Quiz: The Ultimate Engine Technology Quiz
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The Ultimate Engine Technology Quiz
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About This Quiz

The internal combustion engine changed civilization in myriad ways. How much do you know about engine technology? Test your knowledge with this quiz.

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What year was the first internal combustion engine built in America?
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What do most engines use for cooling purposes?
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In which country did the first car manufacturers appear?
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Before the advent of fuel injectors, cars relied on what to supply fuel to the combustion chamber?
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In what year did Alfred Buchi patent a turbocharger?
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What is the ideal air-to-gasoline ratio for car engines?
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During which stroke cycle does the spark plug fire?
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Who created the world's first four-wheeled automobile?
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Who started the first car manufacturing company in the United States?
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In-line engines have cylinders arranged in what configuration?
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In the 17th century Samuel Morland used what substance to drive water pumps?
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To what are the engines pistons attached?
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Most consumer vehicle engines have how many strokes?
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Who is credited with inventing the first internal combustion engine?
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When did Henry Ford revolutionize car manufacturing using assembly line construction?
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What's the purpose of the flywheel on a car?
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How were the first internal combustion engines started?
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Which company invented VTEC technology?
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Most engine blocks are made from what material?
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Chevy's 454 engine produced about how much horsepower?
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The first piston engines lacked which characteristic?
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The mass-produced Ford flathead V-8 included what components in a single engine block?
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In many engines the timing chain connects the camshaft to what?
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In what year did Karl Benz receive a patent for his first automobile?
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In 1864 how long did it take Etienne Lenoir's motorized carriage to travel 14 miles (23 kilometers)?
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Contemporary car engines typically have about how many valves per cylinder?
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Chevy's large displacement V-8 engines were known as what?
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