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1. The science of air movement and the way that objects move through or interact with air movement is called
Aerodynamics - True or False
2. In science and philosophy, a distinct set of concepts or thought patterns such as theories are called a - a)
Paradigm b) Program c) Paradox d) Paragon
3. The Venturi Effect is the name given to the temperature differential when a fluid flows through a constricted section
of pipe True or False
4. In mathematics an Abundant Number is a number that is smaller than the sum of its proper divisors - True or False
5. A Fuse is a sacrificial overcurrent protection device whose essential component is a metal wire or strip that melts
when too much current flows and thus interrupts the circuit in which it is connected True or False
6. What is the opposite of Concave
7. What is the strong mineral acid with the molecular formula H2SO4 a) Nitric Acid b) Boric Acid c) Sulphuric Acid d)
Phosphoric Acid c) Sulphuric Acid
8. A Dumpy Level is used by Civil Engineers to ensure that the amount of spoil loaded into dump trucks does not spill
over the edge of the truck - True or False
9. Teflon is the brand name of the PTFE fluorocarbon solid which is often used as a non-stick coating for pans and
other cookware True or False
10. An instrument for measuring strength of vinegar is called - a) an Acetimeter b) an Episcope c) a Drosometer d)
a Lactometer

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1) True 2) a) Paradigm 3) False The Venturi Effect is the name given to the flow characteristics of the reduction in
fluid pressure 4) True 5) True 6) Convex 7) c) Sulphuric Acid 8) False - A Dumpy Level is an optical instrument used
to establish or verify points in the same horizontal plane 9) True 10) a) an Acetimeter

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1. What name is used to describe the measure of the force amplification achieved by using a tool, mechanical device
or machine system a) Mechanical Advantage b) Force Improver c) Mechanical Multiplier d) Gross Motor
2. Typically used with internal combustion engines, what name is given to a centrifugal compressor powered by a
turbine which is driven by an engine's exhaust gases to produce improved engine performance a) Thruster b)
Turbocharger c) Jet d) Direct Drive
3. A Dirigible is a type of lighter than air aircraft, such as an airship and which can navigate through the air under its
own power True or False
4. In computer terminology, USB stands for Universal Standard BOSS True or False
5. A Charter is the Grant of Authority or Rights, stating that the granter formally recognizes the prerogative of the
recipient to exercise the rights specified. The word Charter derives from - a) the Latin word for Paper b) The
Greek word for Authority c) the French word for Status d) The Chinese word for Force
6. The diagonal side of a right angle triangle, the side opposite the 90 degree right angle is also called the Hypothesis
True or False
7. With the wings of an angel and riding a chariot, who is the Greek Goddess of Victory a) Athena b) Nike c)
Dionysus d) Demeter
8. Sulphuric acid was called "oil of vitriol" by medieval European alchemists because it was prepared by roasting
"green vitriol" in an iron retort True or False
9. Heptane Rating is the standard measure of the anti knock properties of a motor or aviation fuel True or False
10. What is the branch of mathematics which uses mathematical statements to describe relationships and quantities
which can vary. Typically the variable quantities are represented by letters a) Trigonometry b) Algebra c)
Analysis d) Geometry

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1) a) Mechanical Advantage 2) b) Turbocharger 3)True 4) False USB stands for Universal Serial Bus 5) a) the Latin
word for Paper 6) False it is called the Hypotenuse 7) b) Nike 8) True 9) False it is called the Octane Rating 10)
b) Algebra

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1. The International Space Station is the largest man made object in space True or False
2. Vertigo is the common name for a green pigment formed when copper, brass or bronze is weathered and exposed
to air or seawater over a period of time. - True or False
3. Isotopes are variants of atoms of a particular chemical element, which have differing numbers of neutrons True
or False
4. The Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) is - a) a 4 wheel drive track through the Atacama Desert b) a radio
telescope located in the Atacama desert , c) an underground complex of tunnels in the Atacama desert d) an
unmanned weather monitoring airship in the Atacama desert
5. What is the name of a type of armour consisting of small metal rings linked together in a pattern to form a mesh
6. 100 degrees Fahrenheit equals how many degrees Celsius
7. The Die Casting process forces molten metal under high pressure into a mould cavity. The majority of Die Casting
are non ferrous metals - True or False
8. What is the opposite of Compressive Strength
9. An Arbor is the name given to an axis or shaft supporting a rotating part on a lathe - True or False
10. A PIR sensor measures infrared light radiating from objects in its field of view. What does PIR stand for

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1) True 2) False - Verdigris is the correct name for this condition 3) True 4) b) a radio telescope located in the
Atacama desert 5) Chainmail or Mail 6) 37.8 deg C 7) True 8) Tensile Strength 9) True 10) Passive Infrared
Sensor

1. Torsion is defined as the resistance of a material to breaking under tension - True or False
2. The word Parallax is used to describe a displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object viewed
along two different lines of sight True or False
3. Hipparcos was the name of the satellite launched by the European Space Agency in 1989 which was the first space
experiment devoted to precision astronomy - True or False
4. A pair of identical or mirror-symmetrical telescopes mounted side-by-side and aligned to point accurately in the
same direction, allowing the viewer to use both eyes when viewing distant objects is also called a) Binoculars b)
Monoculars c) Binary Viewers d) Fresnel Imager
5. What is the opposite of tensile strength
6. What is the highly corrosive and toxic acid with the symbol HNO3 a) Sulphuric Acid b) Phosphoric Acid c)
Perchloric Acid d) Nitric Acid
7. Typically used for survey work, a Theodolite is a precision instrument for measuring angles in the horizontal and
vertical planes - True or False
8. What name is given to a triangle with all sides being of unequal length a) Isosceles b) Obtuse c)
Equilateral d) Scalene Triangle
9. The polarity of an Anode is always positive - True or False
10. A scientist who studies Meteorites in space is a called a Meteorologist - True or False

