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 word "ceramic" comes from the Greek  word for "Crystalline" - True or False

The word Ceramic it comes from the Greek word for "Pottery" 

Electronically commutated motors are also known as...

(The number) 12 cubed = 1782 – True or False – without a calculator please

The Correct answer = 1728

The combination of two or more parts, to make an artificial entity which is in contrast to a natural entity is called...

A Breeder Reactor is a nuclear reactor  capable of generating less fissile material  than it consumes  - True or False

A Breeder Reactor is capable of creating more fissile material than it consumes

The oldest surviving casting is a copper frog from 3200 BC - True or False

The Richter Magnitude Scale measures what...

A steam turbine generates what type of motion

The MOSE Project is intended to protect which European city from floods...

In chemistry, vitriol is an archaic name for a sulfate. The name comes from the Latin word "vitriolum" for glassy, as crystals of several metallic sulfates resemble pieces of colored glass – True or False