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 ?


Karoshi is a Japanese word which means ...

Solar flares can sometimes leave the sun and zoom towards Earth. When the high speed particles from the sun contact the Earth's magnetic field it produces a lighting effect known as The Aurora – True or False

A Hydrophone is a microphone designed to be used underwater for detecting underwater sound - True or False

Corrugated Paper was patented in 1856 and first used as a liner for tall hats – True or False

Construction for the Golden Gate Bridge began in what year - a) 1931 b) 1933 c) 1935 d) 1937

Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta are the first 4 letters in which alphabet ...

A Ballista is ...

Thunder is caused by the atmospheric inversion of the partial droplets in non similar cloud formations - True or False

It is caused by the sudden increase in pressure and temperature from lightening

The March Number is the name of the scale commonly used to represent the speed of an object when it is traveling close to or above the speed of sound – True or False

It is the Mach Number

In Electrical Engineering what instrument measures power