Rolls-Royce Trivia Questions and Answers

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1: What year did Rolls-Royce Holdings plc complete its transition to its current structure?
A: 2006
B: 2011
C: 2018
D: 2020
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Rolls-Royce Holdings plc was incorporated in February 2011, and the ownership transition was completed on May 23, 2011.

2: In what country is the headquarters of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc located?
A: France
B: United States
C: Germany
D: United Kingdom
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The headquarters of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc is located in Kings Place, London, England, United Kingdom.

3: Who are the founders of Rolls-Royce Limited?
A: John Rolls and Henry Royce
B: William Rolls and Henry Royce
C: Charles Rolls and Henry Royce
D: Charles Rolls and William Royce
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Rolls-Royce Limited was founded by Charles Rolls and Henry Royce.

4: What is one of the major divisions created during the 2018 restructuring of Rolls-Royce?
A: Civil Aerospace
B: Commercial Vehicles
C: Consumer Electronics
D: Financial Services
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Rolls-Royce announced a restructuring in 2018 to create three decentralised units, including Civil Aerospace, Defence, and Power Systems.

5: What significant financial challenge did Rolls-Royce face in February 2017?
A: Record Profit
B: Record Sale
C: Largest Pre-tax Loss
D: Major Acquisition
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Rolls-Royce posted its largest pre-tax loss of £4.6 billion in February 2017.

6: What joint venture did Rolls-Royce create with Daimler AG in March 2011?
A: Vickers Plc
B: Rolls-Royce Power Systems Holding GmbH
C: Rolls-Royce Marine Power Operations
D: Allison Engine Company
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Rolls-Royce and Daimler AG created Rolls-Royce Power Systems Holding GmbH in a joint venture in March 2011.

7: How much funding did Rolls-Royce receive from the UK Space Agency in 2023 for a nuclear reactor project?
A: $1.2 million
B: $3.52 million
C: $5.6 million
D: $8.3 million
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Rolls-Royce received $3.52 million from the UK Space Agency to develop a nuclear reactor for the moon.

8: What operational challenge did Rolls-Royce announce in February 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic?
A: Permanent Shutdown of Marine Division
B: Operational Shutdown of Civil Aerospace Unit
C: Expansion of Facilities
D: Increase in Workforce
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Rolls-Royce started talks in February 2021 regarding a potential operational shutdown of its civil aerospace unit due to the pandemic.

9: What new product did Rolls-Royce launch for the business aviation market between 2010 and 2018?
A: Pearl 15
B: Tay Engine
C: RB199
D: Trent 900
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Rolls-Royce launched the Pearl 15 engine for the business aviation market between 2010 and 2018.

10: Which airline in 2015 placed the largest order for Rolls-Royce engines worth £6.1 billion?
A: Air China
B: Emirates
C: Singapore Airlines
D: Lufthansa
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Emirates placed the largest order worth £6.1bn for Rolls-Royce engines in 2015.

11: What major engineering acquisition did Rolls-Royce make in 1999?
A: Vickers Plc
B: Siemens Energy Division
C: General Electric Aviation
D: Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Rolls-Royce acquired Vickers plc in 1999, focusing on its marine businesses.

12: In which year did Rolls-Royce face significant bribery and corruption allegations leading to a large settlement?
A: 2010
B: 2014
C: 2017
D: 2020
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Rolls-Royce agreed to pay £671 million in 2017 to settle bribery and corruption charges.

13: What innovative engine did Rolls-Royce develop for the Panavia Tornado?
A: Trent 1000
B: EJ200
C: RB199
D: Pegasus
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Rolls-Royce co-developed the RB199 engine for the Panavia Tornado.

14: What specific technology did Rolls-Royce add to its test bed to visualize running engines?
A: Infrared Imaging
B: X-ray Imaging
C: Ultrasonic Scanning
D: Digital Twin Technology
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Rolls-Royce integrated X-ray imaging into its test bed to visualize seal and clearance positions in a running engine.

15: What was Rolls-Royce’s market capitalisation at the close of London trading on 28 August 2019?
A: £2.1bn
B: £4.656bn
C: £6.8bn
D: £8.2bn
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Rolls-Royce had a market capitalisation of £4.656bn at the close of London trading on 28 August 2019.

