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 ?


ANSI  is commonly referenced in Engineering - ANSI stands for American Numerical Survey Index - True or False

ANSI stands for "American National Standards Institute "

In Engineering - Absolute Pressure is the same as Atmospheric Pressure - True or False

Absolute Pressure = Atmospheric Pressure plus Gauge Pressure

In an Engineering context - "Ambient"  indicates "normal or usual conditions" - True or False

A Ball Bearing would typically be used to reduce rotational friction and support radial and axial loads – True or False

100 square feet equals how many square meters…

A device used to sterilize equipment and items by subjecting them to high pressure saturated steam is called an Autoclave - True or False

Pneumatic cylinders are mechanical devices which transfer force using compressed air (or gas) - True or False

A Solenoid activated mechanical device is triggered by a compressed air signal - True or False

It is activated by electrical energy

Resonance is the effect of vacuum on a sealed vessel - True or False

It is the tendency of a system to oscillate  with greater amplitude  at various frequencies

Seismometers are instruments that measure motions of the ground such as seismic waves generated by earthquakes etc - True or False


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