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Ten questions on engineering. Questions that nearly made the quiz include 'who is the inventor of a product which works on the principle of cyclonic separation', and 'who is founder and Chief Engineer at SpaceX'. The answers, James Dyson and Elon Musk, respectively.


  1. Ferdinand de Lesseps is best known for the development of which massive engineering project, completed in 1869?
  2. What common term is used for a system of pulleys and a rope threaded between them, used to pull or lift heavy loads?
  3. Elisha Graves Otis was the inventor of a safety device for what?
  4. George Stephenson's first passenger locomotive, called 'Locomotion', travelled 25 miles between Stockton and which town?
  5. Which British inventor and engineer, with both a deaf mother and wife, sought to integrate the deaf and hard of hearing with the hearing world?

  6. Who discovered that there is a direct proportionality between the voltage applied across a conductor and the resultant electric current?
  7. Built between 1931 and 1935, which Art Deco-detailed project was the most expensive engineering project in America at that time?
  8. Which Serbian born engineer made dozens of breakthroughs in the production, application and transmission of electric power and invented the first AC motor?
  9. There are two plaques outside the Midland Hotel, Manchester, bearing the date Wednesday 4 May 1904, commemorating the first ever meeting between which two gentlemen?
  10. Which American magazine sometimes known as PM, is a magazine of science, engineering and technology, founded in 1902 by Henry Haven Windsor?


  1. Suez Canal
  2. Block and tackle
  3. Elevators or lifts (the device prevents lifts from falling if the hoisting cable fails)
  4. Darlington
  5. Alexander Graham Bell
  6. Georg Ohm
  7. Hoover Dam
  8. Nikola Tesla

  9. Rolls and Royce (Frederick Henry Royce first met Charles Stewart Rolls)
  10. Popular Mechanics

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