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 Process Engineering - Heat Exchangers are also called Air Conditioners - True or False

A heat exchanger is designed to transfer heat between two fluids in order to control the temperature of one of the fluids

In Engineering design - CAD refers to "As Built" drawings and stands for "Change After Done" - True or False

CAD stands for Computer Aided Design

In Fluid Mechanics the Boundary Layer is the plane of fluid adjacent to the surface of an object around which the fluid is flowing - True or False

The logarithm of 1000 to base 10 is 10 - True or False

The correct answer is 3

In Structural Engineering – A Beam may be defined as – A structural member, typically horizontal, designed to resist loads at right angle to its longitudinal axis. - True or False

A Sheave is a wheel or roller with a domed top surface which is typically used as a counterweight - True or False

A Sheave is a wheel type roller with a groove on the circumference which is typically used for  locating  a belt, rope, or cable

Al-Kufrah in Libya is the driest recorded place on earth - True or False

The correct answer is the Atacama Desert on the Peru-Chile border in South America 

In Electrical Engineering – Switched Reluctance Motors are very large Stepper Motors with a reduced pole count – True or False

The Ohm is the SI  derived unit of Electrical Resistance - True or False

In Electronics Engineering, an Algorithm is a set of mathematical "rules" applied to an input and is typically used to describe a section of computer code which performs a specific function - True or False