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)

Diamond Shaped signs give instructions to

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


2) 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


3) 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


4) 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


5) 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


6) 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


7) 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


8) Following closely behind a lorry is unwise because

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A: your brakes will overheat
B: your view ahead is increased
C: your engine will overheat
D: your view ahead is reduced


9) 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


10) In which of these situations should you avoid overtaking.

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A: Just after a bend
B: In a one-way street
C: On a 30mph road
D: Approaching a dip in the road


11) 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


12) You cannot see clearly behind when reversing. What should you do?

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A: Open your window to look behind
B: Open the door and look behind
C: Look in the nearside mirror
D: Ask someone to guide you


13) 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


14) 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


15) You mobile phone rings while you are travelling. You should

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A: Stop imediately
B: Answer it imediately
C: Pull up in a suitable place
D: Pull up at the nearest Kerb


16) 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


17) To answer a call on your mobile phone while travelling you should

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A: Reduce your speed wherever you are
B: Stop in a proper and convenient place
C: Keep the call time to a minimum
D: Slow down and allow others to overtake


18) 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


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 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






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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