Ntzb Driver Ed Weeks 9, 10, 11, And 12 Exam

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Driver Quizzes & Trivia

Exam includes questions on road conditions, driver distractions and conditions, laws of nature, and roadway safety. This test is 50 questions each worth two point each. They will be multiple choice and true/false. MAKE SURE YOU PUT YOUR FULL NAME UNDER "YOUR NAME"! If you do not put your name down, you will not get credit!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is a method to reduce the effects of sun glare on the eyes?
    • A. 

      Turn on your headlights and look at the white line of the shoulder

    • B. 

      Look directly into the glare and focus on what you can see

    • C. 

      Flip the rearview mirror up and use your sideview mirrors

    • D. 

      Flip the car visor down and wear sunglasses to cut the glare

  • 2. 
    What two things cause night glare to occur?
    • A. 

      Light from other headlights and light reflected off of the road signs

    • B. 

      The glare of the moon off the car and from traffic lights

    • C. 

      Light from other headlights and light reflected off the rearview mirror

    • D. 

      The glare of the headlights from cars behind you and around you

  • 3. 
    How does a driver reduce the effects of night glare while driving?
    • A. 

      Wear sunglasses and flip the rearview mirror up

    • B. 

      Flip down the car visor and focus on looking into your sideview mirrors

    • C. 

      Flip up the rearview mirror and look at the side of the road

    • D. 

      Flash your highbeams and honk your horn

  • 4. 
    Why is it the most dangerous to drive right when the road first gets wet?
    • A. 

      Because the oil, dirt, and debris on the road isn't washed away yet and makes things extra slick

    • B. 

      Because the water from the rain has not been absorbed into the asphalt yet

    • C. 

      Because the dirt and debris sticks to the tires more easily when first getting wet

    • D. 

      Because water is more likely to get inside the tread of the tires and cause hydroplaning

  • 5. 
    When a layer of water gets in between the tread of the tires and the road surface, it causes a phenomenon called:
    • A. 

      Hydrostaticity

    • B. 

      Hydrogenation

    • C. 

      Hydroplaning

    • D. 

      Hydrogenetism

  • 6. 
    It is illegal to drive without your __________________ if you need to use your windshield wipers for a period of time.
    • A. 

      Taillights

    • B. 

      Headlights

    • C. 

      Highbeams

    • D. 

      Radio

  • 7. 
    Why should a driver brake through puddles?
    • A. 

      Because it helps moisten the gears of the brake

    • B. 

      Because it prevents debris from getting into the gears

    • C. 

      Because it helps keep the brake pads from sticking

    • D. 

      Because it helps keep the brake pads dry

  • 8. 
    What happens when a driver uses their highbeams when it’s foggy outside?
    • A. 

      The light cuts through the fog helping the driver to see more clearly

    • B. 

      The light reflects off of the water droplets in the air causing your vision to be reduced

    • C. 

      The light reflects off the road and the other cars causing sun and light glare for the driver

    • D. 

      The light allows other drivers to see the car better and avoid accidents

  • 9. 
    What is the definition of fishtailing?
    • A. 

      When the front end of a car slides due to snow on the ground

    • B. 

      When the rear end of a car swerves due to slick conditions on the road

    • C. 

      When a car hydroplanes on a hilly road surface

    • D. 

      When the tires lose grip on the road surface and begins to slide

  • 10. 
    The process of slowly moving your car forward and back to make a path out when in a pile of snow is called:
    • A. 

      Skidding

    • B. 

      Rocking

    • C. 

      Rolling

    • D. 

      Downshifting

  • 11. 
    Why do bridges develop more ice than other areas when it’s cold outside?
    • A. 

      Because they have no ground to absorb the moisture in the air

    • B. 

      Because they are thinner than other parts of the roadway and they freeze less often than other road surfaces

    • C. 

      Because it takes more asphalt to create a bridge or an overpass than for a regular road

    • D. 

      Because the air circulates above and below the road surface causing the bridge to freeze sooner

  • 12. 
    When thin sheets of ice form on the road that happen to blend in with the road surface, the road is coated with:
    • A. 

      Dry ice

    • B. 

      Black ice

    • C. 

      Thin ice

    • D. 

      White ice

  • 13. 
    What does black ice usually make the road surface look like when forming?
    • A. 

      It makes it look gravely

    • B. 

      It makes it look smooth

    • C. 

      It makes it look wet

    • D. 

      It makes it look slushy

  • 14. 
    When the weather goes into extremely cold conditions, the temperature can get into gas and brake lines causing fuel and gears to __________.
    • A. 

      Freeze

    • B. 

      Break

    • C. 