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1) False Torsion may be defined as the action of twisting or the state of being twisted, especially of one end of an
object relative to the other 2) True 3) True - The word Hipparcos is an acronym for HIgh Precision PArallax COllecting
Satellite 4) a) Binoculars 5) Compressive strength 6) d) Nitric Acid 7) True 8) Scalene Triangle 9) False - in a device
which consumes power the anode is positive, and in a device which provides power the anode is negative 10) False
Meteorologists study the weather

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1. In the context of Lean Manufacturing, what is the literal meaning of the Japanese word "KANBAN" a)
Warehouse b) Signboard c) Action d) Tolerance
2. An instrument called an Udometer or Pluviometer or Ombrometer is more commonly known as a Rain Meter - True
or False
3. The Cementation process is an obsolete technique for making - a) Steel b) Cement c) Acid d) Hydrogen
4. What name is given to a block with a hard surface on which another object is struck. Inertia allows the energy of the
striking tool to be transferred to the work piece. Typically it is used as a forging tool and it was a primary tool of
Blacksmiths and Metal Workers before welding
5. 1 horse power equals how many kilowatts
6. What was Thomas Edisons middle name
7. What percentage of the power consumed by an incandescent light bulb is emitted as heat, rather than visible light a)
60% b) 70% c) 80% d) 90%
8. In Physics and beginning with the letter "R", what name is given to the tendency of a system to oscillate at a greater
amplitude at some frequencies than at others
9. In electronics a switch may be abbreviated to "SPST" - what does this mean
10. Who was the Roman Goddess of love and beauty - a) Venus b) Diana c) Pellonia d) Minerva

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1) b) Signboard 2) True 3) a) steel 4) Anvil 5) 0.745 700 6) Alva 7) d) 90% 8) Resonance 9) Single Pole,
Single Throw 10) a) Venus

1. What is name of the white crystalline chemical commonly used as a fertiliser which has the chemical symbol
NH4NO3 a) Ammonium Carbonate b) Ammonium Sulphate c) Ammonium Chloride d) Ammonium Nitrate
2. A thermocouple is a device consisting of two different conductors that produce a voltage proportional to a
temperature difference between either end of the pair of conductors. They are a widely used type of temperature
sensor for measurement and control True or False
3. 1/16" (one sixteenth of an inch) = how many mm
4. Often used in a legal context, what does the Latin word Verbatim actually mean - a) The Opposite Of b) In The
Words Of c) Words Similar To d) Word By Word, Exactly
5. What is the name of the slender, sharply pointed sword which was designed to primarily be a thrusting weapon
a) Rapier b) Claymore c) Sabre d) Scimitar
6. With origins going back to the ancient Greeks, what is the generic name of a measuring instrument with two legs
and a central pivot. Variants can be designed specifically for internal or external surfaces - a) Arbour b) Bezel c)
Ferrule d) Calliper
7. In Metalworking, a Scriber is used to create an indent for a Drill Bit, in order to prevent the Bit from wandering off
the mark when drilling first starts True or False
8. Logarithms where first introduced in the 17th century by who - a) Isaac Newton b) John Napier c) Robert Boyle d)
Roger Cotes
9. An Orifice Plate is a device fitted internally in pipes, to measure flow rates or reduce pressure or restrict flow True
or False
10. Precipitation is the name is given to a method of separating mixtures based on differences in volatilities of
components in a boiling liquid mixture True or False

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1) d) Ammonium Nitrate 2) True 3) 1.5875mm 4) d) Word By Word, Exactly 5) Rapier 6) d) Calliper 7) False A
Scriber is a sharp pointed tool designed to mark lines or similar on metal surfaces 8) b) John Napier 9) True 10) False
Distillation is the name is given to a method of separating mixtures based on differences in volatilities of components
in a boiling liquid mixture

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1. In Physics a Qantas is the minimum amount of any physical entity involved in an interaction True or False
2. Peanuts are in fact NOT nuts - True or False
3. 1/32" (one thirty-second of an inch ) = how many mm
4. A Rhombus is a parallelogram with how many equal sides
5. Beginning with the letter "V", what is the generic name for a mechanical screw activated tool which is used to hold
or clamp a workpiece
6. What two word name name is given to an industrial process based on and also called lost-wax casting , it is one of
the oldest known metal-forming techniques - a) Inverted Casting b) Intricate Casting c) Incentive Casting d)
Investment Casting
7. When considering an oscillating system, what name is given to the magnitude of change in the oscillating variable
with each oscillation a) Amplitude b) Swing c) Pulse d) Resonance
8. In electronics a switch may be abbreviated to "DPST" - what does this mean
9. Degaussing was commonly used in CRT based TV sets and computer monitors to decrease or eliminate unwanted
magnetic field True or False
10. The Rockwell scale is a hardness scale based on the ability of a material to withstand shear - True or False

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1) False - a Quantum is the minimum amount of any physical entity involved in an interaction 2) True - Peanuts are
technically legumes and are more closely related to chickpeas and soybeans 3) 0.79375mm 4) Four 5) Vice 6) d)
Investment Casting 7) a) Amplitude 8) Double Pole, Single Throw 9) True 10) False - The Rockwell test determines
the hardness by measuring the depth of penetration of an indenter

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1. In statistics , what name is given to a graphical representation showing a visual impression of the distribution of
data. It is an estimate of the probability distribution of a continuous variable and was first introduced by Karl
Pearson - a) Histogram b) Bar Chart c) Pie Chart d) Candlestick Chart
2. Rarefaction is the reduction in an items density, the opposite of compression - True or False
3. What is the currency of India - a) Rupee b) Won c) Dollar d) Dinar
4. The volume of a cone = 2/3 rh True or False
5. An Extinction Meter is an early name for what - a) Sound Meter b) Temperature Meter c) Light Meter d) Radiation
Meter
6. What name is given to the curve that a hanging chain or cable assumes under its own weight when supported only
at its ends.- a) Catenary b) Century c) Corrobori d) Chord
7. What name is given to an optical device with perfect or approximate axial symmetry which transmits and
refracts light , converging or diverging the beam - a) Iris b) Prism c) Optic d) Lens
8. Who first invented Paper Making - a) Aztecs b) Chinese c) the Greeks d) the Indians
9. What is the sum of the internal angles of a triangle
10. Beginning with the letter "P", what is the generic name for a short, hard metal rod which is typically struck with a
hammer and used to drive nails or pins into or out of workpieces or to form an indent on a workpiece

