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 DeSoto automobile was manufactured and marketed by the now-defunct DeSoto Division of General Motors - True or False

The correct answer is Chrysler Corporation

Taguchi methods are statistical methods developed by Genichi Taguchi to increase the power output of steam turbines

It was to improve the quality of manufactured goods

One US gallon equals 321.0 cubic inches - True or False

The correct answer is 231.0 cubic inches

In Electrical Engineering - The voltage generated by a battery or by the magnetic force according to Faraday's Law  is called "emf" - True or False

emf = electromotive force

Algebra is a branch of mathematics that studies triangles and the relationships between the lengths of their sides and the angles between those sides - True or False

The correct answer is Trigonometry

Fortran is a general-purpose, imperative programming language that was developed by Microsoft - True or False

It was developed by IBM

In Fluid Mechanics - Flows with low Reynolds numbers are classified as Laminar Flow - True or False

Standard gravity, or standard acceleration due to free fall of an object in a vacuum near the surface of the earth is equal to 32.174 ft/s2  (9.80665 m/s2 ) - True or False

Alan Shepard was the first American in space - True or False

The Tesla is the SI derived unit of Electric Charge - True or False

The correct answer is - Magnetic Flux Density