The Coffee Break Hard Trivia Quiz – A challenging selection of General Engineering Trivia 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 six naturally occurring gasses - Helium, Neon, Argon, Krypton, Xenon and Radon are a group of chemical elements with very similar properties and are known as the what gases …

The Bitter Electromagnet or Bitter Solenoid was invented and built in 1933 by American physicist Francis Bitter and therefore the plates are known as Bitter plates - True or False

A Tangent is the name given to a geometric line segment whose endpoints both lie on the circumference of the same circle – True or False

A Chord is the line segment whose endpoints both lie on the circumference of the same circle – a Tangent is a straight line or plane that touches a curve or curved surface at a point, but if extended does not cross it at that point.

An Electron is a subatomic particle carrying a negative electric charge which has no known components or substructure, and is believed to be an elementary particle, it has a mass that is approximately 1/1836 that of a proton – True or False

A Megohmmeter (or Megger) is a type of ohmmeter used to measure the electrical resistance of insulators – True or False

Although there are many subsets and ancillary specifications - What is generally regarded as the longest man-made tunnel in the world …

Johann Eduard Simon was an apothecary in Berlin, Germany – In 1839 he discovered what…

The process of physically cutting a design or similar onto a very hard surface is called …

An Anemometer is a scientific instrument used to measure Atmospheric pressure – True or False

A Barometer measures Atmospheric Pressure - an Anemometer measures wind speed

SAIC produced 4.5 million vehicles in 2014 - this was the largest production volume in which country …