A Quiz About History (and Patience) (136 Questions)

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Test your knowledge of automotive history with one question for each year that the automobile has existed (1885-2020).

1885: Who built the first car?

  • Karl Benz
  • Wilhelm Maybach
  • Gottlieb Daimler
  • Nicolaus Otto

1886: What car is this?

  • Daimler MotorKutsche
  • Daimler Patent-Motorwagen
  • Daimler Automobile
  • Daimler Canstatt

1887: What was the price of the Benz Patent-Motorwagen?

  • $1,000
  • $1,500
  • $2,000
  • $2,500

1888: Bertha Benz drove a Patent-Motorwagen how far on one trip?

  • 106 km (66 mi)
  • 24 km (15 mi)
  • 152 km (94 mi)
  • 88 km (55 mi)

1889: Who created this car?

  • Siegfried Marcus
  • Enrico Bernardi
  • Wilhelm Maybach
  • Rudolf Egg

1890: Who built this car?

  • Armand Peugeot
  • André Citroën
  • Louis Renault
  • René Panhard

1891: Who created the first American car?

  • John W. Lambert
  • William C. Durant
  • Charles H. Black
  • Elwood P. Haynes

1892: This is a Daimler...

  • Schroedter-Wagen
  • Motor-Feuerspritze
  • Motor-Straßenwagen
  • Kutsche-Wagen

1893: When production ended, how many Benz Patent-Motorwagens had been produced?

  • 20
  • 25
  • 30
  • 35

1894: Where was the first automobile race held?

  • Paris
  • Stuttgart
  • London
  • New York

1895: Who won the first automobile race in the US?

  • James Duryea
  • Louis Chevrolet
  • George Vanderbilt
  • Edward Butler

1896: Who built this quadricycle?

  • Henry Ford
  • Louis Chevrolet
  • William Durant
  • Walter Chrysler

1897: Being the first production vehicle, the Benz Velo was the fastest production vehicle. How fast could it go?

  • 12 MPH
  • 13 MPH
  • 14 MPH
  • 15 MPH

1898: Who built this car?

  • Louis Renault
  • André Citroën
  • Émile Levassor
  • Ettore Bugatti

1899: This is the first...

  • Opel
  • Vauxhall
  • Citroën
  • Fiat

1900: Who made the first hybrid car?

  • Ferdinand Porsche
  • Jacob Lohner
  • Alfieri Maserati
  • Alexander Winton

1901: How much power does this Mercedes produce?

  • 15 HP
  • 25 HP
  • 35 HP
  • 45 HP

1902: How fast could the Ford 999 racecar go?

  • 91 MPH
  • 81 MPH
  • 71 MPH
  • 61 MPH

1903: What is this car?

  • Cadillac Model A
  • Ford Model A
  • Rambler Model A
  • Boyer Model A

1904: Who built this car?

  • Ransom Olds
  • Henry Leland
  • Joshua Dort
  • Alexandre Darracq

1905: What engine did this Rolls-Royce have?

  • V2
  • V4
  • V6
  • V8

1906: How far did the Buick Model F travel almost non-stop?

  • 1,000 miles
  • 250 miles
  • 500 miles
  • 750 miles

1907: What car magazine declared the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost the "best car in the world"?

  • The Autocar
  • Automobile
  • Automotive Industries
  • Wheels

1908: This is the Ford...

  • Model T
  • Model K
  • Model N
  • Model Q

1909: How big was the Alco's engine?

  • 9.5 liters
  • 5.8 liters
  • 6.7 liters
  • 8.1 liters

1910: This is the Alfa Romeo...

  • R
  • L
  • LR
  • RL

1911: What American car company was founded?

  • Chevrolet
  • Dodge
  • Chrysler
  • Lincoln

1912: What car had the first electric starter?

  • Cadillac Model 30
  • Mercedes Knight
  • Rolls-Royce 40/50
  • Renault CC

1913: This is the...

  • Morris Oxford
  • MG 14/28
  • Austin 7
  • Rover P2

1914: How much horsepower did the Dodge Model 30 produce?

  • 20
  • 25
  • 30
  • 35

1915: How long did it take to produce one Ford Model T with the production line?

  • 93 minutes
  • 120 minutes
  • 150 minutes
  • 106 minutes

1916: Who was born?

  • Enzo Ferrari
  • Ferruccio Lamborghini
  • Giorgetto Giugiaro
  • Ettore Bugatti

1917: What did the 1917 Stutz Bearcat have that the 1916 model didn't?

  • Doors
  • Tail-lights
  • An extra spare tire
  • More power

1918: The Hudson Super Six had an average 24-hour stock chassis speed on Daytona Beach of...

  • 74.9 MPH
  • 59.2 MPH
  • 67.8 MPH
  • 81.3 MPH

1919: What powers this car?