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1) a) Histogram 2) True 3) a) Rupee 4) False - The volume of a cone = 1/3rh 5) c) Light Meter 6) a) Catenary 7)
d) Lens 8) b) Chinese 9) 180 degrees 10) Punch
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1. In Gear terminology, the distance from the bottom of a gear or sprocket to the the Pitch Circle Diameter is called
the a) Addendum b) Dedendum c) Apex d) Face
2. The Phase Transition of an element or compound from liquid to gas is called a)Vaporisation b) Distillation c)
Sublimation d) Condensation
3. In Electrical Engineering, a switch may be abbreviated to "DPDT" - what does this mean
4. Based on changing colors, what is one of the oldest forms of pH indicator , used to test liquids for acidity.
5. What name is given to an atom or molecule in which the total number of electrons is not equal to the total number
of protons , thus giving it a net positive or negative electrical charge ) ion b) iron c) icon d) item
6. What characteristic of a material is measured by the Brinell scale - a) Tensile Strength b) Compressive
Strength c) Shear Strength d) Hardness
7. Gravimetric Analysis describes a set of methods in analytical chemistry for the quantitative determination of an
analyte based on the mass of a solid - True or False
8. Can atmospheric gases such as nitrogen and oxygen dissolve in water - yes or no
9. A Propellor is the name given to a rotor which is typically located inside of a tube or pump housing and is used to
increase the pressure and/or flow of a liquid True or False
10. Rheology is the name given to the ability of liquids to mix in all proportions thus forming a homogeneous solution
True or False

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1) b) Dedendum 2 ) a) Vaporisation 3) Double Pole, Double Throw 4) Litmus Paper 5) a) Ion 6) d) Hardness 7)
True 8) Yes 9) False the rotor is called an Impeller 10) False Miscibility is the name given to the ability of liquids to
mix in all proportions thus forming a homogeneous solution

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1. A Crucifix is the name given to a container typically used for metal, glass, or pigment production, which can
withstand temperatures high enough to melt or otherwise alter its contents True or False
2. The what of a number- is the exponent by which another fixed value, the base , has to be raised to produce that
number a) logarithm b) root c) quotient d) derivative
3. Beginning with the letter "F", what is the generic name for a metalworking or woodworking hand tool used to cut
fine amounts of material from a workpiece
4. Who was the Roman God of the underworld - a) Neptune b) Pluto c) Mars d) Janus
5. The volume of a sphere = 4/3r - True or False
6. What name is given to a circular chart divided into sectors and illustrating proportion of the quantity it represents
7. GRP is Commonly used for manufacturing boats, automobiles, baths, hot tubs, water tanks etc . What does GRP
stand for
8. Who first discovered Gunpowder - a) the Chinese b) the Incas c) the Egyptians d) the Greeks
9. Air Cushion Vehicles or ACVs are more commonly known as Hovercraft - True or False
10. A Microcalorimeter is an instrument used for measuring the energy in food - True or False

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1) False the container is called a Crucible 2) a) logarithm 3) File 4) b) Pluto 5) True 6) Pie Chart 7) Glass-Reinforced
Plastic 8) a) the Chinese 9) True 10) False it is an instrument for measuring the heat of chemical reactions

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1. Derived from the Latin for "to glow white" , what name is given to the emission of light from a hot body due to its
temperature - a) Incandescence c) Illumination c) Optical d) Luminance
2. What is the name of the hand tool used by woodworkers for smoothing or carving rough-cut wood . Typically, the
user stands astride a board or log and swings the tool downwards towards the feet, chipping off pieces of wood,
moving backwards and leaving a relatively smooth surface behind - a) Adzuki b) Adze c) Arbour d) Asp
3. What is the name of a common tool which is used to measure how level a horizontal surface is - a) Angle Gauge b)
Spirit Indicator c) Bubble Trap d) Spirit Level
4. Who would use a Halligan Bar - a) Firefighters b) Miners c) Skydivers d) Sub Mariners
5. What name is given to the dependence of a system not only on its current environment but also on its past
environment and this dependence arises because the system can be in more than one internal state - a) Hysteria b)
Hysteresis c) Hysteroscopy d) Hystoscopy
6. What name is given to a device used to slow the motion of an object through an atmosphere by creating drag , a)
Paracanopy b) Parachute c) Parasail d) Paradigm
7. What name is given to the plant that yields a stiff fibre traditionally used in making twine , rope and also
dartboards. a) sisor b) sisal c) sistine d) sistema
8. In computing, what does IP stand for
9. Developed at Du Pont in 1956, para-aramid synthetic fibre has many applications including body armour and racing
sails. What is it more commonly known as
10. What name is given to items which are usually narrow circular rings of metal and are typically used for fastening,
joining, or reinforcement using a clamping or crimping process - a) Clasp b) Nut c) Grip d) Ferrule

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1) a) Incandescence 2) b) Adze 3) d) Spirit Level 4) Whilst they all could potentially use one - it is more likely to be -
a) Firefighters as it is a forcible entry tool developed by the New York City Fire Chief in 1948 5) b) Hysteresis 6) b)
Parachute 7) b) Sisal 8) Internet Protocol 9) Kevlar 10) d) Ferrule

