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 ?


When used in a manufacturing context - OEM stands for Original Equipment Manager – True or False

OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer

The official currency of Switzerland is the Euro – True or False

The Swiss frank is the official currency of Switzerland

What name is given to a solid that has six square faces of equal size that meet each other at right angles …

Sucrose ( C12H22O11 ) is also known as Salt – True or False

Sucrose is also known as Sugar

Cogeneration is the name is given to the use of a heat engine  or a power station  to simultaneously generate both electricity  and useful heat , it is one of the most common forms of energy recycling – True or False

A tool used for separating coarser powders from finer powders is called a Sickle – True or False

The correct answer is a Sieve – A Sickle is a traditional agricultural tool with a curved blade used for manual cutting of ground cover or crops

A Roentgenometer is a device for measuring the radiant flux or power of electromagnetic radiation – True or False

Trigonometry is the branch of mathematics  that studies triangles  and the relationships between their sides and the angles between the sides – True or False

Anthracite is a hard, compact variety of ferrous oxide - True or False

Anthracite is a hard, compact variety of coal

Named after it's inventor, Ferdinand Braun, the Braun Tube is better known as…