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 ?

 

What name is given to a short vertical structure which was originally used on a quay for mooring ships and boats but has now become a generic name for a single barrier …

The Waterwheel was the earliest known instance of humans using atmospheric convection to to power a machine – True or False

The Windmill was he earliest known case of humans using atmospheric convection to power a machine

An Acute Triangle is a triangle with all three angles acute (less than 90°) - True or False

A Cathode is an electrode  through which electric current flows into a polarized electrical device - True or False

An Anode is an electrode  through which electric current  flows into a polarized electrical device - A Cathode is an electrode  through which electric current  leaves a polarized electrical device

Cobalt is the chemical element with the symbol Co – True or False

Etymology is the name given to the study of the history of words , their origins, and how their form and meaning have changed over time – True or False

Thor was the Roman God of the sea – True or False

Neptune was the Roman God of the sea - Thor was the God of Thunder


Turning is the name of the metal cutting process typically used for producing a cylindrical surface with a single point tool. The workpiece is rotated on a spindle and the cutting tool is fed into it radially, axially or both – True or False

Osborne Reynolds is associated with which branch of Engineering …

3 liters equals how many cubic inches …