Hummer Trivia Questions and Answers

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1: What year was the Hummer brand first marketed for civilian use?
A: 1990
B: 1992
C: 1994
D: 1996
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Hummer brand was first marketed in 1992 when AM General began selling a civilian version of the M998 Humvee.

2: Which celebrity famously pushed for the creation of a civilian Hummer after seeing an Army convoy?
A: Tom Cruise
B: Sylvester Stallone
C: Arnold Schwarzenegger
D: Bruce Willis
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Arnold Schwarzenegger saw an Army convoy while filming “Kindergarten Cop” and began lobbying for a civilian version of the Humvee to be available to the market.

3: What company originally produced the Hummer before General Motors?
A: Ford
B: AM General
C: Chrysler
D: Toyota
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: AM General originally produced the Hummer before selling the brand name to General Motors in 1999.

4: In which year did General Motors purchase the Hummer brand from AM General?
A: 1995
B: 1998
C: 1999
D: 2000
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: General Motors purchased the Hummer brand from AM General in 1999.

5: When did GM discontinue the Hummer brand due to declining demand and high fuel prices?
A: 2008
B: 2009
C: 2010
D: 2011
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: GM discontinued the Hummer brand in 2010 due to declining demand for large SUVs and high fuel prices.

6: How much did General Motors invest to build all-electric vehicles in their Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to revive the Hummer nameplate?
A: $1.5 billion
B: $2.2 billion
C: $2.8 billion
D: $3.0 billion
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: GM invested $2.2 billion to build a variety of all-electric vehicles, including the new GMC Hummer EV, in their Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.

7: Which platform did the Hummer H3 share with other GM vehicles?
A: GMT-900
B: Lambda
C: GMT-360
D: GMT-355
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The Hummer H3 shared the GMT-355 platform with the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon compact pickup trucks.

8: What year did the last Hummer H3 roll off the assembly line, marking the initial end of Hummer production?
A: 2008
B: 2009
C: 2010
D: 2011
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The last Hummer H3 rolled off the assembly line on May 24, 2010, marking the initial end of Hummer production.

9: Who led the Hummer Team in off-road racing competitions such as the Baja 1000?
A: Robby Gordon
B: Ivan Stewart
C: Rod Hall
D: Larry Ragland
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Rod Hall led Team Hummer in off-road racing competitions, including the Baja 1000.

10: Which model was the smallest in the Hummer lineup?
A: H1
B: H2
C: H3
D: H4
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Hummer H3 was the smallest model in the Hummer lineup, based on the GMT-355 platform.

11: Which year did Hummer make a comeback as an all-electric vehicle under the GMC brand?
A: 2020
B: 2021
C: 2022
D: 2023
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Hummer brand made a comeback as an all-electric vehicle under the GMC brand in 2020.

12: Which company expressed interest in purchasing the Hummer brand from GM during the economic downturn in 2008?
A: Tata Motors
B: Mahindra & Mahindra
C: Great Wall Motors
D: BYD Auto
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra expressed interest in purchasing the Hummer brand from GM in 2008.

13: What was the tagline for the series of commercials announcing the return of the Hummer as an electric vehicle?
A: “King of the Road”
B: “Electric Revolution”
C: “Quiet Revolution”
D: “Future Forward”
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The tagline for the series of commercials announcing the return of the Hummer as an electric vehicle was “Quiet Revolution.”

14: What was the estimated fuel economy of the Hummer H2 on the highway?
A: 8 mpg
B: 10 mpg
C: 12 mpg
D: 14 mpg
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The Hummer H2 had an estimated fuel economy of 14 mpg on the highway.

15: Which country was the Hummer H3 exported to with right-hand drive versions?
A: Japan
B: United Kingdom
C: Australia
D: New Zealand
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Hummer H3 was exported to Australia with right-hand drive versions.

16: In which year did GM announce plans to sell the Hummer brand to Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Company Ltd.?
A: 2007
B: 2008
C: 2009
D: 2010
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: GM announced plans to sell the Hummer brand to Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Company Ltd. in 2009.