16: What country now wholly owns the former joint venture BMW Rolls-Royce?
A: Spain
B: Canada
C: United States
D: Germany
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Rolls-Royce Deutschland emerged as a fully-owned subsidiary of Rolls-Royce plc after the dissolving of the original BMW Rolls-Royce joint venture.

17: Which Rolls-Royce subsidiary is responsible for manufacturing nuclear reactors for Royal Naval submarines?
A: Rolls-Royce North America
B: Rolls-Royce Marine Power Operations
C: Vinters Engineering Limited
D: Rolls-Royce Controls and Data Services
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Rolls-Royce Marine Power Operations manufactures nuclear reactors for Royal Naval submarines.

18: By how much did Rolls-Royce announce it would resize its workforce in October 2023?
A: 5%
B: 6%
C: 15%
D: 20%
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Rolls-Royce announced it would cut 2,500 jobs, which is 6% of its total workforce, in October 2023.

19: What aerospace technology has Rolls-Royce installed on over 5,000 large engines as of 2019?
A: Pearl 15
B: Trent Powerplants
C: Pegasus
D: Olympus 593
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: By 2019, Rolls-Royce had installed Trent powerplants on over 5,029 large engines.

20: What is Rolls-Royce’s estimated annual R&D investment in market niches for business jets?
A: $500 million
B: $1 billion
C: $2 billion
D: $3 billion
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Rolls-Royce invests an estimated $2 billion annually in research and development for market niches in business jets.

21: Which company’s acquisition brought four new engine types to Rolls-Royce’s civil engine portfolio in 1995?
A: General Motors
B: Allison Engine Company
C: BMW
D: Siemens
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Rolls-Royce’s acquisition of Allison Engine Company in 1995 brought four new engine types to its civil engine portfolio.

22: What was the significant challenge with Rolls-Royce’s Trent 1000 engines on Boeing 787 Dreamliners in 2018?
A: Power Loss
B: Noise Emissions
C: Faulty Turbine Blades
D: Overheating
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Rolls-Royce’s Trent 1000 engines had issues with faulty turbine blades, requiring inspections every 300 hours of flight in 2018.

23: What was one of the main consequences of the restructuring announcement by Rolls-Royce in June 2018?
A: Acquisition of Boeing
B: £400 million annual cost savings
C: Increase in workforce
D: Launch of a new engine
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The restructuring led to expected annual cost savings of £400 million by 2020.

24: What technology does Rolls-Royce’s test bed 80 incorporate to handle large engines?
A: Industrial Radiography
B: Virtual Reality
C: Laser Scanning
D: Cryogenic Testing
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Rolls-Royce’s test bed 80 uses industrial radiography, including X-ray imaging, to handle large engines.

25: What year did Rolls-Royce re-enter the stock market after being in voluntary liquidation?
A: 1965
B: 1971
C: 1987
D: 1994
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Rolls-Royce plc returned to the stock market in 1987 under the government of Margaret Thatcher.

26: How many Rolls-Royce engines were ordered between 2010 and 2018 for wide-body aircraft and business jets?
A: 1,200
B: 1,800
C: 2,700
D: 3,200
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Rolls-Royce secured orders for 2,700 engines for wide-body aircraft and business jets between 2010 and 2018.

27: Which technology partnership did Rolls-Royce acquire from Siemens in 2019?
A: Marine Propulsion
B: Industrial Radiography
C: Electric Propulsion
D: Autonomous Systems
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Rolls-Royce acquired Siemens’ electric propulsion branch in 2019, enhancing their electric aircraft capabilities.

28: How many employees is Rolls-Royce expected to have globally in 2024?
A: 20,000
B: 35,000
C: 50,000
D: 65,000
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Rolls-Royce is expected to have 50,000 employees globally in 2024.

29: What major project did Rolls-Royce embark upon with funding from the UK Space Agency in 2023?
A: Solar Power Research
B: Nuclear Reactor for the Moon
C: Mars Rover Development
D: Satellite Communications System
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Rolls-Royce began developing a nuclear reactor for the moon with $3.52 million of funding from the UK Space Agency in 2023.

