Chrysler Trivia Questions and Answers

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1: Which company’s American subsidiary is Stellantis North America formerly known as?
A: General Motors
B: Ford Motor Company
C: Chrysler
D: Toyota
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Stellantis North America was formerly known as Chrysler, one of the “Big Three” automobile manufacturers in the U.S.

2: In what year was the original Chrysler Corporation founded?
A: 1901
B: 1925
C: 1950
D: 1998
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Walter Chrysler founded the original Chrysler Corporation in 1925.

3: Who was the founder of the original Chrysler Corporation?
A: Henry Ford
B: Walter Chrysler
C: William C. Durant
D: Karl Benz
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Walter Chrysler founded the original Chrysler Corporation in 1925.

4: In which city is the Chrysler World Headquarters and Technology Center located?
A: Detroit, Michigan
B: Dearborn, Michigan
C: Auburn Hills, Michigan
D: Toledo, Ohio
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Chrysler World Headquarters and Technology Center is located in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

5: What was the name of the company that Chrysler reorganized from in 1925?
A: United States Motor Company
B: Maxwell Motor Company
C: Dodge Brothers Company
D: Ford Motor Company
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Walter Chrysler reorganized the Maxwell Motor Company into the original Chrysler Corporation in 1925.

6: Which famous automobile strategy did Walter Chrysler use to diversify Chrysler’s brand?
A: Henry Ford’s assembly line
B: General Motors’ brand diversification and hierarchy strategy
C: Toyota Production System
D: Lean manufacturing
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Walter Chrysler used the General Motors brand diversification and hierarchy strategy he learned at Buick.

7: Which two companies did Chrysler acquire in 1928 to expand its offerings?
A: Ford and Lincoln
B: GMC and Chevrolet
C: Dodge Brothers and Fargo Trucks
D: Nissan and Mitsubishi
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: In 1928, Chrysler acquired Fargo Trucks and the Dodge Brothers Company.

8: Who became CEO of Chrysler and is credited with saving the company in the 1980s?
A: Lee Iacocca
B: John DeLorean
C: Alfred P. Sloan
D: Sergio Marchionne
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Lee Iacocca is credited with saving Chrysler during the 1980s.

9: In what year did Chrysler merge with Daimler-Benz to form DaimlerChrysler AG?
A: 1998
B: 2001
C: 2005
D: 2010
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Chrysler merged with Daimler-Benz in 1998 to form DaimlerChrysler AG.

10: What significant automotive crisis impacted Chrysler between 2008 and 2010?
A: The OPEC Oil Embargo
B: The automotive industry crisis
C: The Dot-com Bubble
D: The 1929 Great Depression
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Chrysler was impacted by the automotive industry crisis of 2008–2010, leading to bankruptcy and bailout.

11: What was the first car launched by Walter Chrysler in 1924?
A: Chrysler Airflow
B: Chrysler 300
C: Chrysler Six
D: Plymouth Fury
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The first car launched by Walter Chrysler was the Chrysler Six in 1924.

12: Under which nameplate did Chrysler start offering its first minivan in the 1980s?
A: Jeep
B: Dodge Caravan
C: Plymouth Voyager
D: Both B and C
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Chrysler introduced its first minivan under the Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager nameplates in 1983.

13: Which performance division of Chrysler is dedicated to high-performance vehicles?
A: Mopar
B: SRT
C: Fiat
D: Jeep
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The SRT (Street & Racing Technology) division is dedicated to high-performance vehicles.

14: How much was the loan guarantee provided by the U.S. government to help Chrysler in the late 1970s?
A: $500 million
B: $1 billion
C: $1.5 billion
D: $2 billion
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The U.S. government provided a $1.5 billion loan guarantee to help Chrysler in the late 1970s.

15: What type of electronic innovation did Chrysler introduce with Philco in 1955?
A: In-car navigation system
B: All-transistor car radio
C: Electric starter
D: Rearview camera
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Chrysler and Philco announced the development of the world’s first all-transistor car radio in 1955.

16: Which European auto group acquired Chrysler Europe in 1978?
A: Volkswagen Group
B: Fiat Group
C: PSA Peugeot Citroën
D: Renault Group
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: PSA Peugeot Citroën acquired Chrysler Europe in 1978.

