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 ?

 

Who's law states - The magnitude of the electrostatic force between two point electric charges is directly proportional to the product of the magnitudes of each of the charges and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between the two charges….

The earliest version of the Cathode Ray Tube was invented by the German physicist Ferdinand Braun in 1955 - True or False

It was invented by Ferdinand Braun in 1897

Spark Machining, Spark Eroding, Burning, Die Sinking and Wire Erosion are all colloquial names for Electric Discharge Milling – True or False

A device used to measure and regulate the speed of a machine, such as a steam engine is called a …

Lignite is often referred to as what colour coal…

A cubit is one of the first recorded units of measurement - What did a cubit measure ...

A polygon with 50 sides is called a …

In architecture, what name is given to a small tower  that projects vertically from the wall of a building such as a medieval castle…

The female taper on a Lathe Centre or a Drill Press is called a Morse Taper – True or False

The cubed root of 512 = 8 – True or False – (without a calculator please)