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 ?


Malware is short for Malicious Software – True or False

Land Rover is the oldest and original “Off Road Vehicle” marque – True or False

Jeep was the original or GP - General Purpose (vehicle)

The German blue chip stock market index - Deutscher Aktienindex is more commonly known as the DAX – True or False

What name given to the process of making helical grooves in the barrel of a gun or firearm, which gives the shell a spin and thus improves its aerodynamic stability and accuracy…

What name is given to the process which joins materials usually metals or thermoplastics, by coalescence…

Biomass is the name is given to a renewable energy source which uses living, or recently living organisms such as plant matter, wood, waste, (hydrogen) gas, alcohol fuels etc to generate electricity or heat – True or False

Pteromechanophobia is also known as aerophobia, aviatophobia and aviophobia and is a fear of what…

Correlation describes a surface which is a series of alternate furrows and ridges designed to add increased strength and rigidity – True or False

The correct word is Corrugation

A ring of rubber or plastic or a metal eyelet designed to line a hole to prevent a cable or pipe passing through it from chafing is called a Collet – True or False

The correct answer is a Grommet – A Collet is a cone-shaped sleeve used for holding circular or rodlike pieces in a lathe or other machine