17: In what year did Fiat complete its acquisition of Chrysler?
A: 2007
B: 2009
C: 2011
D: 2014
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Fiat completed its acquisition of Chrysler in January 2014.

18: Which Chrysler brand was used for its top-of-the-line luxury cars starting in 1955?
A: DeSoto
B: Imperial
C: Plymouth
D: Valiant
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Imperial brand was used for Chrysler’s top-of-the-line luxury cars starting in 1955.

19: What was the innovative fuel system Chrysler introduced in 1957?
A: Carburetor
B: Direct Injection
C: Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
D: Hybrid System
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Chrysler introduced the first production electronic fuel injection (EFI) system in 1957.

20: What type of unique door design did the luxury Facel Vega cars built by Paris coachbuilder feature with Chrysler’s Hemi engines?
A: Slide doors
B: Coach doors (rear-hinged)
C: Gull-wing doors
D: Scissor doors
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Facel Vega Excellence had rear-hinged coach doors with Chrysler’s Hemi engines.

21: Which new brand did Chrysler introduce in 1960 as a distinct model line?
A: DeSoto
B: Imperial
C: Valiant
D: Eagle
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Chrysler introduced the Valiant as a distinct brand in 1960, though it later became a model under Plymouth.

22: What was the notable advertising slogan Chrysler used starting in 2011?
A: Drive = Love
B: Imported From Detroit
C: Engineered Beautifully
D: America’s Import
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Chrysler used the “Imported From Detroit” slogan starting in 2011.

23: In which country did Chrysler set up a joint venture named Eurostar for the production of Chrysler vehicles for European markets?
A: Germany
B: France
C: Austria
D: Italy
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Chrysler set up the Eurostar venture in Austria for producing vehicles for European markets.

24: Which Chrysler model introduced in 1987 brought back the Jeep brand under Chrysler?
A: Jeep Grand Cherokee
B: Jeep Wrangler
C: Jeep Compass
D: Jeep Liberty
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The acquisition of AMC, which brought the profitable Jeep Grand Cherokee under Chrysler, happened in 1987.

25: How did Chrysler emerge from its 2009 bankruptcy proceedings?
A: Sold to General Motors
B: Merged with Daimler-Benz again
C: Reorganized with Fiat’s help
D: Ceased operations
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Chrysler emerged from its 2009 bankruptcy proceedings reorganized with Fiat’s help.

26: What year marked the creation of FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) as a result of the merger?
A: 2009
B: 2011
C: 2013
D: 2014
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) was established in 2014.

27: Which vehicle type did Chrysler unveil in February 2023 as its first electric vehicle concept?
A: SUV
B: Sedan
C: Pickup truck
D: Sports car
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Chrysler unveiled the Chrysler Halcyon, a battery-electric sedan, as its first electric vehicle concept in February 2023.

28: What was the fuel price guaranteed by Chrysler’s “Let’s Refuel America” campaign in 2008?
A: $1.99
B: $2.49
C: $2.99
D: $3.49
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Chrysler’s “Let’s Refuel America” campaign guaranteed a gasoline price of $2.99 for three years.

29: Which marketing campaign featured Detroit rapper Eminem during the Super Bowl?
A: Halftime in America
B: Imported From Detroit
C: America’s Import
D: Let’s Refuel America
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Chrysler’s “Imported From Detroit” campaign featured Detroit rapper Eminem during the Super Bowl.

30: What division was created in 1985 to enhance the relationship between Chrysler and Mitsubishi Motors?
A: Mitsubishi Auto Division
B: Diamond-Star Motors
C: Chrysler-Mitsu Motors
D: Star Motors LLC
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Diamond-Star Motors was created in 1985 to enhance the relationship between Chrysler and Mitsubishi Motors.

31: What 2007 name change reflected Chrysler’s merger with Fiat?
A: Chrysler LLC
B: Chrysler Group LLC
C: Diamond-Chrysler
D: FCA US LLC
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The name change to FCA US LLC in 2014 reflected Chrysler’s merger with Fiat.

32: Which CEO was known for his role in Chrysler’s revival and led the “Halftime in America” Super Bowl ad campaign?
A: Bob Eaton
B: Carlos Zarlenga
C: Lee Iacocca
D: Sergio Marchionne
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Sergio Marchionne led Chrysler’s revival and featured in the “Halftime in America” Super Bowl ad campaign.

