Quiz about In The Red Goes Further
Quiz about In The Red Goes Further

In The Red: Goes Further Trivia Quiz


Welcome to Part 10 of Team Red's 100 question quiz on all things red. In this section we explore the diversity of transportation that is red in color.

A multiple-choice quiz by 1nn1. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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1nn1
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397,618
Updated
Dec 03 21
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1. Easily recognizable with its red color and double deck, what is the proper name of the London bus which began its official service in 1956? Hint

Van Hool-Fiat
Custom Bus
Ikarus
AEC Routemaster

2. Ferrari is one car that is iconically paired with the colour red. TV private eye, Magnum, drove one of the most celebrated red cars as he cruised around Hawaii in a Ferrari between 1980 and 1988. Which model of Ferrari did he drive? Hint

Dino
308
Testarossa
F40

3. The Red Arrows first started their exciting aerial displays in 1965. Which country do they come from? Hint

United States of America
France
United Kingdom
New Zealand

4. Which iconic Australian motor vehicle manufacturer introduced the famed "Red Motor" in 1963, setting new standards in reliability and performance? Hint

Holden
Chrysler
Ford
Leyland

5. Known for their red livery, the products of the Massey Ferguson company are most likely to be bought by which of these? Hint

Farmers
Builders
Haulage contractors
Prison service

6. One of the most iconic red cars in film is Lightning McQueen in the Pixar series "Cars". What type of car is this speedy red racer that was voiced by Owen Wilson in three films from 2006 to 2017? Hint

It is not based on any one car
Buick Grand National
Ford Mustang
Plymouth Superbird

7. Bobby Allison drove different cars during his career with NASCAR. He had 17 wins from 215 races in the number 22 car but he was even more successful in a car which was red with a gold top which included a 1969 Mercury Cyclone, a 1971 Monte Carlo, and a 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle all with the same number, which was?
Hint

43
3
24
12

8. Many airlines have their fleet painted with red tails, and their symbol imposed on it. Qantas has a kangaroo and Swiss Air a white cross. What symbol is used by Air Malta? Hint

Country map outline
Maltese terrier
Flag of Malta
Maltese Cross

9. Made famous in television's 'Starsky and Hutch' and later as a Clint Eastwood movie is which iconic Ford motor car? Hint

Mustang
Gran Torino
Pinto
Ranger

10. Fire engines or fire trucks are conventionally painted as 'fire engine red'. however, some fire vehicles are now appearing in a totally different colour for visibility regions. What colours are these? Hint

Black and white stripes
All white but with a red front end
Predominantly black with red and yellow trim
Lime green or yellow


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Easily recognizable with its red color and double deck, what is the proper name of the London bus which began its official service in 1956?

Answer: AEC Routemaster

The almost always red AEC Routemaster was "London's workhorse" for almost fifty years.The Routemaster was specifically designed for London Transport, and over 2800 were manufactured between the 1954 prototype and 1968. They gave sterling service with the last one removed from full-time service as late as 2005. In 2012 the traditional design was replaced by the New Routemaster, a hybrid diesel-electric model. The New Routemasters met with some criticism as the iconic traditionally designed buses were phased out. The Heritage Routemasters still operate on Route 15, from Tower Hill to Trafalgar Square.

Question authored by sally0malley, Team Red member and proud owner of a London bus fridge magnet
2. Ferrari is one car that is iconically paired with the colour red. TV private eye, Magnum, drove one of the most celebrated red cars as he cruised around Hawaii in a Ferrari between 1980 and 1988. Which model of Ferrari did he drive?

Answer: 308

Tom Selleck played the title character in the "Magnum P.I.", a show which combined the triple beauties of Hawaii, Ferrari and Selleck's moustache.
The Ferrari 308 was manufactured between 1975 and 1985 and "Magnum P.I." used three different models over its eight year run, a 308GTS, a 308GTSi and for the final two seasons a 308GTSi Quattrovalvole, capable of 160 mph (255 kmh).

Nuovo Rosso (Ferrari red) was used by Ferrari, especially in Formula 1 racing, because it is the national racing colour of Italy. The colour has been modified over the years to suit the 'balance' seen by television audiences. This racing association is one of the reasons many new owners order red Ferraris, though this percentage is dropping - By 2016 new car orders that were red were less than 50% of total orders.

Question was delivered post-haste by Team Red member 480154st.
3. The Red Arrows first started their exciting aerial displays in 1965. Which country do they come from?

Answer: United Kingdom

The Red Arrows were a Royal Air Force group of volunteers who typically flew nine planes acrobatically in the Diamond Nine formation. Since 1979, they have used the the BAE Systems Hawk, which is a British single-engine, jet-powered advanced trainer aircraft. Of the nine pilots, three would be flying for the first time, three the second, and three for their third of a three-year commitment. These displays have also had international appeal, with the Red Arrows having performed in over fifty countries worldwide. If one of the pilots was unable to fly, then unless it was the team leader in Red 1 they would not employ reserves and instead fly as eight.

Question flown in by team Red member malik24
4. Which iconic Australian motor vehicle manufacturer introduced the famed "Red Motor" in 1963, setting new standards in reliability and performance?

Answer: Holden

Holden introduced its in-line six cylinder engine, as a successor to its grey engine, with its EH model Holden. Amongst its new features were an external oil pump with filter, a seven bearing crankshaft, hydraulic valve lifters and a new gasket system. Ford and Chrysler took immediate notice and immediately made modifications to their own range to catch up with its main rival. This only spurred Holden on to greater improvements, introducing twin carburettors and exhaust extractors to their higher end models to further increase power output.

