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

 

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

 

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1077

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1077

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 computer terminology ADSL stands for "All Direct Storage Line" - True or False

ADSL stands for "Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line"

A natural object such as a moon which rotates around a planet is also known as a Satellite - True or False

 A type of machine tool that uses linear relative motion between the workpiece and a single-point cutting tool  to machine a linear toolpath is called...

The Husky VMMD is a combat engineering vehicle in service with the US military - what does VMMD stand for...

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

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

A Hypothesis is an estimated outcome based on limited facts – The Hypotenuse is the diagonal side of a right angle triangle

Can atmospheric gases such as nitrogen and oxygen dissolve in water - Yes or No

A scientist who studies the weather is called a Metrologist - True or False

A Metrologist studies measurement - Meteorologist studies the weather

The strong mineral acid with the molecular formula H2SO4 is Sulphuric Acid – True or False

A simple device with a wide mouth and a narrow stem which is typically used to channel liquid  or fine-grained substances into apertures of a smaller area
 is called a Tunnel - True or False

the correct answer = Funnel

 

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1076

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1076

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 Lead Screw on a Lathe always has a thread with an included angle of 55 degrees – True or False

The Lead Screw thread is either Square or Acme

A Nebula is a very large cloud of dust and gas which exists in outer space - True or False

In metal forming - Forging can typically produce a piece that is stronger than an equivalent cast  or machined  part because the metal is shaped during the forging process and its internal grain deforms to follow the general shape of the part - True or False

"Tines" are protruding ridges or teeth which are typically on a drive shaft and mesh with grooves in a mating piece in order to transfer rotation or a turning force - True or False

This type of join is called a "Spline"

One US ton (weight) equals 32,000 ounces - True or False

In the petroleum industry - the practice of recording the volume of oil as the number of "oil barrels" was first used in the Pennsylvania oil fields - True or False

In Electrical Engineering - a Battery is a passive  two-terminal  electrical component  used to store energy  electrostatically  in an electric field  - True or False

It is a Capacitor ( a battery stores energy via a chemical reaction)

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

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

In the study of the  mechanical properties of materials  - a sample having identical values of a property in all directions. is called...

 

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1075

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1075

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 Mechanical Engineering - The negative ratio of transverse to axial strain is called Poisson's Ratio - True or False

A support which prevents sideways movement is called...

In computer terminology API stands for "Application Program Interface," - True or False

A mass of rock which moves around in outer space is called...

A manufacturing process which shapes metal by using localized compressive forces (typically with high heat) is called...

Broaching is a machining process that uses a toothed tool, called a broach, to remove material - True or False

In Electrical Engineering Capacitors are widely used in electronic circuits for blocking direct current  while allowing alternating current  to pass - True or False

In the petroleum industry - the US/Canadian Oil Barrel is defined as 24 US gallons - True or False

One US oil barrel equals 42 US gallons

The Newton is the SI derived unit of Electrical Resistance - True or False

it is Force

A Headstock and Tailstock would be found on which machine Tool…

 

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