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How well do you know Mr. Ford?

April 09, 2008 08:35 IST

Henry Ford

Tata Motors made waves when it bought the Jaguar and Land Rover brands. Test your knowledge about the erstwhile owner of these brands -- Henry Ford

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1. What was the first Ford company called?
a) Henry Ford Co.
b) Ford Motor Co.
c) Ford Cars Co.

2. Henry Ford is recognised the world over as a designing and innovating genius. Which of the following is one of his patents?
a) Rust-free auto parts
b) Plastic-bodied vehicles
c) Tinted window glass

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The correct answer is Plastic-bodied vehicles.
On January 13, 1942, Henry Ford patented a plastic-bodied automobile - a car 30 per cent lighter than metal cars.
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On January 13, 1942, Henry Ford patented a plastic-bodied automobile - a car 30 per cent lighter than metal cars.

3. What was Henry Ford's first job?
a) Farm hand
b) Factory worker
c) Mechanic's apprentice

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The correct answer is Mechanic's apprentice.
Much against his father's wishes, Henry Ford left his farm and went to Detroit. There he found work as a mechanic's apprentice, at Edison Illuminating Company. He was only 16 years old then. Rising steadily, he later became chief engineer at the company. Thomas A. Edison had been Ford's idol for years.
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Much against his father's wishes, Henry Ford left his farm and went to Detroit. There he found work as a mechanic's apprentice, at Edison Illuminating Company. He was only 16 years old then. Rising steadily, he later became chief engineer at the company. Thomas A. Edison had been Ford's idol for years.

4. What nickname did Henry Ford earn for himself from his neighbours?
a) Wonder Boy
b) Crazy Henry
c) Genius

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The correct answer is Crazy Henry.
Right from childhood, Ford had the aptitude for inventing. After work every day and during weekends, he would work on this automobile in a shed behind the family home. He was so obsessed with the idea of making a car that his neighbours nicknamed him Crazy Henry. However, on June 4, 1896, at 2 a.m. Crazy Henry emerged from his shed with his automobile.
Correct!
Right from childhood, Ford had the aptitude for inventing. After work every day and during weekends, he would work on this automobile in a shed behind the family home. He was so obsessed with the idea of making a car that his neighbours nicknamed him Crazy Henry. However, on June 4, 1896, at 2 a.m. Crazy Henry emerged from his shed with his automobile.

5. Which of the following is not a Ford brand?
a) Aston Martin
b) Volvo
c) Mercury

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The correct answer is Aston Martin.
Aston Martin is no longer a Ford brand. It was part of Ford's Premier Automative Group but was sold off due to persistant losses. Ford cars include Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Mazda and Volvo. It recently sold its Jaguar and Land Rover brands to Tata Motors for $ 2.3 billion.
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Aston Martin is no longer a Ford brand. It was part of Ford's Premier Automative Group but was sold off due to persistant losses. Ford cars include Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Mazda and Volvo. It recently sold its Jaguar and Land Rover brands to Tata Motors for $ 2.3 billion.

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Compiled by: Kanishka Ramchandani