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 ?


When two or more forces are balanced they are said to be in…

The description of an object or shape that regains its original position and shape after being altered or distorted is called…

The reflection of sound on smooth surfaces is called an Echo – True or False

Pile Driving involves raising a weight to a significant height and then allowing it to fall under gravity, in order to drive a slender body into the ground, which then becomes a foundation or support for buildings or structures on the surface. Pile Driving is a recent construction technique developed in the early 19th century. True or False

Pile Driving in various forms has been used for many centuries

9 cubed = 759 – True or False (without using a calculator please)

9 cubed = 729

Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate (CaSO4.2 H2O ) is also known as ...

Gold is a very ductile metal and an ounce of gold can be drawn into a wire how long...

Ceilometer is an instrument that determines the height of a cloud base. - 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

A Bimetal strip is used to convert temperature change into mechanical displacement - True or False