The Veteran Era
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Take this quick FUN Vehicle
Trivia. "Check Your Answers"
at the end of the quiz.
Who is often credited with building the first self-propelled mechanical
vehicle or automobile in about 1769?
- Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot
- Brown Neilson
- Mark Reynolds
2. Some experts believe that a member of
a Jesuit mission in China, built the first steam powered car around
1672. Who was the member of the mission?
- Maynard Renault
- Ferdinand Verbiest
- Otto Becker
3. Fran�ois Isaac de Rivaz, a Swiss
inventor, designed the first internal combustion engine which was
fuelled by a mixture of hydrogen and oxygen and used it to develop the
world's first vehicle to run on such an engine.
4. An automobile powered by an Otto
gasoline engine was built in Mannheim, Germany by in 1885 and granted a
patent in January of the following year under the auspices of his major
company that was founded in 1883. Who is the inventor and generally
acknowledged as the inventor of the modern automobile?
- Manfred Luther
- Siegfried Maybach
- Karl Benz
5. The first automobile patent in the
United States was granted to Oliver Evans. What was the year?
6. In the United States, two brothers
founded their company in 1895, becoming the first American automobile
manufacturing company. What was the company name?
- Ford Motor Company
- General Motors
- Duryea Motor Wagon Company
7. In 1901, what company produced 425
cars, making it the first high-volume automobile manufacturer of the
day. They became the top selling car company in the United States for a
8. Horatio Nelson Jackson (1872 - January
14, 1955) was the first person to drive an automobile across the United
States. On a bet, he left San Francisco on May 23, 1903 and drove home
to Burlington, Vermont. He arrived in New York City on July 26, 1903.
What was the car he used?
9. Cadillac was formed from the remnants
of the Henry Ford Company when Henry Ford departed along with several of
his key partners and the company was dissolved. On August 22, 1902, the
company reformed as the Cadillac Automobile Company. Cadillac automobile
was named after the 17th century French explorer Antoine Laumet de La
Mothe, sieur de Cadillac. In 1701, what city did Cadillac found?
10. The Winton Motor Carriage Company
of Cleveland, Ohio was a pioneer United States automobile
manufacturer. The company was incorporated on March 15, 1897 by
Scottish immigrant, Alexander Winton. When did the company end
- Green Bay, Wisconsin