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 Physics – a Quantum is the minimum amount of any physical entity involved in an interaction – True or False

Peanuts are in fact NOT nuts - True or False

1/32" (one thirty-second of an inch ) = how many millimetres…

A Rhombus is a parallelogram with 2 equal sides – True or False

A Rhombus is a parallelogram with 4 equal sides

A Collet is a cone-shaped sleeve used for holding circular or cylindrical pieces in a lathe or other machine – True or False

What two word name name is given to an industrial process based on (and also called) Lost-Wax casting, it is one of the oldest known metal-forming techniques...

When considering an oscillating system, what name is given to the magnitude of change in the oscillating variable with each oscillation...

In electronics a switch may be abbreviated to "DPST" – DPST stands for - Double Pole, Single Throw – True or False

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

Degaussing was commonly used in CRT based TV sets and computer monitors to decrease or eliminate unwanted magnetic field – True or False