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 Mechanical Engineering - The negative ratio of transverse to axial strain is called Poisson's Ratio - True or False
  2. A support which prevents sideways movement is called - a) Lateral Support  b) Levitational Support  c) Linguistic Support  d) Luminous Support
  3. In computer terminology API stands for "Application Program Interface," - True or False
  4. A mass of rock which moves around in outer space is called -  a) an Asteroid d)  a Torpedo  c) a Jet Stream  d) a Nebula
  5. A manufacturing process which shapes metal by using localized compressive forces (typically with high heat) is called - a) Forging  b) Flashing  c) Fledging  d) Fowling
  6. Broaching is a machining process that uses a toothed tool, called a broach, to remove material - True or False
  7. In Electrical Engineering Capacitors are widely used in electronic circuits for blocking direct current  while allowing alternating current  to pass - True or False
  8. In the petroleum industry - the US/Canadian Oil Barrel is defined as 24 US gallons - True or False
  9. The Newton is the SI derived unit of Electrical Resistance - True or False
  10. In Mechanical Engineering - The negative ratio of transverse to axial strain is called Poisson's Ratio - True or False

ANSWERS

1)True  2) a) Lateral Support  3) True  4) a) an Asteroid  5) a) Forging  6) True  7) True  8) False - one US oil barrel equals 42 US gallons  9) False - it is Force  10) True