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 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


2) Your vehicle is fitted with a hand held telephone you should

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A: Reduce your speed
B: Find a safe place to stop
C: Steer the vehicle with one hand
D: Give an arm signal


3) 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


4) 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


5) 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


6) You should never wave people at a pedestrian crossings because

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A: there may be another vehicle coming
B: they may not be looking
C: it is safer for you to carry on
D: they may not be ready to cross


7) 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


8) Using a hands free phone is likely to

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A: improve your safety
B: increase your concentration
C: reduce your view
D: divert your attention


9) traffic signs giving orders are generally which shape?

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A:

B:

C:

D:



10) At a puffin crossing what colour follows the green signal

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A: Steady red
B: Flashing amber
C: Steady amber
D: Flashing green


11) Using a mobile phone while you are driving

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A: is acceptable in a vehicle with power steering
B: will reduce your field of vision
C: could distract your attention from the road
D: will affect your vehicles electronic systems


12) 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


13) 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


14) 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


15) 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


16) 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


17) You loose your way on a busy road. What is the best action to take?

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A: Stop at traffic lights and ask pedestrians
B: Shout to other drivers to ask them the way
C: Turn into a side road, stop and check a map
D: Check a map, and keep going with the traffic flow


18) 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


19) 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


20) You could use the 'two second rule'

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A: before restarting the engine after it has stalled
B: to keep a safe gap front he vehicle in front
C: before using the mirror signal manoeuvre routine
D: when emerging on wet roads






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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