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 ?


Kingda Ka Roller Coaster, Six Flags, New Jersey is the Tallest Roller Coaster in the world - True or False

7/16" (inch) equals 0.4375" (inch) as a decimal - True or False

Pile Driving involves raising a weight to a significant height and then allowing it to fall under gravity, in order to drive a slender body into the ground, which then becomes a foundation or support for buildings or structures on the surface. Pile Driving is a recent construction technique developed in the early 19th century. True or False

Pile Driving in various forms has been used for many centuries

The Eagle automobile model was released by Ford in the late 1980's - True or False

It was released by American Motors/Chrysler

Trigonometry is a branch of mathematics which studies triangles and the relationships between the lengths of their sides and the angles between those sides.  The word Trigonometry is derived from the Latin "Trigon" meaning angle and "Ometry" meaning relationship - True or False

It is  derived from the Greek  trigōnon  meaning "triangle" plus metron  meaning "measure" 

The Katal is the SI derived unit of Catalytic Activity - True or False

What name is given to an instrument used to measure the height of an object above a fixed level

What is the name of the electrical switch which was invented at Bell Telephone Laboratories...

In Roman Numerals, "D" equals what number...

Electrical impedance is the residual torque resisting the initial rotation at the start up of an electric motor - True or False

It is the value of the resistance in a circuit when a voltage is applied