Quiz: American Auto Manufacturers Quiz
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American Auto Manufacturers Quiz
By: Seth Thomas
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About This Quiz

Think you know all about American auto manufacturers? Buckle up and get ready for a wild ride.

The first car was designed by French inventor, François Isaac de Rivaz, way back in 1808, but it wasn't until the 1890s that these newfangled contraptions hit the United States and started a war ... an auto manufacturer's war, that is.

Many companies recognized the importance of the automobile as a way to get from here to there faster, cheaper, and, for the most part, safer. However, although hundreds of manufacturers set their sights on the new automobile economy, only a handful made it out of the auto wars unscathed. And of that handful, three would rule the industry for generations. Those three were Ford, General Motors and Chrysler - known as The Big Three. Each of these automaker giants positioned themselves as players in the post-World War II economic boom. They survived the Great Depression, coasted through the War years, and emerged as major players that eventually set the tone for the American auto industry.

Once truly a horseless carriage, the American automobile is now the picture of convenience and, some may say, excess. How well do you know American auto manufacturers?

Get in gear and take this quiz!

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Which automaker is largely credited with revolutionizing the auto manufacturing process?
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What brand has been General Motors' largest volume seller since the 1920s?
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What famed movie car can still be bought new, nearly two decades after its manufacturer went out of business?
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General Motors tried really hard to make the Saturn buying and ownership experience different. What was unique about Saturn's actual cars?
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Premier Automotive Group was formed in the early 2000s, primarily to handle Ford's acquisition of European brands such as Aston Martin, Land Rover, Jaguar and Volvo. Which two American brands were also rolled into this umbrella?
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When was General Motors' Saturn brand first conceived?
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Who is credited with saying "If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses"?
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Where is the Walter P. Chrysler Museum located?
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Which two automotive brands had one of the same founders?
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When did the new DeLorean Motor Company start selling new DeLorean vehicles?
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Before Tesla Motors introduced its luxurious electric Model S, there was the Tesla Roadster, which consisted of Tesla's electric drivetrain in car bodies supplied by another manufacturer. Who did this fledgling American manufacturer partner with?
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AM General was the auto company chosen by the U.S. Army to produce the military vehicle that became the Humvee. Which other companies submitted bids for the project?
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Panoz Auto Development Company is a small American exotic car manufacturer that was founded in 1988. Where did Daniel Panoz's startup capital come from?
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In what decade was the ram introduced as the Dodge brand's mascot of sorts?
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Which American car company's founder had previously started a car company in Europe?
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What brand held the third top-selling spot in America from the early 1930s into the 1950s?
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What was America's leading car producer for a brief time before Chevrolet and Ford took the top spots?
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Where did Walter Percy Chrysler work before founding Chrysler?
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What American luxury electric car company went defunct in 2013?
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William C. Durant founded General Motors but was quickly removed from power. What brand did he then form as revenge (of sorts)?
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In Buick's early days, the brand produced some truck models, but then stopped to focus on more traditional passenger vehicles. What vehicle was considered Buick's first truck in 70 years?
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What did David Dunbar Buick make before founding his car company?
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