17: Which vehicle was the first to be marketed as a civilian version of the military Humvee?
A: Hummer H1
B: Hummer H2
C: Hummer H3
D: Hummer HX
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Hummer H1 was the first vehicle to be marketed as a civilian version of the military Humvee.

18: What was the original name for the Hummer brand before it was called Hummer?
A: Humvee
B: Hummie
C: HummR
D: H3M
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The original name for the Hummer brand was Humvee, which was later marketed as Hummer for civilian use.

19: Which GM facility was retooled to build future electric trucks and SUVs, including the Hummer EV, after the 2019 strike?
A: Detroit-Hamtramck
B: Lordstown
C: Fairfax
D: Arlington
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Detroit-Hamtramck facility was retooled to build future electric trucks and SUVs, including the Hummer EV, after the 2019 strike.

20: Which year was the Hummer H2 assembled in Kaliningrad, Russia, by Avtotor?
A: 2004
B: 2005
C: 2006
D: 2007
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Hummer H2 was assembled in Kaliningrad, Russia, by Avtotor starting in 2006.

21: In which U.S. state was the Hummer H3 produced alongside the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups?
A: Texas
B: Louisiana
C: Ohio
D: Michigan
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Hummer H3 was produced in Shreveport, Louisiana, alongside the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups.

22: Which model of Hummer was cut behind the cab and extended to create limousine versions?
A: H1
B: H2
C: H3
D: HX
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Hummer H2 was cut behind the cab and extended to create various limousine versions.

23: What year marked the end of Hummer H1 production for civilian use?
A: 2004
B: 2005
C: 2006
D: 2007
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The production of the Hummer H1 for civilian use ceased in 2006.

24: Which organization did Team Hummer compete in under leader Rod Hall?
A: NASCAR
B: BITD and SCORE
C: WRC
D: IMSA
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Team Hummer, led by Rod Hall, competed in the stock classes of BITD (Best in the Desert) and SCORE (Southern California Off-Road Enthusiasts) organizations.

25: How many production-class wins did Team Hummer achieve in the Baja 1000?
A: 5
B: 7
C: 9
D: 11
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Team Hummer earned 11 production-class wins at the Baja 1000.

26: Which event was the Hummer EV pickup truck officially revealed?
A: Super Bowl
B: World Series
C: NCAA Tournament
D: Olympics
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Hummer EV pickup truck was officially revealed during the 2020 World Series.

27: What feature distinguishes the Hummer HX prototype?
A: It is a plug-in hybrid
B: It is an open-air, two-door off-road concept car
C: It has a V12 engine
D: It is a fully autonomous vehicle
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Hummer HX prototype is an open-air, two-door off-road concept car, smaller than other Hummer models.

28: In what year did the rumors begin about GM considering reviving the Hummer nameplate?
A: 2017
B: 2018
C: 2019
D: 2020
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: In mid-2019, rumors began to circulate that General Motors was considering reviving the Hummer nameplate.

29: Which Hummer model was developed as a hybrid with the E-REV powertrain technology similar to the Chevrolet Volt?
A: H1
B: H2
C: H3
D: HX
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The Hummer HX was developed as a hybrid with the E-REV (Extended-Range Electric Vehicle) powertrain technology similar to the Chevrolet Volt.

30: When did the Hummer H2 production end?
A: 2008
B: 2009
C: 2010
D: 2011
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The production of the Hummer H2 ended in 2009.

31: How much was the price tag for the Hummer brand when Sichuan Tengzhong attempted to purchase it?
A: $100 million
B: $125 million
C: $150 million
D: $200 million
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The price tag for the Hummer brand was $150 million when Sichuan Tengzhong attempted to purchase it.

32: What is the special characteristic of the Hummer EV’s “Edition 1” model?
A: It is only available in red
B: It has a solar panel roof
C: It is the most expensive version
D: It has hydrogen fuel cells
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The “Edition 1” model of the Hummer EV is initially the most expensive version available.

