Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1100

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1100

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 ?

 

What name is given to a type of hammer with a head often made of wood, hard rubber or hard plastic...

In Mechanical Engineering - the most common type of plain bearing which is typically a shaft rotating in a bearing surface is called a Journal Bearing – True or False

Antimony is the chemical element with the symbol Sb - True or False

What name is given to adhesive wear and transfer of material between metallic surfaces during sheet metal forming and other industrial operations where relative motion is involved…

Although overshadowed by the VHS system – which company released the technically superior Betamax home videocassette tape recording format in 1975...

The first artificial satellite launched into space was Explore 1 – launched by the United States in February 1958 – True or False

The first artificial Satellite was Sputnik 1 - launched by the Soviet Union in 1957  

What name describes the location of objects which share the same centre, axis or origin. One of the most familiar examples is the evenly spaced circles of a target…

In Chemical Engineering, a Colloid is the name given to a substance microscopically dispersed evenly throughout another substance – True or False

What does a Nephelometer measure…

A Galvanic Cell is more commonly known as a Sacrificial Anode – True or False

A galvanic Cell is more commonly known as an Electrical Battery

 

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1099

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1099

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 Capacitor is the name is given to a passive electronic component consisting of a pair of conductors separated by an insulator – True or False

“SAP” is a US global software corporation that provides enterprise software applications to businesses and is based in Santa Monica, California – True or False

SAP is a German corporation based in Walldorf , Germany

The precious metal - Platinum - derives its name from the latin - Argentum. It has the highest electrical conductivity of any element and the highest thermal conductivity of any metal – True or False

the correct answer is Silver

In Hydraulic Engineering, NPSH is the common acronym for the liquid suction force at the intake of a pump – NPSH stands for Nominal Pressure (of the) Suction Head - True or False

NPSH  stands for Net Positive Suction Head

Solar flares can sometimes leave the sun and zoom towards Earth. When the high speed particles from the sun contact the Earth's magnetic field it produces a lighting effect known as The Aurora – True or False

The Scovile scale which measures the spicy heat of chilli peppers was named after Scovile in Mexico which produces the hottest chillis. True or False

it is named after its creator, American pharmacist Wilbur Scovile

Corrugated Paper was patented in 1856 and first used as a liner for tall hats – True or False

Bamboo is a common building material in many parts of Asia. Bamboo is a type of grass – True or False

A Dilatant material is one in which viscosity increases with the rate of Shear Strain and is an example of a Newtonian fluid – True or False

It is an example of a non-Newtonian fluid

What name is given to a short vertical structure which was originally used on a quay for mooring ships and boats but has now become a generic name for a single barrier...

 

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1098

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1098

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 ?

 

An Astronomical Clock is a clock with special mechanisms and dials to display astronomical information, such as the relative positions of the sun, moon, zodiacal constellations etc. - True or False

A framework consisting of a horizontal beam supported by two pairs of sloping legs, used in pairs to support a flat surface is called a Trestle - True or False

The process by which molecules of a solvent tend to pass through a semipermeable membrane from a less concentrated solution into a more concentrated one is called…

The change of state from gas to liquid is called Convection – True or False

The change of state from gas to liquid is called Condensation

Brownian Motion is defined as The Random Movement of particles in a liquid due to collisions – True or False

The number 10 to the power of minus twenty four (-24) has the unit name…

Joining metals with a filler metal at temperatures above 840 deg F (450 deg C) is called Brazing and at lower temperatures it is called Soldering - True or False

In Computer Engineering - a BVT is commonly run on new software - BVT stands for Before View Trial - True or False

BVT stands for Build Verification Test

In Structural Engineering - A Kip equals 100 pounds - True or False

a Kip equals 1000 pounds

The Bourdon Tube is widely used in Light Meters - True or False

The Bourdon Tube is widely used in Pressure Gauges

 

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1097

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1097

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 ?

 

Polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride is better known as which early plastic. It was developed between 1907and 1909 by Belgian chemist Dr. Leo Baekeland...

What name is given to a rotating machine part having cut teeth, or cogs, which mesh with another toothed part in order to transmit torque...

What is the name of the energy of an object, which it possesses due to its motion . It is defined as the work  needed to accelerate a body of a given mass from rest to its stated velocity …

1 yard equals 1.917 metres - True or False

1 yard = 0.914 m

Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation was the original name of which Japanese electronics company…

Leonhard Euler, the mathematician and physicist was born in which country...

