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The Engine Quiz
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About This Quiz

Is your brain smart enough to handle the workings of an internal combustion engine? Most modern cars use internal combustion engines, or the reciprocating piston engine as some call it. But engines have a long and fascinating history and have been engineered in many different shapes, sizes and styles. Do you know how many cylinders are in your engine? If you don’t, then taking this quiz is more vital than ever.

What do cylinders look like in an inline engine? How about a flat engine? What’s your knowledge of the V configuration? Your brain is perhaps already reeling, or you’re revving up with excitement for what’s about to take place.

How many strokes are in a typical engine cycle? Is diesel better then gasoline? Why did the steam engine become nearly extinct? Buckle up because you're about to turbocharge your knowledge of car engines. Already know your stuff? We want to see you prove it.

So grab your tools and get ready to get grease under your fingernails. It's time to take the engine quiz!

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