Theory Test



Think your driving theory is up to date? Test yourself now with 20 questions.
Please note this is not the real theory questions but is always good to test your knowledge.
Score 18 or more to pass.




1) You are travelling along a narrow country road. When passing a cyclist you should go

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A: Slowly,sounding the horn as you pass
B: Quickly, leaving plenty of room
C: Slowly, leaving plenty of room
D: Quickly,sounding the horn as you pass


2) You are approaching traffic lights that have been green for some time. You should

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A: Accelerate hard
B: maintain your speed
C: be ready to stop
D: brake hard


3) traffic signs giving orders are generally which shape?

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A:

B:

C:

D:



4)

Diamond Shaped signs give instructions to

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A: tram drivers
B: bus drivers
C: lorry drivers
D: taxi drivers


5) What is the safest way to use a mobile phone in your vehicle?

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A: Use a hands free kit
B: Find a suitable place to stop
C: Drive slowly on a quiet road
D: Direct your call through the orerator


6) Which of the following should you do before stopping?

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A: Sound the horn
B: Use the mirrors
C: Select a higher gear
D: Flash your headlights


7) When following a large vehicle you should keep well back because

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A: It allows you to corner quickly
B: It helps the large vehicle to stop more easily
C: It allows the driver to see you in the mirrors
D: It helps you keep out of the wind


8) Your vehicle is fitted with a hands free phone system. Using this equipment whilst driving

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A: Is quite safe as long as you slow down
B: Could distract your attention from the road
C: Is recommended by the highway code
D: Could be very good for road safety


9) You are turning right onto a dual carriage way. What should you do before emerging?

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A: Stop, apply the hand brake and then select a low gear
B: Position your vehicle well to the left of the side road
C: Check that the central reserve is wide enough for your vehicle
D: Make sure that you leave enough for following a vehicle


10) Before you make a U-turn in the road, you should

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A: Give an arm signal as well as using your indicators
B: Signal so that other drivers can slow down for you
C: Look over your shoulder for a final check
D: Select a hiogher gear than normal


11) As a driver what does the term 'blind spot' mean?

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A: An area covered by your right-hand mirror
B: An are not covered by your head lamps
C: An area covered by your left-hand mirror
D: An area not seen in your mirrors


12) Your mobile phone rings while you are on the motorway. Before answering you should

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A: Reduce your speed to 50 mph
B: Pull up on the hard shoulder
C: Move into the left-hand lane
D: Stop in a safe place


13) A long, heavily laden lorry is taking a long time to overtake you. What should you do?

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A: Speed up
B: Slow down
C: Hold your speed
D: Change direction


14) You should ONLY use a mobile phone when

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A: receiving a call
B: suitably parked
C: driving at less than 30 mph
D: driving an automatic vehicle


15) When emerging from junctions which is most likely to obstruct your view?

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A: Windscreen pillars
B: Steering Wheel
C: Interior Mirror
D: Windscreen wipers


16) You are in a line of traffic. The driver behind you is following very closely. What action should you take?

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A: ignore the driver and continue to drive within the speed limit
B: Slow down,gradually increasing the gap between you and the vehicle in front
C: signal left and wave the following driver past
D: move over to a position just left of the centre line


17) You must obey signs giving orders, they are mostly in

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A: green rectangles
B: red triangles
C: blue rectangles
D: red circles


18) You are following a vehicle on a wet road. You should leave a time gap of at least

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A: one second
B: two seconds
C: three seconds
D: four seconds


19) You are driving on a wet road. You have to stop your vehicle in an emergency. You should

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A: Apply the handbrake and footbrake together
B: A keep both hands on the steering wheel
C: Select reverse gear
D: Give an arm signal


20) You are waiting to emerge from a junction. The screen pillar is restricting your view. What should you be particularly aware of?

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A: Lorries
B: Buses
C: Motorcyclists
D: Coaches






The test questions do not reflect the actual questions in the theory test, the questions are a test to reflect your own personal knowledge while driving on the roads.

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