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 Electrical Engineering terminology – an A/D Converter is a device which converts Alternating Current to Direct Current – True or False

An A/D Converter is a circuit which converts Analog Signals to Digital Data

In Structural Engineering – A Collateral Load may be defined as….

The Periodic Table is a list of Numbers which is directly related to...

In computer terminology - a Batch File is a type of script that contains a list of commands - True or False

There are 36,630 inches in a mile - True or False

There are 63,360 inches in a mile

"Oil Barrel" is a unit of measurement used in the petroleum industry to measure oil volumes.  The practice originated in the Pennsylvania oil fields in the 1860's.  The original barrels used to measure the oil where discarded "salted pork" barrels - True or False

The original barrels where discarded whiskey barrels

Sodium carbonate is also called soda ash - True or False

A pendulum is a weight suspended from a pivot so that it can swing freely - True or False

The Euro Tunnel between England and France is the second longest stretch of underwater tunnel in the world - True or False

It is the longest - it is 31.35 miles long in total and 23.5 miles  is underwater

The number 10 to the power of 24 has the unit name…