The Coffee Break Quiz – A challenging selection of General Engineering 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 ?


Austrian engineer Paul Eisler invented what, in 1936 ...

HNO3 is the chemical symbol for what acid ...

A gear  system that consists of one or more outer gears, or planet gears, revolving about a central, or sun gear has two common names, one is Planetary Gearing, what is the other ...

In Physics and Engineering, Provisional Energy is the name given to energy that is stored within a system. Typically it exists when there is a force  that tends to pull an object back towards some lower energy position – True or False

Potential Energy is the name given to this stored energy

In Mathematics, a Real Number is a number that has no fractional part, and no digits after the decimal point and can be positive, negative or zero - True or False

A real number is a number that can be positive or negative AND have decimal places after the point

0.025 4 mm equals one thousandth of an inch (0.001") – True or False

Titanium Dioxide is a naturally occurring oxide which has a wide range of applications, from paint to sunscreen  to food colouring – True or False

What word is used to describe something that is not chemically reactive …

Based in Santa Clara, California, USA – Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) was founded in 1993 by Jen-Hsun Huang , Chris Malachowsky  and Curtis Priem – True or False

Nvidia is the company founded by Jen-Hsun Huang , Chris Malachowsky  and Curtis Priem

What is a common name for "Over Centre Clamps"