33: What led to the declining value of the Hummer brand before its eventual shutdown?
A: Increase in electric vehicle popularity
B: High fuel prices and weak consumer demand
C: Advances in autonomous driving technology
D: Stricter environmental regulations
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: High fuel prices and weak consumer demand led to the declining value of the Hummer brand before its eventual shutdown.

34: What feature was notably missing in the Hummer H1 compared to other vehicles?
A: Automatic transmission
B: Airbags and stability control
C: All-wheel drive
D: Power steering
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Hummer H1 lacked standard safety features like airbags and stability control, which are common in other vehicles.

35: What inspired the design of Hummer dealership buildings?
A: Space-age architecture
B: European car showrooms
C: The Hummer brand’s military origins
D: Traditional American barns
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Hummer dealership buildings featured an oversized half Quonset Hut style roof, themed to the Hummer brand’s military origins.

36: Which TV star was featured in the Super Bowl ad revealing the return of Hummers as electric vehicles?
A: Dwayne Johnson
B: Tom Brady
C: LeBron James
D: Serena Williams
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: NBA superstar LeBron James was featured in the Super Bowl ad revealing the return of Hummers as electric vehicles.

37: What is one common criticism of Hummers related to environmental concerns?
A: Lack of luxury interiors
B: Very poor fuel economy
C: Insufficient horsepower
D: No hybrid models
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: One common criticism of Hummers is their very poor fuel economy compared to other heavy passenger vehicles.

38: What was the function of the Hummer modified into stretch limousines?
A: Mobile office
B: Nightclub
C: Passenger section for 14-22 passengers
D: Transporting military personnel
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Hummer H2 was modified into stretch limousines with a passenger section for 14, 16, or even 22 passengers.

39: In which racing event did Team Hummer achieve notable success?
A: Daytona 500
B: Indianapolis 500
C: Baja 1000
D: 24 Hours of Le Mans
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Team Hummer achieved notable success in the Baja 1000, with numerous production-class wins.

40: What led to the potential Chinese buyer’s difficulty in purchasing the Hummer brand?
A: Lack of investor interest
B: Regulatory approval from the Chinese government
C: Competition from other bidders
D: Declining global SUV market
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Sichuan Tengzhong faced difficulty in purchasing the Hummer brand due to issues with obtaining regulatory approval from the Chinese government.

41: What new feature did the GMC Hummer EV introduce for off-road capabilities?
A: Solar-powered charging
B: Autonomous driving
C: CrabWalk mode
D: Hydrogen fuel cells
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The GMC Hummer EV introduced CrabWalk mode, a feature enhancing off-road capabilities by enabling diagonal movement.

42: Where did the production of H3 models for international markets take place starting in October 2006?
A: Detroit, Michigan
B: Shreveport, Louisiana
C: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
D: Kaliningrad, Russia
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Production of H3 models for international markets began in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, starting in October 2006.

43: What was a primary reason for GM considering reevaluation or sale of Hummer in 2008?
A: Increasing competition from Japanese automakers
B: Decreasing demand for large SUVs and higher oil prices
C: Introduction of new car safety regulations
D: Development of new hybrid technology
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: GM considered reevaluating or selling Hummer in 2008 due to decreasing demand for large SUVs and higher oil prices.

44: Which racing event sees Robby Gordon race a highly modified, two-wheel drive Hummer?
A: Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
B: Dakar Rally
C: King of the Hammers
D: Formula Drift
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Robby Gordon raced a highly modified, two-wheel drive Hummer in the Dakar Rally.

45: What is the website for the revived Hummer models under the GMC brand?
A: hummer.com
B: gmchummer.com
C: gmc.com/hummer-ev
D: electric-hummer.com
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The website for the revived Hummer models is gmc.com/hummer-ev.

46: What unique design element is shared by many Hummer dealership buildings?
A: Gothic arches
B: Spherical windows
C: Half Quonset Hut style roof
D: Glass ceilings
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Many Hummer dealership buildings featured an oversized half Quonset Hut style roof, reflecting the brand’s military origins.

