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 ?


A Capacitor is the name is given to a passive electronic component consisting of a pair of conductors separated by an insulator – True or False

“SAP” is a US global software corporation that provides enterprise software applications to businesses and is based in Santa Monica, California – True or False

SAP is a German corporation based in Walldorf , Germany

The precious metal - Platinum - derives its name from the latin - Argentum. It has the highest electrical conductivity of any element and the highest thermal conductivity of any metal – True or False

the correct answer is Silver

In Hydraulic Engineering, NPSH is the common acronym for the liquid suction force at the intake of a pump – NPSH stands for Nominal Pressure (of the) Suction Head - True or False

NPSH  stands for Net Positive Suction Head

Solar flares can sometimes leave the sun and zoom towards Earth. When the high speed particles from the sun contact the Earth's magnetic field it produces a lighting effect known as The Aurora – True or False

The Scovile scale which measures the spicy heat of chilli peppers was named after Scovile in Mexico which produces the hottest chillis. True or False

it is named after its creator, American pharmacist Wilbur Scovile

Corrugated Paper was patented in 1856 and first used as a liner for tall hats – True or False

Bamboo is a common building material in many parts of Asia. Bamboo is a type of grass – True or False

A Dilatant material is one in which viscosity increases with the rate of Shear Strain and is an example of a Newtonian fluid – True or False

It is an example of a non-Newtonian fluid

What name is given to a short vertical structure which was originally used on a quay for mooring ships and boats but has now become a generic name for a single barrier...


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