudes at some frequencies of excitation...

9/32” (inch) = 0.28125” as a decimal – True or False (without a calculator please)

A Barometer is a device used to measure atmospheric temperature difference – True or False

A Barometer is a device used to measure atmospheric pressure

 

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1081

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1081

The Coffee Break Hard Trivia Quiz – A challenging selection of General Engineering Trivia questions and answers -
sometimes you just don’t know what you don’t know, but you’re sure that you did know or that you should know and when you see the answers you know that once upon a time you probably did know !

Challenge your colleagues – can they answer more than you ?

 

A mechanical device which typically transfers a force from one rotating shaft to another shaft using a friction drive with the ability to control speed via slippage is called a…

The DAX index measures a number of major German companies which are trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. How many companies comprise the DAX index…

With which US auto maker would you associate the name Challenger…

What name is given to a long continuous length of interlocked fibres , typically used in the production of textiles…

In computer terminology DRAM stands for Dynamic Random Access Memory – True or False

In chemistry, an Electrolyte is the name given to any substance containing free ions  that make the substance electrically conductive – True or False

What name is given to the repetitive variation, typically in time, of some measure about a central value, typically a point of equilibrium such as a swinging pendulum…

What is the current name of the company which was incorporated in 1916 and originally called the "Pacific Aero Products Co." …

The Stillson Wrench is the name given to an adjustable wrench used for turning soft iron pipes  and fittings which have a rounded surface. The design of the adjustable jaw allows it to rock in the frame, such that any forward pressure on the handle tends to pull the jaws tighter together – True or False

What name is given to a set of exclusive rights  granted to an inventor or their assignee for a limited period of time  in exchange for a public disclosure of an invention...

 

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1080

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1080

The Coffee Break Hard Trivia Quiz – A challenging selection of General Engineering Trivia questions and answers -
sometimes you just don’t know what you don’t know, but you’re sure that you did know or that you should know and when you see the answers you know that once upon a time you probably did know !

Challenge your colleagues – can they answer more than you ?

 

The chemical element Mercury is also known as Quicksilver – True or False

What is the name of the mechanical device, which is typically used to store and release energy, to absorb shock, or to maintain a force between contacting surfaces. It is manufactured from an elastic material and formed into the shape of a helix which returns to its natural length when unloaded...

In geology, Permafrost or Permafrost Soil is the name given to soil at or below the freezing point of water for two or more years – True or False

Lines of Longitude is the name is given to the imaginary horizontal lines shown on maps – True or False

Lines of Latitude are the horizontal lines – Lines of Longitude are the vertical lines

A woodworking tool typically used to hollow out an area on the face of a piece of wood is called a...

Derived from Old French, what name is given to a cylindrical protrusion used as a mounting and/or pivoting point...

The number of waves passing through a point in a period of time is called Frequency – True or False

Toyoda Automatic Loom Works was the forerunner of which Japanese automobile company...

Ethanol (C2H5OH) is also known as Grain Alcohol – True or False

The Bar, which is a metric unit of pressure was created and named following a series of experiments measuring the deflection in a horizontal rod or bar at various distances relative to sea level - True or False

The bar (and the millibar) was introduced by the Norwegian meteorologist Vilhelm Bjerknes, a pioneer of modern weather forecasting

 

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1079

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1079

The Coffee Break Hard Trivia Quiz – A challenging selection of General Engineering Trivia questions and answers -
sometimes you just don’t know what you don’t know, but you’re sure that you did know or that you should know and when you see the answers you know that once upon a time you probably did know !

Challenge your colleagues – can they answer more than you ?

 

Litmus turns Blue when dipped into acid - True or False

Litmus turns Pink when dipped into acid 

Newton's second law of motion states that :  f = ma  (force = mass x acceleration ) - True or False

Leonardo da Vinci invented the Hygrometer to check humidity while he worked on the Last Supper fresco - True or False

Dr Scholl held over 300 patents for Hearing Improvement - True or False

Dr Scholl held over 300 patents for Foot Improvements 

What 1947 invention by Bell Telephone Laboratories spawned pocket-sized radios...

Galileo invented the thermometer - True or False

James Spengler invented what consumer product...

The General Electric Company was founded by Albert Einstein - True or False

The General Electric Company was founded by Thomas Edison

Thomas Jefferson is famous for commissioning bifocal glasses - True or False

Benjamin Franklin commissioned bifocal glasses 

In computer engineering  - a small, but fast memory that transparently improves the performance of a larger, but slower memory or storage device is called - Cache - True or False