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 Chemical Engineering, what is the name given to a substance microscopically dispersed evenly throughout another substance

A Baffle is the name given to a device which is typically used to restrict the flow of fluids or filter light – True or False

In metallic solids, electricity flows by means of electrons, from higher to lower electrical potential - True or False

Electricity flows from lower to higher

In Japanese manufacturing terminology SMED stand for Single Minute Exchange of Die - True or False

Platinum is an alloy of Aluminum and Gold - True or False

Platinum is a pure elemental metal

A weight, usually with a pointed tip on the bottom, that is suspended from a string and used as a vertical reference line is called a

The Indian Motorcycle was manufactured in which country

Which former Russian president had a degree in Civil Engineering

Objects put into space orbit by human endeavour are generically called

Lake Mead in the USA was created by which man made barrier