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 ?

 

What is name of the white crystalline chemical commonly used as a fertiliser which has the chemical symbol NH4NO3...

1/16" (one sixteenth of an inch)  = how many millimetres …

Often used in a legal context, what does the Latin word Verbatim actually mean...

A Thermocouple is a device consisting of two different conductors that produce a voltage  proportional to a temperature difference between either end of the pair of conductors. They are a widely used type of temperature sensor for measurement and control – True or False

What is the name of the slender, sharply pointed sword which was designed to primarily be a thrusting weapon...

With origins going back to the ancient Greeks, what is the generic name of an instrument which is typically used for measuring. Variants can be designed specifically for internal or external surfaces...

In Metalworking, a Scriber is used to create an indent for a drill bit, in order to prevent the bit from “wandering” off the mark – True or False

A Scriber is a sharp pointed tool designed to mark lines or similar on metal surfaces

Logarithms where first introduced in the 17th century by who... 

An Orifice Plate is a device fitted internally in pipes, to measure flow rates or reduce pressure or restrict flow – True or False

Precipitation is the name is given to a method of separating  mixtures  based on differences in volatilities  of components in a boiling liquid mixture - True or False

Distillation is the name is given to a method of separating  mixtures  based on differences in volatilities  of components in a boiling liquid mixture