How Much of an Engine Expert Are You?

By: Artimis Charvet
Estimated Completion Time
3 min
How Much of an Engine Expert Are You?
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About This Quiz

How much of a Hot Rod are you when it comes to engines? Do you think you have what it takes to run with the best of them? Best get "inline" and see if you have what it takes to be a real engine expert!
A car engine is what type of combustion engine?
Internal
External
Reverse
Forward

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Nikolaus Otto invented the four-stroke combustion cycle in what year?
1208
1776
1867
1923

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The stroke that lets in air and gasoline is the _____ stroke.
Cam
Intake
Entrance
Intro

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The stroke that makes the explosion more powerful is the ______ stroke.
Compression
Explosion
Blasting
Power

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During the combustion stroke the ____________ ignites the gasoline.
Camshaft
Radiator
Striker
Spark plug

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The _________ connects the piston to the crankshaft.
Piston Yoke
Crankshaft Pin
Connecting Rod
Crank Harness

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During the exhaust stroke the exhaust leaves the engine and goes out the __________ .
Back End
Tail Pipe
Top
Thermal Exhaust Port

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The ___________ is the part of the engine that changes the linear motion of the piston into rotational motion.
Spindle
Driveshaft
Crankshaft
Gear

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The piston moves up and down inside of the _________ .
Mounting
Cylinder
Box
Piston Sheath

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The three most common arrangement of cylinders in an engine are inline, V, and _______ .
Flat
Stepped
X
Outboard

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The _______ arrangement of cylinders has all of the cylinders in a line in a single bank.
Boxer
Uptime
Inline
Straight across

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The spark plug _________ the air and fuel.
Ignites
Mixes
Separates
Exhausts

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What moves up and down inside the cylinder?
Piston
Crankshaft
Spark plug
Tail pipe

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Engines using overhead cams have their camshaft located _______ the valves.
Above
Below
Beside
Inside

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A timing belt or timing chain links the ______ and the ________ so valves and pistons stay in sync.
Crankshaft, camshaft
Camshaft, overhead cams
Timing pin, valve lifter
Rods, pistons

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A camshaft turns at ______ the rate of the crankshaft.
One-half
One-tenth
Three-fifths
Seven-eighths

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The spark plug needs a _________________ from the ignition system to work.
High-voltage electrical charge
Fuel/air mixture
Boost injection
Quantum phase pulse

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Air-cooled engines are typically lighter but run _______ than liquid-cooled engines.
Cooler
Hotter
More expensive
Faster

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Most cars use an air circulation technique known as ______________ .
Normal aspiration
Quick intake
Super compression
Alternating intake vacuum

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Turbocharged and supercharged engines first do what to the air before mixing it with fuel?
Dehumidified
Vaporized
Pressurized
Molecularly separated

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The pressurization amount used in turbocharging and supercharging engines is called:
Boost
Injection
Warp
Power up

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What spins the engine a few revolutions so the combustion process can start?
Starter motor
Launching mechanism
Boosting engine
Primary launch device

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The fuel system of an engine takes gas from a gas tank and mixes it with what?
More gas
Electricity
Exhaust
Air

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The device that mixes gas into air as the air flows into the engine is called the ________ .
Fuel blend cyclotron
Carburetor
Vortex
Cylinder centrifuge

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The exhaust pipe and the muffler are part of what system?
Propulsion system
Launch system
Exhaust system
Drivetrain

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The liquid used in the engine’s lubrication system is _______ .
Oil
Water
Fuel
Air

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The purpose of a catalytic converter is to:
Accelerate the car
Turn linear motion into rotational motion
Burn unused fuel and other chemicals in exhaust
Change between being gas powered and battery powered

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The battery in most cars used to start the motor which in turn starts the engine is typically what kind?
12-volt
1.21 gigawatts
Electrocephalus
Disposable

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Using bigger cylinders or more cylinders increases displacement which results in:
More power
Less wasted fuel
Smaller engine size
More efficient catalytic converters

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Cooling the air entering the cylinders in some supercharged and turbocharged engines is done by the:
Scramjet
Hyper Dewarmer
Thermodampening exchange filter
Intercooler

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