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 inventor Stephen Gary Wozniak is the co founder of which technology company…

The ratio of the length of the circumference to the length of the diameter is constant for all circles - True or False

A radio telescope is a form of directional radio antenna used in radio astronomy - True or False

In Civil Engineering - A "Bolster" is a structural member on which one end of a bridge truss rests - True or False

Metric and Imperial units are never mixed - True or False

e.g A hybrid standard quantity used in mining is the assay ton

What name is given to an appliance designed to protect electrical devices from voltage spikes… 

A Drafting Machine  is a device which is mounted to a drawing board and has a fan which was used to dry the inks used in technical drawing - True or False

It is a device which is mounted to the drawing board and is a mechanism which allow straight lines to be drawn

Silicon Dioxide ( SiO2 ) is also known as ...

In Electrical Engineering what instrument displays the waveform of a signal…

Latent Heat is the name of the heat released or absorbed by a chemical substance or a thermodynamic system during a process that occurs without a change in temperature – True or False