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 Pascal is the SI derived unit of Mass - True or False

It is the derived unit of pressure and stress

In Optics, a prism is a transparent optical element with flat, polished surfaces that does not  refract  light  - True or False

In Electronics, a latch is a circuit  that has two stable states and can be used to store state information - True or False

When pouring dry free flowing powder or granules onto a flat surface, the angular surface of the pile naturally comes to rest at the same, standard angle. This is called the Angle of Response. - True or False

This is called the angle of Repose

An Anemometer is the name of an instrument which measures wind speed – True or False

Built in 1946 at the University of Pennsylvania, ENIAC was the first electronic computer – turENIAC stands for Electronic Numerical Integrator And Calculator - True or False

The highest mountain in North America is Mount McKinley in Alaska - True or False

Who was the Roman Goddess of thieves, commerce and travellers…

What name is given to the curve  that a hanging chain or cable assumes under its own weight  when supported only at its ends...

The number 10 to the power of 21 has the unit name…