Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1085

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1085

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 ?

 

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

The Euro is the currency of Sweden – True or False

the Krona is the currency of Sweden

Alcatel-Lucent SA is the largest telecommunications company of which European country….

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

A Vernier is the name given to a device typically shaped like a G clamp which incorporates a calibrated screw and was widely used for precise measurement of small distances in mechanical engineering  and machining - True or False

The correct answer is a Micrometer – a Vernier is based on the principle of two scales whose divisions differ by a small amount

In Electrical Engineering – an Accelerometer is a sensor or transducer for measuring acceleration – True or False

Anodising is the name given to the electrolytic passivation process which is used to increase the thickness of the natural oxide layer on the surface of metal parts, this process increases corrosion  and wear resistance, and provides better adhesion for paint primers and glues than bare metal – True or False

The Science of Friction, Lubrication and Wear is called…

In the American building industry - ASCE stand for - Amalgamated Society of Construction Engineers – True or False

ASCE stands for - American Society of Civil Engineers 

In general, the closer materials are in the galvanic series, the higher the risk of galvanic corrosion. True or False

 

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1084

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1084

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 Commutator is a rotary electrical switch used in some types of electrical motors and generators – True or False

Which company currently (and has consistently), manufactured the greatest number of mobile phones per year….

Chery Automobile Co. is based in which country…

CH3CH2OH is the chemical symbol for Ethyl Alcohol – True or False

The Venturi Effect is the name given to the motion of a fluid swirling rapidly around a centre - True or False

The correct answer is a Vortex - The Venturi effect is the reduction in fluid pressure that results when a fluid flows through a constricted section (or choke) of a pipe.

Velcro was invented in France.  True or False

The correct answer is Switzerland

Embalming is the name given to the process of temporarily preserving human remains to reduce decomposition plus making them suitable for public display at funerals – True or False

In Civil Engineering – Azimuth describes the horizontal angle in degrees from true North to a point directly beneath an observed object. e.g. the compass bearing - True or False

The number 10 to the power of 15 has the unit name…

An instrument for measuring the Weight or Density of gas is called a Gastroscope – True or False

A Gastroscope is an instrument for examining the interior of the stomach – An Aerometer measures the weight or density of gas

 

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1083

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1083

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 ?

 

With which American auto maker would you associate the name Camaro...

Cr is the symbol for Chromium – True or False

Evaporation is the change of state from liquid to gas – True or False

The first law of thermodynamics states that energy can be transformed (i.e. changed from one form to another), but cannot be created or destroyed – True or False

5/32” (inch) as a fraction = 0.15625” as a decimal – True or False (without a calculator please)

In Civil Engineering – Abioseston describes non-living particulate matter which may be found floating in watercourses – True or False

What name is given to a soft, fluffy staple fiber  that grows in a boll around a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world. The English name derives from Arabic...

In 1804, The Fourdrinier Paper Machine was the first paper making machine to make continuous paper in a production environment – True or False

Nvidia Corp is well known for making chips for... 

The diagonal side of a right angle triangle, the side opposite the 90 degree right angle is also called the Hypothesis– True or False

It is called the Hypotenuse

 

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 !

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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 !

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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 !

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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

 

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1078

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1078

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 ?

 

In electronics, LED stands for Low Energy Diode - True or False

LED stands for Light Emitting Diode

Self adjusting brakes in automobiles where pioneered by Studebaker - True or False

In process control engineering - HMI stands for Home of Machine Interface - True or False

HMI stands for Human Machine Interface 

The Mariana Trench located in the western Pacific Ocean, to the east of the Mariana Islands is the deepest known point on earth - True or False

Sonar is a variation of "Above Ground Radar Technology "- True or False

SONAR is a method of underwater detection and is short for "sound navigation and ranging"

In computer terminology - "the Access Point" - is the on/off switch of a computer terminal - True or False

the Access Point is a device, such as a wireless router , that allows wireless devices to connect to a network

A "Feedscrew" is a type of clamp which is typically used to hold a round object such as drill bit in a power tool - True or False

A "Chuck" is typically used to hold round objects 

Molten rock expelled by a volcano  during an eruption is called Lava - True or False

Typically found on firearms such as rifles, "Telescopic Sights" are based on an optical refracting telescope - True or False

The Siemens is the SI  derived unit of Capacitance - True or False

the Siemens is the unit of Electric Conductance