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 is the name of the instrument used to measure atmospheric pressure

True or False - Concentricity describes the location of objects which share the same centre , axis  or origin - One of the most familiar examples is the evenly spaced circles of a target 

Sputnik 1 was the first artificial Earth satellite and was launched into space by the Soviet Union in what year

A Ceilometer is an instrument that determines the height of a cloud base - True or False

In Mechanical Engineering – What is the name given to the action of adhesive wear  and transfer of material between metallic surfaces during sheet metal forming  and other industrial operations where relative motion is involved

In Mechanical Engineering - Pillow or Plummer Block bearings are typically used for

Croquet is a lawn game , played both as a recreational pastime  and as a competitive sport . It involves hitting wooden or plastic balls  with a mallet  through hoops  embedded into the grass playing court – True or False

When used in construction terminology, the word "plumb" generally refers to what condition

Lada automobiles are manufactured in which country

Pyrolysis is a thermochemical decomposition of organic material at elevated temperatures in the absence of oxygen - True or False