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History of Ford Motor Co. Quiz
by Staff
Ford revolutionized manufacturing and helped make Detroit the one-time industrial center of the world. How much do you know about the history of the Ford Motor Co.? Take this quiz to find out.

What year was Ford Motor Co. founded?

  • 1906
  • 1910
  • 1903

In what city did Ford open its first overseas branch?

  • Berlin
  • Paris
  • London

How many investors pitched in when the company was first founded?

  • two
  • 12
  • 29

How much cash did Henry Ford gather from his first round of investors?

  • $9,000
  • $28,000
  • $59,000

True or false: Ford Motor Co. was the first automobile company that Henry Ford launched.

  • true
  • false

What was the sticker price on the Model K?

  • $2,800
  • $3,200
  • $4,500

What was the first car to feature the Ford logo on an oval badge?

  • Model B
  • Model T
  • Model A

True or false: Ford Motor Co. was profitable soon after being founded.

  • true
  • false

What year did Ford introduce the moving assembly line in order to speed production?

  • 1908
  • 1910
  • 1913

In 1914, why did Ford drastically increase worker pay in its factories?

  • Turnover was too high.
  • There were rampant safety issues.
  • Workers threatened to strike.

How many Model T cars did Ford manufacture in 1912?

  • about 20,000
  • about 70,000
  • about 100,000

From 1908 to 1927, how many Model T cars did Ford sell?

  • about 15 million
  • about 7 million
  • about 3 million

What was the first year Ford manufactured more than 1 million cars?

  • 1920
  • 1941
  • 1955

What was the Ford Model TT?

  • an eight-cylinder car
  • a tractor
  • a pickup truck

In which foreign country did Ford first establish its brand?

  • France
  • England
  • Canada

Which Ford car model was introduced for the first time in 1964?

  • Torino
  • Mustang
  • Pinto

How did Ford treat veterans returning from World War I?

  • It hired disable veterans.
  • It refused to hire war veterans.
  • It paid veterans a cash reward to seek employment elsewhere.

How much money did Ford lose upon the introduction of the unsuccessful Edsel car?

  • $1 billion
  • $500 million
  • $250 million

Assembly line production temporarily ended which car feature?

  • choice of color
  • rear brakes
  • left-side steering wheels

In Europe, which model replaced the Escort?

  • Pinto
  • Focus
  • Fiesta

What did the company introduce in 1932?

  • the Model A
  • the flathead V-8 engine
  • the Mercury brand

Which branch of Ford introduced the Ford Fiesta, a compact car?

  • Ford of Asia
  • Ford of Canada
  • Ford of Europe

How much money did the company lose in 2006?

  • about $45 billion
  • about $13 billion
  • about $4 billion

Which Ford family member commissioned some of the most important works of art in the Detroit area?

  • Henry Ford
  • Edsel Ford
  • Henry Ford II

The 2015 F-150 truck was overhauled to feature more of which material?

  • steel
  • aluminum
  • Kevlar

What year did Ford introduce its F-Series line of trucks?

  • 1961
  • 1955
  • 1948

Which brand did Ford get rid of in 2011?

  • Mercury
  • Lincoln
  • Jeep

In 1954, what did Ford begin doing to all of its new vehicles?

  • adding seat belts
  • crash testing
  • adding cushioned steering wheels

Which Ford car helped to revolutionize car styling in the 1980s?

  • Telstar
  • Taurus
  • Puma

Which model was discontinued in 1996?

  • Bronco
  • Tempo
  • Fairmont