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 ?

 

Derived from the Latin for "to glow white" , what name is given to the emission of light from a hot body due to its temperature…

What is the name of the hand tool used by woodworkers for smoothing or carving rough-cut wood .  Typically, the user stands astride a board or log and swings the tool downwards towards the feet, chipping off pieces of wood, moving backwards and leaving a relatively smooth surface behind…

What is the name of a common tool which is used to indicate how level a surface is…

Who would use a Halligan Bar …

Whilst they all could potentially use one - it is more likely to be - Firefighters as it is a forcible entry tool developed by the New York City Fire Chief in 1948 

What name is given to the dependence of a system not only on its current environment but also on its past environment and this dependence arises because the system can be in more than one internal state…

What name is given to a device used to slow the motion of an object through an atmosphere  by creating drag…

What name is given to the plant that yields a stiff fibre traditionally used in making twine , rope  and also dartboards…

In computing terminology - IP stand for Internal Protocol – True or False

IP stands for Internet Protocol

Kevlar was developed at Du Pont in 1956, it is a para-aramid synthetic fibre which has many applications including body armour and racing sails. - True or False

What name is given to items which are usually narrow circular rings of metal and are typically used for fastening, joining, or reinforcement using a clamping or crimping process …