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 ?


The classic Harley-Davidson engines are two-cylinder , V-twin  engines with the pistons mounted in a "60 degree" "V" configuration – True or False

The pistons are mounted in a "45 degree" "V" configuration

1 km equals how many miles …

A League is an ancient Celtic unit of length and was the distance a person could walk in about one hour – True or False

The Nikkei 225 is a stock market index for the stock exchange of which country …

A Capacitor is the name is given to a passive electronic component consisting of a pair of conductors separated by an insulator – True or False

In Engineering and Physics - Plasticity is the word used to describe the propensity of a material to undergo permanent deformation under load – True or False

Methyl Alcohol (CH3OH) is also known as ...

What is the name of the energy of an object, which it possesses due to its motion . It is defined as the work  needed to accelerate a body of a given mass from rest to its stated velocity …

9 cubed = 759 - True or False

9 cubed = 729

What is the more common name for a polytetrafluoroethylene film cut to specified widths for use in sealing pipe threads
 - note that this is a trick question ...

All answers are correct