      Work more slowly

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is NOT a method to prevent freezing of a car's fuel and liquid lines and tubes?
    • A. 

      Put water into the cooling system

    • B. 

      Fill the windshield wiper tank with low freezing solvent

    • C. 

      Put antifreeze into the gas tank

    • D. 

      Keep your gas tank at least half full

  • 16. 
    What does DUI stand for?
    • A. 

      Driving Under the Influence

    • B. 

      Driving Under Intoxication

    • C. 

      Driving Under an Interstate

    • D. 

      Driving Under Inspection

  • 17. 
    The following are all reasons a person could be arrested for a DUI EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Driving with a BAC level of .08 or higher

    • B. 

      Driving with a BAC lower than .08

    • C. 

      Driving while high on illegal drugs

    • D. 

      Driving while on legal prescriptions

  • 18. 
    What is the definition of blood alcohol content (BAC)?
    • A. 

      The amount of alcohol in a person's drink.

    • B. 

      The concentration of alcohol in a person's blood.

    • C. 

      The level of alcohol a person has after one drink.

    • D. 

      The level of how intoxicated a person is from alcohol.

  • 19. 
    What is the legal BAC limit in the state of Illinois?
    • A. 

      .06

    • B. 

      .08

    • C. 

      .10

    • D. 

      .12

  • 20. 
    What does it mean if a driver is driver UNDER the limit, but is not at 0?
    • A. 

      They are driving under the influence of alcohol.

    • B. 

      They are driving under the influence of illegal drugs.

    • C. 

      They are driving while intoxicated with alcohol.

    • D. 

      They are driving while intoxicated with prescription drugs.

  • 21. 
    How long does it typically take a person’s body to process one serving of alcohol?
    • A. 

      A half hour

    • B. 

      One hour

    • C. 

      One and a half hours

    • D. 

      Two hours

  • 22. 
    What is the definition of zero-tolerance?
    • A. 

      A person is never allowed to have any alcohol or drugs in their bodies while driving.

    • B. 

      A person is allowed to have any alcohol or drugs in their bodies while driving up to .08 BAC.

    • C. 

      A person is never allowed to have any alcohol in their bodies while driving.

    • D. 

      A person is never allowed to have any alcohol in their bodies while driving, but can have drugs.

  • 23. 
    What is the name of the state police initiative geared towards preventing drunk drivers to be on the road?
    • A. 

      Click It of Ticket

    • B. 

      You Drink, You Drive, You Lose

    • C. 

      Police Against Drunk Driving (PADD)

    • D. 

      Under .08 is the Way to Drive Great

  • 24. 
    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, driver inattention is the cause of ____________ of car crashes.
    • A. 

      Less than 10%

    • B. 

      20-30%

    • C. 

      25-30%

    • D. 

      More than 30%

  • 25. 
    When a driver talks or texts on their phone while driving, their reaction time is equal to what
    • A. 

      A drunk driver

    • B. 

      A drowsy driver

    • C. 

      A driver who is on caffeine

    • D. 

      A driver who is high

  • 26. 
    Indentations put into the shoulders of roads designed to wake up drowsy drivers that veer off the road are called:
    • A. 

      Alert markers

    • B. 

      Rumble strips

    • C. 

      Rumble marks

    • D. 

      Noise strips

  • 27. 
    What percentage of teens reported to have worn seat belts on a regular basis?
    • A. 

      Around 20%

    • B. 

      Around 15%

    • C. 

      Around 10%

    • D. 

      Around 5%

  • 28. 
    What is the name of the state police initiative geared towards wearing seat belts in Illinois
    • A. 

      Click It or Ticket

    • B. 

      Seat Belts Save Live

    • C. 

      Buckle Up and Live

    • D. 

      It'll Help If You Put On the Belt

  • 29. 
    What is the definition of road rage?
    • A. 

      Violence toward other drivers in traffic

    • B. 

      Aggressive behavior while driving

    • C. 

      Purposefully causing accidents or injuries to another driver

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 30. 
    Vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers ages:
    • A. 

      12-15 years

    • B. 

      16-22 years

    • C. 

      15-19 years

    • D. 

      16-17 years

  • 31. 
    What are the three things that the driver IS in control of when driving?
    • A. 

      Speed, braking, friction

    • B. 

      Speed, braking, acceleration

    • C. 

      Speed, braking, turning

    • D. 

      Speed, acceleration, turning

  • 32. 
    The force that causes an object to stay in motion once put into motion is called:
    • A. 

      Momentum

    • B. 

      Inertia

    • C. 

      Energy of motion

    • D. 

      Kinetic energy

  • 33. 
    When driving in bad weather, the force of inertia _______________ due to the slippery conditions of the road surface and makes the car harder to control.
    • A. 