1. In SI base units - 1 Newton = 1000 kg-m/s2 - True or False


2. What is the capital city of Switzerland
3. What is the name of the versatile hand tool which is similar to a pickaxe. It has a long handle, stubby head and is
used for digging and chopping - a) Acrow b) Pinch Bar c) Mattock d) Mattoo
4. First deduced experimentally and later shown to have a theoretical justification, what is the name of the equation in
electrochemical kinetics relating the rate of an electrochemical reaction to the overpotential - a) Tafel b)
Total c) Teflon d) Tariq
5. What is the more common name of graphite-reinforced polymer, it has a very high strength to weight ratio and it
is often used in aerospace, motor racing, boats and fishing rods - a) Rayon b) Kevlar c) Polyester d) Carbon Fiber
6. Any current -carrying conductor, including a cable, radiates an electromagnetic field . - True or False
7. In computing, a computer program running to serve the requests of other programs, the "clients " is called - a) the
seeker b) the servant c) the server d) the service
8. Who is generally considered to have produced the first commercially successful typewriter - a) Remington b)
IBM c) Imperial Typewriters d) Olivetti
9. 100 degrees Fahrenheit equals how many degrees Celsius
10. What name is given to a heat engine that performs mechanical work using pressurised water vapour as its working
fluid - a) steam engine b) water engine c) hydro engine d) aqua engine

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1) False 1N=1kg-m/s2 2) Berne founded 1191 on the river Aare 3) c) Mattock 4) a) Tafel 5) d) Carbon Fiber 6)
True 7) c) the server 8) a) Remington 9) 37.8 10) a) steam engine

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1. What name is given to a brushless DC electric motor that can divide a full rotation into a large number of steps. The
motor's position can be controlled precisely without any feedback mechanism a) Study Motor b) Stepper Motor c)
Precision Motor d) Interruptible Motor
2. What is the name of the general-purpose, procedural , imperative programming language developed by IBM in the
1950's which is derived from "The IBM Mathematical Formula Translating System"
3. 1/4" equals how many millimetres
4. "Moment of Force" is derived from force divided by area - True or False
5. Poise is a measure of - a) radiation b) pressure c) viscosity d) surface tension
6. A payload carrying projectile is also known as - a) Rock b) Shell c) Pebble d) Stone
7. An analog sound storage medium consisting of a flat disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove is also
called - a) Gramoxone record b) Gramophonedzie record c) Grammar record d) Gramophone record
8. What name is given to a process of heat treatment used to increase the toughness of iron -based alloys a)
Templing b) Tempting c) Tempering d) Temperaturing
9. The Mariana Trench is the deepest underground mine in the world - True or false
10. In 1833, Sir Charles Wheatstone improved and popularised a measuring device for what property a) Electrical
Resistance b) Light Intensity c) Viscosity d) Sound Intensity

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1) b) Stepper Motor 2) Fortran 3) 6.35 4) False - force x distance 5) c) viscosity 6) d) Shell 7) d) Gramophone
record 8) c) Tempering 9) False - The Mariana Trench is the deepest part of the world's oceans 10) a) Electrical
Resistance

1. A natural light display in the sky, in the high latitude Arctic and Antarctic regions, caused by the collision of energetic
charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere is called an - a) Aeon b) Aeolian c) Aurecon d)
Aurora
2. Genealogy is the science comprising the study of solid Earth , the rocks of which it is composed, and the processes
by which it evolves - True or False
3. What is an Anechoic Chamber - a) a room designed to completely absorb reflections of either sound or
electromagnetic waves b) a decompression room for deep sea divers c) a room designed to measure the effects
of progressively applied vacuum d) a room designed to allow the manual manipulation of radio active components
4. Pliers which can be locked into position, using an over toggle lever are also known as - a) Squirrel grips b) Mole
Grips c) Beaver Grips d) Badger grips
5. Steel that has been heated above its upper critical temperature and then cooled in standing air is called normalized-
steel. - True or False
6. A thermopile is an electronic device that converts thermal energy into electrical energy . - True or False
7. Freezing point on the Fahrenheit temperature scale = 23 degrees - true or false
8. A howitzer is a type of artillery characterized by - a) it's long barrel b) it's short barrel c) it's wide barrel d) it's
narrow barrel
9. Bar, Pascal, Pieze, Torr are all measures of what - a) pressure b) work c) power d) radiation
10. 3/4" equals how many millimetres

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1) d) an Aurora 2) False -Genealogy is the study of families and the tracing of their lineages and history - Geology is
the study of solid earth 3) a) a room designed to completely absorb reflections of either sound or electromagnetic waves
4) b) Mole Grips 5) True 6) True 7) false = 32 degrees 8) b) it's short barrel 9) a) pressure 10) 19.05

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1. 1 US gallon = how many liters


2. What name is given to a laboratory device used to measure the way in which a liquid, suspension or slurry flows in
response to applied forces. a) Rheostatmeter b) Rheochemeter c) Rheopaipometer d) Rheometer
3. In computing, electrical and IT , what does UPS stand for
4. What is the currency of Mexico
5. Barrel, Bushel, Cauldron, Cord, Gill are all measures of what - a) Power b) Stress c) Torque d) Volume
6. The functioning principle of an ordinary mercury filled thermometer is based on the property of Thermal
Expansion True or False
7. A fine-tooth saw with a blade under tension in a frame, used for cutting materials such as metal or plastics is
known as a) Hackersaw b) Hacksaw c) Hackedsaw d) Hackingsaw
8. The word "Impermeable" describes a material through which substances, such as liquids or gases, cannot
pass True or False
9. In astronomy, a stellar explosion that is more energetic than a nova is called - ) Maxinova b) Giganova c)
Supernova d) Megganova
10. What name is given to a sharp edge or small pieces of extraneous material remaining attached to a workpiece after
some form of work process a) Burr b) Bupa c) Bunny d) Burn

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1) 3.785 2) d) Rheometer 3) Uninterruptible Power Supply 4) Peso 5) d) Volume 6) True 7) b) Hacksaw 8) True 9)
c) Supernova 10) a) Burr