47: Which actor bought the first two civilian Hummer H1s sold?
A: Sylvester Stallone
B: Tom Cruise
C: Arnold Schwarzenegger
D: Nicolas Cage
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Arnold Schwarzenegger bought the first two Hummer H1s sold.

48: In which international automobile event was the Hummer HX prototype unveiled?
A: Frankfurt Motor Show
B: Tokyo Motor Show
C: Detroit Auto Show
D: Geneva Motor Show
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Hummer HX prototype was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show.

49: What year did GM begin producing the Hummer H3 at its Port Elizabeth plant in South Africa?
A: 2004
B: 2005
C: 2006
D: 2007
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: GM began producing the Hummer H3 at its Port Elizabeth plant in South Africa in 2006.

50: Which type of powertrain did the prototype developed by Raser Technologies use?
A: Hydrogen fuel cell
B: E-REV (Extended-Range Electric Vehicle)
C: Pure electric
D: Turbo diesel
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The prototype developed by Raser Technologies used the E-REV (Extended-Range Electric Vehicle) powertrain.

51: Which type of vehicle did the Hummer H1 derive from?
A: M1 Abrams
B: M998 Humvee
C: Jeep Wrangler
D: Land Rover Defender
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Hummer H1 was derived from the military M998 Humvee.

52: What was the reason GM’s CEO stated in 2009 for discontinuing the Hummer brand?
A: Decreasing demand for large SUVs and high fuel prices
B: Failure to merge with another company
C: Increased competition from hybrid vehicles
D: Insufficient production capacity
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: GM’s CEO stated that decreasing demand for large SUVs and high fuel prices were reasons for discontinuing the Hummer brand.

53: What was the proposed method for Sichuan Tengzhong to possibly acquire the Hummer brand after the deal collapse in 2010?
A: Public stock offering
B: Private equity investment fund
C: Joint venture with GM
D: Crowd-funding campaign
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: There were reports that Sichuan Tengzhong might pursue acquiring the Hummer brand through a private equity investment fund.

54: What year did the Hummer H2 Assembly Plant in Mishawaka, Indiana, open?
A: 2000
B: 2001
C: 2002
D: 2003
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Hummer H2 Assembly Plant in Mishawaka, Indiana, opened in 2002.

55: What was the primary criticism of Hummers regarding parking and driving in urban environments?
A: High cost of maintenance
B: Poor acceleration
C: Large size and difficulty maneuvering
D: Limited cargo space
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Hummers, specifically the H1 and H2, faced criticism for their large size, which caused problems with parking and driving in urban environments.

56: Which market was believed to help with lower marketing costs due to established name recognition when reviving the Hummer brand?
A: European market
B: Asian market
C: Off-road vehicle market
D: Luxury SUV market
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Hummer brand’s established name recognition in the off-road vehicle market was believed to help reduce marketing costs when reviving the brand.

57: What major automotive event in 2020 featured the unveiling of the Hummer EV SUV?
A: Super Bowl
B: Tokyo Motor Show
C: NCAA Tournament Final Four
D: Geneva Motor Show
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Hummer EV SUV was unveiled during the NCAA Tournament Final Four on April 3, 2021.

58: In which location was Hummer H3 production performed specifically for international markets besides the U.S.?
A: Sao Paulo, Brazil
B: Ontario, Canada
C: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
D: Madrid, Spain
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Hummer H3 production for international markets was performed in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

59: GM planned to build a variety of electric trucks and SUVs under which architecture?
A: GMT-900
B: Lambda
C: BT1 electric truck platform
D: Omega
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: GM planned to build a variety of electric trucks and SUVs, including the Hummer EV, under the BT1 electric truck platform.

60: What is the typical passenger capacity for Hummer H2 stretch limousines?
A: 10-12 passengers
B: 14-22 passengers
C: 6-8 passengers
D: 24-30 passengers
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Hummer H2 stretch limousines have a typical passenger capacity ranging from 14 to 22 passengers.

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