The Coffee Break Quiz - A challenging selection of General Engineering 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

  1. In Process Engineering - Heat Exchangers are also called Air Conditioners - True or False
  2. In Engineering design CAD refers to "As Built" drawings and stands for "Change After Done" - True or False
  3. In Fluid Mechanics the Boundary Layer is the plane of fluid adjacent to the surface of an object around which the fluid is flowing - True or False
  4. The logarithm of 1000 to base 10 is 10 - True or False
  5. In Engineering - A flywheel is used to balance the overhang of static cantilevered beams - True or False
  6. A sheave is a wheel or roller with a domed top surface which is typically used as a counterweight - True or False
  7. Al-Kufrah in Libya is the driest recorded place on earth - True or False
  8. The number 10 to the power of minus 3 has the unit symbol "micro" - True or False
  9. The Ohm is the SI  derived unit of Electrical Resistance - True or False
  10. In electronics Engineering, an Algorithm is a set of mathematical "rules" applied to an input and is typically used to describe a section of computer code which performs a specific function - True or False



1) False - A heat exchanger is designed to transfer heat between two fluids in order to control the temperature of one of the fluids  2) False - it is Computer Aided Design  3) True  4) False - it is 3  5) False - it is a rotating mechanical device that is used to store rotational energy  6) False - it is a wheel type roller with a groove in the circumference which is typically used for  locating  a belt, rope, or cable  7) False - it is the Atacama Desert on the Peru-Chile border in South America  8) False - it is milli  9) True  10) True