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 name is used to describe the measure of the force amplification achieved by using a tool, mechanical device or machine system...

Typically used with internal combustion engines, what name is given to a centrifugal compressor  powered by a turbine  which is driven by an engine's exhaust gases to produce improved engine performance...

A Dirigible is a type of “lighter than air” aircraft, such as an airship and which can navigate through the air under its own power – True or False

In computer terminology, USB stands for Universal Standard Boss – True or False

USB stands for Universal Serial Bus

A Charter is the Grant of Authority  or Rights , stating that the granter formally recognizes the prerogative of the recipient to exercise the rights specified.  The word Charter derives from...

The diagonal side of a right angle triangle, the side opposite the 90 degree right angle is also called the Hypothesis– True or False

it is called the Hypotenuse

With the wings of an angel and riding a chariot, who is the Greek Goddess of Victory...

The worlds most powerful supercomputer is the Sunway TaihuLight which contains some 41,000 chips, can carry out 93 quadrillion calculations per second. It is located in which country…

located in the National Supercomputing Center in the eastern Chinese city of Wuxi.

Heptane Rating is the standard measure of the anti knock properties of a motor or aviation fuel – True or False

it is called the Octane Rating

What is the branch of mathematics which uses mathematical statements to describe relationships and quantities which can vary.  Typically the variable quantities are represented by letters...