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1) General Motors was founded on Wednesday, September 16, in Flint,
Michigan, as a holding company for Buick, then controlled by William C.
Durant, and acquired Oldsmobile later that year.
WHAT was the year?
2) Durant would leave General Motors and form another auto maker in
WHAT was the company?
3) WHO became General Motors president in 1923?
- Harmon Flint
- Erwin Costmore
- Alfred P. Sloan
4) In 1929 went on to acquire an 80% stake in German automobile
manufacturer and two years later, they owned 100%.
WHAT was the name of
- Adam Opel AG
- McLaughlin Motor Car Company
- Vauxhall Motors
5) WHO said, "What was good for the country was good"?
- Charles Erwin Wilson
- Graeme K. Howard
- James D. Mooney
6) Chevrolet Corvair, introduced in 1959 as a 1960 model, it was
initially very popular. But before long its quirky handling earned it a
reputation for being unsafe, inspiring consumer advocate to lambaste it
in his book, Unsafe at any Speed, published in 1965.
WHO was the
- Thomas P. Kennedy
- Ralph Nader
- George Wilson
7) The 1970s was the decade of the Vega. Launched as a 1971 model, it
also began life as a very popular car in the marketplace. But within a
few years, quality problems, exacerbated by labor unrest at its main
production source in Lordstown, Ohio, gave the car a bad name.
8) In the 1980 model year, a full line of automobiles on the X-body
platform was launched. Again, these cars were all quite popular in their
respective segments for the first couple of years, but brake problems,
and other defects, ended up giving them, known to the public as
"X-Cars," such a bad reputation that the 1985 model year was
WHAT model anchored the model?
- Pontiac Mantra
- Chevrolet Citation
- Chevrolet Commander
9) GM CEO, Roger B. Smith formed joint ventures with two Japanese
companies. One was NUMMI in California.
WHO did they joint venture with?
10) When it was phased out in 2004, it was the oldest surviving
American automobile name, and one of the oldest in the world, after
Daimler and Peugeot.
WHAT was it?