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100

General Knowledge

The underlined 'm' represents this in GMs updated logo (January 2021)

What is an electrical plug?

or 

GMs shift to electrical vehicles

100

Science

The HUMMER EV has up to ~745,000 of these. It is also the basic measurement of electrical power. 

What is a Watt?

100

Geography

This is the only continent in the world that GM vehicles have not been sold.

What is Antarctica?

100

Inventions

GM was the first automaker to offer this "cushioned" restraint system in 1973.

What is the airbag?

100

History

In 2013, she became the first female CEO of an automaker.

Who is Mary Barra?

200

General Knowledge

Zero ____, Zero ____, Zero _____

(Fill in the blanks)

Crashes, Emission, Congestion

200

Science

According to Ohm's Law, this is equal to Current x Resistance. Shares its name with a Plug-in Hybrid developed by GM in 2011

What is a Volt?

200

Geography

This country is home to the highest vehicle sales of GM vehicles in 2021.

What is China?

200

Inventions

GM first introduced this in the 1960s to convert toxic pollutants into less toxic pollutants. All 1975 model year GM cars were equipped with this.

What is the catalytic converter?

200

Inventions

This was the name of the first mass-produced and purpose-designed electric vehicle of the modern era in 1996.

General Motors EV1

300

General Knowledge

Two foods most commonly used to describe stacking options for pouch cells in battery packs.

What are pancakes and toast?

300

Science

This Alkali metal is atomic number 3 on the periodic table. Also widely used in rechargeable batteries.

What is Lithium?

300

Geography

SAIC-GM is a joint venture between GM and SAIC. The 'S' in SAIC stands for this major city in China. It is also the third most populous city in the world (as of 2021).

What is Shanghai?

300

Inventions

He was head of GM research for 27 years, beginning in 1920 and was responsible for over 140 patents. 

Who is Charles F. Kettering?

300

History

This was the first brand purchased by GM in 1908 (and is still one of the main brands of GM).

What is Buick?

400

General Knowledge

Name four GM behaviors 

Be inclusive, One team, Think customer, Be bold, Innovate now, It's on me, Look ahead, Winning with integrity

400

Science

This subsidiary of General Motors lasted from 1985 to 2010. It also shares it's name with the sixth planet from the sun.

What is Saturn?

400

Geography

This vehicle was the 500 millionth vehicle built by GM. It also shares its name with a beach city in Southern California.

What is the Chevy Malibu?

400

Inventions

GM developed these "anatomical" tools in 1972. The US Government would eventually make these standard for all front crash testing 

What are the Hybrid II Crash-Test Dummies?

400

History

He founded General Motors in 1908.

Who is William C. Durant?

500

General Knowledge

Name 4 GM EVs that will be available for purchase in 2023.

Chevrolet Bolt, GMC HUMMER EV PICKUP, GMC HUMMER EV SUV, Chevrolet Silverado EV, Cadillac Lyriq, Chevrolet Equinox EV

500

Science

In 1987, GM won the World Solar Challenge with a solar power vehicle called the Sunraycer. The vehicle implemented Magnequench in this propulsion system component.

What is the electric motor?

500

Geography

Name four countries where GM has (vehicle and/or component) assembly plants.

Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Mexico, South Korea, United States

500

Inventions

GM contributed to the development of this medical device used during surgery in 1952. It looks similar to a miniature 12-cylinder engine.

What is the heart pump?

500

History

GM delivered the navigation systems and inertial guidance for this "astronomical" program in 1971.

What is Apollo 15 or Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV).

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