What nationality is Julian Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks web site…

When used in construction terminology, the word "plumb" generally refers to...

A thin plate with a hole- typically used to distribute the load of a threaded fastener such as a screw  or nut  and also often used as a spacer is called a…

A Cathode is an electrode  through which electric current  flows into a polarized electrical device - True or False

An Anode is an electrode  through which electric current  flows into a polarized electrical device - A Cathode is an electrode  through which electric current  leaves a polarized electrical device

 

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1096

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1096

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 ?

 

Intrinsic safety is a protection technique for safe operation of electronic equipment in explosive atmospheres and under irregular operating conditions - True or False

An electrical device that changes direct current to alternating current is called...

What name is given to a manufacturing process in which a liquid material is typically poured into a mold, which contains a hollow cavity of the desired shape, and then allowed to solidify...

Sir Charles Parsons is associated with what power source...

Nicknamed Galloping Gertie - what is the name of the suspension bridge opened in 1940 which became famous four months later for a dramatic wind-induced structural collapse...

In fluid dynamics - Bernoulli's Principle can be derived directly from the measurement of a fluids Turbidity - True or False

What name is given to the use of a heat engine or a power station to simultaneously generate both electricity and useful heat...

What is the name of the the process in which an object is suspended by a physical force against gravity, in a stable position without solid physical contact...

In Roman Numerals, "L" equals what number...

A Ballistic vest is more commonly called a...

 

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1094

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1094

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 ?

 

Flammable materials have flash points below 37.8 deg C – True or False

In the Roman numeral system - The letter M equals One Thousand – True or False

In metallic solids, electricity flows by means of electrons, from higher to lower electrical potential - True or False

The flow is from lower to higher

What is the name of the  chemical element  with the symbol Cd...

What is the name of the process which strengthens  a metal by repeated plastic deformation…

The Toyota Way is ...

Polystyrene was discovered in 1839 by Eduard Simon, in Berlin. - True or False

An Anemometer is a scientific instrument used to measure Atmospheric pressure – True or False

A Barometer measures Atmospheric Pressure - an Anemometer measures wind speed

Lignite is often referred to as what colour coal…

In Architecture, what name is given to a small tower that projects vertically from the wall of a building such as a medieval castle…

 

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1093

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1093

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 ?

 

What is the more malleable metal...

Vulcanizing is the process of adding Nitrogen to natural rubber in order to create a much harder and more durable product– True or False

Sulfur is added to natural rubber in order to create a much harder and more durable product

A device for measuring, maintaining or displaying orientation, based on the principles of angular momentum such as a spinning wheel or disk whose axle is free to take any orientation is called a Centrifuge – True or False

It is called a Gyroscope

In Electrical Engineering terminology - VSD stands for Variable Stepper Drive – True or False

VSD stands for Variable Speed Drive

How many square chains in an acre….

The aircraft known as a DC-3 was manufactured by which company…

The Burj Dubai is in which Middle Eastern country…

What is Nikasil…

A Dichroic Filter is a very accurate gas filter used to selectively pass a small range of hydrocarbons -True or False

A Dichroic Flter is a very accurate color filter used to selectively pass light of a small range of colors while reflecting other colors.

A seal which is used between mating surfaces, generally to prevent leakage “in to” or “out of” the parts being joined is called a Casket – True or False

The correct answer is a Gasket

 

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1092

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1092

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 ?

 

Thomas Edison averaged one patent for every three weeks of his life - True or False

The Indian Motorcycle was manufactured in which country...

Writing paper is widely regarded as being invented by Chinese eunuch, Ts'ai Lun In AD105 – True or False

A Quagga is a type of …

HAZOP stands for… HAZard & OPerability Study – True or False

In computer engineering CRT stands for - Cathode Radian Test – True or False

CRT stands for Cathode Ray Tube

In Carpentry - A Dovetail is a type of…

In Chemical Engineering terminology - VOC stands for Varying Organic Crust – True or False

VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compound

What is the name used by surveyors for the unit of length which equals 66 feet (22yards)

The Fischer-Tropsch synthesis process produces Gasoline and Diesel from coal and natural gas – True or False

 

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