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 ?


A tank for storing water, especially one supplying taps or as part of a flushing toilet is called a …..

The Mobius Band is a surface  with only one side and only one boundary component . - True or False

What is the currency of Argentina…

V Belt drives where invented in 1917 by...

The word Hermetic, used to describe an airtight seal was created by the Heinz food company who first developed air tight sealed food packaging - True or False

The word hermetic comes from the name of the Greek  god  Hermes

Calcium Carbonate ( CaCO3 ) is also known as …

What name is given to a gear  mechanism that translates a continuous rotation  into an intermittent rotary motion...

In electrical engineering - EMF stands for Electron Movement Factor – True or False

EMF stands for ElectroMotive Force

The computer was invented by IBM – True or False

Charles Babbage invented the Analytical Engine in 1837 and this is generally regarded as the first computer concept

60 degrees Fahrenheit equals approximately 16 degrees Centigrade - True or False