Learner's Permit Practice Test
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1.  What does a double solid yellow line mean?

a.  Passing not permitted

b.  School zone

c.  Passing or changing lanes permitted only if obstructions require it

d.  Passing permitted

2.  Name some conditions in which you need extra following distance.

a.  All of these answers are correct

b.  Driving on slippery roads

c.  Following a motorcycle

d.  The driver wants to pass

3.  What should you do if you are involved in a crash with another car?

a.  If someone is injured, get help

b.  If it is a reportable crash, file a written report with the DMV within ten days if the police do not file a report

c.  Stop at or near the crash site. If your vehicle can be moved, get it off the road

d.  All of these answers are correct

4.  All of the following practices are dangerous to do when driving. Which of these is applicable

a.  Adjusting your outside mirrors

b.  Eating food while driving

c.  Transporting an unrestrained animal inside the vehicle

d.  Listening to music through headphones that cover both ears.

5.  The “Do Not Pass” sign keeps you from:

a.  Passing on hills

b.  Passing on zones where it’s unsafe

c.  Passing on blind curves

d.  All of these answers are correct

6.  It is a very windy day. A dust storm blows across the freeway reducing your visibility you should slow down and turn on your:

a.  Hazard lights

b.  Parking lights

c.  Air conditioner

d.  Headlights

7. When two vehicles arrive at an intersection with a four-way stop, which driver can go first?

a.  The driver to the left of you

b.  The driving with the bigger vehicle

c.  The driver in front of you

d.  The driver on the right

8.  If you plan to pass another vehicle, you should:

a.  Assume the other drive will let you pass if you use your turn signal.

b.  Not assume the other drive will make space for you to return to your lane.

c.  Assume the other driver will maintain a constant speed.

d.  Honk your horn until the other driver pulls over to let you pass.

9.  You drive defensively when you:

a.  Always put one car length between you and the car ahead.

b.  Slam on your brakes to prove a point to the tailgating driver behind you.

c.  Keep your eyes moving to look for possible hazards.

d.  Look only at the car in front of you while driving.

10.  Which of the following statements about blind spots is true?

a.  They are eliminated if you have one outside mirror on each side of the vehicle.

b.  Blind spots can be checked by looking in your rear view mirrors.

c.  Only senior citizens are affected by blind spots.

d.  Large trucks have bigger blind spots than most passenger vehicles.

11.  You may cross a double yellow line to pass another vehicle if:

a.  The line on the other side of the road is a solid line.

b.  The line on your side of the road is a broken line.

c.  The line on the other side of the road is a broken line.

d.  Both lines are solid.

12.  In 50-55 mph traffic you are least likely to have an accident if you:

a.  Drive a few miles per hour faster than other traffic

b.  Drive a few miles per hour slower than other traffic

c.  Stay within the 50-55 mph speed range

d.  Make suddent lane changes without using your signal

13.  What is aggressive driving?

a.  Preemptive driving that lead to defensive driving

b.  A technique that promotes positive driving habits

c.  An advanced form of defensive driving

d.  Driving in an offensive or unsafe manner, and/or disregarding traffic signs and signals

14.  The amount of alcohol in the blood is referred to as:

a.  Implied Consent(IC)

b.  Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)

c.  Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)

d.  Rate of Alcohol Consumption (RAC)

15.  Which of the following describes the thinking of a defensive driver?

a.  Knows the other driver will do the right thing

b.  Tries to “beat” stoplights and rolls through stop signs

c.  Attemps to get from point A to point B as fast as possible

d.  Considers what other drivers might do and is prepared

16.  To turn left from a multilane one-way street onto a one-way street, you start your turn from?

a.  The line closest to the left curb

b.  Only the right lane, regardless of the direction of the turn

c.  The line in the center of the road

d.  Any lane (as long as it is safe)

17.  If you have had three beers in the past hour, about how long will be take for all the alcohol to leave your blood stream?

a.  Three hours

b.  Ten minutes

c.  Two hours

d.  One hour

18.  To pass a truck you must:

a.  Pass on a down grade

b.  Go as fast as possible to race with the truck

c.  Honk your hour at the driver

d.  Make sure you have room to complete the pass without excessive speed

19.  You must pull over when:

a.  Another drive honks at you.

b.  You approach a flashing red light

c.  You approach a yield sign.

d.  A police officer directs you to do so.

20.  When a traffic signal turns green signaling you to proceeds, you should:

a.  Look left and right before proceeding

b.  None of these answers are correct

c. Accelerate immediately so you do not hold up traffic behind you

d.  Tap horn lightly to let others know you are moving forward

21.  A flashing red signal means:

a.  A signal to look both ways, then proceed

b.  A reason to slow down

c.  Caution, there may be danger

d.  Equivalent to (same as) a stop sign, and means the driver must stop

22.  When stopped at railroad tracks with no crossing gates, you may cross:

a.  As soon as the train has passed your roadway

b.  Only when you can see clearly in both directions

c.  Only when the train is completely out of sight

d.  At any tine-you have the right-of-way

23.  Reaction time is slower after:

a.  Exercising

b.  Sleeping

c.  Working hard

d.  Drinking alcohol

24.  When you tailgate other drivers:

a.  Your actions will not result in a traffic citation.

b.  You can frustrate the other drivers and make them angry.

c.  You help reduce traffic congestion.

d.  You are practicing defensive driving.