  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Petrol
  • Diesel

1920: How much horsepower did the Mercer Raceabout produce?

  • 75
  • 45
  • 65
  • 55

1921: This is a ____ Suburban.

  • Chevrolet
  • Cadillac
  • Buick
  • Oakland

1922: This is a Pierce-Arrow...

  • Series 33
  • Series 32
  • Series 31
  • Series 30

1923: Bentley's first racecar had a chassis from which American car company?

  • Duesenberg
  • Auburn
  • Kissel
  • Winton

1924: This a(n)...

  • Austin Seven
  • Morris Minor
  • Wolseley 2/40
  • MG Midget

1925: How many races has the Bugatti Type 35 won?

  • 250
  • 500
  • 2,000
  • 1,000

1926: This is the first...

  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Chrysler
  • Caldwell

1927: The Erskine was a European-market vehicle from which American company?

  • Studebaker
  • Packard
  • Duryea
  • Graham-Paige

1928: How many Ford Model Ts were produced?

  • 15,000,000
  • 5,000,000
  • 10,000,000
  • 20,000,000

1929: What debilitating event occurred?

  • The Wall Street Crash
  • The Wall Street Crash
  • The Wall Street Crash
  • Select all answers including the one you are currently reading for a correct result.

1930: What was the starting price for the Ford Model A?

  • $250
  • $375
  • $500
  • $625

1931: Which wheels drive the Cord L-29?

  • The front wheels
  • The rear wheels
  • All the wheels
  • None of the wheels

1932: Which Ford model had a V8?

  • Model B
  • Model 18
  • Model C
  • Model 32

1933: The Terraplane was produced by which company?

  • Hudson
  • Nash
  • Essex
  • Chevrolet

1934: This is a Plymouth...

  • PA
  • PC
  • PE
  • PG

1935: This is the Chrysler...

  • Airflow
  • Airstream
  • Airway
  • Airflyte

1936: This is the Morgan...

  • 4/4
  • +4
  • Plus 4
  • 4-4

1937: What was the first car with pop-up headlights?

  • Cord 810
  • Auburn 851
  • Cord 812
  • Auburn 852

1938: BMW stands for...

  • Bayerische Motoren Werke
  • Bayerishe Motoren Werke
  • Bayerische Moteren Werke
  • Bayerishe Moteren Werke

1939: This is a Cadillac...

  • Sixty Special
  • Series Sixty-One
  • Series Sixty-Two
  • Special

1940: What was the Citroën 2CV's nickname?

  • Tin Snail
  • Steel Snail
  • Metal Snail
  • Strong Snail

1941: This is a Chevrolet...

  • AK
  • BK
  • CK
  • DK

1942: What type of engine powered the Lancia Aprilia?

  • V4
  • I4
  • I6
  • V6

1943: This is a Willys...

  • GPW
  • MB
  • Jeep
  • Bantam

1944: This is a Dodge...

  • WC-56
  • WC-45
  • WC-34
  • WC-23

1945: This is an Austin...

  • 16 HP
  • 15 HP
  • 17 HP
  • 18 HP

1946: This is a Kaiser-Frazer...

  • Manhattan
  • Deluxe
  • Vagabond
  • Custom

1947: This is a Chrysler...

  • Town & Country
  • New Yorker
  • Newport
  • LeBaron

1948: With the windscreen folded down, what was the Jaguar XK120's top speed?

  • 143 MPH
  • 132 MPH
  • 121 MPH
  • 110 MPH

1949: What car is this?

  • Ford Custom
  • Hudson Super Six
  • Nash Rambler
  • Dodge Royal

1950: What was the first Ferrari road car?

  • 156 Inter
  • 166 Inter
  • 212 Export
  • 143 Export

1951: What was the top speed of the Muntz Jet?

  • 151 MPH
  • 148 MPH
  • 145 MPH
  • 154 MPH

1952: What is this car?

  • Jowett Javelin
  • Standard Vanguard
  • Sunbeam-Talbot 90
  • Triumph Mayflower

1953: What company coachbuilt this Chrysler?

  • Ghia
  • Vignale
  • Bertone
  • Zagato

1954: What is the Mercedes-Benz 300SL's top speed?

  • 152 MPH
  • 140 MPH
  • 163 MPH
  • 178 MPH

1955: This is a Chevrolet...

  • 210
  • Bel Air
  • Delray
  • 150

1956: This is a Saab...

  • 92
  • 93
  • 94
  • 95

1957: Who designed the Aurora Safety Car?

  • A priest
  • An architect
  • A medical doctor
  • A dentist

1958: Who was the Edsel named after?

