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Take this quick
Ultimate Car Challenge.
"Check Your Answers"
at the end of the quiz.
1) Edsel Ford first used the
term "Falcon" for a more luxurious Ford he designed in 1935. He
decided the new car did not fit with Ford's other offerings, so
this design eventually became the Mercury.
2) The Ford Falcon was an
automobile produced by Ford Motor Company. Variations of the
Ford Falcon were NOT manufactured in in what
3) The "Big Three" auto
manufacturers (GM, Ford and Chrysler), focused purely on the
larger and more profitable vehicles in the US and Canadian
markets. All three manufacturers realized that this strategy
would no longer work. Large automobiles were becoming
increasingly expensive, making smaller European cars such as
increasingly attractive. What is a European auto maker?
4)The project which became
the Falcon was started and sponsored by the Ford General
Manager, who commissioned a team to create what by American
standards of the time would be a small car but elsewhere in the
world considered a mid-size. Who was the Ford General
Robert S. McNamara
5) The first Falcon was
powered by a small, lightweight 144 CID straight-6 motor with a
single-barrel carburetor. What was the horsepower?
6) Ford Falcon brochure
featured Charlie Brown and Lucy from the Peanuts comic strip.
7) Ford boasted of the good
fuel economy achieved by the six-cylinder Ford Falcon models in
advertising. The fuel economy was good, a claimed 30mpg,
compared to other American cars at the time. What was the miles
per gallon (mpg) claim?
8) What dealt Falcon sales
in North America a blow from which they would never recover.
9) What is NOT
a body style of the 1966 - 1970 Ford Falcon?
5-door station wagon
10) On January 1, 1970, the
Falcon name was transferred to a low priced version of what