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 ?


An automatic device for stopping the flow of current in an electric circuit as a safety measure and which can then be manually reset is called a...

The structural component of the primary cell wall of green plants is an organic compound with the formula  (C 6H 10O 5)n and is called Cellulose – True or False

A Kern is a heated, thermally insulated chamber or oven in which a controlled temperature is produced. Typically it is used for hardening, burning or drying materials – True or False

a Kiln is the correct answer

Octanes are a family of hydrocarbon that are typical components of gasoline - True or False

A Calorimeter is an instrument for measuring absorbed or evolved heat - True or False

In mathematics a ring shaped object or a region bounded by two concentric circles is called...

GD&T is a symbolic language used on engineering drawings and computer generated three-dimensional solid models - GD&T stands for General Drawing & Terminology – True or False

GD&T stands for Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

When considering Acoustics and Sound Insulation - Reverberation may be defined as – The time in seconds of the duration of sound in a room after the source of the sound has ceased - True or False

In Mechanical and Process Engineering the words Tube and Pipe are interchangeable and describe exactly the same item – True or False

Tube is thin walled hollow section usually specified by the outside dimension – Pipe is thicker wall (generally round) hollow section usually specified by the nominal bore 

An IP address is a numerical label assigned to devices  participating in a computer network - IP stand for Internet Protocol – True or False