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 ?


A Transducer is a device that converts one form of energy  to another - True or False

Parsecs are used in astronomy to measure enormous interstellar distances - True or False

In Civil Engineering - A "Bailey Bridge" is a foundation surface of earth or rock supporting a track, pavement, or similar - True or False

It is a temporary bridge formed of prefabricated, interchangeable, steel truss panels bolted 

The Beaufort scale is a measure of the rise and fall of tides  - True or False

It is a measure that relates wind speed to observed conditions at sea or on land 

Oscilloscopes test and display voltage signals as waveforms and show visual representations of the variation of voltage over time - True or False

What name is given to a heat engine that performs mechanical work using pressurised water vapour as its working fluid...  

The generic name for a variable-ratio transmission system commonly used on bicycles , consisting of a chain , multiple sprockets of different sizes, and a mechanism to move the chain from one sprocket to another is called a Planetary Gear System – True or False

It is called Derailleur Gears

What name is given to a tool which measures opposite sides of an object, variants of this tool can measure"inside" or "outside"…

What name is given to a device fitted internally in pipes which uses Bernoulli's principle for measuring volumetric flow rate using the same principle as a Venturi Nozzle…

Distillation is the name is given to a method of separating mixtures based on differences in volatilities  of components in a boiling liquid mixture – True or False