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


What name is given to a brushless DC electric motor that can divide a full rotation into a large number of steps. The motor's position can be controlled precisely  without any feedback mechanism... 

Cobol is the name of the general-purpose, procedural , imperative  programming language  developed by IBM in the 1950's which is derived from  "The IBM Mathematical Formula Translating System" – True or False

The correct answer is Fortran

1/4" equals how many millimetres….

"Moment of Force" is derived from Force divided by Area - True or False

Moment of Force = Force x Distance

Poise is a measure of... 

A payload carrying projectile is also known as a …. 

What name is given to a process of heat treatment used to increase the toughness of iron -based alloys…

The Mariana Trench is the deepest  underground mine in the world  - True or False

The Mariana Trench is the deepest  part of the world's oceans 

In 1833, Sir Charles Wheatstone improved and popularised a measuring device for what property... 

An analog  sound  storage medium  consisting of a flat disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral  groove is also called…


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