1. In electronics, a switch may be abbreviated to "DPCO" - what does this mean


2. Zero degrees Celsius equals how many degrees Fahrenheit
3. The Reaumur Scale is used to measure - a) Vibration b) Temperature c) Stress d) Viscosity
4. The phenomena known as the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights is named after the Roman goddess of dawn,
Aurora , and the Greek name for the north wind, Boreas - True or False
5. In a mechanism where the rotation of a shaft could cause a conventional "handed" nut to unscrew on the thread,
an opposite handed nut may be used - what name is given to this arrangement - a) Left Foot Thread b) Left Hand
Thread d) Left Arm Thread d) Left Knee Thread
6. A Scalene triangle is defined as a triangle with 2 equal sides - True or False
7. The Dewey Decimal Classification is a proprietary system of classification which is used for - a) Chemicals b) Steel
Grades c) Materials Hardness d) Library Books
8. The sine wave is a mathematical function that describes an unpredictable erratic oscillation . - True or False
9. An inorganic , nonmetallic solid prepared by the action of heat and subsequent cooling is called - a) Certegy b)
Cerrone c) Cervical d) Ceramic
10. In chemical engineering terms, a fume cupboard is a device designed to coagulate vapors - True or False

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1) Double pole changeover or Double pole, centre off 2) 32 3) b) Temperature 4) True 5) b) Left Hand Thread 6)
False - A scalene triangle has each of its sides a different length 7) d) Library Books 8) False - it describes a smooth
repetitive oscillation 9) d) Ceramic 10) False - it is designed to remove hazardous fumes

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1. One imperial gallon = how many liters


2. Kelvin, Reaumer, Rankine are scales used to measure what property - a) Sound b) Temperature c) Vibration d)
Viscosity
3. The mechanical advantage of a screw thread depends on its lead, which is the linear distance the screw travels in
one revolution - True or False
4. A curve of constant width constructed by drawing arcs from each polygon vertex of an equilateral triangle between
the other two vertices is called a Reuleaux triangle - True or False
5. A photovoltaic cell is also called a - a) Solar Cell b) Photo Cell c) Light Cell d) Bright Cell
6. A refractory material is one that retains its strength at high temperatures - True or False
7. What name is given to a specialised type of clamp which is typically used to hold circular objects - a) Buck b)
Chuck c) Duck d) Suck
8. In Roman numerals VII equals what number
9. The word "Microscope" comes from the Greek words for "small" and "see" - True or False
10. The cross section of a V belt used in a V belt drive is generally - a) Square b) Round c) Triangular d) Trapezoida

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1) 4.5461 2) b) Temperature 3) True 4) True 5) a) Solar Cell 6) True 7) b) Chuck 8) The number 7 9) True 10) d)
Trapezoidal

1. A machine designed to fly by flapping wings and imitating the action of birds wings is called - a) a Monocopter b) a
Singularcoptor c) an Ornithopter d) a n Avemopter
2. The Mobius Band is a surface with only one side and only one boundary component . - True or False
3. What is the currency of Argentina
4. V Belt drives where invented in 1917 by - a) John Gates b) John Fenner c) John Fence c) John Doors
5. The word Hermetic, used to describe an airtight seal was created by the Heinz food company who first developed
air tight sealed food packaging - True or False
6. Parallax is a displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object viewed along two different lines of
sight, and is measured by the angle or semi-angle of inclination between those two lines - true or false
7. Who first discovered the Magnetic Compass - a) the Greeks b) the Eskimos c) the Chinese d) the Vikings
8. In electrical engineering - what does emf stand for
9. Threaded pipes used in plumbing or piping installations for the delivery of gases or fluids under pressure never
have a threaded section that is tapered - True or False
10. 60 degrees Fahrenheit = approx 16 degrees Centigrade - True or False

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1) c) an Ornithopter 2) True 3) Peso 4) a) John Gates 5) False - The word hermetic comes from the name of the
Greek god Hermes 6) True 7) c) The Chinese 8) electromotive force 9) False - Tapered threads are commonly used
for these applications 10) True

1. A gear mechanism that translates a continuous rotation into an intermittent rotary motion is also called an Italian
Cross - True or False
2. Piquet is - a) a card game, b) a weapon c) a dance step d) a wine
3. Typically made out of light, strong cloth such as nylon, what name is given to a device which is used to slow the
motion of an object through an atmosphere by creating drag
4. What word is used to describe a container or similar which is completely sealed, especially against the ingress or
egress of a gas - a) Heritage b) Hertz c) Hermetic d) Hermes
5. A transformer is a device that facilitates a chemical reaction from the solid to gaseous state - True or False
6. In Roman numerals, what does the letter "M"equal - a) 1000 b) 500 c) 100 d) 50
7. First proposed in 1859 and with the symbol R, what is the thermodynamic temperature scale named after a Glasgow
(Scotland) university
8. Amplitude is the magnitude of change in the oscillating variable with each oscillation within an oscillating system -
True or False
9. Intrinsic Safety is a protection technique for safe operation of electronic equipment in explosive atmospheres and
under irregular operating conditions - True or False
10. What is the name of the process of working a metal's surface to improve its material properties, usually by
mechanical means such as hammer blows or by blasting with shot - a) Planing b) Planking c) Peening d) Peeping

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1)False - it is a Maltese Cross 2) a) a card game 3) Parachute 4) c) Hermetic 5) False - it is a device that transfers
electrical energy from one circuit to another through inductively coupled conductors 6) a) 1000 7) c) Rankine 8)
True 9) True 10) c) Peening

1. Hydrated Magnesium Sulphate is better known as Epsom Salts True or False


2. A Fathometer measures the depth of what
3. On what would you find a Gunwale
4. The first man made space satellite, Sputnik was launched in which year - 1955, 1956, 1957 or 1958
5. What is the Square Root of one (1)
6. Which US automobile company introduced the ill fated Edsel model
7. What does the term HMI stand for in process control
8. What is the Deepest Point on Earth
9. An Auriscope is an instrument for examining the ear - True or False
10. What process involves treating rubber with Sulphur to harden it

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1) True 2) Water 3) Boat 4) 1957 5) One 6) Ford 7) Human Machine Interface 8) Mariana Trench 9) True 10)
Vulcanizing