33: What was Chrysler’s proprietary interactive in-car system introduced as MyGig?
A: Uconnect
B: Sync
C: iDrive
D: Mylink
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Uconnect, initially introduced as MyGig, is Chrysler’s proprietary in-car interactive system.

34: Who is the COO of Stellantis North America as of February 2024?
A: Jeffrey Kommor
B: Carlos Zarlenga
C: Timothy Kuniskis
D: Michael Bly
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Carlos Zarlenga is the COO of Stellantis North America as of February 2024.

35: Which Chrysler model was associated with Lancia and sold as Lancia Thema in some European markets?
A: Chrysler 300
B: Chrysler 200
C: Chrysler Town & Country
D: Dodge Dart
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Chrysler 300 was badged as Lancia Thema in some European markets.

36: Which joint venture produced the Chrysler Voyager in Austria for European markets?
A: Magna Steyr
B: Eurostar
C: Fiat Austria
D: PSA-Chrysler
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Eurostar joint venture produced the Chrysler Voyager in Austria.

37: What type of warranty did Chrysler offer starting in 2007 for some vehicle models?
A: 3-year / 36,000 mile warranty
B: Lifetime powertrain warranty
C: 10-year / 100,000 mile warranty
D: 5-year / 50,000 mile warranty
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Chrysler offered a vehicle lifetime powertrain warranty starting in 2007 for certain models.

38: What vehicle was Chrysler attempting to introduce in the U.S. with electronic fuel injection in 1958?
A: Chrysler 300D
B: Dodge Charger
C: Plymouth Barracuda
D: Jeep Cherokee
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Chrysler attempted to introduce electronic fuel injection with the Chrysler 300D in 1958.

39: What significant economic event affected Chrysler between 2008 and 2010?
A: The Dot-com Bubble
B: The Great Depression
C: The automotive industry crisis
D: The Oil Embargo
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Chrysler was impacted by the automotive industry crisis of 2008–2010.

40: What military division did Chrysler establish during World War II?
A: Chrysler Defense
B: Jeep Defense
C: Mopar Military
D: Diamond Defense System
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Chrysler established the Chrysler Defense division during World War II.

41: Which Chrysler-owned company focused on electric-drive vehicle technologies in 2007 but was disbanded in 2009?
A: Chrysler Green Energy
B: ENVI
C: Chrysler EcoTech
D: EarthChrysler
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Chrysler established ENVI in 2007 to focus on electric-drive vehicle technologies, which was disbanded by 2009.

42: Which radical engine and transmission did Chrysler introduce in its partnership with French luxury car builder Facel Vega in the 1950s?
A: Rotary engine and automatic transmission
B: Diesel engine and manual transmission
C: Hemi engine and PowerFlite Transmission
D: Electric engine and CVT transmission
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Chrysler provided its Hemi engine and PowerFlite transmission to French luxury car builder Facel Vega.

43: What year did Chrysler introduce the redesigned Chrysler 200 from a global compact-wide platform?
A: 2010
B: 2012
C: 2014
D: 2016
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The redesigned Chrysler 200 from a global compact-wide platform was introduced in January 2014.

44: What type of promotional campaign did Chrysler launch in 2008 where they guaranteed a gas price of $2.99 for three years?
A: “Fuel for Less”
B: “Let’s Refuel America”
C: “Gas Saver Program”
D: “Economy Boost”
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Chrysler launched the “Let’s Refuel America” incentive campaign in 2008, guaranteeing a gasoline price of $2.99 for three years.

45: How did Chrysler contribute to the radar technology efforts during World War II?
A: Developed sonar systems
B: Built parabolic radar antennas
C: Produced radiotelephones
D: Manufactured radar jammers
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Chrysler built parabolic radar antennas for SCR-584 radar systems during World War II.

46: Which vehicle assembled at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant is the only car manufacturing plant remaining entirely in Detroit?
A: Dodge Challenger
B: Dodge Durango
C: Jeep Cherokee
D: Jeep Wrangler
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Jefferson North Assembly Plant, which makes the Dodge Durango, is the only remaining car manufacturing plant entirely in Detroit.

