The Coffee Break Quiz – A challenging selection of General Engineering 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 ?


In the USA - Which Ford model followed the iconic Model T ...

In Chemical Engineering - the cloudiness or haziness  of a fluid  caused by individual particles or suspended solids is called Turbidity – True or False

Produced by Du Pont, Rayon is the trade name for Polyamide – True or False

Nylon is the trade name for Polyamide

In computer engineering BPS stands for Bytes Per Standard (Programme) - True or False

BPS stands for Bits Per Second

Within an internal combustion engine - the pin which connects the piston  to the connecting rod and provides a bearing for the connecting rod to pivot  upon as the piston moves is called the Wrist Pin (USA) or Gudgeon Pin (UK) - True or False

The Procter Scale measures earthquake intensity on a base 10 logarithmic scale - True or False

The Richter Scale measures earthquake intensity on a base 10 logarithmic scale

A Scintillometer measures atmospheric turbulence - True or False

In structural Engineering - a single structural member, usually horizontal, who’s main function is to carry loads perpendicular to its longitudinal axis is called ...

Acrophobia is the name given to an extreme  or irrational fear  of heights – True or False

Pumice is the name given to a volcanic rock  that is a solidified frothy lava , typically created when super-heated, highly pressurized rock is violently ejected from a volcano , it can also be formed when lava and water are mixed - True or False

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