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Harley-Davidson Motor Company

What do you know about the Harley-Davidson Motor Company?
Take this quick Ultimate Motorcycles Challenge.
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

1) The company considers 1903 to be its year of founding by William S. Harley, Arthur Davidson, and Walter Davidson. 
WHERE was the original city?

  1. Aberdeen, Texas
  2. St. Louis, Missouri
  3. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2) In 1907 William S. Harley graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree.  
WHAT was his degree in?

  1. History
  2. Physics
  3. Mechanical Engineering

3. HOW many motorcycle manufactures were there in the United States by 1911?

  1. Around 150
  2. Around 300
  3. Around 500

4. Before World War I, Harley-Davidson motorcycles were used by the military in border skirmishes. 
what border bandit were the bikes used against?

  1. Pancho Villa
  2. Arthur Crosby
  3. Manny Ruiz

5. In 1929, Harley-Davidson made 21,000 motorcycles.  The Great Depression hit.
HOW many motorcycles did they sell that year by 1933?

  1. 3,703 motorcycles
  2. 23,703 motorcycles
  3. 43,703 motorcycles

6. Only two motorcycle manufacturers survived the Great Depression.
HOW many motorcycles did Harley-Davidson produce during World War II?

  1. 90,000 motorcycles
  2. 150,000 motorcycles
  3. 300,000 motorcycles

7. WHO bought the company, streamlined production, and slashed the workforce in 1969?

  1. American Machinery and Foundry (AMF)
  2. Brunswick
  3. General Motors

8. WHAT year did a group of thirteen investors led by Vaughn Beals and Willie G. Davidson purchase Haley-Davidson for $80 million?

  1. 1975
  2. 1981
  3. 1996

9. A team of farm boys, including Ray Weishaar, who became known as the "hog boys," consistently won races.  The group had a hog, or pig as their mascot.  Following a win, they would put the pig (a real one) on the back of their Harley and take a victory lap. 
WHAT year did this tradition start?

  1. 1920
  2. 1940
  3. 1980

10. WHO was NOT an owner of a Harley Davidson?

  1. Elvis Presley
  2. Jay Leno
  3. Daffy Duck
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