30: Which Rolls-Royce engine powers the Concorde supersonic transport?
A: Olympus 593
B: Pegasus
C: Trent XWB
D: Conway
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Olympus 593 engine powered the Concorde supersonic transport.

31: What significant divestment did Rolls-Royce make in May 2014?
A: Marine Business
B: Energy Gas Turbine and Compressor Business
C: Vickers Defence Systems
D: Civil Aerospace Unit
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Rolls-Royce sold its energy gas turbine and compressor business to Siemens for £785 million in May 2014.

32: Who was Rolls-Royce’s CEO before Tufan Erginbilgic?
A: John Rishton
B: Warren East
C: Anita Frew
D: Sir Ian Davis
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Warren East served as the CEO of Rolls-Royce before Tufan Erginbilgic, from 2013 to 2022.

33: What major contract did Rolls-Royce sign at the 2007 Paris Air Show with Qatar Airways?
A: Pearl 15 Engines
B: Trent XWB Engines
C: EJ200 Engines
D: RB199 Engines
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: At the 2007 Paris Air Show, Rolls-Royce signed a contract with Qatar Airways for Trent XWB engines to power 80 A350s.

34: Which of Rolls-Royce’s products is used in Harrier jump jets?
A: Olympus 593
B: Pegasus
C: Trent XWB
D: Conway
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Pegasus engine with vectored thrust is used in Harrier jump jets.

35: How much was Rolls-Royce’s operating income in 2023?
A: £1,200 million
B: £1,944 million
C: £2,400 million
D: £3,000 million
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Rolls-Royce’s operating income in 2023 was £1,944 million.

36: What was the name of the Rolls-Royce engine selected to power both the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350XWB?
A: Trent 900
B: Trent XWB
C: Trent 700
D: Trent 1000
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Rolls-Royce’s Trent 1000 engine was selected to power both the Boeing 787 and a version of the Airbus A350XWB.

37: How much did Rolls-Royce agree to pay in settlement for the 2017 bribery and corruption charges?
A: £250 million
B: £450 million
C: £671 million
D: £900 million
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Rolls-Royce agreed to pay £671 million in settlement for the bribery and corruption charges in 2017.

38: What does Rolls-Royce manufacture and test for the Royal Navy through its Marine Power Operations subsidiary?
A: Civil Aircrafts
B: Commercial Jets
C: Marine Propulsion Systems
D: Nuclear Reactors
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Rolls-Royce Marine Power Operations manufactures and tests nuclear reactors for the Royal Navy.

39: What is a major Rolls-Royce product for the business aviation market?
A: Olympus 593
B: Trent XWB
C: Pearl 15
D: RB199
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Pearl 15 engine is a major product for the business aviation market.

40: Who is the Chairperson of Rolls-Royce as of 2021?
A: Tufan Erginbilgic
B: Sir Ian Davis
C: Warren East
D: Anita Frew
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Anita Frew has been the Chairperson of Rolls-Royce since October 2021.

41: What year did Rolls-Royce stop production of the Trent 900 engine due to Airbus delays?
A: 2006
B: 2011
C: 2015
D: 2018
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Rolls-Royce stopped production of its Trent 900 engine in 2006 due to delays by Airbus on the delivery of the A380.

42: What restructuring move did Rolls-Royce announce in June 2018 that involved major job cuts?
A: Increasing Middle Management Functions
B: Creating Decentralised Units
C: Increasing R&D Investment
D: Divesting Civil Aerospace Division
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Rolls-Royce’s June 2018 restructuring involved creating decentralised units and led to significant job cuts.

43: Where is Rolls-Royce’s £562 million Asian aero engine facility located?
A: Tokyo, Japan
B: Beijing, China
C: Seletar, Singapore
D: Delhi, India
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Rolls-Royce’s first Asian aero engine facility is located in Seletar Aerospace Park, Singapore.

44: What did Rolls-Royce acquire to enhance its position in the corporate and regional airline sector?
A: Vickers Plc
B: Allison Engine Company
C: BMW Rolls-Royce Joint Venture
D: Siemens Energy Division
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Rolls-Royce enhanced its position in the corporate and regional airline sector through the development of the Tay engine, the Allison acquisition, and the BMW Rolls-Royce joint venture.