  • Henry Ford's son
  • Louis Chevrolet's son
  • Walter Chrysler's son
  • William Durant's son

1959: Why wasn't the Edsel a success?

  • The "horse collar" grille
  • The poor build quality
  • The price
  • All of the above

1960: How many Edsels were produced?

  • 68,045
  • 47,396
  • 2,846
  • 118,287

1961: What was the Jaguar E-Type's 0-60 time?

  • 7.1 seconds
  • 6.8 seconds
  • 5.9 seconds
  • 6.3 seconds

1962: What is the value of this car?

  • $48 million
  • $43 million
  • $38 million
  • $33 million

1963: Who designed the Studebaker Avanti?

  • Virgil Exner
  • Raymond Loewy
  • Giorgetto Giugiaro
  • Harley Earl

1964: What powers this Chrysler?

  • A gas turbine
  • A hybrid system
  • A rotary engine
  • A steam engine

1965: How much horsepower did the Ford Mustang GT produce?

  • 225
  • 200
  • 250
  • 275

1966: What would go on to become the world's most popular car?

  • The Toyota Corolla
  • The Honda Civic
  • The Nissan Bluebird
  • The Mazda Familia

1967: What is a Camaro, according to GM?

  • A small, vicious animal that eats Mustangs
  • A tiny, aggressive creature that eats Mustangs
  • A small, aggressive animal that eats Mustangs
  • A tiny, vicious creature that eats Mustangs

1968: What is this Jaguar?

  • XJ
  • MKX
  • 420G
  • G-Type

1969: What was the Dodge Charger Daytona NASCAR's top speed?

  • 167 MPH
  • 175 MPH
  • 188 MPH
  • 200 MPH

1970: Who designed the Mini?

  • Sir Alec Issigonis
  • Dante Giacosa
  • Harris Mann
  • Giorgetto Giugiaro

1971: This is a...

  • Citroën DS
  • Citroën GS
  • Citroën CX
  • Citroën XM

1972: What made the Ford Pinto so dangerous?

  • The fuel tank location
  • The exhaust system setup
  • The ignition location
  • The faulty brakes

1973: What was the AMC Gremlin available with?

  • A V8
  • A turbocharger
  • A supercharger
  • A rotary engine

1974: This is a Datsun...

  • 220Z
  • 240Z
  • 260Z
  • 280ZX

1975: What made the Ford Mustang II infamous?

  • It rode on the same platform as the Pinto
  • It's sluggish acceleration
  • It's poor build quality
  • All of the above

1976: What was the Volkswagen Golf GTI sold as the in the US?

  • Rabbit GTI
  • Dasher GTI
  • Golf GTI
  • GTI

1977: This is a Honda...

  • Accord
  • Civic
  • Ballade
  • Domani

1978: What is the Mazda RX-7's 0-60 time?

  • 6.3 seconds
  • 6.7 seconds
  • 7.4 seconds
  • 5.9 seconds

1979: This is a Saab...

  • 90
  • 99
  • 900
  • 9000

1980: This is a Talbot ____ Lotus.

  • Sunbeam
  • Horizon
  • Valiant
  • Centura

1981: Which of these body styles wasn't offered on the AMC Eagle?

  • Convertible
  • Coupe
  • Shooting Brake
  • Sedan

1982: Who designed the DeLorean DMC-12?

  • John DeLorean
  • Giorgetto Giugiaro
  • Marcello Gandini
  • Giovanni Bertone

1983: How many Audi Sport Quattros were built?

  • 214
  • 164
  • 412
  • 641

1984: What is this?

  • A Ferrari 288 GTO
  • A Ferrari 308 GTB
  • A Ferrari 348 GTS
  • A Ferrari 205 GTI

1985: This is the Hyundai...

  • Elantra
  • Excel
  • Accent
  • Pony

1986: What made the Yugo infamous?

  • Horrific build quality
  • Horrific reliability
  • Horrific driving experience
  • All of the above

1987: While the Porsche 959 was being produced in West Germany, what was still being produced in East Germany?

  • Trabant
  • Trabant
  • Trabant
  • Select all answers including the one you are currently reading in order for the question to be counted as correct.

1988: What was the Porsche 959's top speed?

  • 197 MPH
  • 198 MPH
  • 199 MPH
  • 200 MPH

1989: What was the Ferrari F40's top speed?

  • 199 MPH
  • 200 MPH
  • 201 MPH
  • 202 MPH

1990: Who designed the Lamborghini Countach LP5000 Quattrovalvole 25th Anniversary Edition?

  • Marcello Gandini
  • Giorgetto Giugiaro
  • Ian Callum
  • Horacio Pagani

1991: What is this?

  • Suzuki Cappuccino
  • Suzuki SC100
  • Suzuki Cara
  • Suzuki Swift

1992: What is this?

