Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Rolls-Royce?
How Much Do You Know About Rolls-Royce?
By: Torrance Grey
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About This Quiz

Ah, the Rolls-Royce. Few other brand names carry such a suggestion of wealth and luxury. From Jay Leno to Jay-Z, the rich and famous love these cars. Just consider the number of name-checks the Rolls-Royce brand gets in hip-hop lyrics; stars are forever "roll(ing) up to the club in the Ghost." Or the Wraith, or the Phantom -- it's a Rolls-Royce tradition to take names from the world of the paranormal. 

The Rolls-Royce brand goes back to the early 20th century, when an automotive engineer and a salesman fascinated with vehicles of all kinds -- cars, bicycles, airplanes and hot-air balloons -- went into business together. Their goal was to create the world's best-made car: reliable, durable, powerful and comfortable. From those beginnings, Rolls-Royce became a thriving company and an increasingly prestigious brand. It has survived the premature death of one of its founders, a near-bankruptcy and receivership, and now foreign ownership. Even now, its high standards and production costs limit it to making 6,000 cars per year. These few cars are eagerly purchased by celebrities with famous faces, as well as billionaires whose faces the world doesn't know, but who could probably buy and sell celebrities half a dozen at a time. 

How much do you know about this prestigious car brand and its history? Prove your Rolls-Royce savvy, or learn a few new things, with our quiz!

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