Engineering Trivia Questions

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Engineering Trivia Questions

A quiz about the history of engineering and the engineering industry. Let's play this quiz and learn about it now!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Nicolaus Copernicus

    • B. 

      Leonardo da Vinci

    • C. 

      Archimedes

    • D. 

      Leonardo di Caprio

  • 2. 
    What is tensile strength?
    • A. 

      Insert

    • B. 

      Insert

    • C. 

      Maximum longitudinal stress that an object can withstand without necking.

    • D. 

      Insert

  • 3. 
    What is a Richter scale?
    • A. 

      A scale for measuring the mass of an object.

    • B. 

      A logarithmic scale for measuring seismic energy of an earthquake.

    • C. 

      A scale for making angle measurement.

    • D. 

      A scale used to measure linear distances of structures and other large objects.

  • 4. 
    What is a fire resistance rating
    • A. 

      Measure of time up to which a system could resist the fire resistance test.

    • B. 

      A score out of ten of the ability a system has to resist the fire resistance test.

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Itaipu, Brazil/Paraguay

    • B. 

      Hoover Dam, United States

    • C. 

      Niagara Falls, Canada

    • D. 

      Three Gorges Dam, China

  • 6. 
    What is the largest building in the world by volume?
    • A. 

      Boeing Everett Factory, USA

    • B. 

      Aerium, Germany

    • C. 

      Target Import Warehouse, USA

    • D. 

      Palace of Caserta, Italy

  • 7. 
    What is the longest bridge in the world?
    • A. 

      Bang Na Expressway, Thailand

    • B. 

      Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, USA

    • C. 

      Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge, China

  • 8. 
    A kip in engineering is...
    • A. 

      A ratio mixture of fiberglass and resin.

    • B. 

      Unit of measurement for temperature.

    • C. 

      1000 pounds-force.

    • D. 

      A small particle (nuclei) that undergoes phase transformation.

  • 9. 
    A fundamental factor in creating durable concrete is the use of __________ and __________.
    • A. 

      Bippity, boppity

    • B. 

      Bacon, eggs

    • C. 

      Sawdust, iron ore

    • D. 

      Pozzolans, ground granulated blast-furnace slag

  • 10. 
    Carbon brick is made from crushed coke bonded with tar
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Free water present in the cells

    • B. 

      Free water present in cell walls and cell cavites

    • C. 

      No moisture present in cell walls and cell cavites

    • D. 

      No free water exists in cell cavites but cell walls and saturated.

  • 12. 
    The moisture content of timber used in building frames can be 
    • A. 

      1% to 4%

    • B. 

      8% to 12%

    • C. 

      12% to 18%

    • D. 

      > 20%

  • 13. 
    What is the nature of stress in a ceiling fan rod?
    • A. 

      Tensile

    • B. 

      Shear

    • C. 

      Compressive

    • D. 

      Bending

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      4000-2000 BC

    • B. 

      6000-4000 BC

    • C. 

      15,000-14,000 BC

    • D. 

      Dinosaurs practiced Civil Engineering

  • 15. 
    A machine that was used historically to transfer water from low levels to higher levels was known as the ____.
    • A. 

      Galileo Water Pump

    • B. 

      Norwegian Fluid Twister

    • C. 

      Archimedes' Screw

  • 16. 
    The Archimedes' Principle relates buoyancy to _________
    • A. 

      Weight

    • B. 

      Displacement

    • C. 

      Inertia

    • D. 

      Tension

  • 17. 
    _____ law of elasticity states that the extension of a spring is in direct proportion with the load applied to it.
    • A. 

      Young's

    • B. 

      Robert's

    • C. 

      Hooke's

    • D. 

      Poisson's

  • 18. 
    In 1885, what was the tallest structure in the world?
    • A. 

      Eiffel Tower

    • B. 

      Washington Monument

    • C. 

      Empire State Building

    • D. 

      Chrysler Building

  • 19. 
    What is the tallest structure in the world as of 2012?
    • A. 

      Burj Khalifa

    • B. 

      Khalifa Natour

    • C. 

      Burj Al

    • D. 

      Wiz Khalifa

  • 20. 
    The ________ beam theory provides a means of calculating the load-carrying and deflection characteristics of beams.
    • A. 

      Ferris-Witmer

    • B. 

      Galileo-Jacob

    • C. 

      Leonhard-Galilei

    • D. 

      Euler-Bernoulli