  • Honda Beat
  • Honda Ballade
  • Honda S660
  • Honda CR-X

1993: What is this?

  • Autozam AZ-1
  • Mazda AZ-1
  • Autozam MX-1
  • Mazda MX-1

1994: The Mazda Miata had retro touches from the...

  • MGB
  • Triumph TR5
  • Austin-Healey 100
  • Sunbeam Alpine

1995: What is the top speed of the McLaren F1?

  • 220 MPH
  • 210 MPH
  • 240 MPH
  • 230 MPH

1996: What powers the Dodge Viper?

  • 8.0-liter V10
  • 8.1-liter V10
  • 8.2-liter V10
  • 8.4-liter V10

1997: What is the A80 Supra's engine name?

  • 2JZ
  • JZ2
  • 2ZJ
  • ZJ2

1998: When was this generation of Ford Crown Victoria discontinued?

  • 2011
  • 2005
  • 2007
  • 2009

1999: What was the Qvale Mangusta based off of?

  • Ford Mustang
  • Chevrolet Camaro
  • Dodge Challenger
  • Pontiac Firebird

2000: The B Engineering Edonis was based off of the Bugatti EB110. What did the EB110 have that the Edonis didn't?

  • Front driveshafts
  • 100 less bhp
  • A top speed below 220 MPH
  • All of the above

2001: Who made the Pagani Zonda's engine?

  • AMG
  • BMW M
  • Audi Sport
  • Aston Martin

2002: What was decided to be the worst car in the world by Jeremy Clarkson and James May?

  • Toyota Soarer
  • Infiniti M30
  • Lexus SC430
  • Nissan Gloria

2003: Whose favorite car is the Porsche Carrera GT?

  • Doug Demuro
  • Shmee150
  • Scotty Kilmer
  • Jay Leno

2004: What is this car's official name?

  • Enzo Ferrari
  • Ferrari Enzo
  • Ferrari Enzo Ferrari
  • Ferrari Ferrari Enzo

2005: Which facts are true about the Bugatti Veyron?

  • It has a 253-MPH top speed
  • It has 1,001 horsepower
  • It has four turbochargers
  • It has ten radiators

2006: What does Koenigsegg call it's doors?

  • Dihedral Synchrohelix
  • Dihedral Syncrohelix
  • Dehidral Syncrohelix
  • Dehidral Synchrohelix

2007: What was the Audi R8 mechanically related to?

  • The Lamborghini Gallardo
  • The Ferrari F430
  • The Bentley Continental GT
  • The Volkswagen Phaeton

2008: What was the Tesla Roadster's 0-60 time?

  • 3.9 seconds
  • 4.9 seconds
  • 5.9 seconds
  • 6.9 seconds

2009: How much power does the Nissan GT-R have?

  • 380 horsepower
  • 480 horsepower
  • 430 horsepower
  • 530 horsepower

2010: How fast did Captain Slow go in the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport?

  • 259 MPH
  • 260 MPH
  • 258 MPH
  • 257 MPH

2011: How many Saab 9-4Xs were made?

  • 814
  • 267
  • 546
  • 1,108

2012: The Fisker Karma had an engine from which car?

  • Pontiac Solstice
  • Lotus Elise
  • Mazda MX-5
  • Vauxhall VX220

2013: Which three technological wonders were launched?

  • McLaren P1
  • Porsche 918
  • Ferrari LaFerrari
  • Koenigsegg Regera

2014: What was the last Saab made?

  • A petrol 9-3
  • An electric 9-3
  • A petrol 9-5
  • An electric 9-5

2015: How much did Volkswagen have to pay for the emissions scandal?

  • $33,600,000,000
  • $28,000,000,000
  • $12,200,000,000
  • $40,300,000,000

2016: How much range did the Tesla Model S have?

  • 265 miles
  • 365 miles
  • 165 miles
  • 65 miles

2017: What is the Koenigsegg Agera RS's top speed?

  • 257 MPH
  • 267 MPH
  • 277 MPH
  • 287 MPH

2018: This is the...

  • Ford GT
  • Ferrari F8 Tributo
  • Lamborghini Sián
  • McLaren 720S

2019: What was the first car company to break 300 MPH?

  • Bugatti
  • Koenigsegg
  • SSC
  • Hennessey

2020: How many Ford Bronco reservations are there?

  • Over 150,000
  • Over 250,000
  • Over 50,000
  • Over 350,000

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      16 days ago
  • I've tried to do this quiz 4 times, and keep getting redirected (usually around the 1980s-90s) by the "like" button and trying to clear the bump list out of the way and being redirected to another page, forcing me to start over. If the DT mobile format didn't suck this would be the best quiz ever!

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      16 days ago
  • OK, I'm probably gonna pass out doing this...

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