25.  What is a safe following distance under most conditions?

a.  10 seconds

b.  20 seconds

c.  3 seconds

d.  1 minute

26.  While being passed in a passing zone, you should:

a.  Speed up to stay ahead of the vehicle

b.  Slow down and let them safety return to the drive lane

c.  Pull of the road

d.  Maintain your speed and position

27.  Which of the following must you obey over the other three?

a.  Solid red light

b.  Stop sign

c.  Flashing red light

d.  Police officer

28. The safest precaution that you can take regarding the use of cell phones and driving is

a.  Use hands-free devices so you can keep both holds on the steering wheel.

b.  Keep your phone within easy reach so you won’t need to take your eyes off the road.

c.  Pull over to the side of the road to use your cellular phone

d.  Only send text messages while driving; do not make actual calls.

29.  Which of the following driving skills is/are affected by the use of alcohol and or drugs?

a.  Alertness

b.  All of these answers are correct

c.  Depth perception

d.  Coordination

30. How many alcoholic drinks does it take to affect your driving?

a.  Two

b.  Ten

c.  Three

d.  One

31.  If your vehicle has a two-part safety belt system you should:

a.  Use only the shoulder belt

b.  Only use the entire system at your discretion

c.  Use both the lap and shoulder belt

d.  Use only the lap belt

32.  At an intersection, drivers turning left must yield to what?

a.  Only police officers

b.  Only pedestrians

c.  Drivers turning left never need to yield at an intersection

d.  Pedestrians and vehicles approaching from the opposite direction including bicycles

33.  You may legally block an intersection:

a.  Under no circumstances

b.  At any time

c.  During rush hour traffic

d.  When you entered the intersection during the green light

34.  You are driving on the freeway. The vehicle in front of you is a large truck. You should drive

a.  Closely behind the truck in bad weather because the drive can see farther ahead.

b.  No more than one car length behind the truck so the driver can see you.

c.  In the lane alongside the truck, slightly behind the cab.

d.  Farther behind the truck than you would for a passenger vehicle.

35.  A solid yellow line next to a broken yellow line means that vehicles:

a.  In both directions may pass.

b.  Next the solid line may pass.

c.  Next to the broken line may pass.

d.  May not pass, regardless of the direction they are traveling.

36.  What does an eight-sided sign mean?

a.  Yield

b.  Stop

c.  Wrong way

d.  Speed limit

37.  You may not park your vehicle:

a.  Next to a red painted curb.

b.  On any one-way street.

c.  Within 100 feet of an elementary school.

d.  On the side of the freeway in an emergency.

38.  Why should you clean your headlights?

a.  You can increase the life of your headlights

b.  Headlights have sensors that will present dirty lenses from turning on

c.  Dirty headlights greatly reduce your ability to see

d.  It’s illegal to driving with dirty headlights

39.  Always stop before you cross railroad tracks when:

a.  You don’t have room on the other side to completely cross the tracks.

b.  You are driving a pickup truck.

c.  You transport two or more children in a passenger vehicle.

d.  The railroad crossing is located in a city or town that has frequent train traffic.

40.  If your driving privilege has been revoked, you may:

a. Drive only in an emergency

b. Still drive to an from work or school

c. Not drive in this state with any license or permit

d. Drive only in the presence of a licensed parent or guardian

41.  You cannot pass safely unless:

a. All of these answers are correct

b. You can return to your lane before meeting oncoming traffic

c. Your vehicle is capable of the speed necessary to pass

d.  You can see far enough ahead

42.  What does an orange sign mean?

a.  Orange signs inform you or local amenities such as restaurants or lodging

b.  Orange signs indicate speed limits

c.  Orange signs are always yield signs

d.  Orange signs warn of construction work ahead

43.  You are on a freeway entrance and have to wait for a gap in traffic before you can enter to the roadway. What should you do?

a.  Assume the other drivers will give you the right-of-way

b.  Honk your horn until someone opens up a gap for you

c. Aggressively cut into traffic before the entrance ends

d.  Slow down on the entrance ramp to wait for a gap, then speed up so you enter at the same speed that traffic is moving

44.  If it feels like your tires have lost traction with the road during rain:

a.  All of these answers are correct

b.  Do not try to stop or turn until the tires grip the road

c.  Try to keep the steering wheel straight

d.  Ease your foot off of the gas pedal

45.  When parking uphill on a two-way street with no curb, your front wheels should be  

a.  Turned to the left (toward the street)

b.  Off the road, partially on the shoulder

c.  Parallel with the pavement.

d.  Turned to the right (away from the street)

46.  You must obey instructions from school crossing guards:

a.  Only during school hours.

b.  Unless you do not see any children present.

c.  At all times.

d.  Only between 1 P.M. and 2 P.M.

1a, 2a, 3d, 4c, 5d, 6d, 7d, 8b, 9c, 10d, 11b, 12c, 13d, 14c, 15d, 16a, 17a, 18d, 19d, 20a, 21d, 22b, 23d, 24b, 25c, 26d, 27d, 28c, 29b, 30d, 31c, 32d, 33a, 34d, 35c, 36b, 37a, 38c, 39a, 40c, 41a, 42d, 43d, 44a, 45d, 46c.