Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1074

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1074

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 ?

 

Lobe, Centrifugal, Piston, Peristaltic are all types of what...

A rotating or sliding piece in a mechanical linkage typically used to transfer irregular rotary motion into linear motion or vice-versa is called a Cam – True or False

A beam or similar bar which is normally used between 2 or more items to enable them to be pulled together, typically along a central line of action, is called a Yoke  - True or False

The ability to maintain the line of gravity of a body within the base of support with no or minimal sway is called ...

In the petroleum industry - the US/Canadian Oil Barrel is defined as 42 US gallons.  The original capacity of the barrel was 40 gallons, but the early oil suppliers always added 2 extra gallons to ensure that their customers where never short supplied against the specified 40 gallons - True or False

A Clapper Box would be found on which machine tool…

The chemical element  with the symbol Na is Nitrogen - True or False

Na is Sodium - Nitrogen has the chemical symbol N

A large, slow moving bearing ring, typically designed to allow cranes to rotate, is called a Skewing Ring – True or False

The correct answer is a Slewing Ring

In computer engineering  - DRAM stands for Dynamic Random-Access Memory - True or False

The Karakoram Highway between Pakistan and China is the highest paved road in the world - True or False

808 miles /1300 km long and with an elevation of approximately 3 miles/4.8 km above sea level at it's highest point

 

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1073

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1073

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 Electrical Engineering terminology – an A/D Converter is a device which converts Alternating Current to Direct Current – True or False

An A/D Converter is a circuit which converts Analog Signals to Digital Data

In Structural Engineering – A Collateral Load may be defined as….

The Periodic Table is a list of Numbers which is directly related to...

In computer terminology - a Batch File is a type of script that contains a list of commands - True or False

There are 36,630 inches in a mile - True or False

There are 63,360 inches in a mile

"Oil Barrel" is a unit of measurement used in the petroleum industry to measure oil volumes.  The practice originated in the Pennsylvania oil fields in the 1860's.  The original barrels used to measure the oil where discarded "salted pork" barrels - True or False

The original barrels where discarded whiskey barrels

Sodium carbonate is also called soda ash - True or False

A pendulum is a weight suspended from a pivot so that it can swing freely - True or False

The Euro Tunnel between England and France is the second longest stretch of underwater tunnel in the world - True or False

It is the longest - it is 31.35 miles long in total and 23.5 miles  is underwater

The number 10 to the power of 24 has the unit name…

 

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1072

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1072

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 Lumen is the SI derived unit of Inductance - True or False

the Lumen is the SI derived unit of Luminous Flux

1 inch equals 2.54 millimeters - True or false

1 inch = 25.4 millimeters

A Taser is an electroshock weapon which uses electrical current to disrupt voluntary control of muscles causing "neuromuscular  incapacitation" - True or False

The "Birds Nest " stadium was built for the 2008 summer Olympic games and is located in Shanghai - True or False

It is located in Beijing

In computer engineering - a hardware device or software to protect a computer from viruses, malware, trojans is called an Expansion Card - True or False

It is called a Firewall

Calico is a textile made from rough unbleached cotton – True or False

Atmospheric Pressure is the pressure at sea level and is typically 14.7 psi  - True or False

Oscillation is the result of excess heat being applied to a crystalline structure - True or False

Oscillation is the repetitive variation, about a central value which may be typically a point of equilibrium

The chemical element with the symbol Na is Nitrogen - True or False

The symbol Na is for Sodium

Hot-dip galvanization is the process of coating a metal with a thin zinc layer in order to prevent corrosion - True or False

 

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1071

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1071

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 ?

 

ANSI  is commonly referenced in Engineering - ANSI stands for American Numerical Survey Index - True or False

ANSI stands for "American National Standards Institute "

In Engineering - Absolute Pressure is the same as Atmospheric Pressure - True or False

Absolute Pressure = Atmospheric Pressure plus Gauge Pressure

In an Engineering context - "Ambient"  indicates "normal or usual conditions" - True or False

A Ball Bearing would typically be used to reduce rotational friction and support radial and axial loads – True or False

100 square feet equals how many square meters…

A device used to sterilize equipment and items by subjecting them to high pressure saturated steam is called an Autoclave - True or False

Pneumatic cylinders are mechanical devices which transfer force using compressed air (or gas) - True or False

A Solenoid activated mechanical device is triggered by a compressed air signal - True or False

It is activated by electrical energy

Resonance is the effect of vacuum on a sealed vessel - True or False

It is the tendency of a system to oscillate  with greater amplitude  at various frequencies

Seismometers are instruments that measure motions of the ground such as seismic waves generated by earthquakes etc - True or False

 

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1070

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1070

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 ?

 

Where would you find a "M9 Armored Combat Earth Mover" combat engineering vehicle...

