True or False: Trucks Edition


By: Talin Vartanian

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

There are a wide variety of trucks that are available throughout various states, cities and countries. In this True or False: Trucks Edition Quiz, we'll explore various facts, specs and vocabulary regarding everything truck-related.

Certain types of trucks are very popular on today's market, like the Chevy Silverado, the Nissan Titan and the Nissan Frontier. These types of trucks are considered to be quite powerful and have high-performance specs. Some trucks also have a long bed length, while others have a payload of several thousand pounds!

This quiz will also explore certain types of muscle trucks. Muscle trucks are a specialized type of truck that are known for their strong engines and high-powered torque. Examples include the Dodge Warlock, the Shelby Dakota and the Ford Lightning. One of the most powerful trucks was actually the Dodge Ram SRT-10, which boasted a horsepower of 500 due to its 505 CID Viper V10 engine.

We'll also take a look at some older models of trucks, like the International Harvester Travelette, the Ford Model T Runabout and the Ford Ranchero. Whether you're an expert with trucks or a beginner looking to learn some new things, take this true or false quiz now to see how much you know about trucks!

The Toyota Hilux 4X4 was a rear-wheel-drive truck.

False. This was actually one of the first 4WD trucks to gain popularity in the compact truck market. It also featured a 22R four-cylinder engine.


The 2018 Nissan Titan has a horsepower of 390.

True. The newer models of the Nissan Titan truck does indeed have a horsepower of 390, as well as a V8 engine. These trucks also boast a towing capacity of almost 10,000 pounds!


Solid axles were not a spec of the 1999 Ford Super Duty.

False. The 1999 Ford Super Duty was actually known for its solid axles, which refers to the suspension of a vehicle. These were also considered to be "half-ton" trucks.


The Dodge Dakota was not offered as a convertible option.

False. The Dodge Dakota actually did feature a convertible option, as well as the Shelby muscle truck option. These trucks were also manufactured from 1987 to 2011.


The Ford Ranchero was not a "half car, half truck."

False. The Ford Ranchero was indeed a hybrid of both a car and a truck, and featured a station wagon aesthetic. The bed of the truck was small enough to carry small units of storage.


The Ford Model T Runabout was the first muscle truck to be invented.

False. The Dodge Lil Red Express was actually the first muscle truck to be invented (which occurred in 1978). The Ford Model T Runabout was not a muscle truck.


The Dodge W250/350 Cummins didn't have a turbo-diesel engine.

False. The Dodge W250/350 Cummins did have a turbo-diesel engine, as well as 160 horsepower. It also featured a foot-pound torque power of 400.


Sierra is a truck model of the GMC car company.

True. GMC is the maker of the Sierra truck model. GMC also makes the Yukon and Acadia models.


The Chevrolet Colorado (2018) has a mpg rate of 30 on the freeway.

True. The Chevy Colorado does indeed have a mpg rate of 30 on the highway. It also has a 22 mpg rate on city streets.


The 2018 GMC Canyon has a bed length of up to 74.4 feet.

True. The bed length of the GMC Canyon ranges from 61.2 to 74.4 feet. These trucks can also tow a weight of up to 7,000 pounds.


A truck is also called a "bakkie" in South Africa.

True. Natives of South Africa will call a truck a "bakkie." Hino is also currently a large truck brand in South Africa.


The 2004 Dodge Ram SRT-10 featured a horsepower of 250.

False. Multiply 250 by 2 and you get an incredible horsepower of 500, making this version of the Dodge Ram one of the most powerful muscle trucks to date. It also featured a 505 CID Viper V10 engine.


Regular, Extended, Club and Crew refer to the wheels of a truck.

False. Regular, extended, club and crew are actually various types of body styles when referring to the cab of the truck. The cab body style also refers to how many people a truck can seat.


A trailer can be attached onto a truck via the trailer hitch.

True. Almost every pickup truck has a trailer hitch on the back, below the tailgate. Hitches come in various sizes based on what they're pulling.


The Chevrolet Silverado comes in many editions, such as 2500 HD, 1500 LD and 3500 HD.

True. The Chevy Silverado has many kinds of editions, each with their own unique specs. For example, the 2500 HD edition can tow up to 14,500 pounds.


The 2018 Nissan Frontier has a payload of up to 1,500 pounds.

True. The newer models of the Nissan Frontier truck have a payload range of 882 to just over 1,500 pounds. These trucks also have a mpg rate of 23 on the highway.


Light-duty trucks are not meant for transporting large objects and weights.

True. Large weights and objects should be carried and transported by heavy-duty trucks, not light-duty ones. Examples of light-duty trucks include the RAM 1500 and the Ford F-150.


