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 ?

 

Rust is the name given to a general term for a series of iron oxides formed by the reaction of iron and oxygen in the presence of water or air moisture – True or False

All continuous Vee Belts have a standard included angle and this never varies – True or False

Although typically around 38/40 degrees – the angle could be between 30/42 degrees for different applications

Saturated Steam is the name given to steam at equilibrium with liquid water. It defines the boundary between wet steam and superheated steam on the temperature-enthalpy diagram – True or False

Cisco Systems derived its name from which North American city …

The Stoichiometric Ratio is the chemically correct air-fuel ratio by volume which will theoretically burn all of the combustible elements in a fuel – True or False

Anodic protection is a technique to control the corrosion of a metal surface by making it the Cathode of an electrochemical cell and controlling the electrode potential in a zone where the metal is passive – True or False

Anodic protection makes the metal surface the Anode, thus controlling the electrode potential in a zone where the metal is passive

What is the name of a type of particle detector that measures Ionizing Radiation and is used to detect whether objects emit nuclear radiation ….

Pythagoras is generally regarded as the first person to study the properties of pendulums, around 500 BC - True or false

Italian scientist Galileo Galilei is generally regarded as the first to study the properties of pendulums, beginning around 1602

Boiler Draught is the pressure difference between the atmosphere and the pressure inside a boiler – True or False

In Electrical Engineering a Tong Test measures induced heat in a closed circuit – True or False

A Tong Test measures Electrical Current in a circuit (measured in amperes)