In computer engineering - a register in a CPU in which intermediate arithmetic and logic results are stored is called a Motherboard - True to False

It is called an Accumulator

The Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is the world's biggest concrete structure - True or False

It is the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River in China - 27,200,000 cubic meters of concrete and more than 460,000 metric tons of of steel 

In electrical engineering - The term Laser originated as an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation - True or False

A Bendix Drive is a type of mechanism used to capture loop and draw stitches in industrial sewing machines - True or False

It is a type of mechanism used in the starter motors  of internal combustion engines 

One foot equals 3.05 meters - True or False

It is 0.305 meters

The Farad is the SI derived unit of Power and Radiant Flux - True or False

It is the derived unit of Capacitance 

Knurling is a process which produces a rough, patterned surface on smooth, typically round metal components, which need to be gripped by hand – True or False

Ra is the chemical symbol for Radium – True or False

Fillet, Butt, Plug and Bead are all used to specify details of what metal joining process...

 

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1069

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1069

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 integrated circuit is a set of electronic circuits on one small plate or chip of silicon. -True or False

First introduced in 1900 - What was the name of the long-running popular series of simple and inexpensive cameras made by Eastman Kodak...

Magnesium Sulfate Heptahydrate ( MgSO4.7 H2O ) is also known as Cream of Tartar – True or False

Magnesium Sulfate Heptahydrate is also known as Epsom Salt

Dragon is a reusable spacecraft developed by the SpaceX, an American private transportation company. Dragon is launched into space by a launch vehicle named Hawk 6 - True or False

The launch vehicle is named Falcon 9

Where would you find a Plimsol Line...

The first electric light was made by Francois Osram a French scientist in 1901 - True or False

It was made in 1800 by Humphry Davy, an English scientist

Xihoumen Bridge in Zhoushan Archipelago, China is the Longest Suspension Bridge in the world - True or False

It is the Akashi-Kaikyo bridge - Kobe, Japan 

The bar is a metric unit of pressure which is approved and is part of the SI system of units - True or False

The bar is NOT an approved unit in the SI system

In Structural Engineering – Pitch is the slope of a member defined as the ratio of the total rise to the total width – True or False

In computer engineering - CD-ROM stands for Central Drive-Ready On Memory - True or False

It is Compact Disc Read-Only Memory

 

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1068

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1068

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 Vernier scale was invented in its modern form by Greek mathematician Pythagorus - True or False

It was invented in 1631 by the French mathematician Pierre Vernier

An Incandescent light bulb (or globe)  is an electric light produced by a filament wire heated to a high temperature by an electric current passing through it, until it glows - True or False

An instrument for measuring the Pressure and Velocity of wind is called an Anemograph – True or False

Steel became known as Pig Iron because the medieval steel workers had a diet high in pork - True or False

The ingot molds formed a branch structure which resembled piglets suckling on a sow (mother pig)

The Abacus is a measuring instrument used in parts of Asia for measuring the weight of foods such as rice - True or False

It is a calculating tool used primarily for performing simple arithmetic processes

A Semiconductor device used to amplify and switch electronic signals and electrical power is called a Transistor - True or False

5/16" (inch) equals 0.4375" (inch) as a decimal - True or False

It is 0.3125"

Sulphur (S) is also known as Brimstone – True or False

In machinery - Flywheels have a significant moment of inertia  and thus resist changes in rotational speed - True or False

A machined surface finish may be specified as an RMS number - RMS stands for Roughness Median Size - True or False

RMS stands for Root Mean Square

 

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1067

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1067

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 ?

 

Kingda Ka Roller Coaster, Six Flags, New Jersey is the Tallest Roller Coaster in the world - True or False

7/16" (inch) equals 0.4375" (inch) as a decimal - True or False

Pile Driving involves raising a weight to a significant height and then allowing it to fall under gravity, in order to drive a slender body into the ground, which then becomes a foundation or support for buildings or structures on the surface. Pile Driving is a recent construction technique developed in the early 19th century. True or False

Pile Driving in various forms has been used for many centuries

The Eagle automobile model was released by Ford in the late 1980's - True or False

It was released by American Motors/Chrysler

Trigonometry is a branch of mathematics which studies triangles and the relationships between the lengths of their sides and the angles between those sides.  The word Trigonometry is derived from the Latin "Trigon" meaning angle and "Ometry" meaning relationship - True or False

It is  derived from the Greek  trigōnon  meaning "triangle" plus metron  meaning "measure" 

The Katal is the SI derived unit of Catalytic Activity - True or False

What name is given to an instrument used to measure the height of an object above a fixed level

What is the name of the electrical switch which was invented at Bell Telephone Laboratories...

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

Electrical impedance is the residual torque resisting the initial rotation at the start up of an electric motor - True or False

It is the value of the resistance in a circuit when a voltage is applied