Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Pickup Trucks?
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How Much Do You Know About Pickup Trucks?
By: Maria Trimarchi
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About This Quiz

For many, the feeling of driving a powerful truck with only the open road ahead of you is unmatched.

Trucks have been the backbone of America since their invention. They've been used for both work and play. But which truck tops all of them to take the top spot and which one has been around the longest?

Can you name the first truck ever built? What about the company that made it? True truck experts know it all. Not to mention what's under the hood of these mighty machines.

Do you know what it takes to make a pickup? How about who started it all? Make sure to bring your knowledge of the parts, production, and people that made the trucks that we know today. You'll be going back in time and into the future with this quiz!

Do you know what trucks were used in movies or television? How about your Crew Cab from your King Cab? Surely, you can name the many brands that manufacturer them! If you truly know your trucks, this will be a breeze.

As the slogan for Ford's trucks says, trucks are most definitely 'Built Ford Tough.' So if you think you know your stuff when it comes to trucks, get into the driver seat and put the pedal to the metal. Don't forget your seatbelt, and get ready for this quiz!

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A pickup with four rear wheels instead of the standard two is known as a what?
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A regular pickup truck has a two-door cab. How many doors does a pickup truck with a crew cab have?
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When did the U.S. government stop automakers from manufacturing consumer trucks?
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Which has been the best-selling pickup truck in the U.S. for 40 years?
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There was a version of the 1972 Dodge D200 that came with a slide-on what, for the outdoorsy market?
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When the first American-made Dodge four-wheel drive pickup was manufactured in 1946, what was its design based on?
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In 1949, Chevy moved what inside the truck cab, behind the seat?
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In 1939, a man named T.A. Peterman started manufacturing the Model 260 and Model 334 Peterbilt trucks for what industry?
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After World War I, Dodge converted its military ambulance into what truck-like commercial van?
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Ford has been manufacturing its light-duty trucks and medium-duty trucks since 1948, when it put out the first in which series?
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What was the first factory-built light-duty four-wheel drive pickup to be sold to the American public?
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What was the first light-duty hybrid truck introduced to American drivers?
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A pickup with a crew cab was hard to come by in the 1950s and 1960s. Which truck offered a six-passenger pickup back in 1961?
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High-performance pickup trucks such as the Dodge Warlock are called what?
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When Chevy introduced its -- and the light-truck industry's -- first overhead valve (OHV) six-cylinder in 1929, how did the company promote it?
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When was the "glamour era" for Chevy pickup trucks?
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What feature, first introduced in Studebaker sedans in 1936 before becoming available in their trucks, helped the driver eliminate roll-back when starting on hills?
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The compact Toyota Tacoma pickup is derived from what earlier Toyota truck?
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The first trucks were made as early as 1913 in Japan. When was the first Japanese-made Toyota truck introduced in the U.S.?
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Who coined the word, "pickup"?
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How many Toyota Stout pickup trucks were sold during its first year on the U.S. market?
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Which Ford truck is nicknamed the "Highboy"?
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Chevy's Model 490 Light Delivery truck, introduced in 1918, came with a chassis, engine and transmission, and all the basics you'd think would come with a car except for what?
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Ford introduced a new V8 engine in its trucks one year before Chevy did. Whose was considered more powerful?
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When Toyota introduced its first compact pickup truck with four-wheel drive, what was the truck model?
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In 1939, Dodge debuted which tagline for its trucks?
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The GMC Syclone pickup went from 0 to 60 mph in how many seconds?
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The DeLorean isn't the only standout vehicle in "Back to the Future." Which truck is Marty McFly's dream truck?
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Before 1960, pickup trucks were built with a solid axle at both ends of the vehicle's chassis. Who was the first to use an independent front suspension?
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In 1918, the U.S. military contracted with what auto manufacturer to build its military vehicles, setting the scene for the very first truck?
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After Jeep debuted its first Jeep to the American public, it offered awards to consumers who could think of new ways to use a Jeep. Which was one of those applications?
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What did the 490 stand for in Chevy's Model 490?
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There were only two automakers making diesel engines for their diesel trucks before World War II. Mack started its production in 1938. Who was the other?
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What's the most popular type of truck body size today?
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