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 Venturi Effect is the name given to the temperature differential when a fluid flows through a constricted section of pipe – True or False

The Venturi Effect is the name given to the flow characteristics of the reduction in fluid pressure

In science and philosophy, a distinct set of concepts or thought patterns such as theories are called a...

In computer terminology, USB stands for Universal Standard Boss – True or False

USB stands for Universal Serial Bus

Typically used with internal combustion engines, what name is given to a centrifugal compressor  powered by a turbine  which is driven by an engine's exhaust gases to produce improved engine performance...

What name is used to describe the measure of the force amplification achieved by using a tool, mechanical device or machine system...

The Rockwell scale is a hardness scale based on the ability of a material to withstand shear - True or False

The Rockwell test determines the hardness by measuring the depth of penetration of an indenter

In Electrical Engineering, a switch may be abbreviated to SPST - what does SPST stand for….

What was Thomas Edisons middle name…

In Gear terminology, what name is given to the height by which a tooth projects beyond the pitch circle or pitch line

A ceramic or metal container in which metals or other substances may be melted or subjected to very high temperatures is called a …


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