Black Cab Quiz

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Black Cab Quiz

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Up to how many passengers can a black cab carry? 
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      7

  • 2. 
    Approximately how many black cabs are currently operating in London?
    • A. 

      21000

    • B. 

      18000

    • C. 

      13000

  • 3. 
    When was the taximeter invented?
    • A. 

      1989

    • B. 

      1953

    • C. 

      1891

  • 4. 
    Black cabs have a turning circle which allows the car to turn around in a tight space, and also to get around very tight corners. What size is this turning circle?
    • A. 

      30ft

    • B. 

      25ft

    • C. 

      21ft

  • 5. 
    What percentage of black cab drivers are women? 
    • A. 

      Around 20%

    • B. 

      Around 40%

    • C. 

      Around 2%

  • 6. 
    How many roads and landmarks must a taxi driver know in order to pass "The Knowledge"? 
    • A. 

      A taxi driver must know over 1,000 roads and 2,000 landmarks.

    • B. 

      It’s not necessary to pass “The Knowledge” any more, most taxi drivers rely on satellite navigation.

    • C. 

      A taxi driver must know over 25,000 roads, and 20,000 landmarks.

  • 7. 
    Is shouting “taxi” against the law in London?
    • A. 

      It is not against the law if the taxi driver is at a red light.

    • B. 

      No of course it isn't.

    • C. 

      Yes it is, this may distract the taxi driver and lead to a road traffic accident.

  • 8. 
    What must the black cab be tall enough to accommodate? 
    • A. 

      A human of 5ft standing upright

    • B. 

      A suitcase standing upright

    • C. 

      An individual wearing a bowler hat

  • 9. 
    On average, how long does it take to pass "The Knowledge"? 
    • A. 

      60 months

    • B. 

      34 months

    • C. 

      4 months

  • 10. 
    How do you know if a taxi is available for hire? 
    • A. 

      The light on top of the taxi is flashing

    • B. 

      The light on top of the taxi is illuminated and the word 'taxi' is displayed

    • C. 

      The light on top of the taxi is switched off

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