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 American automobile company was founded in 1917 by Henry M. Leland...

Sc is the chemical symbol for Silicon – True or False

Si is the correct answer

A “Clap-O-Meter “ is a measurement instrument designed to measure the frequency of thunderstorms - True or False

First used in 1956, a Clap-O-Meter measures and displays the volume of applause made by an audience

The Renminbi (RMB) is the official currency of which country ...

Immiscibility is the name given to the property of liquids to mix in all proportions thus forming a homogeneous  solution – True or False

The correct answer is Miscibility

Analgesics is the name given to the family of drugs which relieve pain – True or False

An astrolabe is an instrument used to determine the altitude of objects in the sky such as the sun or stars - True or False

A network security system designed to prevent unauthorized access to or from a computer system is called a Flame Barrier – True or False

It is called a Firewall

The cubed root of 64 = 8 True or False (without a calculator please)

The cubed root of 64 = 4 

A towel is the name given to a hand tool often used for digging, smoothing, or moving around small amounts of viscous materials, typically this tool is used in concrete construction, gardening and archeology - True or False

The tool is a Trowel