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

 

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1066

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1066

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 Sextant is an instrument used to measure the angle between any two visible objects - True or False

Longitude is a geographic coordinate that specifies the North-South position of a point on the Earth's surface - True or False

It is East-West

A device that emits light through a process of optical amplification based on the stimulated emission of electromagnetic radiation is called a Tazer - True or False

It is a Laser

A semiconductor is a material which has electrical conductivity between that of a conductor such as copper and an insulator such as glass - True or False

A Screw Jack will unwind under load if it is not locked - True or False

A Screw Jack is self locking

In Solid Mechanics - when analyzing the properties of beams  with constant cross section.-  Saint-Venant's theorem states that the simply connected  cross section with maximal torsional rigidity is a circle - True or False

Cathodic Protection is a process to protect computer systems from viruses - True or False

It is a technique used to inhibit corrosion

"Imperial"  was the Chrysler Corporation's luxury automobile brand between 1955 and 1975 - True or False

One cubic foot of water weighs 62.4 lb - True or False

In Structural Engineering – a Strut may be defined as - A load that causes a member to twist about its longitudinal axis – True or False

A strut is a structural brace that resists axial forces

 

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1065

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1065

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 Hertz is the SI  derived unit of Frequency - True or False

The effect of acceleration which is felt as weight is called G-force - The G stands for…

The logarithm of a number is the exponent by which another fixed value, the base , must be raised to produce that number - True or False

The amount of energy stored in a flywheel is proportional to the cube of its rotational speed - True or False

It is proportional to the square of its rotational speed

1 Yard equals 1.917 metres - Tue or False

1 yard = 0.914 m

The Bendix drive which is used in automotive starter motors was invented in the town of Bendix in Kansas, USA and derived it’s name from the town- True or False

The name is derived from it's inventor - Vincent Hugo Bendix

The LaSalle automobile was produced by Chrysler from 1927 to 1940 - True or False

It was produced by General Motors

Silver Oxide is typically used to provide the coating for galvanising - True or False

It is Zinc Oxide

In Computer Engineering - CPU stands for - Crash Prevention Unit - True or False

CPU stands for Central Processing Unit

The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit is known as a British Thermal Unit (BTU) - True or False

 

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1064

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1064

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 gradual erosion of metals and other materials, typically by chemical reaction with the environment is known as Corrosion - True or False

The Kinzua Bridge in Pennsylvania was blown down by a tornado in 2003, primarily because the bolts holding the structure to the ground had corroded away - True or False

The first pilot to travel faster than sound was Chuck Yeager in a Bell X-1 - True or False

In Solid Mechanics, Torsion is defined as the linear force stretching an object along its axis - True or False

Torsion is the twisting of an object due to an applied force at right angles to its linear axis 

WD-40 is a widely available water-displacing spray - WD-40 stands for Water Deficient after 40 seconds - True or False

WD40 is so called because of - a) WD = Water Dispersant and - b) 40 = the 40th formula used before the chemists achieved success

A form of Bubble Wrap was first used by the Ancient Greeks and the name is derived from the Latin for air bubble - True or False

Bubble Wrap was co-invented by Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes in 1957 

One brake horse power equals 33,000 ft lb per min - True or False

In Electrical Engineering - a transformer is a static  electrical device that transfers energy by inductive coupling  between its winding circuits - True or False

In Fluid Mechanics - flows with high Reynolds numbers are classified as Laminar Flow - True or False

A high Reynolds number indicates Turbulent Flow

Fortran is the second oldest computer programming language - True or False

Fortran is the oldest computer programming language

 

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1063

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1063

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 DeSoto automobile was manufactured and marketed by the now-defunct DeSoto Division of General Motors - True or False

The correct answer is Chrysler Corporation

Taguchi methods are statistical methods developed by Genichi Taguchi to increase the power output of steam turbines

It was to improve the quality of manufactured goods

One US gallon equals 321.0 cubic inches - True or False

The correct answer is 231.0 cubic inches

In Electrical Engineering - The voltage generated by a battery or by the magnetic force according to Faraday's Law  is called "emf" - True or False

emf = electromotive force

Algebra is a branch of mathematics that studies triangles and the relationships between the lengths of their sides and the angles between those sides - True or False

The correct answer is Trigonometry

Fortran is a general-purpose, imperative programming language that was developed by Microsoft - True or False

It was developed by IBM

In Fluid Mechanics - Flows with low Reynolds numbers are classified as Laminar Flow - True or False

Standard gravity, or standard acceleration due to free fall of an object in a vacuum near the surface of the earth is equal to 32.174 ft/s2  (9.80665 m/s2 ) - True or False

Alan Shepard was the first American in space - True or False

The Tesla is the SI derived unit of Electric Charge - True or False

The correct answer is - Magnetic Flux Density

 

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1062

Engineering Trivia Quiz – No.1062

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 Steradian is the SI derived unit  of Frequency - True or False

It is Solid Angle

The number 10 to the power of minus 12 has the unit symbol "pico" - True or False

Project Mercury was the first human spaceflight  program of the United States . - True or False

G-force is a term used in vacuum technology which is felt as negative pressure and measured by a Deceleromenter - True or False

It is a term for accelerations felt as weight 

Bamboo is frequently used as scaffolding material in many Asian countries - True or False

In Computer Engineering, an Algorithm is a set of mathematical "rules" applied to an input and is typically used to describe a section of computer code which performs a specific function - True or False

Death Valley in California has the highest ever recorded temperature in the world - is it...

Built in 1946 at the University of Pennsylvania (USA), ENIAC was the first electronic computer – True or False

1 mile equals 1.609 km - True or False

In Electrical Engineering - Solenoids are important because they can create controlled magnetic fields and can be used as electromagnets  - True or False