Automobile Engineering Questions and Answers – Introduction and History

This set of Automobile Engineering Interview Questions and Answers focuses on “Introduction and History”.

1. In which year was the first automobile built?
a) 1759
b) 1769
c) 1785
d) 1790
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Answer: b
Explanation: In 1769, the first automobile was built by French engineer Nicholas Cugnot. The engine was powered by steam. He was the first person who converted the reciprocating motion of the steam piston into rotary motion.

2. Onesiphare Pacqueur invented which one of these?
a) Gear box
b) Steering wheel
c) Differential
d) IC Engine
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Answer: c
Explanation: Onesiphare Pacqueur of France invented the first differential.

3. Trucks and Buses use which type of fuel?
a) Petrol
b) LPG
c) CNG
d) Diesel
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Answer: d
Explanation: Diesel fuel is used in heavy vehicles like trucks and buses.

4. A 4*2 drive vehicle implies that
a) It has 4*2=8 wheels
b) It has 2 auxiliary wheels and 4 drive wheels
c) It has 4 wheels out of which 2 are drive wheels
d) None of the mentioned
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Answer: c
Explanation: If mentioned as a*b drive, ‘a’ represents number of wheels and ‘b’ represents number of drive wheels.

5. A conventional suspension system uses which of these?
a) Leaf Springs
b) Coil Springs
c) Torsion bars
d) None of the mentioned
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Answer: a
Explanation: Leaf Spring is used in conventional suspension systems. It is also called laminated spring because it has layers of metals in elliptical or in semi-elliptical shapes.
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6. Sir Rudolf Diesel invented diesel engine in which year?
a) 1905
b) 1916
c) 1920
d) 1913
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Answer: d
Explanation: Diesel engine was invented by Rudolf Diesel in 1913.

7. Hindustan Motors Limited, Calcutta was setup in which year
a) 1950
b) 1945
c) 1943
d) 1942
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Answer: c
Explanation: In 1943 and 1944 two automobile companies namely, Hindustan Motors Limited, Calcutta and Premier Automobiles Limited, Bombay were setup in india.

8. Ford started production of his model ‘T’ car with an initial run of how many vehicles
a) 15000
b) 6000
c) 2000
d) 20000
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Answer: d
Explanation: Model’T’ cars were the first assembly line produced cars and started with an initial run of 20000 units.

9. In 1832 who patented first 3-speed Transmission
a) W.H.James
b) Rudolf Diesel
c) Richard Trevithick
d) William Ford
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Answer: a
Explanation: W.H.James patented the first 3-speed Transmission in England.

10. First car arrived in India in which year
a) 1890
b) 1893
c) 1897
d) 1901
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Answer: c
Explanation: In 1897 first car arrived in india.

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