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Henry Ford Quiz

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Manufacturing and business legend Henry Ford is credited with having manufactured which of the following innovations?
The first electric power plant
The first steam engine
The first automobile affordable to the general public
The black and white television

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The first of many automobiles that Ford manufactured was more like four wheels and a seat attached to a motor. What strange name did he call this original Ford motorcar?
The quadricycle
the mobile chair
The Ford Personal Transport Device
The trail-blazer

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During the early days of automobile manufacturing, Ford decided that he needed a way to get his name out into the public consciousness to become a success. In order to accomplish this goal, Ford organized a race against the most renowned racer of the time. Who was this man that Ford managed to defeat to promote his brand?
Trenton Laurel
Vick Madrial
Stuart Combly
Alexander Winton

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The Association of Licensed Automobile Manufacturers once sued Ford under the pretense that he had violated one of their copyrights by manufacturing what automobile?
The Model T.
The Ford Explorer
The Model A.
The Ford Escort

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Once he had finally secured enough funding to begin the Ford Motor Company, where did Henry Ford build his first automobile factory?
Cleveland
Detroit
Cincinnatti
Chicago

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During the early days of production, Ford's factories became some of the most efficient in the country. What production method was he one of the first entrepreneurs to use in order to reach these levels of efficiency?
The assembly line
The horizontal productivity strategy
The indoor transport crane
The electric light

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Continuing with his construction of new and innovative car designs, the Model T. was one of the most popular car models of all time. In 1918, approximately what percentage of all cars in America were Model T.'s?
33.3%
45%
50%
56%

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Also in 1918, after being asked by President Woodrow Wilson himself, Henry Ford decided to run with the Democratic Party for the seat of Michigan Senator. What was the name of his opponent who narrowly beat him out in the election?
Thompson Fillis
Richard Norton
Truman Newberry
Alphonse Teller

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Ford was renowned throughout the country as a progressive and generous employer. Part of this came from his unheard-of daily wage of five dollars to each worker, but also because of his work weeks of how many days?
Seven
Six
Four
Five

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One of the darker points of Ford's character, his company ran a newspaper that proclaimed antisemitic views to its readers. What was the name of this publication which ran for nearly eight years?
The Motor-Workers' Journal
The Dearborn Independent
The Crichton Inquirer
The Detroit Defender

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What was the name of Ford's firstborn son who was set to take over the company after Ford's passing, but surprisingly died before his father did?
Tristan
Randall
Edsel
Eugene

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Upon Ford's passing, most of his incredible fortune was left to his charity, The Ford Foundation. What is the main focus of this foundation and its charitable endeavors?
Human welfare
Wildlife preservation
Environmental protection
Disaster relief

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