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Practice Driver's Ed Final Exam

Driver Education Final Exam         The answer key is on the last page.

 

1.         A driver’s license is required for which of the following?

I.          Sitting in the driver’s seat of a car while the engine is running.

II.         Steering a car while it is being pushed or towed by another vehicle.

A.        I only              C. Both I and II

B.        II only             D. Neither I nor II

 

2.         If a law enforcement officer swears that a driver has refused a legal chemical test, the DMV must

A.        place the driver on probation

B.        wait for a court decision before taking action

C.        assign the driver to the Driver Improvement Clinic

D.        revoke the driver’s license for at least 12 months

 

3.         Conviction for which of the following carries the highest number of points?

A.        reckless driving

B.        hit and run with property damage

C.        driving without a license

D.        passing a stopped school bus loading or unloading children

 

4.         A driver will lose her license if she is convicted of

A.        driving without a license

B.        passing a stopped school bus

C.        failing to yield the right of way

D.        speeding more than 70 mph in a 55 mph zone

 

5.         When you are walking at night along a road without sidewalks, you should do which of the

following?

I.          Wear or carry something white.

II.         Keep your back to oncoming traffic

A.        I only              C. Both I and II

B.        II only             D. Neither I nor II

 

6.         As you approach an intersection to make a right turn, you should turn on your car’s right turn

signal and do which of the following?

I.          Steer toward the center of the road to give yourself room to clear the corner.

II.         Hold your arm straight out the window

A.        I only              C. Both I and II

B.        II only             D. Neither I nor II

 

7.         Studies have shown which of the following to be a serious traffic hazard?

I.          Middle-aged drivers

II.         Slow drivers

A.        I only              C. Both I and II

B.        II only             D. Neither I nor II

 

8.         Very slow driving is especially dangerous in which of the following situations?

I.          Just after passing the crest of a hill

II.         Just after rounding a curve.

A.        I only              C. Both I and II

B.        II only             D. Neither I nor II

 

9.         When rounding a curve, a car tends to

A.        Speed up

B.        Move to the inside of the curve

C.        Move to the outside of the curve

 

10.       When rounding a sharp curve, you should do which of the following?

I.          Stay as far to the left of your lane as possible

II.         Apply your brake in the sharpest part of the curve.

A.        I only              C. Both I and II

B.        II only             D. Neither I nor II

 

11.       To reduce speed while going down a steep hill, you should do which of the following?

I.          Use a lower gear

II.         Drive in a zigzag pattern.

A.        I only              C. Both I and II

B.        II only             D. Neither I nor II

 

12.       If you wish to pass a car ahead on a two-lane road, you should do which of the following?

I.          Blow your horn to signal your intention to the driver of the cars ahead.

II.         Give a left turn signal to let the driver behind you know your intention.      

A.        I only              C. Both I and II

B.        II only             D. Neither I nor II

 

13.       When backing your car, you should do which of the following?

I.          Move at no more than 10mph.

II.         Keep both hands on the steering wheel.

A.        I only              C. Both I and II

B.        II only             D. Neither I nor II

 

14.       Highway accidents occur most frequently

A.        On hills          C. at intersections

B.        On curves      D. at bridges

 

15.       The most frequent type of accident on interstate highways is

A.        Sideswipe collision

B.        Running off the road

C.        Rear-end collision

D.        Head-on collision

 

16.       When taking a long trip on an interstate highway, plan on doing which of the following?

I.          Stopping every 100 miles at a rest area.

II.         Scheduling many hours of night driving to avoid heavy traffic.

A.        I only              C. Both I and II

B.        II only             D. Neither I nor II

 

17.       If you miss your exit on an interstate highway, you can do which of the following?

I.          Make a U-turn

II.         Go on to the next exit.

A.        I only              C. Both I and II

B.        II only             D. Neither I nor II

 

18.       Roads are likely to be especially slick

A.        just after they have been paved

B.        just after it has begun to rain or drizzle

C.        after it has been raining for several hours

D.        in exceptionally cold, dry weather

 

19.       If your brakes fail, you should do which of the following?

I.          Shift into a lower gear

II.         Use the emergency brake.

A.        I only              C. Both I and II

B.        II only             D. Neither I nor II


20.       A flashing red traffic signal at an intersection means which of the following?

I.          Slow down and proceed with caution

II.         Stop only if it is necessary to yield the right-of-way

A.        I only              C. Both I and II

B.        II only             D. Neither I and II

 

21.       A flashing yellow traffic signal at an intersection means

A.        No right turn

B.        Yield the right of way

C.        No left turn

D.        Slow down and proceed with caution

 

22.       A diamond-shaped traffic sign means

A.        No left turn

B.        Come to a full stop

C.        Yield the right of way

D.        Slow down and drive with care

 

23.       What should you do when you begin to skid?

I.          Turn the wheel in the direction in which the rear end of the car is skidding.

II.         Reduce pressure on the gas pedal.

A.        I only              C. Both I and II

B.        II only             D. Neither I and II

 

24.       Maximum speed limit for a full size, yellow public school bus in North Carolina is:

A.        55 MPH          C. 35 MPH

B.        45 MPH          D. 25 MPH

 

25.       What does the letters IPDE stand for?

A.        Identify, Predict, Disrupt, Excuse

B.        Identify, Perfect, Decide, Execute

C.        Ideal, Predict, Decide, Example

D.        Identify, Predict, Decide, Execute

 

26.       How far ahead should you be looking along a road?

A.        4 seconds

B.        4 blocks

C.        12-15 seconds

D.        ½ mile

 

