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 geometry, any polyhedron with twelve flat faces is called…

In Mechanical Engineering - Hooke's Law of Elasticity describes the operation of …

The Geiger Counter measures sound wave density - True or False

It detects the emission of nuclear radiation

In the SI system of units - the Coulomb is a measure of Electric Charge - True or False

Robotic spacecraft that remain in orbit around a planetary body are classed as artificial satellites  - True or False

Willis Haviland Carrier is associated with which industry…

In 1450, the Italian art architect Leon Battista Alberti invented the first mechanical anemometer - True or False

Scottish engineers Thomas Telford  and John Loudon McAdam are associated with what …

The International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet is more commonly known as the NATO phonetic alphabet - True or False

An Aqueduct is a flue constructed to convey steam vapour away from an electrical source - True or False

It is a water supply