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 Electrical Engineering what instrument measures power…

In Civil Engineering - A chemical which is added to a plain concrete mix in order to speed up the setting time is called an Accelerator

"Acid rain" is a broad term referring to a mixture of wet and dry deposition from the atmosphere containing higher than normal amounts of alkalis - True or False

It refers to higher than normal amounts of nitric and sulfuric acids

In Mechanical Engineering,  a system of forces with a resultant  moment but no resultant force is called a …

A vector may be described as a quantity, defined by both magnitude and direction - True or False

A gas Pycnometer is a device for measuring heat generated by a flame – True or False

It is a laboratory device used for measuring the density  of solids

Desiccation is the state of extreme dryness, or the process of extreme drying - True or False

The chemical element with the symbol K is Cobalt – True or False

Potassium has the chemical symbol K - Cobalt has the chemical symbol Co

Wave power may be defined as the transport of energy by ocean surface waves, and thus the capture of that energy to do useful work  - True or False

Calcium Oxide (CaO ) is also known as ...