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 ?


Toyoda Automatic Loom Works was the forerunner of which Japanese automobile company…

The Euro is the currency of Sweden – True or False

the Krona is the currency of Sweden

Alcatel-Lucent SA is the largest telecommunications company of which European country….

The chemical element Mercury is also known as Quicksilver – True or False

A Vernier is the name given to a device typically shaped like a G clamp which incorporates a calibrated screw and was widely used for precise measurement of small distances in mechanical engineering  and machining - True or False

The correct answer is a Micrometer – a Vernier is based on the principle of two scales whose divisions differ by a small amount

In Electrical Engineering – an Accelerometer is a sensor or transducer for measuring acceleration – True or False

Anodising is the name given to the electrolytic passivation process which is used to increase the thickness of the natural oxide layer on the surface of metal parts, this process increases corrosion  and wear resistance, and provides better adhesion for paint primers and glues than bare metal – True or False

The Science of Friction, Lubrication and Wear is called…

In the American building industry - ASCE stand for - Amalgamated Society of Construction Engineers – True or False

ASCE stands for - American Society of Civil Engineers 

In general, the closer materials are in the galvanic series, the higher the risk of galvanic corrosion. True or False