      Increases

    • B. 

      Decreases

    • C. 

      Stays the same

    • D. 

      Will vary depending on speed

  • 34. 
    What does inertia do when we try to turn in a car?
    • A. 

      It carries up into the turn

    • B. 

      It carries us away from the turn

    • C. 

      It carries us straight forward

    • D. 

      It carries us backward

  • 35. 
    Which car would have more momentum: a car traveling at 45 mph or a car traveling at 50 mph (both cars weigh the same)?
    • A. 

      The car at 50 mph

    • B. 

      The car at 45 mph

    • C. 

      They both have the same momentum

    • D. 

      Cannot be determined

  • 36. 
    What forces cause momentum to slow down or be overcome?
    • A. 

      Energy of motion

    • B. 

      Gravity

    • C. 

      Centrifugal force

    • D. 

      Friction

  • 37. 
    What does energy of motion mean?
    • A. 

      It means the energy you have when not moving

    • B. 

      It means the energy you have when you turn on an axis

    • C. 

      It means the energy you have when moving

    • D. 

      It means the energy you have while driving a car

  • 38. 
    What are the two components to stopping distance?
    • A. 

      The distance you travel and how fast you car going

    • B. 

      Your reaction time and the distance you travel

    • C. 

      Your perception time and how fast you car going

    • D. 

      Your reaction time and your perception time

  • 39. 
    The time it takes for you to identify a hazard, predict a conflict, and decide to brake is called:
    • A. 

      Perception time

    • B. 

      Reaction time

    • C. 

      Inaction time

    • D. 

      Stopping time

  • 40. 
    What are two things drivers can do to reduce inertia-related injuries?
    • A. 

      Drive slowly and use your headlights

    • B. 

      Put on a seat belt and turn on the airbags

    • C. 

      Adjust your mirrors and headrest before driving

    • D. 

      Adjust your headrest and put on a seat belt

  • 41. 
      The force of gripping a vehicle to and along a surface, such as a road, is called:
    • A. 

      Friction

    • B. 

      Traction

    • C. 

      Gravity

    • D. 

      Momentum

  • 42. 
    ­Friction results in the _______________ of an object moving over a surface.
    • A. 

      Resistance

    • B. 

      Momentum

    • C. 

      Force

    • D. 

      Centrifugal force

  • 43. 
    What is the definition of tread?
    • A. 

      It is the material that is used to make the tires.

    • B. 

      It is the grooves and indentations of a tire.

    • C. 

      It is the grooves and the threads that are on a tire.

    • D. 

      It is the coverings of a tire that grip the road.

  • 44. 
    What is the purpose of tread when driving?
    • A. 

      It is designed to reduce friction.

    • B. 

      It helps a driver stay in control of the car.

    • C. 

      It helps the tires grip the road surface better.

    • D. 

      It is designed to increase inertia.

  • 45. 
    Which of the following is NOT a method to avoid wear on the brakes of a car?
    • A. 

      Use the parking brake to slow down

    • B. 

      Brake less often and don't ride the brake

    • C. 

      Try to coast to slow down rather than brake

    • D. 

      Brake with your right foot only

  • 46. 
    Which one of the following is a warning sign that your car could soon have a tire blowout?
    • A. 

      Hearing thumping noises while driving

    • B. 

      Having your car lean to one side when your hands are not on the steering wheel

    • C. 

      Hearing a low grinding noise while driving

    • D. 

      Having your car make high pitched squealing noises when braking

  • 47. 
    Which of the following options is NOT what you are supposed to do when your steering fails?
    • A. 

      Grip the steering wheel firmly

    • B. 

      Gently brake

    • C. 

      Accelerate gently

    • D. 

      Ease off the gas pedal

  • 48. 
    What is the purpose of a banked curve?
    • A. 

      To use inertia to propel a car through a curve.

    • B. 

      To help reduce the amount of centrifugal force on a car.

    • C. 

      To help reduce the amount of friction on a car's tires.

    • D. 

      To aid in the acceleration of a car through a curve.

  • 49. 
    Which of the following should NOT be something a person should do when their car breaks down?
    • A. 

      Get out of the car into traffic and flag someone over to help

    • B. 

      Turn on the hazard lights and call for help

    • C. 

      Turn off the engine of the car

    • D. 

      If safe, have all passengers get out of the car away from traffic

  • 50. 
    What should a driver do when going into a skid?
    • A. 

      Steer away from the skid firmly

    • B. 

      Steer gently into the skid, then into the direction you want to travel

    • C. 

      Steer sharply into the direction you want to go

    • D. 

      Steer gently into the skid and push firmly on the brake