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Brass or Edwardian Era

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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 Syst�me 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.

  • Front-engine
  • 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.

  • True or False?

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?

  • Sears
  • Mercer
  • Holman

6. The Holsman was an early United States High Wheeler automobile manufactured by Henry K. Holsman in Chicago, Illinois. Production ceased in 1910.

  • True or False?

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 self-starter?

  • 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
  • Charger

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 roadster?

  • Bearcat
  • Bobcat
  • Mickey

Brass or Edwardian Era [Answers]

  • 1. Average user
  • 2. Electric powered
  • 3. True
  • 4. Detroit, Michigan
  • 5. Mercer
  • 6. True
  • 7. Thomas Edison
  • 8. Charles Kettering
  • 9. Old Betsy
  • 10. Bearcat

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