Brass or Edwardian
Choose an answer from the three choices
and True or False offered after each question and then "Check Your Answers"
at the end of the quiz.
1. The Brass or Edwardian era lasted from
roughly 1905 through to the beginning of World War I in 1914. 1905 was a
signal year in the development of the automobile. It was the marking
point when the majority of sales shifted from the hobbyist and
enthusiast. Who became the majority of owners?
- Average user
- Elite business owners
- Federal government officers
2. Although the modern touring car had
been invented earlier, it was not until Panhard et Levassor's
Panhard was widely licensed and adopted that recognizable and
standardized automobiles were created. What was NOT specified for these
cars with a sliding gear transmission.
- Rear-wheel drive
- Electric powered
3. The huge variety of companies and
technologies represented during this formative period is also a
complicating factor - it has been estimated that there were well over
1,000 manufacturers in the U.S. alone.
4. The Ford Model T set 1908 as the
historic year that the automobile came into popular usage. It is
generally regarded as the first affordable automobile, the car that �put
America on wheels.� The car was first Model T was built on September
27, 1908. What city was the plant that produced this car?
- Cleveland, Ohio
- Detroit, Michigan
- South Bend, Indiana
5. The result was one of the most
acknowledged sports cars of the decade; the 1910 Type-35R Raceabout, a
stripped-down, two-seat speedster, designed to be "safely and
consistently" driven at over 70 mph (it was capable of over 90
mph). What auto maker made this early sportscar?
6. The Holsman was an early United States
High Wheeler automobile manufactured by Henry K. Holsman in Chicago,
Illinois. Production ceased in 1910.
7. Baker Motor Vehicle Company was a
manufacturer of Brass Era electric automobiles in Cleveland, Ohio from
1899 to 1914. The first Baker vehicle was a two seater with a selling
price of US$ 850. The Baker became this persons first car. Who is it?
- Thomas Edison
- Teddy Roosevelt
- Dwight Eisenhower
8. The electric self-starter became
available for the Cadillac Motor Company in 1910-1911. Who invented the
- Charles Kettering
- Henry Ford
- James Keating
9. In 1914, the John Francis Dodge and
Horace Elgin Dodge started their own auto company, which they named the
Dodge Brothers Motor Vehicle Company. What was their first car?
- Old Betsy
- Horseless Carriage
10. The company was founded as the Ideal
Motor Car Company in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1911. They entered a car
in the Indianapolis 500 that year and placed 11th, earning it the
slogan, �the car that made good in a day�. The next year, the
founder, Harry C. Stutz, renamed the company Stutz Motor Company and
began selling high-performance roadsters. What was their famous