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 Mechanical Engineering - The negative ratio of transverse to axial strain is called Poisson's Ratio - True or False

A support which prevents sideways movement is called...

In computer terminology API stands for "Application Program Interface," - True or False

A mass of rock which moves around in outer space is called...

A manufacturing process which shapes metal by using localized compressive forces (typically with high heat) is called...

Broaching is a machining process that uses a toothed tool, called a broach, to remove material - True or False

In Electrical Engineering Capacitors are widely used in electronic circuits for blocking direct current  while allowing alternating current  to pass - True or False

In the petroleum industry - the US/Canadian Oil Barrel is defined as 24 US gallons - True or False

One US oil barrel equals 42 US gallons

The Newton is the SI derived unit of Electrical Resistance - True or False

it is Force

A Headstock and Tailstock would be found on which machine Tool…