Mass. Drivers' Ed. Modules 1-3

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This quiz has been designed to review the major concepts from Modules 1-3 of the Massachusetts drivers' education curriculum. This quiz deals with purposes of identification and licensing as well as rules and regulations of driving. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Out of State violations count against my driving record in Massachusetts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Driving is a privilege not a right in Massachusetts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Check all of the following that is considered essential to being a safe driver:
    • A. 

      Control

    • B. 

      Courtesy

    • C. 

      Aggression

    • D. 

      Responsibility

    • E. 

      Anticipation

  • 4. 
    When driving on my learner's permit, I must have a ____ _-year-old (or older) licensed driver sitting in the seat next to me and that person must have had their license for at least a year.
    • A. 

      16

    • B. 

      17

    • C. 

      18

    • D. 

      21

    • E. 

      25

  • 5. 
    If I am under 18, in order to be eligible to take the road test, I must have had a permit for at least ______ days and have a(n) _____________  _____________ during that time.
    • A. 

      183 clean record

    • B. 

      180 driving test

    • C. 

      365 eye exam

    • D. 

      60 insured vehicle

  • 6. 
    In the middle of the night (12-5am) I can only drive if a licensed parent is sitting next to me.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    SCARR courses could be required as part of the penalty for speeding or drag racing. SCARR stands for....
    • A. 

      Supreme Court Attitude Retraining Requirement

    • B. 

      State Courts Allowance for Regular Re-offenders

    • C. 

      Student Councils Against Rewarding Ruthlessness

    • D. 

      State Courts Against Road Rage

    • E. 

      Students Coordinating Against Reckless Routines

  • 8. 
    Once I receive my license, I remain a Junior Operator...
    • A. 

      For six months

    • B. 

      Until age 17

    • C. 

      Until age 18

    • D. 

      Until age 21

  • 9. 
    As a Junior Operator, I am not licensed to drive during the curfew, which is from 12:30 to 5 am. Driving during this time without a licensed parent sitting next to me counts as a criminal offence. This curfew lasts...
    • A. 

      For six months

    • B. 

      Until age 17

    • C. 

      Until age 18

    • D. 

      Until age 21

  • 10. 
    The passenger restriction says that I cannot have anyone under the age of 18 in the car with me except for immediate family members. This restriction lasts...
    • A. 

      For six months

    • B. 

      Until age 17

    • C. 

      Until age 18

    • D. 

      Until age 21

  • 11. 
    An exception to the passenger restriction says that I can have anyone at all in the car as long as...
    • A. 

      ...they are classmates

    • B. 

      ...I treat my license like a permit again, having a 21+ licensed adult sitting next to me.

    • C. 

      ...the passengers do not distract me from driving safely

    • D. 

      ....it is before the curfew hours of 12:30-5:00am

  • 12. 
    Breaking curfew by twenty minutes is...
    • A. 

      Enforced by primary enforcement

    • B. 

      Enforced by secondary enforcement

  • 13. 
    Violating the passenger restriction is....
    • A. 

      Enforced by primary enforcement

    • B. 

      Enforced by secondary enforcement

  • 14. 
    As a Junior Operator, driving at 2:30 am without a parent, you could be stopped because of...
    • A. 

      Primary enforcement

    • B. 

      Secondary enforcement

  • 15. 
    Your JOL is an example of a Class ___ license.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      M

  • 16. 
    Yellow road signs mean
    • A. 

      General caution or warning

    • B. 

      Construction

    • C. 

      Rules of the road (regulations)

    • D. 

      Motorist services

    • E. 

      Directions

  • 17. 
    Orange road signs mean...
    • A. 

      General caution or warning

    • B. 

      Construction

    • C. 

      Rules of the road (regulations)

    • D. 

      Motorist services

    • E. 

      Directions

  • 18. 
    A flashing red light means...
    • A. 

      The same as a stop sign

    • B. 

      Yield

    • C. 

      Use caution

    • D. 

      The same as a regular red light

    • E. 

      The light is broken

  • 19. 
    A yield sign means...
    • A. 

      Stop!

    • B. 

      You don't have the right of way

    • C. 

      Slow down no matter what

    • D. 

      Speed up no matter what

    • E. 

      You have the right of way

  • 20. 
    Interstate 684 must be...
    • A. 

      A major interstate that goes East-West

    • B. 

      A major interstate that goes North-South

    • C. 

      A connector to Interstate 84

    • D. 

