Rolling Across America: Auto Transport Trivia on National Trivia Day


National Trivia Day takes place every year on January 4th. It’s celebrated to encourage people to engage in intellectual and fun trivia games. On this day, the idea is to recognize unusual facts that not many people know but are nevertheless essential and engrossing. 

If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate, consider hosting a trivia night with friends or family. You might also look for opportunities to participate in online trivia games or attend a local trivia event at a local bar or restaurant. 

To help you get into the spirit of National Trivia Day, we thought we’d share some auto transport/ car-related trivia. 

Happy National Trivia Day!

  1. In the US, a road sign which is an equilateral triangle is most often associated with what five-letter action?

Answer: YIELD (drivers must slow down and give the right-of-way to other vehicles or pedestrians)

  1. What Korean auto manufacturer produces car models known in the United States as the Forte, the Optima, and the Rio, among others?

Answer: Kia

  1. Several metropolitan areas in the US have highway sections during peak times designated as “HOV lanes”. What does HOV stand for?

Answer: High-occupancy vehicle

  1. Diesel fuel originated from experiments for the compression-ignition engine invented in 1892 by Rudolf Diesel. What nationality was Mr. Diesel?

Answer: German

  1. A Supercharger is a 480-volt DC fast-charging station built by what American vehicle manufacturer?

Answer: Tesla

  1. The Forester and Outback were two of the top 25 best-selling cars in the US in 2019. What Japanese company manufactures both of these models?

Answer: Subaru

  1. Grossing around $200M worldwide, what 2019 film starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale features not one, but two transportation brands in the film title?

Answer: Ford v Ferrari

  1. Established on November 11, 1926, and stretching 2,448 miles across the United States, what famous highway is also known as the Will Rogers Memorial Highway?

Answer: Route 66

  1. In the first half of 2019, the two top-selling Electric Vehicles (EVs) in the US were manufactured by Tesla. In third place is a Chevrolet model with what four-letter-name shared with a famous Jamaican?

Answer: Bolt

  1. Floo Powder and Thestrals are both forms of transportation invented by what internationally renowned author?

Answer: JK Rowling

  1. In what State would you find the airport that uses the acronym ECP for “Everyone Can Party” as its code? The city where the airport is located is a popular destination for spring breakers.

Answer: Florida (Panama City)

  1. The LeSabre, Century, and Roadmaster are all automobile models from what brand? This brand was the first manufacturer to start General Motors.

Answer: Buick

  1. What internationally-recognized car brand, commissioned in 1934 by the country’s notorious leader, translates in English to the “People’s Car?

Answer: Volkswagen

  1. At a length of 1,908 miles, what is the longest north-south interstate highway in the US? The highway was not fully completed until 2018 when a gap in New Jersey was filled and it now fully connects Florida to Maine while serving all major cities from Jacksonville to Washington to New York to Boston to Portland.

Answer: I-95

  1. The Accent, Santa Fe, and Palisade are all car models manufactured by what international automotive company?

Answer: Hyundai

  1. According to the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, the sign with inwards indented roads signals what two-word phrase?

Answer: Road Narrows

  1. Which British manufacturer of luxury cars was founded by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford in 1913?

Answer: Aston Martin

  1. Known as a "transport" in Canada, an "articulated lorry" in the UK, and a "single" in Australia, what number is often included in the name of this vehicle when it is described in the United States?

Answer: 18 (18 wheeler)

  1. What large American company was founded in 1908, was removed from the S&P 500 in 2009 due to bankruptcy (but later returned), and is typically known by its two-letter initials?

Answer: General Motors

  1. A 3,500-mi. "Marine Highway," a system of ferries that is part of the National Highway System, uniquely serves what U.S. State?

Answer: Alaska

  1. Standing for "Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority," SEPTA is the common name for the mass-transit system that serves what East Coast city?

Answer: Philadelphia

  1. If you want to prevent your cargo from moving around and possibly getting damaged, cobble together some odds and ends like wood or bubble wrap to pad the space around it. What “D” word is used to describe the cheap materials used for this purpose?

Answer: Dunnage

  1. CNG is a form of fuel used in transportation that is largely comprised of methane - what do the letters CNG stand for?

Answer: Compressed Natural Gas

  1. What is the name of the American truck company that manufactured its first truck in 1907, inspired the name of a Pixar character in the movie "Cars," and was purchased by Volvo in 2000?

Answer: Mack Trucks

  1. I-90, the longest interstate highway in the United States, has its termini in Boston, and what west coast city (which is NOT its state's capital)?

Answer: Seattle

  1. Invented by John McAdam, the material macadam was one of the early mixtures that were used in creating what transit-related thing? These things are seen every day by the majority of the world's population.

Answer: Roads

  1. U.S. Route 66 also known as the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was one of the original highways in the U.S. Highway System and was established in 1926 with a starting place in what major American city?

Answer: Chicago

  1. According to a 2012 survey by American paint manufacturers PPG Industries and DuPont, what is the most common color for automobile purchases in the United States?

Answer: White

  1. Historic Route 66 begins in Illinois and ends in California, totaling 2,448 miles from end to end. However, in what state does the route pass through for a measly 13.2 miles?

Answer: Kansas

  1. What country consumes the most gas every year?

Answer: The United States

We hope you’ve enjoyed testing your knowledge and impressed yourself with how much you know. Hopefully, you will have learned some new information along the way and be ready to test your friends and family.  

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