47: What notorious defect did the Bendix “Electrojector” EFI system have during its initial production attempts in the 1950s?
A: Overheating
B: Intermittent fuel supply
C: Hard starting in cooler temperatures
D: Poor acceleration
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Bendix “Electrojector” EFI system had issues with hard starting in cooler temperatures.

48: What was the highest fuel efficiency automotive model produced by Chrysler that resulted in regulatory fines for the 2016 fleet?
A: Dodge Dart
B: Chrysler 200
C: Jeep Wrangler
D: Dodge Ram 1500
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Ending production of models like the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200 resulted in regulatory fines, as the remaining fleet, including the Dodge Ram 1500, had lower fuel efficiency.

49: What early innovation in vehicle safety did Chrysler develop related to tire stability?
A: Traction control
B: Anti-lock brakes
C: Ridged rim wheel design
D: Stability control
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Chrysler developed a wheel with a ridged rim designed to keep a deflated tire from flying off the wheel.

50: How did Chrysler historically distinguish its lineup of luxury cars prior to creating the Imperial brand?
A: Using the Dodge name
B: Using the Plymouth name
C: Naming them full feature models
D: Naming them Chrysler Imperial
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Before Imperial became a brand, Chrysler’s luxury cars were named Chrysler Imperial.

51: Which U.S. government program aided Chrysler during the 2008-2010 automotive industry crisis?
A: Emergency Economic Stabilization Act
B: Economic Recovery Act
C: Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP)
D: No program assisted Chrysler
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program) helped Chrysler during the 2008-2010 automotive industry crisis.

52: What Chrysler vehicle that showcased the “Halftime in America” ad campaign made it controversial?
A: Chrysler 200
B: Chrysler 300
C: Jeep Grand Cherokee
D: Dodge Durango
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Chrysler 200 was prominently featured in the “Halftime in America” ad campaign.

53: What program was Chrysler a part of to develop hybrid and electric technologies through government-sponsored projects?
A: Project EV
B: PHEV Research Center
C: ENVI Green Initiative
D: Operation Clean Drive
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Chrysler was part of the PHEV Research Center program to develop hybrid and electric technologies.

54: What feature was Chrysler lacking in the 2017 model year leading to fines for non-compliance with fuel economy standards?
A: Hybrid technology
B: Diesel engines
C: Domestic passenger car standards
D: EcoBoost engines
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Chrysler elected to pay fines for violating the anti-backsliding provision of fuel economy standards due to lacking domestic passenger car standards.

55: How much financial help did Chrysler seek from Congress in 1979 due to its financial struggles?
A: $500 million
B: $1.5 billion
C: $2.5 billion
D: $3 billion
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Chrysler sought $1.5 billion in loan guarantees from Congress in 1979.

56: Which Chrysler employee court case was a result of advertising slogans and trademark issues?
A: Chrysler vs. Audi
B: Chrysler vs. Pure Detroit
C: Chrysler vs. General Motors
D: Chrysler vs. Ford
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Chrysler vs. Pure Detroit was a court case over the “Imported from Detroit” slogan trademark issues.

57: Which Chrysler advertising slogan described the company’s versatility and ingenuity in-car designs released after the 2014 merger?
A: Drive = Love
B: Innovation in Motion
C: America’s Import
D: Designed to Perform
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The slogan “America’s Import” described Chrysler’s ingenuity in-car designs after the 2014 merger.

58: Which significant government funding amount did Chrysler fail to manage in environmental compliance resulting in penalties?
A: $50 million
B: $200 million
C: $400 million
D: $800 million
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Chrysler faced approximately $800 million in penalties and settlements for violations in environmental compliance.

59: Which vehicle manufacturing joint venture did Chrysler establish with Steyr-Daimler-Puch in Europe?
A: Steyr-Star Motors
B: Chrysler-Puch Partnership
C: Eurostar
D: Magna Steyr
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Chrysler established the Eurostar joint venture with Steyr-Daimler-Puch in Europe.

60: What assembly plant in Austria was notably used for the production of the Chrysler Voyager and other models?
A: Vienna Assembly Plant
B: Graz Assembly Plant
C: Stellantis Austria Plant
D: Eurostar Plant
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Graz Assembly Plant in Austria was used for the production of the Chrysler Voyager and other models.

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