1. The word "ceramic" comes from the Greek word for "Crystalline" - True or False
2. Electronically commutated motors are also known as - a) Brushless DC motors b) Bristle-less DC motors c) Swept
DC motors d) Broom less DC motors
3. What is the dominant language of Argentina
4. The combination of two or more parts, to make an artificial entity which is in contrast to a natural entity is called - a)
Synthetic b) Synthol c) Syntax d) Synergy
5. A breeder reactor is a nuclear reactor capable of generating less fissile material than it consumes - True or False
6. The oldest surviving casting is a copper frog from 3200 BC - True or False
7. The Richter Magnitude Scale measures - a) Mechanical stress b) The energy contained in an earthquake c)
Viscosity d) Radiation
8. A steam turbine generates what type of motion - a) Rotary b) Reciprocating c) Vibratory d) Induced
9. The MOSE Project is intended to protect which European city from floods - a) London b) Paris c) Venice d)
Amsterdam
10. What name is given to a hand tool used in metalworking to mark lines on workpieces

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1)False - it comes from the Greek for "Pottery" 2) a) Brushless DC motors 3) Spanish 4) a) Synthetic 5) False - it is
capable of creating more fissile material than it consumes 6) True 7) b) The energy contained in an earthquake 8) a)
Rotary 9) c) Venice 10) Scriber

1. What is the transuranic radioactive chemical element with the chemical symbol Pu - a) Hydrogen b) Zirconium c)
Strontium d) Plutonium
2. In Electrical Engineering, what name is given to an electrical device that converts alternating current , which
periodically reverses direction, to direct current, which flows in only one direction - a) Alternator b) Rectifier c)
Inverter d) Switch
3. Sand, Shell, Plaster, Investment, Die, Centrifugal are all types of what metal forming process - a) Casting b)
Welding c) Machining d) Stamping
4. Ziang Jie Jie, in Hunan Province, China is famous for what engineering marvel - a) A suspension bridge b) An
elevator ride on the side of a mountain c) A subterranean cavern d) A flood protection mechanism
5. When using a scriber to mark out a metal workpiece, it may be coated with a surface coloring in order to make the
scribed lines more prominent. What color is typically used - a) Black b) Red c) Green d) Blue
6. Who invented the World Wide Web
7. A Dirigible is a type of - a) Airship b) Submarine c) Motorised Tanker d) Sail Boat
8. A manufacturing process which makes three dimensional solid objects from a digital file is called - a) 3D Printing b)
3D Extrusion c) 3D Molding d) 3D Sculpting
9. What is the distilled alcoholic beverage made from grain mash whose name is derived from a Gaelic word which
means "water of life"
10. A gas turbine is a type of internal combustion engine . - True or False

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1)d) Plutonium 2) b) Rectifier 3) a) Casting 4) b) An elevator ride on the side of a mountain 5) d) Blue 6) Tim Berners-
Lee in 1990 7) a) Airship 8) a) 3D Printing 9) Whisky 10) True

1. Once the longest subsea pipeline in the world, the Langeled pipeline transports natural gas between which 2
countries - a) Russia and Germany b) Norway and England c) Canada and the USA d) Australia and Japan
2. What name is given to a precision engineering measuring tool which is used to accurately measure small linear
distances and which uses a plunger to measure component variation - a) Dial Indicator b) Dip Stick c) Depth
Slide d) Slide Rule
3. A type of vehicle armor consisting of layers of different material such as metals , plastics , ceramics or air is called
- a) Intrinsic Armor b) Combination Armor c) Special Armor d) Composite Armor
4. A gas turbine engine has a very low power to weight ratio when compared to a reciprocating engine - True or False
5. The fundamental rules of Friction where first discovered by Archimedes - True or False
6. Electrical impedance is the the residual torque resisting the initial rotation at the start up of an electric motor - True
or False
7. The Russian Antonov AN-225 is the worlds heaviest - a) Aircraft b) Balloon c) Submarine d) Tank
8. The Noor Bicycle, developed by Indian Mohammed Saidullah is designed to also run on railway tracks - True or
False
9. Xenon is the Greek word for the concept of hospitality shown to travelers - True or False
10. In Roman Numerals, "M" equals what number - a) 50 b) 100 c) 500 d) 1000

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1)b) Norway and England 2) a) Dial Indicator 3) d) Composite Armor 4) False - they have a very HIGH power to weight
ratio 5) False - it was Leonardo da Vinci 6) False - it is the value of the resistance in a circuit when a voltage is
applied 7) a) Aircraft 8) False - it is designed to also travel across water 9) False - it is a chemical element with the
symbol Xe 10) d) 1000

1. The Three Gorges Dam is in which country - a) Thailand b) Malaysia c) China d) Indonesia
2. In electrical engineering, Faradays Law of Induction dates from - a) 1730's b) 1830's c) 1930's
3. What name is given to the thermodynamic property that can be used to determine the energy not available for
work in a thermodynamic process - a) Entree b) Entropy c) Entendre d) Eek
4. The WW11 Panzer was a - a) Troop Carrier b) Tank c) Artillery Gun d) Armoured Car
5. The chemical element sulphur is a multivalent metal - True or False
6. In Roman Numerals, "D" equals what number - a) 50 b) 100 c) 500 d) 1000
7. Omega is the last letter of the Greek alphabet - True or False
8. The Otto Cycle is a type of bicycle - True or False
9. What common name is given to a series of connected links - a) Chain b) Rope c) String d) Weave
10. The fictional "Flux Capacitor" was the core component of time travel in which movie - a) Back To The Future b) A
Space Odyssey c) The Time Machine d) The Terminator

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1) c) China 2) b) 1830's 3) b) Entropy 4) b) Tank 5) False - it is a multivalent non-metal 6) c) 500 7) True 8) False
- it is the four stroke combustion cycle utilized by the internal combustion engine 9) a) Chain 10) a) Back To The Future

