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 International Space Station is the largest man made object in space – True or False

51m wide, 109m long, 20m high

Isotopes are variants of atoms of a particular chemical element, which have differing numbers of neutrons – True or False

The Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) in northern Chile is…

Chainmail is the name given to a type of armour  consisting of small metal rings linked together in a pattern to form a mesh – True or False

100 degrees Fahrenheit equals how many degrees Celsius…

The Die Casting process forces molten metal under high pressure into a mould cavity. The majority of Die Casting are non ferrous metals - True or False

Torsional Strength is the opposite of Compressive Strength – True or False

Tensile Strength is the opposite of Compressive Strength

An Arbor is the name given to an axis or shaft supporting a rotating part on a lathe - True or False

A PIR sensor measures infrared light radiating from objects in its field of view. PIR stands for Protected Internal Sensor – True or False

PIR stands for Passive Infrared Sensor

Vertigo is the common name for a green pigment formed when copper, brass  or bronze is weathered and exposed to air or seawater over a period of time - True or False 

Verdigris is the correct name for this condition