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Trivia Quiz - Muscle Cars: Part I


From the mid 60s through the early 70s, muscle cars ruled the road. How much do you know about the facts and history of the performance cars of that era?

Quiz Number: 2974
Date Submitted: December 21, 2008
Quiz Categories: American Culture, Automotive Industry
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: Samurai Sam
Average Score: 64.6 percent
Times Taken: 2,502 times
Taken by Registered Users: 22

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Muscle Cars Part I
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1. What is generally considered to be the first American muscle car of the 1960s?
  A.   Ford Mustang
  B.   Chevrolet Camaro
  C.   Pontiac GTO
  D.   Oldsmobile 442

2. At 450 horsepower, what muscle car carried the highest factory horsepower rating?
  A.   1964 Dodge Street Hemi
  B.   1970 Chevelle SS 454
  C.   1969 AMX 390
  D.   1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429

3. Oldsmobile's muscle car was called the 442. What did the numbers stand for?
  A.   Four barrel carburetor; four speed transmission; dual exhaust
  B.   Four barrel carburetor; four speed transmission; two bucket seats
  C.   Four doors; four carburetors; two bucket seats
  D.   Nothing. It was just a marketing gimmick.

4. From 1965 through 1966, Ford and racing legend Carroll Shelby produced the Mustang Shelby GT350H. What did the H stand for?
  A.   High performance
  B.   Hot rod
  C.   Hertz
  D.   Hell

5. Plymouth produced a special version of its Roadrunner in 1970 that featured an aerodynamic front end as well as a large and very distinctive rear spoiler. What was this special model called?
  A.   Coyote Killer
  B.   Superbird
  C.   Road Burner
  D.   Bad Bird

6. American Motors entered the muscle car competition in 1968 with what model?
  A.   Javelin
  B.   Marlin
  C.   Classic
  D.   Rogue

7. In what model year did Pontiac introduce the Trans Am?
  A.   1968
  B.   1969
  C.   1970
  D.   1971

8. Mercury introduced a muscle car version of the Cougar in 1969 called what?
  A.   Exterminator
  B.   Marauder
  C.   Eliminator
  D.   Liberator

9. From 1968 through 1971, Plymouth sold what other midsize muscle car in addition to the Road Runner?
  A.   GTX
  B.   Satellite
  C.   Belvedere
  D.   Fury

10. For the 1970 model year, Dodge introduced what muscle car?
  A.   Demon
  B.   Coronet Express
  C.   Challenger
  D.   Colt


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