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 ?


Hot Iso Static processing is used for the densification of castings and pre-sintered components as well as in the diffusion bonding of alloys – True or False

A mechanism consisting of a bar or wheel with a set of angled teeth (or similar) in which a pawl, cog, or tooth engages, allowing motion in one direction only is called a…..

The Trans-Siberian rail journey crosses Russia from Moscow to the military town of Bolshoy Kamen – True or False

The Trans-Siberian railway journey runs from Moscow to Vladivostok

In Chemical Engineering - the substance in which the solute is dissolved is called a solvent – True or False

The spreading of waves as they pass through a gap or crack in an object is called Diffraction – True or False

The number 10 to the power of 12 has the unit name…

In Civil Engineering - A "Bailey Bridge" is a foundation surface of earth or rock supporting a track, pavement, or similar - True or False

It is a temporary bridge formed of prefabricated, interchangeable, steel truss panels bolted 

Sulfuric Acid ( H2SO4 ) is also known as Oil of Vitriol – True or False

In Electrical Engineering - Bias is Alternating Current ( AC ) deliberately made to flow, or AC voltage deliberately applied, between two points for the purpose of controlling a circuit - True or False

Bias is Direct Current (DC) or DC Voltage

A Hydrophone is a microphone designed to be used underwater for detecting underwater sound - True or False


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