The Red Motor would continue to power most of Holden's new vehicles, including the exciting new two-door Monaro model which arrived in 1968. Their crowning glory arrived in 1972 in Australia's premier motor car race, the Hardie Ferodo 500, run at Bathurst. A young Peter Brock achieved what was considered impossible pre-race, beating the mighty Ford XY Falcon GT-HO Phase III across the line. This would be the first of nine victories "on the mountain" for Peter "Perfect" Brock.

This question was revved into action by Team Red's pollucci19.
5. Known for their red livery, the products of the Massey Ferguson company are most likely to be bought by which of these?

Answer: Farmers

Massey Ferguson was formed in 1953 by a merger between Britain's Ferguson Company and the Canadian Massey Harris, both of which specialised in farm machinery. They are particularly known for their tractors, although the company also producing other farm machinery such as combine harvesters and balers. Red is not the only colour the company has ever produced, though. Early Ferguson tractors were grey and there have been yellow tractors too - the latter might have been difficult to find in a field of rapeseed.

Tractor manufactures seem to favour one particular colour: John Deere tractors are green, Allis-Chalmers are orange, Ford favour blue tractors and Minneapolis-Moline is well known for its safety yellow tractors.

Question contributed by rossian who wistfully remembers the Herefordshire countryside dotted with red tractors.
6. One of the most iconic red cars in film is Lightning McQueen in the Pixar series "Cars". What type of car is this speedy red racer that was voiced by Owen Wilson in three films from 2006 to 2017?

Answer: It is not based on any one car

Similar to most of the cars in the series, Lightning McQueen is an anthropomorphic race car. He is no particular kind of car. "Due to aerodynamics, the shape of NASCAR cars is relatively flat," says Writer/Director John Lasseter, "and not very interesting." His animation team designed McQueen as a cross between a stock car and a more curvaceous Le Mans 24 hours endurance racer, "with some Lola and some [Ford] GT40." added Lasseter.
The 'McQueen' part of the character's name is not derived from Steve McQueen who drove the green Mustang in arguably the best movie car chase in "Bullitt" (1969), but the name was derived from Glenn McQueen who was an animator at Pixar who died in 2002.

This question was animated by Team Red member Triviaballer.
7. Bobby Allison drove different cars during his career with NASCAR. He had 17 wins from 215 races in the number 22 car but he was even more successful in a car which was red with a gold top which included a 1969 Mercury Cyclone, a 1971 Monte Carlo, and a 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle all with the same number, which was?

Answer: 12

Bobby Allison drove several different Coca-Cola sponsored No. 12 cars during his career, including a 1969 Mercury Cyclone, a 1971 Monte Carlo, and a 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle. The 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle was added to NASCAR Hall of Fame's Glory Road 2.0 in 2013. Bobby Allison himself was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011. It was in the 1973 Chevelle that he earned six poles, fifteen top five finishes, and two wins in just 27 starts. Overall he won 25 times in a number 12 car from 170 starts. He also had pole position in 28 of those races.

This question was written by "Bristol" Tiffanyram.
8. Many airlines have their fleet painted with red tails, and their symbol imposed on it. Qantas has a kangaroo and Swiss Air a white cross. What symbol is used by Air Malta?

Answer: Maltese Cross

The eight-pointed Maltese Cross is the symbol associated with the Knights Hospitaller (the Order of St. John) and is used on the coins and civil buildings of the country.

The islands of Malta have been governed by many nations over the years, including the Roman Empire, the Phoenicians, and the French. The British helped free them from the rule of the French, and in gratitude, they asked to become a British Dominion. The islands became important upon the completion of the Suez Canal. The whole country was awarded the George Cross by King George VI for their gallantry in World War II.

This question was flown in specially by Team Red member VegemiteKid.
9. Made famous in television's 'Starsky and Hutch' and later as a Clint Eastwood movie is which iconic Ford motor car?

Answer: Gran Torino

The Gran Torino is a third-generation Ford Torino released in 1972. The Torino line-up had been re-vamped to three models: the 'base' Torino, the Gran Torino and the Gran Torino Sport. They were available in a 2-door coupe, 4-door sedan and 4-door station wagon.

The model used in the second season of 'Starsky and Hutch' is a two-door hard-top, painted in factory red with a white 'vector' stripe added later. Despite it being 'his' car, John Paul Glaser (Starsky) hated it and called it a 'striped tomato'. This name stuck and was worked into the show, albeit said by David Soul (Hutch). The same car replete with the same colour was used in the movie of the same name.

A 2008 Clint Eastwood film centred around and took its name from the Ford Gran Torino. Specifically it was a green 1972 Gran Torino Sport.

This question was rushed in by Team Red member Leith90.
10. Fire engines or fire trucks are conventionally painted as 'fire engine red'. however, some fire vehicles are now appearing in a totally different colour for visibility regions. What colours are these?

Answer: Lime green or yellow

Most people would be able to identify the shade of fire engine red but the colour is not defined. Recently in the US, fire trucks in some regions began to be painted lime green or bright yellow, because of its greater visibility at night. In the UK, fire engines have retained the traditional fire engine red vehicles but have added the more visible Battenburg markings (in this case alternating red and yellow squares) and 'retro-reflective' yellow markings may also be used.

Fire engines can trace their history back to London and New York in 1728, and yes, these early fire-fighting machines were red too.

Question contributed by 1nn1 who has spent most of his working life putting out bushfires.
Source: Author 1nn1

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