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 statistics , what name is given to a graphical representation showing a visual impression of the distribution of data. It is an estimate of the probability distribution of a continuous variable and was first introduced by Karl Pearson...

Rarefaction is the reduction in an items density, the opposite of compression - True or False

In correspondence and documentation we often use the abbreviation – cc when sending copies to other people. - cc stands for circulated copy – True or False

cc stands for carbon copy (the next question is “What is a carbon copy ? - but we will leave that for another day)

The volume of a cone = 2/3 πr²h – True or False

The volume of a cone = 1/3πr²h

An Extinction Meter is an early name for what...

What name is given to the curve that a hanging chain or cable  assumes under its own weight  when supported only at its ends...

What name is given to  an optical device with perfect or approximate axial symmetry which transmits  and refracts  light , converging or diverging the beam...

Which people are generally recognised as being the first to invent Paper Making...

What is the sum of the internal angles of a triangle...

The generic name for a short, hard metal rod with a flat or pointed end, which is typically struck with a hammer and used to drive nails or pins into or out of workpieces or to form an indent on a workpiece is called a…