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The Veteran Era

What do you know about The Veteran Era? Take this quick FUN Vehicle Trivia. "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Cars Trivia from Alan's Fun Trivia Quizzes1. 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.

  • True or False?

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?

  • 1789
  • 1889
  • 1912

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 few years.

  • Mercury
  • Olds
  • Dodge

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?

  • Ford
  • Winton
  • REO

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?

  • Chicago
  • Detroit
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin
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 automobile production?
  • 1917
  • 1921
  • 1924


The Veteran Era

  1. Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot
  2. Ferdinand Verbiest
  3. True
  4. Karl Benz
  5. 1789
  6. Duryea Motor Wagon Company
  7. Olds
  8. Winton
  9. Detroit
  10. 1924

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