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1

Petrol-fuelled vehicles such as cars can harm the environment in several ways. Which of the following is NOT one of those ways?

. Natural resources can be depleted.

. Buildings can be damaged.

. Commuting times can increase.

. Air can become more polluted.

A: Commuting times can increase.

2

How can leaving out some gear changes (such as by going directly from second into fourth gear) reduce your fuel consumption?

. It helps you control the amount of time you spend steering.

. It eliminates the need to use the brakes as frequently.

. It shortens the time you spend coasting.

. It shortens the time you spend accelerating.

A: It shortens the time you spend accelerating

Steering doesn't affect fuel consumption significantly.

3

When someone who has been in a collision stops breathing, you need to

. tilt the person's head forward.

. tilt the person's head back slightly to clear the airway.

. give the person some water.

. raise the person's legs to help blood flow.

A: tilt the person's head back slightly to clear the airway.

4

You do NOT need to notify the DVLA if

. you have changed the vehicle that you drive.

. a health condition is impairing your ability to drive.

. your eyesight falls below the minimum requirements.

. your car is due for an MOT.

A: your car is due for an MOT

You need to notify the DVLA if there has been a change to your status.

5

You are driving a car with fully-functioning tyres and brakes on a smooth road in dry conditions. Your speed is 40 mph. What is the average distance it will take to come to a complete stop?

. 96 metres (315 feet)

. 53 metres (175 feet)

. 36 metres (118 feet)

. 23 metres (75 feet)

A: 36 metres (118 feet)

6

If your engine catches fire, what should you do?

. Call 999 for the fire brigade.

. Contact the AA.

. Raise the bonnet and activate your hazard lights.

. Lift the bonnet to disconnect the battery.

A: Call 999 for the fire brigade.

Lifting the bonnet may worsen the fire.

7

At minimum, what type of car insurance must you legally have?

. A fully comprehensive policy

. Just third-party cover

. Third-party and fire and theft cover

. Protection against personal injury

A: Just third-party cover

You need to be covered against damage you might cause to third-party vehicles.

8

What is the purpose of a catalytic converter?

. To help prevent fires

. To reduce fuel consumption

. To prevent wear and tear on the engine

. To convert toxic pollutants in exhaust gas to less toxic pollutants

A: To convert toxic pollutants in exhaust gas to less toxic pollutants

The catalytic converter's main purpose is to help the environment.

9

You are approaching a pedestrian carrying a white stick with a red band. This person is

. blind.

. disabled.

. blind and deaf.

. deaf.

A: blind and deaf.

10

You wish to turn right. You have indicated but you want to emphasise a difficult right turn on a road carrying fast-moving traffic. What should you do?

. Flash your lights at oncoming traffic.

. Give a clear arm signal.

. Position your car over the centre line.

. Beep your horn.

A: Give a clear arm signal.

You need to provide a signal that has little chance of being misinterpreted.

11

Front fog lights can only be used when visibility is less than

. 200 metres (656 feet).

. 400 metres (1312 feet).

. 300 metres (984 feet).

. 100 metres (328 feet).

A: 100 metres (328 feet).

12

If you see a horse rider in a roundabout, keeping left, the rider is

. going in any direction, it's impossible to predict.

. going straight.

. turning left.

. turning right.

A: going in any direction, it's impossible to predict.

Keeping to the left-hand side of the road is an expected positioning of a horse rider in a roundabout.

13

Which road crossing has been designed for both cyclists and pedestrians?

. Pelican

. Puffin

. Zebra

. Toucan

A: Toucan

On this type of crossing, 'two can…'.

14

You must NOT sound your horn

. on any road between 11.30 p.m. and 6.00 a.m.

. in built-up areas at any time.

. in built-up areas between 10.00 p.m. and 6.00 a.m.

. in built-up areas between 11.30 p.m. and 7.00 a.m.

A: in built-up areas between 11.30 p.m. and 7.00 a.m.

15

Where would you see slanted red and yellow stripes?

. Motor vehicles with over 7500 kg of maximum gross weight

. Commercial vehicles up to 13 metres in length

. Vehicles carrying dangerous goods

. All of the above

A: Motor vehicles with over 7500 kg of maximum gross weight

These markings are called "Large goods vehicle rear markings.''

16

Can you drive through a pelican crossing with a green light?

. No, you must wait.

. Yes, at any time.

. Yes, but only if there are no pedestrians crossing.

. Yes, but only if there are no pedestrians on your side of the road.

A: Yes, but only if there are no pedestrians crossing.

Pelican crossings provide safe passage for pedestrians. You must stop at a red signal at a pelican crossing.

17

You have to stop for children playing on the road in a Home Zone. Which of the following is true?

. They have every right to play here; stop and give them time to move.

. They shouldn’t be playing here; sound your horn and push through.

. You should not be here; motor vehicles are not permitted in home zones.

. They have the absolute right to be on the road; carefully drive around them.

A: They have every right to play here; stop and give them time to move.

18

You have been drinking, but you are under the legal limit. When will alcohol start to affect your ability to drive?

. Never

. Only when you are over the limit

. Only when you are tired or haven't eaten recently

. Immediately

A: Immediately

Alcohol can quickly and seriously affect your ability to handle a motor vehicle safely.

19

You have parked on the side of a 50-mph (80-km/h) road. Do you need to use your parking lights here?

. No, you should leave your hazard warning lights on instead.

. Yes, at any time.

. Yes, but only at night.

. No

A: Yes, but only at night.

20

(See Fig. 21) What does this road sign indicate?

. Mini-roundabout ahead

. No vehicles past this point

. Roundabout ahead

. Ring road ahead

A: Roundabout ahead

21

(See Fig. 22) Who should obey diamond-shaped traffic signs?

. Lorry Drivers

. Bus Drivers

. Tram Drivers

. Taxi Drivers

A: Tram Drivers

22

(See Fig. 23) What does this sign mean?

. Controlled Parking Zone

. Controlled Speed Limit Zone

. Pedestrian Zone

. No Entry

A: Controlled Parking Zone

23

(See Fig. 24) What does a circular traffic sign with a blue background do?

. Give directions to a car park

. Give an instruction

. Give warning of a motorway ahead

. Give motorway information

A: Give an instruction

24

When should you especially check the engine oil level?

. When the engine is hot

. Early in the morning

. Before a long journey

. Every 6000 miles

A: Before a long journey

25

In which of these situations is it legal to not wear a seatbelt?

. When making an emergency stop

. When reversing

. When doing a start manoeuvre on a hill

. When you are in slow moving traffic

A: When reversing

26

When should you check the oil level in your engine?

. When the engine is hot

. When the engine is cold

. When the engine is warm

. When the engine is running

A: When the engine is cold

27

When should you especially check the engine oil level?

. When the engine is hot

. Early in the morning

. Before a long journey

. Every 6000 miles

A: Before a long journey