27.       What should you do every time you change lanes

A.        Look in mirrors

B.        Check your blind spot

C.        Use your turn signal

D.        All of the above

 

28.       Where should you begin to slow down when exiting an interstate highway?

A.        In the merge area

B.        In the deceleration lane

C.        On the interstate highway

D.        In the acceleration lane

 

29.       What does DWI stand for?

A.        Driving While Ignorant

B.        Driving While Impaired

C.        Driving With Initiative

 

30.       All of the following are ways DWI can be proven except which one?

A.        By proving the driver’s physical or mental fitness are impaired by alcohol, drugs, or a 

combination of both

B.        By proving the driver can not say the letters of the alphabet backwards

C.        By proving the driver’s blood/alcohol concentration is 0.08 percent or more

 

31.       The legal age to purchase any alcoholic beverage in North Carolina is 18?

A.        True

B.        False

 

32.       If you are convicted of DWI while your license is revoked for an earlier DWI conviction, what can the court do?

A.        Require you to retake driver education

B.        Order your vehicle seized and sold

C.        Require you to drink only milk and Kool-Aid

D.        Revoke your license for an additional year

 

33.       A first DWI conviction has what punishment?

A.        Revocation of license for seven months

B.        Revocation of license for 1 year

C.        Revocation of license for two years

 

34.       The best way to get good traction on hard pack snow is to

A.        put chains on your tires

B.        use snow tires

C.        carry heavy weights in your trunk

 

35.       Refusal to perform any required test for DWI will result in?

A.        A beat down by the police

B.        Revocation of your driver license for at least 30 days and an additional, minimum 12

month revocation by the DMV

C.        Revocation of your driver license for at least four years

 

36.       In NC everyone’s driving is impaired at a blood/alcohol concentration of ___ percent, but many people are affected at much lower levels?

A.        .10

B.        .08

C.        .18

 

37.       If an officer charges you with driving while impaired (DWI), you will be asked to

A.        Take a chemical test of your breath or blood

B.        Take a ride down to the station for interrogation

C.        Take a written test and a blood test

 

38.       Railroad crossing warning signs include:

A.        Round advance signs

B.        Flashing lights and gates

C.        Crossbucks

D.        All of the above

 

39.       If you are involved in a collision you should:

A.        Tell your local newspaper

B.        Contact law enforcement agency

C.        Both A & B

D.        None of the above

 

40.       For an original driver license of any type, you will be tested on:

A.        Vision, speech,  driving knowledge, and traffic signs

B.        Traffic signs, vision,  physical strength, and driving knowledge

C.        Traffic signs, driving skills,  vision, and driving knowledge

 

41.       What is the penalty for driving without required corrective lenses?

A.        The same as driving without a license

B.        Thirteen days in jail

C.        Assigned to a Driver Improvement Clinic

 

42.       What does CDL stand for?

A.        Commercial driver license

B.        Cool driver license

C.        Certified driver license

 

43. You are approaching an intersection with a traffic signal and the light changes

      from green to yellow. You should:

A.        Stop immediately.

B.        Stop before entering the intersection unless you are too close to stop safely.

C.        Speed up to get through the intersection before the light changes to red.

 

44. On a road with two or more lanes of traffic going in the same direction, you approach an

     emergency vehicle that is stopped with its warning lights on. You must:

A.        Pull over to the right side of the road and stop.

B.        Stay in your lane and continue to drive at the same speed.

C.        Slow down, and change lanes if possible.

D.        Accelerate to quickly pass the stopped emergency vehicle.

 

45. You are waiting in an intersection to complete a left turn. You should:

A.        Signal and keep your wheels turned to the left.

B.        Signal and keep your wheels straight.

C.        Flash your headlights so that the other drivers will let you get through.

 

46. When you are merging onto the interstate highway, you should:

A.        Enter at or near the same speed as the traffic on the interstate.

B.        Assume that all traffic will move over to allow you to get on the interstate.

C.        Come to a complete stop before entering the interstate.

 

47. When changing lanes, you should:

A.        Signal and then proceed.

B.        Check your mirrors and your blind spot and then proceed.

C.        Check your mirrors, signal, check your blind spot, and then proceed.

D.        Check your mirrors, signal, and then proceed.

 

48. What should you do when facing a flashing red traffic light?

A.        Drive with caution.

B.        Prepare to stop only if needed.

C.        Stop and do not go until the light is green.

D.        Stop, yield the right of way, and then go when it is safe.

 

49. When may you legally block an intersection:

A.        If you have entered the intersection on a green light.

B.        Under no circumstances.

C.        During rush hour traffic.

 

50. If you approach an intersection at the same time as another vehicle, who has the right of way?

A.        You do.

B.        The driver on the right.

C.        The driver on the left.

D.        The first one who enters the intersection.

                                                             ANSWER   KEY

1.         C

2.         D

3.         D

4.         D

5.         A

6.         D

7.         B

8.         C

9.         C

10.       D

11.       A

12.       C

13.       A

14.       C

15.       C

16.       A

17.       B

18.       B

19.       C

20.       D

21.       D

22.       D

23.       C

24.       B

25.       D

26.       C

27.       D

28.       B

29.       B

30.       B

31.       B                     42.       A

32.       B                     43.       B

33.       B                     44        C

34.       A                     45.       B

35.       B                     46.       A

36.       B                     47.       C

37.       A                     48.       D

38.       D                     49.       B

39.       B                     50.       B

40.       C

41.       A

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