The abbreviation "XD" in the Nissan Titan XD is an ode to its strength and power as a truck.

True. The Nissan Titan XD is a special type of edition that is noted for its power and heavy-duty traits. It even has a payload of almost 3,000 pounds!


The Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD truck is considered to be a full-size truck.

True. This type of truck is considered to be both heavy-duty and full-sized. It's also manufactured in various states in the US.


The part of the truck that seats people is called the cab.

True. When you sit in a truck, you're technically sitting in the "cab" of the truck. This is typically enclosed with a roof, and has the "box" of the truck behind it.


The 1990 Chevrolet 454 SS truck featured a measly 100 foot pound of torque.

False. This type of truck was quite powerful, with a foot-pound torque power of 385! It also featured Bilstein shocks for an upgraded suspension.


The "bed" of the pickup truck is also known as the "box."

True. The words "box" and "bed" are interchangeable when it comes to the second half of a pickup truck. The box/bed is also where objects may be stowed away.


The 1955 Chevy Cameo was prominent for its stepside beds.

False. Instead of stepside beds, the 1955 Chevy Cameo utilized fleetside beds. Other types of truck beds includes long beds and short beds.


A "crew cab" is another phrase for a four-door pickup truck.

True. A four-door pickup truck actually has various nicknames, but a crew cab is one of the most well known. These types of trucks can actually seat quite a few people, sometimes as many as 6.


The GMC Syclone featured a standard V8 engine.

False. This truck actually featured 4.3 L V6 engine, which had turbo-charged capabilities. The GMC Syclone also featured a Corvette shifter.


The 1959 Datsun 1000 was NOT one of the first compact trucks to be invented.

False. It actually was one of the first compact trucks to be invented, and was labeled as a "tyke." It also featured 37 horsepower.


The Chevy Silverado is also called the "Big Doolie."

False. The "Big Doolie" is actually a nickname for the Chevrolet C/K 30, which was manufactured between 1973 and 1991. This truck was known for its dual rear wheels.


The 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor was not an off-road truck.

False. Not only was the 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor an off-road truck, it also featured a 5.4 L V8 engine. Later models also featured an enhanced horsepower of up to 411.


One of the most widely sold pickup trucks is the Ford F-150.

True. The Ford F-150 continues to skyrocket in sales, and is considered to be one of the most widely sold pickup trucks to date. This truck also has a towing capacity of up to 8,000 pounds.


"Half-ton trucks" is a type of pickup truck.

True. 1 ton is equivalent to 2,000 pounds, and a half-ton is equivalent to 1,000 pounds. Back in the early 1900s, trucks could only transport up to 1,000 pounds of weight, hence the name "half-ton trucks."


The top of the box (of a truck) is known as the topper.

True. The topper refers to the top cover of the box. It protects the contents of the box from things like bad weather or theft.


Henry Ford created the Ford Model T Runabout in 1925.

True. The Ford Model T Runabout was a popular truck back in 1925 and was created by Henry Ford. It also featured a truck box/bed in the back.


The Toyota G1 model truck was manufactured in 1935.

True. Toyota manufactured its G1 model in 1935, which was several years after Chevrolet started manufacturing trucks. Toyota now manufactures familiar brands like the Camry and the Corolla.


The crew cab style was first manufactured by Honda.

False. The crew cab style was actually first manufactured by International, not Honda. Crew cab is just a fancy phrase for "extra seating" in a truck.


You can find the 1973 Chevy C-10 truck in the film, "The Terminator."

True. Next time you watch "The Terminator," pay attention to the types of trucks in the movie. One of them is the 1973 Chevy C-10 truck.


The "Harvester Travelette" is a truck model by the Ford car company.

False. Harvester Travelette is actually a model by International, which created the four-door pickup truck in 1961. Before that, they manufactured trucks with 3 doors instead.


Muscle trucks typically have very low power and performance.

False. It's quite the opposite actually; muscle trucks are known for their high power and heavy-duty specs. Examples include the Dodge Warlock and the Shelby Dakota.


The 1993 Ford Lightning is NOT a muscle truck.

False. The 1993 Ford Lightning is actually a type of muscle truck that was well-known for its high-powered performance. These trucks also had a horsepower of 240.


The Shelby Dakota was manufactured by Toyota.

False. The Shelby Dakota was a type of muscle truck that was manufactured by Dodge. This truck also featured a 5.2 L V8 and was popular in the late 1980s.


The 1947 Chevrolet 3100 came out before World War II.

False. This type of truck was actually created after World War II, and was part of the "Advance Design" truck series. It could only hold small cargo though, as it was a light-duty type of truck.


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