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How well do you know Rudolf Diesel and his engine technology?

Sept. 29, 2022
A quick quiz on diesel engines on the anniversary of its inventor's mysterious death.

Rudolf Diesel, the inventor whose name has become synonymous with his invention, the diesel engine, disappeared from a ship crossing the English Channel on Sept. 29, 1913. His body was later fished from the sea, leaving behind nothing but questions as to whether his demise was suicide or murder.

We may never know what truly happened, but there is plenty of knowledge surrounding what drives his engine. But how much do you know? Here’s a quiz to test your knowledge!

About the Author

Alex Keenan

Alex Keenan is an Associate Editor for Fleet Maintenance magazine. She has written on a variety of topics for the past several years and recently joined the transportation industry, reviewing content covering technician challenges and breaking industry news. She holds a bachelor's degree in English from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. 

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