1. Trees which do not loose their leaves seasonally are called Deciduous - True or False
2. A Throttle is the generic name given to a mechanism which controls the flow of a fluid by constriction or obstruction
- True or False
3. The Delorean sports car was originally manufactured in which country - a) England b) Northern Ireland c) USA d)
Brazil
4. The Geissler Tube is a forerunner of the common garden hose pipe - True or False
5. Hans Renold is generally credited with inventing the roller chain in 1880, however, Leonardo da Vinci produced
drawings in the 16th century which appear to show a chain with a roller bearing - True or False
6. A Desiccant is a hygroscopic substance that induces a state of dryness in its local vicinity in a sealed container.
- True or False
7. What is the name of the electrical switch operated by an applied magnetic field which was invented at Bell
Telephone Laboratories in 1936 - a) Grass Switch b) Reed Switch c) Twig Switch d) Fern Switch
8. Is the chemical process of distillation a chemical reaction - Yes or No
9. Kaolinite, montmorillonite -smectite, illite, and chlorite are the four main groups of which mineral - a) Clay b) Coal c)
Diamond d) Potash
10. In Roman Numerals, "CM" equals what number - a) 900 b) 1100 c) 400 d) 600

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1) False - Deciduous trees do loose their leaves seasonally 2) True 3) b) Northern Ireland 4) False - The Geissler
Tube was instrumental in the development of many products which use vacuum and electron discharge principles e.g.
neon lighting 5) True 6) True 7) b) Reed Switch 8) No 9) a) Clay 10) a) 900

1. The Three Gorges Dam is on which river


2. In Electrical Engineering what does emf stand for
3. When investigating the transfer of entities such as heat, mass and fluid dynamics, what name is used to define the
rate of flow of a property per unit area - a) Flux b) Flax c) Fango d) Fiji
4. A vehicle or craft, that is a means of transport, viable on land as well as on water is called - a) Android b) Amphibious
c) Ampharos d) Amphenol
5. In Roman Numerals, "C" equals what number - a) 50 b) 100 c) 500 d) 1000
6. The ratio 22/7 is commonly used to denote the value of the mathematical constant "Pi" which is an "irrational"
number - this is an exact ratio of the value of Pi - True or False
7. An internal combustion engine typically uses a four stroke combustion cycle - this is also called an Otto Cycle - True
or False
8. What is the deepest lake in the world - a) Lake Tanganyika (Africa) b) Lake Ontario (U.S.-Canada) c) Lake Baikal
(Russia) d) Lake Maracaibo (Venezuela)
9. Distillation is a method of separating mixtures based on differences in volatilities of components in a boiling liquid
mixture - True or False
10. Roller chain is a type of chain drive commonly used for transmission of mechanical power on many kinds of
domestic, industrial and agricultural machinery - True or False
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1) Yangtze 2) electromotive force 3) a) Flux 4) b) Amphibious 5) b) 100 6) False - an irrational number cannot be
expressed exactly as a ratio of two integers 7) True 8) c) Lake Baikal (Russia) 9) True 10) True

1. The mathematical constant Pi is a letter from the Greek alphabet - True or False
2. Hygroscopy is the ability of a substance to attract and hold light from the surrounding environment - True or False
3. John DeLorean was associated with which industry - a) Motorcycles b) Automobiles c) Power Boats d) Airplanes
4. In thermodynamics, an adiabatic process is a conversion that occurs without input or release of heat within a system
- True or False
5. Founded in 1999, Blacksmith Institute is an international non-for-profit organization dedicated to eliminating a) Land
Mines b) Polio c) Aids d) Life-threatening pollution in the developing world
6. What name is given to an instrument used to measure the height of an object above a fixed level - a) Polarimeter b)
Heightmeter c) Barometer d) Altimeter
7. Borescopes are used for inspection work where the area to be inspected is inaccessible by other means - True or
False
8. A fixture which is typically used in metalworking or woodworking to control the location and/or motion of another
tool is called - a) a Jog b) a Jig b) a Crush d) a Squeeze
9. A tetrahedron is a type of pyramid - True or False
10. Motion sensors which detect infrared energy may also be called PIR detectors - what does PIR stand for

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1) True 2) False - it is the ability to attract and hold water molecules 3) b) Automobiles 4) True 5) d) life-threatening
pollution in the developing world 6) d) Altimeter 7) True 8) b) a jig 9) True 10) Passive Infrared

1. The Central Artery/Tunnel Project, known unofficially as the Big Dig was a civil engineering project in which US city
- a) Boston b) New York c) Chicago d) San Francisco
2. What name is given to the protective insert used to prevent damage to electrical wires, cord, rope etc which pass
through holes in sheet metal or similar materials - a) Grommet b) Groupon c) Cover d) Protector
3. In Roman Numerals, "L" equals what number - a) 50 b) 100 c) 500 d) 1000
4. What is the third letter of the Greek alphabet - a) Zeta b) Delta c) Mu d) Gamma
5. A Ballistic vest is more commonly called a - a) Bulletproof Vest b) Thermal Vest c) Buoyancy Vest d) Flouro Vest
6. Deliquescent materials are substances which have a strong affinity for odour and will absorb relatively large
amounts if exposed to ambient odours - True or False
7. A Geissler tube is an early gas discharge tube used to demonstrate the principles of electrical glow discharge -
True or False
8. A polarimeter is a tool used to measure length relative to the magnetic poles - True or False
9. A polyhedron is a geometric solid in three dimensions with flat faces and straight edges - True or False
10. A cold chisel would typically be used in - a) horticulture b) metal working c) decorating d) carpet laying

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1. a) Boston 2. a) Grommet 3. a) 50 4. d) Gamma 5. a) Bulletproof Vest 6. False - they have a strong affinity for
moisture 7. True 8. False - it is is a scientific instrument used to measure the angle of rotation caused by passing
polarized light through an optically active substance 9. True 10. b) metal working

Challenge your colleagues - can they answer more than you ?


1. Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss was a German mathematician - True or False
2. What name is given to a tool designed specifically to remove a cylinder of material from a surface - a) Cylinder
Extractor b) Core Drill c) Hole Cylinder d) Center Marker
3. The mathematical term "fraction" is derived from the old English word for "action" meaning to divide - True or False
4. In Electrical Engineering what instrument measures AF signal level and noise - a) Signal analyzer b) Network
analyser c) Psophometer d) Oscilloscope
5. Pewter is a malleable metal alloy, with a majority of its composition Zinc. True or False
6. The international standards organization that develops and publishes technical standards for a wide range of areas
is ASTM - What does ASTM stand for
7. What name is given to a watercraft capable of independent operation underwater - a) Aqua jet b) Submarine c)
Water Tube d) Diver
8. What is the name of the historical wooden arch bridge, located in Iwakuni, Japan which was built in 1673 and spans
the Nishiki River - a) Kintaro b) Kintamani c) Kintai d) Kinetsu
9. Lead poisoning was first recognised and documented in the Middle Ages. True or False
10. What name was given to a technical drawing instrument used by draftsmen primarily as a guide for drawing
horizontal lines on a drafting table . - a) A square b) X square c) T square d) Z square

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1)True 2) b) Core Drill 3) False - It is derived from the Latin "fractious"or broken 4) c) Psophometer 5) False - the
majority composition is Tin 6) American Society for Testing and Materials 7) b) Submarine 8) c) Kintai 9) False - Lead
poisoning has recognised as far back as ancient Rome , ancient Greece , and ancient China 10) c) T square

1. Gaussian Elimination is a chemical process used in distillation - True or False


2. A Borescope is used for non destructive testing of metals - True or False
3. In mathematics and computer science, truncation is the term for limiting the number of digits right of the decimal
point, by discarding the least significant ones. - True or False
4. What name is given to a machine or mechanism used to reduce the volume of a material through a squeezing
process - a) Reducer b) Extruder c) Presser d) Compactor
5. The Charpy v-notch test, is used to determine the amount of energy absorbed by a material during fracture - True
or False
6. Nuclear fission is the disintegration of a susceptible atom's nucleus into two different, smaller elements and other
particles including neutrons - True or False
7. A diving bell is a rigid chamber used to transport divers to depth in the ocean - True or False
8. The term BIM is widely used within the building and construction industry - What does BIM stand for
9. In the International System of Units - what name is given to a derived unit of energy, work, or an amount of heat -
a) Pascal b) Watt c) Joule d) Newton
10. In Civil Engineering - An "Abyssinian Well" is any device for securing a suspension or cantilever bridge at either end
- True or False

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1)False - it is an algorithm for solving systems of linear equations 2) False - it is used for visual inspection 3) True 4)
d) Compactor 5) True 6) True 7) True 8) Building Information Modelling 9) c) Joule 10) False it is a perforated pipe
driven into the ground for pumping out collected ground water

1. An expansion joint is designed to safely allow a degree of movement in adjacent materials or components - True or
False
2. What name is given to a wooden beam used as a support within a mine shaft or tunnel - a) Stalk b) Pit Prop c)
Crunch d) Lanyard
3. A radio telescope is a form of directional radio antenna used in radio astronomy - True or False
4. In Civil Engineering - A "Bolster" is a structural member on which one end of a bridge truss rests - True or False
5. Metric and imperial units are never mixed - True or False
6. What name is given to an appliance designed to protect electrical devices from voltage spikes - a) Protection
Device b) Surge Protector c) Electrical Box d) Spike Fence
7. A drafting machine is a device which is mounted to a drawing board and has a fan which was used to dry the inks
used in technical drawing - True or False
8. Marine Salvage is a process for saving and rehabilitating distressed sea animals - True or False
9. Aerospace engineering is the branch of structural engineering which focuses on large, multi story structures - True
or False
10. A nuclear reactor is a device designed to stop a nuclear reaction - True or False

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1) True 2) b) Pit Prop 3) True 4) True 5) False e.g A hybrid standard quantity used in mining is the assay ton 6) b)
Surge protector 7) False - it is a device which is mounted to the drawing board and is a mechanism which allow straight
lines to be drawn 8) False - it is the process of recovering a ship and/or its cargo after a ship wreck 9) False - it focuses
on the design, construction, and science of aircraft and spacecraft 10) False - it is a device to initiate and control

1. In Electrical Engineering, what is the instrument which displays the phase of the colors in a color TV - a) LCR
meter b) Oscilloscope c) Tube tester d) Vectorscope
2. Acoustics is the science of mechanical waves in gases, liquids, and solids including vibration , sound ,
ultrasound and infrasound - True or False
3. The Charpy Impact Test which is used for testing the strength of materials is an an acronym for Compression
Hardness And Rate Per Yard - True or False
4. Mainly used for surveying applications, what name is given to a precision instrument for measuring angles in the
horizontal and vertical planes - a) Theodore b) Theodolite c) Theon d) Theonion
5. A "Reticle" is a motorised 2 person boat - True or False
6. A kilojoule (kJ) is equal to - a) 100,00 joules b) 1,000 joules c) 100 joules d) 10 joules
7. In Civil Engineering - an "Abyssinian Well" is any device for securing a suspension or cantilever bridge at either
end - True or False
8. The knot is a unit of speed equal to one kilometre per hour - True or False
9. What name is given to an optical device consisting of a rigid or flexible tube with an eyepiece at one end and an
objective lens at the other end. Typically they are linked together by a relay optical system - a) Periscope b)
Borescope c) TV Scope d) Videoscope
10. Sloop, Cutter, Ketch and Schooner are all types of - a) Tractors b) Sailing Boats d) Steam Engines d) Excavators

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1) d) Vectorscope 2) True 3) False - it was developed in 1905 by French scientist Georges Charpy 4) b) Theodolite 5)
False - it is a net of fine lines in the eyepiece of a sighting device, such as a telescope 6) b) 1000 joules 7) False it is
a perforated pipe driven into the ground for pumping out collected ground water 8) False - it is equal to one nautical
mile per hour 9) b) Borescope 10) b) Sailing Boats