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 ?


What is the most abundant element in the universe …

What is the capital city of Chile…

Latitude is an angular measurement in degrees, what is the angle at the equator…

ALCANTARA is a suede-like material that is typically used for covering seats, interior trim and steering wheels in automobiles - True or False

SWG, AWG, W&M and BWG are are all measures of Light Intensity – True or False

They are all measures of Wire Gauge or the diameter of wire

Mainly used for “on site” surveying, what is the name of the precision instrument which is used for measuring angles in the horizontal and vertical planes…

Heinrich Rudolf Hertz was a physicist famous for his work with VHF and UHF radio waves, he was born in which country…

The number 8 to the power of 4 = 4,096 – True or False (without a calculator please)

Muscat is the name given to a smooth bore long gun fired from the shoulder – True or False

A Musket is a smooth bore long gun fired from the shoulder – Muscat is the capital city of Oman and Liqueur Muscat is a fortified wine

If something is Inflammable it will easily burn or ignite – True or False

If something is Inflammable it will NOT easily burn or ignite


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