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 ?


An Astronomical Clock is a clock with special mechanisms and dials to display astronomical information, such as the relative positions of the sun, moon, zodiacal constellations etc. - True or False

A framework consisting of a horizontal beam supported by two pairs of sloping legs, used in pairs to support a flat surface is called a Trestle - True or False

The process by which molecules of a solvent tend to pass through a semipermeable membrane from a less concentrated solution into a more concentrated one is called…

The change of state from gas to liquid is called Convection – True or False

The change of state from gas to liquid is called Condensation

Brownian Motion is defined as The Random Movement of particles in a liquid due to collisions – True or False

The number 10 to the power of minus twenty four (-24) has the unit name…

Joining metals with a filler metal at temperatures above 840 deg F (450 deg C) is called Brazing and at lower temperatures it is called Soldering - True or False

In Computer Engineering - a BVT is commonly run on new software - BVT stands for Before View Trial - True or False

BVT stands for Build Verification Test

In Structural Engineering - A Kip equals 100 pounds - True or False

a Kip equals 1000 pounds

The Bourdon Tube is widely used in Light Meters - True or False

The Bourdon Tube is widely used in Pressure Gauges


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