Take an Automobile and American Life Exam!!!

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Exam 1 -- February 14 -- Dr. Heitmann       Name_____________________________________________

I Objective questions.  Answer all 20 of the following with the best answer possible. (40 pts.)

1. All of the following BUT ONE made important contributions to the 19th century bicycle industry that served as a forerunner to the automobile: a) Kirkpatrick Macmillan; b) James Starley; c) Nicholas Joseph Cugnot; d) John Kemp Starley.

2. Of the following, what person has the best claim to the invention of the automobile:  a) Etienne Lenoir); b) John Boyd Dunlop; c) Karl Benz; d) James Laux.

3. The county that was the leader in automobile production during the pioneer era to 1908 was: a) Germany; b) France; c) Italy; d) Great Britain.

4. All of the following but ONE was a disadvantage associated with steam-powered cars: a) a relatively new technological system b) slow start up time; c) high cost; d) need to replenish water.

5. Name the car made in Cleveland that Horatio Nelson Jackson used on his historical transcontinental trip of 1903. ________________________

6.  Due to the encouragement he received while developing his Quadricycle, Henry Ford felt indebted to this great inventor -- "the most useful American." _____________________________

Source: The Automobile and American Life

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"It was confidentially made available to claimants by the Kaupthing Winding-up committee."

"..was an Icelandic bank, headquartered in Reykjavík, Iceland."
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