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. The Saturation Temperature of a liquid is more commonly known as the Boiling Point - True or False
  2. In Japanese manufacturing terminology  - SMED stand for "Standardised Manufacturing of Engineering Design" - True or False
  3. "The Northern Lights"phenomena occurs when when highly charged electrons from the solar wind interact with elements in the earth's atmosphere - This is also known as "The Aurora Borealis" - True or False
  4. In angular measurement - 180 divided by pi -  is called a "Minute" - True or False
  5. In coal fired power station terminology Carbon Capture and Storage is also known as Sequestration - True or False
  6. Polymer bank notes where developed and first used in Germany - True or False
  7. Samuel F.B. Morse invented the alphabet for the blind - True or False
  8. Phantom, Ghost and Wraith are model names from which luxury automobile manufacturer - a) Mercedes Benz  b) Audi  c) Ferrari d) Rolls Royce
  9. Nk is the chemical symbol for nickel  - True or False
  10. In the early 1900's, in the US, the Democratic Party was also known as The Bull Moose Party - True or False

Thought for the week -

When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get them,
but you won't come up with a handful of mud either

- Leo Burnett



1) True  2) False - SMED stands for "Single Minute Exchange of Die  3) True  4) False - 180 divided by pi is called a Radian  5) True  6) False - Polymer bank notes where first used in Australia in 1988  7) False - Louis Braille invented the alphabet for the blind  8) d) Rolls Royce  9) False - Ni is the symbol for nickel  10) False - The Bull Moose Party referred to the Republican Party - It originated in 1912 when a reporter asked Roosevelt about his health during the campaign and he replied that he felt like a bull moose