Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1104

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1104

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 ?

 

MATTER is the general name for the substance of which all physical objects are made – True or False

FRP is typically used as as a reinforcing agent for many polymer products - FRP stand for Fibre Reinforced Polymer – True or False

Latitude is an angular measurement in degrees, what is the angle at the equator…

The U.S. Patent Office issued U.S. Patent 95,744 to Daniel C. Stillson on 12 October 1869 for what…

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…

Heinrich Rudolf Hertz was a physicist famous for his work with VHF and UHF radio waves, he was born in which country…

Combustible Materials have Low flash points and will burn at ambient temperatures – True or False

Combustible Materials have High flash points and will only burn at temperatures above 37.8 deg C

Malware is short for Malicious Software – True or False

When used in a manufacturing context - OEM stands for Original Equipment Manager – True or False

OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer

Land Rover is the oldest and original “Off Road Vehicle” marque – True or False

Jeep was the original or GP - General Purpose (vehicle)

 

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1103

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1103

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 Electromagnet is a type of magnet whose magnetic field is produced by the flow of electric current and the magnetic field disappears when the current ceases - True or False

Pythagoras is generally regarded as the first person to study the properties of pendulums, around 500BC - True or False

Italian scientist Galileo Galilei is generally regarded as the first to study the properties of pendulums, beginning around 1602

The six naturally naturally occurring gasses - Helium, Neon, Argon, Krypton, Xenon and Radon are a group of chemical elements with very similar properties and are known as the what gases …

What is the name of a type of particle detector that measures ionizing radiation and is used to detect whether objects emit nuclear radiation ...

Rust is the name given to a general term for a series of iron oxides formed by the reaction of iron and oxygen in the presence of water or air moisture – True or False

Who's law states - The magnitude of the electrostatic force between two point electric charges is directly proportional to the product of the magnitudes of each of the charges and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between the two charges...

Named after it's inventor, Ferdinand Braun, the Braun Tube is better known as…

Burning, Die Sinking and Wire Erosion are all colloquial names for Electric Discharge Milling – True or False

The classic Harley-Davidson engines are two-cylinder , V-twin  engines with the pistons mounted in a "60 degree" "V" configuration – True or False

The pistons are mounted in a "45 degree" "V" configuration

1 km equals how many miles …

 

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1102

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1102

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 ?

 

Centrifugal compressors are a sub-class of dynamic axisymmetric work-absorbing turbomachinery - True or False

The coefficient of friction is often symbolized by which Greek letter...

An electricians Multimeter is also be referred to as a VOM (Volt -Ohm Meter) - True or False

Heat is energy transferred from one system to another by Radiant Interaction - True or False

It is by Thermal Interaction

A “RPG” is a shoulder-fired, anti-tank weapon system which fires missiles equipped with an explosive warhead - RPG stand for - Rocket-Propelled Grenade – True or False

The mathematical constant Pi is an "irrational number" - True or False

Is the chemical process of Distillation a Chemical Reaction... - Yes or No

Trees which loose their leaves seasonally are called...

Emory cloth is a type of material typically used to manufacture fire resistant clothing - True or False

it is a type of abrasive that has emery bonded to a cloth backing and is typically used by hand in metalworking activities

What is the engineering name for the process of using grinding or belt sanding techniques to improve the flatness of a surface...

 

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1101

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1101

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 Venturi Effect is the name given to the temperature differential when a fluid flows through a constricted section of pipe – True or False

The Venturi Effect is the name given to the flow characteristics of the reduction in fluid pressure

In science and philosophy, a distinct set of concepts or thought patterns such as theories are called a...

In computer terminology, USB stands for Universal Standard Boss – True or False

USB stands for Universal Serial Bus

Typically used with internal combustion engines, what name is given to a centrifugal compressor  powered by a turbine  which is driven by an engine's exhaust gases to produce improved engine performance...

What name is used to describe the measure of the force amplification achieved by using a tool, mechanical device or machine system...

The Rockwell scale is a hardness scale based on the ability of a material to withstand shear - True or False

The Rockwell test determines the hardness by measuring the depth of penetration of an indenter

In Electrical Engineering, a switch may be abbreviated to SPST - what does SPST stand for….

What was Thomas Edisons middle name…

In Gear terminology, what name is given to the height by which a tooth projects beyond the pitch circle or pitch line

A ceramic or metal container in which metals or other substances may be melted or subjected to very high temperatures is called a …

 

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

 

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