      Located in the East

    • E. 

      Located in the South

  • 21. 
    A green light means...
    • A. 

      Go!

    • B. 

      Stop!

    • C. 

      Be prepared to stop.

    • D. 

      Stop if it is safe to do so.

    • E. 

      Go only if it is safe to do so.

  • 22. 
    A yellow light means...
    • A. 

      Go fast!

    • B. 

      Stop immediately!

    • C. 

      Stop if it is safe to do so.

    • D. 

      Go if you can beat the light.

    • E. 

      A green light will follow, so be prepared for the change.

  • 23. 
    The part of the car that recharges the battery while you drive is the...
    • A. 

      Alternator

    • B. 

      Radiator

    • C. 

      Compressor

    • D. 

      Distributor

    • E. 

      Fan

  • 24. 
    Some dangers to be aware of when changing a tire include...(Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      The car falling off the jack

    • B. 

      Getting hit by traffic

    • C. 

      Not putting the tire on in a secure and balanced manner

    • D. 

      Trying to do the tire change on a hill

    • E. 

      Driving too fast or too far on the "donut"

  • 25. 
    You should not use cruise control in the rain or in bad weather because it gives you less control over the vehicle.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    The proper tyre pressure for the tyres on your car can be found...
    • A. 

      Printed on the tire itself

    • B. 

      Printed on the air pressure gauge

    • C. 

      Printed on a sticker inside the driver's door

    • D. 

      Printed on the receipt from where ypu bought the tires

  • 27. 
    A blue light on your dashboard means...
    • A. 

      You are low on fuel

    • B. 

      You are low on oil

    • C. 

      You have low tire pressure

    • D. 

      Your emergency brake is on

    • E. 

      Your high-beam headlights are on

  • 28. 
    You can tell if your tyres need more air by looking at them before you start driving.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    When you stick a penny (with Lincoln's head going in first) into the treads of your tyres, it should
    • A. 

      Be completely covered by the treads

    • B. 

      Cover at least part of Lincoln's head

    • C. 

      Not reach Lincoln's head

    • D. 

      Reach Lincoln's neck

  • 30. 
    Regulatory signs are...
    • A. 

      Black and white (and sometimes red)

    • B. 

      Yellow

    • C. 

      Orange

    • D. 

      Blue

    • E. 

      Green

  • 31. 
    These fluids should be checked and changed on a regular basis: (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Gas and oil

    • B. 

      Windshield washer fluid

    • C. 

      Automatic Transmission Fluid

    • D. 

      Brake Fluid and Power Steering Fluid

    • E. 

      Coolant/anti-freeze

  • 32. 
    You can tell that a car is about to back up because these lights come on: (Choose the best answer)
    • A. 

      Red tail lights

    • B. 

      Bright red brake lights

    • C. 

      Headlights

    • D. 

      White lights on the back end of the car

    • E. 

      Orange parking lights

  • 33. 
    Which of the following do you have to do before you start driving?
    • A. 

      Inspect the area around the car

    • B. 

      Secure any loose items (like gym bags/back-packs full of books!)

    • C. 

      Adjust your mirrors and headrest

    • D. 

      Make sure you and any passengers are buckled up

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 34. 
    A car with ABS has an antilock _____________ system.
  • 35. 
    Oil should be changed every 5,000 miles or so (for most people, that adds up to about once every 3-4 months) because oil is necessary for keeping the engine ________, cool, and lubricated.
  • 36. 
    In an emergency, antilock brakes are very helpful because while you are stomping on the brakes, you can also ___________.
  • 37. 
    If you have conventional brakes (not ABS), the danger is that in an emergency you might be tempted to slam on the brakes. But that won't usually help if you have convenional brakes because stomping on the brake will just cause you to ____________ and you will not be able to steer. So, with conventional brakes, you should "pump the brakes" in an emergency. But with antilock brakes, you just stomp and steer and let the ABS computer do the pumping for you.
  • 38. 
    Air bag safety can be summed up as ABC: Always slide your _________ back, __________ everyone, and make sure ________________ ride in the back.
  • 39. 
    The emergency_____________ can be found by looking for a button with a double triangle (usually red) on it.
  • 40. 
    The first emergency action to take if battery acid gets in your eyes is...
    • A. 

      Call 911

    • B. 

      Call a poison control center

    • C. 

      Rinse out the eye(s), preferably with running water for a long time

    • D. 

      Read the owner's manual for instructions on what to do