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Trivia Quiz - Cars of the 1970s: Part I


Just as fads changed between the 50s, 60s, and 70s so did the kinds of cars we drove. How much do you remember about American cars of the 1970s? We've got 1970s car trivia and facts!

Quiz Number: 2992
Date Submitted: December 26, 2008
Quiz Categories: American Culture, Automotive Industry
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: Samurai Sam
Average Score: 57.7 percent
Times Taken: 749 times
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Cars of the 1970s Part I
(Image Source: 1976 Corvette @ MotorEra)

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1. To make this subcompact car, American Motors literally took an AMC Hornet, cut off the trunk section, and added a glass hatch. What was this car?
  A.   Pacer
  B.   Gremlin
  C.   Matador
  D.   AMX

2. In 1973, Buick produced a compact car on the same body shell used to build the Chevrolet Nova. What did they call this car?
  A.   Manta
  B.   Century
  C.   Apollo
  D.   Regal

3. In what model year did General Motors introduce "colonnade" hardtops?
  A.   1971
  B.   1972
  C.   1973
  D.   1974

4. Ford called it's model the Econoline and Dodge called it's model the Tradesman. Both of these vehicles saw increased sales due to what automotive fad of the decade?
  A.   Compact cars
  B.   Vans
  C.   Hybrids
  D.   Muscle cars

5. What styling phenomena was common among all of the so-called personal luxury cars of the 1970s?
  A.   Bumper guards
  B.   "Continental" trunk lids
  C.   Running boards
  D.   Opera windows

6. In 1976, Plymouth replaced its popular Valiant compact with what model?
  A.   Volare
  B.   Arrow
  C.   Colt
  D.   Reliant

7. What American Motors compact car, introduced in 1975, had a very distinctive "jellybean" shaped body?
  A.   Hornet
  B.   Concord
  C.   Pacer
  D.   Gremlin

8. The Starfire was a subcompact car built from 1975 to 1980 by what car company?
  A.   Buick
  B.   Oldsmobile
  C.   Pontiac
  D.   Chevrolet

9. From 1975 through 1977, Pontiac produced its own version of Chevrolet's Vega called what?
  A.   Sunbird
  B.   Sunfire
  C.   Astre
  D.   Star Chief II

10. The advertising for what 70s personal luxury car boasted of interiors in "rich Corinthian leather"?
  A.   Chrysler Cordoba
  B.   Pontiac Grand Prix
  C.   Lincoln Continental Mark IV
  D.   Ford Thunderbird


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