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 ?


In Electrical Engineering, what is the instrument which displays the phase of the colors in a color TV...

Acoustics is the science of mechanical waves  in gases, liquids, and solids including vibration , sound , ultrasound  and infrasound  - True or False

The Charpy Impact Test which is used for testing the strength of materials is an an acronym for Compression Hardness And Rate Pre Yield - True or False

It was developed in 1905 by French scientist Georges Charpy

Mainly used for surveying applications, what name is given to a precision instrument for measuring angles in the horizontal and vertical planes...

A "Reticle" is a motorised 2 person boat - True or False

It is a net of fine lines in the eyepiece of a sighting device, such as a telescope

A decorative structure which protrudes from a building and acts as a bracket or support structure is called a …..

In Civil Engineering -  an "Abyssinian Well" is any device for securing a suspension or cantilever bridge at either end - True or False

It is a perforated pipe driven into the ground for pumping out collected ground water 

The knot is a unit of speed equal to one kilometre per hour - True or False

It is equal to one nautical mile per hour

What name is given to an optical device consisting of a rigid or flexible tube with an eyepiece  at one end and an objective lens at the other end.  Typically they are linked together by a relay optical system ...

Sloop, Cutter, Ketch and Schooner are all types of...


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