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Jeep Trivia

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.

1940 Bantam Jeep1. The Jeep is the first sports utility vehicle. What was the close second?

  • Hummer
  • Land Rover
  • Explorer

2. The term jeep had been an Army slang since World War I. However, what is one belief in how this early SUV became known as a Jeep?

  • Blitz-Buggy
  • Pygmy
  • Eugene the Jeep

3. The first jeep prototype (the Bantam BRC) was built for the Department of the Army by American Bantam in Butler, Pennsylvania, followed by two other competing prototypes produced by Ford and Willys-Overland.

  • True or False?

4. Where was one of the first Army demonstrations of the early Jeep?

  • Grand Canyon Trails
  • U.S. Capitol front steps
  • Camp David

5. What company was later awarded the sole privilege of owning the name "Jeep" as registered trademark, by extension, merely because it originally had offered the most powerful engine.

  • Willys-Overland Inc.
  • Ford
  • AM General

6. The Jeep was built in the automotive plant in what city?

  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Flint, Michigan
  • Toledo, Ohio

7. In 1953, Wiley sold Jeep to what auto company?

  • Chrysler
  • American Motors
  • Kaiser Motors

8. Chrysler, the most recent successor company to Willys, now holds trademark status on the word "Jeep" and the distinctive 7-slot front grille design. The original 9-slot grille associated with all WW2 jeeps was designed by what company?

  • Ford
  • AT&T
  • IBM

9. What was the first civilian version of the Jeep known as?

  • CJ-2
  • Humvee
  • Hurricane

10. The Jeep was redesigned. What was the model known as?

  • Cherokee
  • Wrangler
  • Waggoner


  • 1. Land Rover
  • 2. Eugene the Jeep
  • 3. True
  • 4. U.S. Capitol front steps
  • 5. Willys-Overland Inc.
  • 6. Toledo, Ohio
  • 7. Kaiser Motors
  • 8. Ford
  • 9. CJ-2
  • 10. Wrangler

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