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 mathematical constant Pi is a letter from the Greek alphabet - True or False

Hygroscopy is the ability of a substance to attract and hold light from the surrounding environment  - True or False

It is the ability to attract and hold water molecules 

John DeLorean was associated with which industry...

In thermodynamics, an Adiabatic process is a conversion that occurs without input or release of heat  within a system - True or False

Founded in 1999, Blacksmith Institute is an international non-for-profit organization dedicated to eliminating...

What name is given to an instrument used to measure the height of an object above a fixed level...

Borescopes are used for inspection work where the area to be inspected is inaccessible by other means - True or False

A fixture which is typically used in metalworking or woodworking to control the location and/or motion of another tool is called a ...

A tetrahedron is not a kind of pyramid  - True or False

A tetrahedron is a kind of pyramid

Motion sensors which detect infrared energy may also be called PIR detectors - PIR stand for Positional Intensity Readers – True or False

PIR stands for Passive Infrared