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 ?


Lobe, Centrifugal, Piston, Peristaltic are all types of what...

A rotating or sliding piece in a mechanical linkage typically used to transfer irregular rotary motion into linear motion or vice-versa is called a Cam – True or False

A beam or similar bar which is normally used between 2 or more items to enable them to be pulled together, typically along a central line of action, is called a Yoke  - True or False

The ability to maintain the line of gravity of a body within the base of support with no or minimal sway is called ...

In the petroleum industry - the US/Canadian Oil Barrel is defined as 42 US gallons.  The original capacity of the barrel was 40 gallons, but the early oil suppliers always added 2 extra gallons to ensure that their customers where never short supplied against the specified 40 gallons - True or False

A Clapper Box would be found on which machine tool…

The chemical element  with the symbol Na is Nitrogen - True or False

Na is Sodium - Nitrogen has the chemical symbol N

A large, slow moving bearing ring, typically designed to allow cranes to rotate, is called a Skewing Ring – True or False

The correct answer is a Slewing Ring

In computer engineering  - DRAM stands for Dynamic Random-Access Memory - True or False

The Karakoram Highway between Pakistan and China is the highest paved road in the world - True or False

808 miles /1300 km long and with an elevation of approximately 3 miles/4.8 km above sea level at it's highest point


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