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 ?


7/64 " (inch) equals how many millimetres (without a calculator please)…

The CN Tower was the world's tallest freestanding structure on land. In which city is it located….

In 1907, using a soap box, pillow case, a fan and tape, James Spengler invented the portable vacuum cleaner – True or False

In Electrical Engineering what is the general purpose instrument which measures voltage, current and resistance etc...

In Mechanical Engineering -  Ball, Roller, Needle, Taper are all types of what...

Gamma ray is a form of electromagnetic radiation - True or False

In the SI system of units - the Farad (F) is a measure of Illuminance  - True or False

It is a measure of electric capacitance

What is the third letter of the Greek alphabet...

Sputnik 1 was the worlds first artificial satellite and it was launched by the Soviet Union in October 1957 - True or False

In  hydraulic engineering - British Standard Pipe (BSP) threads and National Pipe (NP) threads are totally interchangeable - True or False

BSP thread form is 55 deg verses NPT at 60 deg - plus most sizes have different threads per inch values