Engineering Trivia Quiz - Feb 14, 2011
This Weeks Trivia Quiz Questions
Do you want to know what is the biggest or smallest or fastest or slowest or tallest or deepest or loudest or smelliest or ………………
Well you'd better switch to the Guinness Book of Records, because you are not going to find it on this site
What you are going to find is a mix of General Engineering Questions which are guaranteed to test your knowledge.
I always like to answer these with a group or competing groups. How you answer them is completely up to you
Maybe in a coffee or lunch break - print out the questions and see how good your group is.
It's often difficult for a single individual to have the spread of knowledge, but it is interesting to see what obscure knowledge people do in fact have tucked away in the dark recesses of their brains.
Sometimes an answer is a combination of knowledge from different people.
One person starts the ball rolling and others can piggy back from that start
Answering trivia questions can also be used as a lead in to business activities.
Typically as a starter to meetings, in order to "break the ice" and get some lateral thinking or maybe to start a brainstorming session. It can start the thinking process and get people to look "outside of the square".
Complimentary to, and also an excellent way to develop and stimulate the thought process is to use creativity exercises such as those found on sites like as http://creativitygames.net/
If you are organising a trivia competition, feel free to use any of the engcom questions and please give us a mention. Maybe your company has an internal (or external) news letter. Again we don't own the knowledge, but an acknowledgement would be appreciated
- In Chemical Engineering, what name is given to a substance microscopically dispersed evenly throughout another substance
- What is the name of China's biggest maker of personal computers
- Which company manufactures the Trident Missile
- Often used in a generic context to describe ancillary items related to a greater central object, what name is given to equipment which has been put into space orbit by human endeavor
- In Mechanical Engineering, what name beginning with the letter 'J" is given to the part of a shaft in contact with a plain bearing
- What name is given to a weight, usually with a pointed tip on the bottom, that is suspended from a string and used as a vertical reference line
- In the Roman Empire it was known as Opus Caementicium, what is the more common name today
- Audi, Bentley Motors, Automobili Lamborghini, SEAT, Skoda, are owned by which company
- In the Roman numeral system, what is the number XXXII
- In metallic solids, electricity flows by means of electrons, from higher to lower electrical potential True or False
Hold down the left mouse button and drag below - to reveal the answer
1) Colloid 2) Lenovo Group Ltd 3) Lockheed Martin 4) Satellites 5) Journal 6) Plumb-Bob (or Plummet) 7) Concrete 8) Volkswagen 9) 32 10) False - from lower to higher
Monday 14 February, 2011 07:12 AM