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 ?


In Engineering, what name is given to the twisting of an object due to an applied rotary force perpendicular to the axis …

What name is given to the device that blends air and fuel for an internal combustion engine …

In statistics, Standard Deviation is the name is given to a widely used measurement of variability or diversity which shows how much variation there is from an average value – True or False

Dry Ice is the solid form of Carbon Monoxide - True or False

Dry Ice is the solid form of Carbon Dioxide

A Rheostat is a two-terminal variable resistor – True or False

A Parapet is wall like barrier at the edge of a roof , terrace , balcony or other structure , primarily used to prevent the spread of fire but was originally designed to defend buildings from military attack – True or False

Honing is the process of working a metal's surface to improve its material properties, usually by mechanical means, such as hammer blows or similar - True or False

Honing is an abrasive machining process that produces a precision surface  on a metal workpiece by scrubbing an abrasive  stone against it along a controlled path

Obsidian is the naturally occurring volcanic glass which is formed as an extrusive igneous rock when felsic lava is extruded from a volcano and cools rapidly with minimum crystal growth – True or False

In production engineering terminology CMMS stands for Combined Maintenance Management Standard - True or False

CMMS stands for Computerized Maintenance Management System

American pop singer Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta is better known by which name ...