Favorite Trucks Quiz

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5 Min Quiz

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Ford or Chevrolet? Toyota or GMC? If only we could have them all!

Trucks earned their place by being a vehicle that can get you through the workday and then back home to take the kids to soccer practice. Over the years, as new models have been introduced, manufacturers have been working their way to making the best truck they can while their fans root for their favorites as well.

What's your favorite truck? Maybe you're a fan of GMC, or maybe you're a diehard Ford lover. Or, could it be a Jeep? Mercedes-Benz might even be the model for you! Whatever your style or preference, there's a truck for you.

Do you know what truck the Pope uses? How about what's under the hood of your F-150? Having a vast knowledge of some of America's favorite trucks will be useful on this quiz.

Trucks have dominated the open road and the workplace and stole the hearts of millions who depend on them every day. If you think you know some of the most popular trucks and their parts, this quiz is for you. Make sure you know your engines, colors, and fun facts and you'll have no trouble acing this quiz! So when you're ready, start your engine!

When the Humvee was in development, it was known by an acronym, HMMWV. What does that stand for?

Long before civilian Hummers hit the road, this truck was known as the High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle.

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Which company developed the first Humvee for the United States military?

Three companies submitted bids, and out of Chrysler Defense, Teledyne Continental and AM General, AM General won the contract to develop the Humvee.

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The Ford Model A pickup truck was designed to replace which vehicle?

The Model A, which was released in 1928, was designed to replace the Model T.

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How much horsepower did the Ford Model A feature?

The Model A's four-cylinder engine made 40 horsepower.

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What year was the first civilian version of the Hummer released?

AM General offered the first civilian Hummer in 1992.

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What is the name of the transmission that appeared in 1950s Ford pickup trucks?

The Fordomatic transmission was introduced in Ford's light duty trucks in 1953.

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The 1991 GMC Syclone was a "hot-rod pickup" based on which GMC model?

The GMC Syclone was essentially a high-performance version of the Sonoma.

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The GMC Syclone, based on the GMC Sonoma, then became the basis for another GMC model. What was it?

The 1992 GMC Typhoon was based on the Syclone.

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Which of these engine types appeared in the 1955 Ford F-100?

In this era, the Ford F-100 offered six-cylinder and V-8 engines.

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What was one of the main selling points of the Ford F-100?

Ford's advertising for the F-100 focused on the truck's comfortable cab.

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Who introduced the new Jeep Liberty at the 2001 North American International Auto Show in Detroit?

DaimlerChrysler enlisted Ken Kesey, author of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," to introduce Jeep's latest model.

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When did the 60th Anniversary Edition of the Jeep Wrangler go on sale?

In February of 2001, Jeep marketed 60th Anniversary Editions of its Wrangler, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee models.

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What automotive company manufactures the Unimog?

Mercedes-Benz designed the Unimog for agriculture work, and still makes the truck today.

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What is the most popular production vehicle to be turned into an armored car?

When armored cars are used for personal protection, the Chevy Suburban is the most popular model.

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What was Jeep's full name in the mid-1960s?

At the time, Jeep vehicles were produced by the Kaiser-Jeep Corporation.

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Armored trucks that are built for money transit are designed specifically to protect against a certain type of threat. What is it?

When armored trucks are robbed, it's most often done by people with handguns, which requires less protection than most people realize.

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What does Unimog mean?

Unimog is short for "Universal-Motor-Geraet," which is German for "Universal Motor Implement."

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When was the International Scout introduced?

International Harvester produced the Scout beginning in 1960 or 1961 (sources vary).

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What company manufactured the Reo Speedwagon?

Reo built mostly commercial vehicles, with its Speedwagon truck being a notable exception.

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When did Jeep release the Wagoneer?

The Wagoneer arrived in 1962 to replace the Jeep Station Wagon.

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What company produced the Jeep Wagoneer?

Willys made Jeeps back in those days.

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The Jeep Wagoneer was the first four-wheel drive vehicle to offer what feature?

The Wagoneer dramatically increased its appeal among families by being the first truck of its type to come with an automatic transmission.

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What was the 1990 Chevrolet 454 SS' sole available color?

The limited Chevy 454 SS pickup came only in Onyx Black.

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What lurked under the hood of the Chevy 454 SS?

The Chevrolet 454 SS boasted 230 horsepower from its 7.4-liter V-8 (454 cubic inches, hence the truck's name).

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What did Ford's SVT acronym designate?

The Ford Special Vehicle Team was an offshoot of Ford's Special Vehicle Operations unit, both of which designed limited edition performance models.

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When did Ford release the SVT F-150 Lightning pickup?

Ford unveiled the 1993 SVT F-150 Lightning at the 1992 Chicago Auto Show.

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When did Studebaker first outfit its trucks with a V-8 engine?

Studebaker first offered a V-8 in its trucks in 1954.

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Studebaker trucks stood out from the competition thanks to what?

The Studebaker pickup truck line featured unusual styling for the time, distinguished by clean lines and plenty of window space.

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Which of the following trucks have been adapted into official Popemobiles?

Many trucks have become Popemobiles, among them, a Ford Transit truck and an FCS Star from Poland.

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Popes really love trucks! Which of the following have been Popemobiles?

The Vatican has selected a GMC Sierra and a Mercedes G500 SUV as Popemobiles at one time or another.

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