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 ?


Trees which loose their leaves seasonally are called Deciduous – True or False

A Throttle is the generic name given to a mechanism which controls the flow of a fluid by constriction or obstruction – True or False

The Delorean sports car was originally manufactured in which country - a) England  b) Northern Ireland  c) USA  d) Brazil

The Geissler Tube is a forerunner of the common garden hose pipe - True or False

The Geissler Tube was instrumental in the development of many products which use vacuum and electron discharge principles e.g. neon lighting 

Although Leonardo da Vinci  produced drawings in the 16th century which appear to show a chain with a roller bearing, Hans Renold  is generally credited with inventing the roller chain in 1880   - True or False

A Desiccant is a hygroscopic  substance that induces a state of dryness in its local vicinity in a sealed container. - True or False

What is the name of the electrical switch operated by an applied magnetic field  which was invented  at Bell Telephone Laboratories  in 1936...

The chemical process of distillation a chemical reaction – True or False

It is a physical separation process and not a chemical reaction

Kaolinite, Montmorillonite -Smectite, Illite, and Chlorite  are the four main groups of which mineral...

In Roman Numerals, "CM" equals what number...