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 ?


Joining metals with a filler metal at temperatures above 840 deg F (450 deg C) is called Brazing and at lower temperatures it is called Soldering - True or False

In Electrical Engineering - a Shunt is a device which blocks electric current - True or False

a Shunt is a device which allows electric current to pass around another point

What does a Nephelometer measure

Turbidity in Water

What does Volkswagen (the automobile ) mean in English

The Bourdon Tube is widely used in Light Meters - True or False

The Bourdon Tube is widely used in Pressure Gauges

A Spline is a precision alternative to a Key and Key Way when transmitting axial and rotary motion. - True or False

Unilever is the name of the British-Dutch multinational corporation which gets its name from the amalgamation of British soapmaker Lever Brothers and Dutch margarine producer Margarine Unie - True or False

In Structural Engineering - A Kip equals 100 pounds - True or False

a Kip equals 1000 pounds

Dry Ice is the solid form of Carbon Monoxide - True or False

Dry Ice is the solid form of Carbon Dioxide

Decimal time is not a practical concept and has never been used - True or False

Decimal time was used by the Chinese and the French during the French Revolution