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 ?


American Wire Gauge (AWG) is exactly the same as the Gauge used for steel wire in general engineering – True or False

Steel wire is measured by a different gauge – AWG applies only to wire used in electrical applications

Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate (NaHCO3) is also known as Borax – True or False

Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate is also known as Baking Soda

5/64 " (inch) equals how many millimeters (without a calculator please)…

Mars is the sixth planet from the Sun  - True or False

It is the fourth planet from the Sun

In Mechanical Engineering - Taps and Dies are used to manually create screw threads - True or False

An electromechanical device that converts mechanical power into AC electrical power is called an Alternator – True or False

The intelligence  of machines and robots and the branch of computer science  that aims to create it, is known as …

What name is given to a device which delivers an ignition source to the compressed fuel/air mixture in the compression chamber of an internal combustion engine…

In mathmatics, a Prime Number is a natural number greater than 1 that has no positive divisors other than 1 and itself - True or False

In Engineering - Fatigue is the progressive and localized structural damage caused by a material being subjected to cyclic loading - True or False