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  • 1. 

    Up to how many passengers can a black cab carry? 

    • A.

      6

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      7

    Correct Answer
    B. 5
    Explanation
    A black cab can carry up to 5 passengers.

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  • 2. 

    Approximately how many black cabs are currently operating in London?

    • A.

      21000

    • B.

      18000

    • C.

      13000

    Correct Answer
    A. 21000
    Explanation
    There are approximately 21,000 black cabs currently operating in London.

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  • 3. 

    When was the taximeter invented?

    • A.

      1989

    • B.

      1953

    • C.

      1891

    Correct Answer
    C. 1891
    Explanation
    The taximeter was invented in 1891. This device is used in taxis to calculate the fare based on the distance traveled and the time taken. It was a significant invention as it provided a more accurate and fair way of charging passengers for their taxi rides. Prior to the taximeter, fares were often negotiated between the driver and passenger, which could lead to disputes and unfair charges. The invention of the taximeter helped to standardize and regulate taxi fares, making the transportation industry more efficient and transparent.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. 25ft
    Explanation
    Black cabs have a turning circle of 25ft, which means they can make a full U-turn or turn around in a tight space with a radius of 25ft. This small turning circle is advantageous for navigating through narrow streets and making sharp turns around tight corners, making black cabs well-suited for urban driving conditions.

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  • 5. 

    What percentage of black cab drivers are women? 

    • A.

      Around 20%

    • B.

      Around 40%

    • C.

      Around 2%

    Correct Answer
    C. Around 2%
    Explanation
    The correct answer is around 2%. This suggests that a very small percentage of black cab drivers are women. It implies that the majority of black cab drivers are men, with women making up a very small minority in this profession.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Yes it is, this may distract the taxi driver and lead to a road traffic accident.
    Explanation
    Shouting "taxi" is against the law in London because it may distract the taxi driver and potentially cause a road traffic accident. This is likely a safety measure put in place to ensure the focus and attention of taxi drivers while driving. However, if the taxi driver is at a red light, it may not be against the law as they are stationary and not actively driving.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. An individual wearing a bowler hat
    Explanation
    The black cab must be tall enough to accommodate an individual wearing a bowler hat. This suggests that the height of the cab should be sufficient to allow someone wearing a bowler hat to comfortably sit inside without their hat touching the roof. This requirement implies that the cab should have a relatively high roof or interior space.

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  • 9. 

    On average, how long does it take to pass "The Knowledge"? 

    • A.

      60 months

    • B.

      34 months

    • C.

      4 months

    Correct Answer
    B. 34 months
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 34 months. "The Knowledge" refers to the process of becoming a licensed London taxi driver, which involves memorizing and navigating through over 25,000 streets and 20,000 landmarks in London. This process typically takes around 34 months to complete.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. The light on top of the taxi is illuminated and the word 'taxi' is displayed
    Explanation
    When the light on top of the taxi is illuminated and the word 'taxi' is displayed, it indicates that the taxi is available for hire. This is a common practice in many cities where taxis use a sign on their roof to signal their availability. The illuminated light and the displayed word 'taxi' make it easy for potential passengers to identify an available taxi and flag it down for a ride.

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