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 ?


A Bimetal strip is used to convert temperature change into mechanical displacement - True or False

The Stallion Car is an American class of automobile launched and inspired by the Ford Mustang in 1964. The term describes an affordable, compact, highly styled car with a sporty or performance-oriented image. - True or False

The class is - Pony Cars

In Roman times - Concrete was made from quicklime, pozzolana and an aggregate of pumice - True or False

Steam Engines are External Combustion engines - True or False

What is the name of the chemical element with the symbol Cd

A material's ability to deform under compressive stress, often characterised by the material's ability to form a thin sheet by hammering or rolling is called the materials Malleability – True or False

A "Tupolev Tu-95" is a Russian ...

In structural Engineering - A measure of the resistance to rotation offered by a member’s geometry and size is called the Live Load - True or False

The resistance to rotation offered by a member’s geometry and size is called the Moment of Inertia

In Hydraulic Engineering, NPSH is the common acronym for the liquid suction force at the intake of a pump – NPSH stands for Nominal Pressure Suction Head - True or False

NPSH stands for Net Positive Suction Head

The Toyota Way is ...