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 Sextant is an instrument used to measure the angle between any two visible objects - True or False

Longitude is a geographic coordinate that specifies the North-South position of a point on the Earth's surface - True or False

It is East-West

A device that emits light through a process of optical amplification based on the stimulated emission of electromagnetic radiation is called a Tazer - True or False

It is a Laser

A semiconductor is a material which has electrical conductivity between that of a conductor such as copper and an insulator such as glass - True or False

A Screw Jack will unwind under load if it is not locked - True or False

A Screw Jack is self locking

In Solid Mechanics - when analyzing the properties of beams  with constant cross section.-  Saint-Venant's theorem states that the simply connected  cross section with maximal torsional rigidity is a circle - True or False

Cathodic Protection is a process to protect computer systems from viruses - True or False

It is a technique used to inhibit corrosion

"Imperial"  was the Chrysler Corporation's luxury automobile brand between 1955 and 1975 - True or False

One cubic foot of water weighs 62.4 lb - True or False

In Structural Engineering – a Strut may be defined as - A load that causes a member to twist about its longitudinal axis – True or False

A strut is a structural brace that resists axial forces