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 ?


The Hertz is the SI  derived unit of Frequency - True or False

The effect of acceleration which is felt as weight is called G-force - The G stands for…

The logarithm of a number is the exponent by which another fixed value, the base , must be raised to produce that number - True or False

The amount of energy stored in a flywheel is proportional to the cube of its rotational speed - True or False

It is proportional to the square of its rotational speed

1 Yard equals 1.917 metres - Tue or False

1 yard = 0.914 m

The Bendix drive which is used in automotive starter motors was invented in the town of Bendix in Kansas, USA and derived it’s name from the town- True or False

The name is derived from it's inventor - Vincent Hugo Bendix

The LaSalle automobile was produced by Chrysler from 1927 to 1940 - True or False

It was produced by General Motors

Silver Oxide is typically used to provide the coating for galvanising - True or False

It is Zinc Oxide

In Computer Engineering - CPU stands for - Crash Prevention Unit - True or False

CPU stands for Central Processing Unit

The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit is known as a British Thermal Unit (BTU) - True or False