Spark Engineering Festival 2015

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Spark Engineering Festival 2015

Welcome to the SPARK Engineering Festival 2015 Quiz!There are 20 questions for you to answer with a prize for the entrant selected from those with all correct answers. Click HERE for more information about the SPARK event. . . See you there between 17th - 19th April 2015.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which Lincolnshire Engineering company built the first tank for military use?
    • A. 

      Ruston Bucyrus

    • B. 

      William Foster & Co.

    • C. 

      Ruston Hornsby

    • D. 

      James Dawson

  • 2. 
    Which Lincoln Engineering company made the lift gear for the Blackpool Tower
    • A. 

      Robey & Co

    • B. 

      Claytons

    • C. 

      Ruston Hornsby

    • D. 

      Ford Motor Company

  • 3. 
    In 1840 Ruston Hornsby was founded. Who now has a factory on the same site?
    • A. 

      James Dawson

    • B. 

      B&Q

    • C. 

      Siemens

    • D. 

      Bifrangi

  • 4. 
    In 1938, which brand of chocolate was named after the Rose Brothers of Gainsborough?
    • A. 

      Fry's Chocolate Creme

    • B. 

      Rococo

    • C. 

      Cadbury's Roses

    • D. 

      Terry's All Gold

  • 5. 
    Build in AD120, what is the name of the navigable Lincolnshire canal that runs to the Nottinghamshire county border?
    • A. 

      River Trent

    • B. 

      River Witham

    • C. 

      Fossdyke

    • D. 

      Carrdyke

  • 6. 
    In which year did Lincoln College hold the first part-time classes of engineering apprentices? 
    • A. 

      1910

    • B. 

      1920

    • C. 

      1930

    • D. 

      1940

  • 7. 
    Which famous Formula One race driver did Rose Bearings sponsor in 1970?
    • A. 

      Juan Manuel Fangio

    • B. 

      James Hunt

    • C. 

      Niki Lauda

    • D. 

      Jochen Rindt

  • 8. 
    In 2013, the first SPARK Engineering event was held in Lincoln Cathedral. Optima displayed an interactive timeline of over 50 feet in length but how tall was it?
    • A. 

      Around 6 feet tall

    • B. 

      Around 8 feet tall

    • C. 

      Around 10 feet tall

    • D. 

      Around 20 feet tall

  • 9. 
    Which Lincolnshire town is home to a leading European designer and manufacturer of exhaust and emission control systems?
    • A. 

      Grantham

    • B. 

      Grimsby

    • C. 

      Louth

    • D. 

      Gainsborough

  • 10. 
    NMB Minebea supplied 500 bearings as an integral structural part of Louis Vuitton’s recently opened foundation building in the Jardin d'Acclimatation in Paris. But which year were they supplied?
    • A. 

      2010

    • B. 

      2011

    • C. 

      2012

    • D. 

      2013

  • 11. 
    Who is the stone figure that stands on top of the north west turret of Lincoln Cathedral?
    • A. 

      Saint Hugh

    • B. 

      Saint Giles

    • C. 

      Queen Elinor

    • D. 

      Swine Herd of Stow

  • 12. 
    Which company have Europe's largest counterblow hammer, producing a max 900KJ, forging at temperatures of up to 1340°c?Clue: They make parts for Rolls Royce engines, including the Trent 1000 engine for the Boeing Dreamliner.
    • A. 

      Siemens

    • B. 

      Bifrangi

    • C. 

      Smith Clayton Forge

    • D. 

      Wyman & Gordon

  • 13. 
    In tonnes, what is the size of the new screw press installed by Bifrangi of Lincoln?
    • A. 

      27,000 tonnes

    • B. 

      37,000 tonnes

    • C. 

      17,000 tonnes

    • D. 

      47,000 tonnes

  • 14. 
    In which year did Clayton & Shuttleworth make the Sopwith Camel plane B7270 flown by Canadian Roy Brown who was officially credited with the downing of the Red Baron in WW1?
    • A. 

      1914

    • B. 

      1916

    • C. 

      1918

    • D. 

      1920

  • 15. 
    In which year did Siemens support the first new Engineering school in the UK in more than 20 years to open in Lincoln? This £37 million project combined state-of-the-art R&D and teaching facilities and made a statement of intent about Engineering in the city.
    • A. 

      1981

    • B. 

      1991

    • C. 

      2001

    • D. 

      2011

  • 16. 
    During the late 1840s, Lincoln had its own boat building yard at Stamp End. What was the company's name who developed the yard?
    • A. 

      Titanic Works

    • B. 

      Clayton Shuttleworth

    • C. 

      Clarkes

    • D. 

      Smith Clayton

  • 17. 
    Which bearing company made the bearings used in Richard Noble's Trust 2 land speed record car?
    • A. 

      RHP Bearings

    • B. 

      NSK Bearings

    • C. 

      BRT Bearings

    • D. 

      Rose Bearings

  • 18. 
    In 1939, Rose Brothers created a specific part to be used on the Lancaster bomber. This part was named after the company, but what is that part?
    • A. 

      Rose Turret

    • B. 

      RRG - Rose Rear Gun

    • C. 

      Rose Alloy Landing Wheel

    • D. 

      Rose Tattoo Logo

  • 19. 
    Robey & Co‘s Globe works became the first factory in the world to be lit by electricity. But in which year?
    • A. 

      1880

    • B. 

      1890

    • C. 

      1910

    • D. 

      1920

  • 20. 
    Where is the SPARK Engineering event taking place on 17th - 19th April 2015?
    • A. 

      Lincoln College

    • B. 

      Lincoln Castle

    • C. 

      Lincoln Nebraska

    • D. 

      Lincoln Cathedral

  • 21. 
    Type in your contact details so we can notify winners this could be a phone number or email address.