45: As of 2020, what percentage of the commercial aircraft engine market share does Rolls-Royce hold?
A: 10%
B: 12%
C: 15%
D: 18%
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Rolls-Royce held a 12% market share in the commercial aircraft engine market as of 2020.

46: What was the primary reason for the job cuts announced by Rolls-Royce in May 2020?
A: Rising Operational Costs
B: Low Market Demand
C: COVID-19 Pandemic
D: Completion of Projects
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Rolls-Royce announced job cuts in May 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

47: How much did Rolls-Royce and Daimler AG’s joint venture offer for Tognum AG in 2011?
A: $2.5 billion
B: $3.5 billion
C: $4.2 billion
D: $5 billion
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Rolls-Royce and Daimler AG launched a $4.2 billion public tender offer for Tognum AG in 2011.

48: What significant acquisition did Rolls-Royce make in 1994?
A: Vickers Marine
B: Allison Engine Company
C: Siemens Energy
D: General Electric Aviation
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Rolls-Royce announced its intention to acquire the Allison Engine Company in 1994.

49: What is the main area of growth for Rolls-Royce according to the text?
A: Marine Propulsion Systems
B: Defence Equipment
C: Civil Engines Business
D: Nuclear Reactors
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The civil engines business is the main area of growth for Rolls-Royce.

50: When did Rolls-Royce first emerge on the stock market after its reorganisation in the ’80s?
A: 1982
B: 1985
C: 1987
D: 1990
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Rolls-Royce plc returned to the stock market in 1987 under the government of Margaret Thatcher.

51: What was Rolls-Royce’s net income for 2023?
A: £1,200 million
B: £2,404 million
C: £3,500 million
D: £4,600 million
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Rolls-Royce’s net income for 2023 was £2,404 million.

52: What fuel-related issue did Rolls-Royce engines on the Qantas A380 face in 2010?
A: Overheating
B: Oil Pipe Crack
C: Fuel Contamination
D: Ignition Failure
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Rolls-Royce engines on the Qantas A380 had an issue with a fatigue crack in an oil pipe which caused significant incidents in 2010.

53: What year did Rolls-Royce acquire Vickers plc?
A: 1993
B: 1996
C: 1999
D: 2002
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Rolls-Royce acquired Vickers plc in 1999, focusing on its marine businesses.

54: What notable achievement did Rolls-Royce accomplish in the JSF (Joint Strike Fighter) programme?
A: Winning a Major Contract
B: Developing Entire Fighter Jet
C: Manufacturing Defence Systems
D: Acquiring Rival Companies

Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Rolls-Royce was among the group that won the JSF contract for the F-35 and developed the LiftSystem.

55: Which Rolls-Royce product was specifically designed for Boeing 787 Dreamliners?
A: Trent 900
B: RB199
C: Trent 1000
D: Pegasus
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Trent 1000 was developed to power Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

56: In what month and year did Rolls-Royce announce its intent to cut 20% of its workforce due to the COVID-19 pandemic?
A: May 2020
B: July 2020
C: September 2020
D: December 2020
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Rolls-Royce announced its intention to cut 20% of its workforce in May 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

57: What groundbreaking engine technology did Rolls-Royce develop for the Harrier jump jet?
A: Olympus 593
B: Conway
C: Pegasus
D: Trent XWB
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Pegasus engine with vectored thrust was developed for the Harrier jump jet.

58: What was the approximate market capitalization of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc at the close of London trading on 28 August 2019?
A: £1.2 billion
B: £2.8 billion
C: £4.656 billion
D: £6.3 billion
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Rolls-Royce had a market capitalisation of £4.656 billion at the close of London trading on 28 August 2019.

59: What percentage of the world’s wide-body fleet does Rolls-Royce expect to power within a few years of 2018?
A: 22%
B: 35%
C: 50%
D: 65%
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Rolls-Royce aims to power over half (50%) of the world’s wide-body fleet within a few years, up from 22% a decade earlier.

60: Where was Rolls-Royce’s predecessor, Rolls-Royce Limited, founded?
A: Birmingham
B: Manchester
C: London
D: Liverpool
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Rolls-Royce Limited, the predecessor of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc, was founded in Manchester, Lancashire, England.

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