Ntzb Driver Education Weeks 5, 6, 7, And 8 Exam

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Driver Quizzes & Trivia

Exam includes questions on defensive driving, sharing the roadway, highways and expressways, merging procedures, and city/rural driving. This test is 50 questions each worth two points 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. 
    What are the five key parts of defensive driving?
    • A. 

      Knowledge, Anticipation, Alertness, Preparation, and Judgment

    • B. 

      Knowledge, Alertness, Preparation, Awareness, and Good Judgment

    • C. 

      Knowledge, Preparation, Awareness, Anticipation, and Good Judgment

    • D. 

      Knowledge, Preparation, Decisiveness, Anticipation, and Good Judgment

  • 2. 
    What are the two things that must be managed when being a defensive driver?
    • A. 

      Space and speed

    • B. 

      Space and distance

    • C. 

      Time and space

    • D. 

      Time and distance

  • 3. 
    What is the definition of following distance?
    • A. 

      The space between you and the other cars.

    • B. 

      The distance between you and the cars around you.

    • C. 

      The distance between you and the car behind you.

    • D. 

      The distance between you and the driver ahead of you.

  • 4. 
    How fast would a driver be traveling at when you have 5 seconds between you and the front car?
    • A. 

      35 mph

    • B. 

      45 mph

    • C. 

      55 mph

    • D. 

      65 mph

  • 5. 
    The following are all reasons why a driver would want more time between themselves and the car ahead of them EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      They are behind a careless driver.

    • B. 

      They are unfamiliar with the road they are on.

    • C. 

      They are driving behind a motorcycle, semi-truck, or any other large vehicle.

    • D. 

      Their tire traction is good.

  • 6. 
    How much time should a driver add when road conditions are not very good?
    • A. 

      1-2 seconds

    • B. 

      2-3 seconds

    • C. 

      3-4 seconds

    • D. 

      4-5 seconds

  • 7. 
    Typically, how big should a driver's space cushion be?
    • A. 

      2 cars wide

    • B. 

      1 car wide

    • C. 

      1/2 a car wide

    • D. 

      It depends on how fast the driver is going

  • 8. 
    When a driver wants to let others know what they are intending to do on the road, they should:
    • A. 

      Use hand signals.

    • B. 

      Use eye contact with other drivers.

    • C. 

      Flash lights and use turn signals.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 9. 
    The steps to the Smith system are: aim high in steering, get the big picture, keep your eyes moving, ______________________________, and make sure they see you.
    • A. 

      Leave yourself an "out"

    • B. 

      Be prepared for the worst

    • C. 

      Stay at "9 and 3"

    • D. 

      Anticipate and avoid

  • 10. 
    What does IPDE stand for?
    • A. 

      Identify, Predict, Decipher, and Evaluate

    • B. 

      Identify, Prepare, Decide, and Execute

    • C. 

      Identify, Predict, Decide, and Execute

    • D. 

      Identify, Predict, Decide, and Evaluate

  • 11. 
    The following are all major parties or users of roadway EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Pedestrians

    • B. 

      Animals

    • C. 

      Bicyclists

    • D. 

      Motorcyclists

  • 12. 
    How often does a collision involving a pedestrian occur everyday in the United States?
    • A. 

      Every 18 seconds

    • B. 

      Every 108 seconds

    • C. 

      Every 28 seconds

    • D. 

      Every 8 seconds

  • 13. 
    Why do most accidents involving pedestrians usually occur?
    • A. 

      Due to the driver not seeing the pedestrian.

    • B. 

      Due to the driver not seeing the crosswalk.

    • C. 

      Due to the pedestrian not seeing the driver.

    • D. 

      Due to the pedestrian not obeying the road laws.

  • 14. 
    Bicyclists have to follow the same rules of the road as other drivers and should travel in:Hint: Choose the BEST answer
    • A. 

      The same direction of traffic.

    • B. 

      The opposite direction of traffic.

    • C. 

      The left section of traffic.

    • D. 

      The bike lane in the same direction of traffic.

  • 15. 
    When should a driver stop during a school bus stop?
    • A. 

      When the yellow lights are flashing.

    • B. 

      When the red lights are flashing.

    • C. 

      When the STOP arm is out.

    • D. 

      Both B and C

  • 16. 
    What is the definition of the “no zone”?
    • A. 

      They are the spots where a truck driver can't see a vehicle.

    • B. 

      They are the spots where a driver can't see a truck driver.

    • C. 

      They are the spots where a truck driver can see a vehicle.

    • D. 

      They are the spots where a truck driver can't see a larger vehicles.

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is the best description of a slow moving vehicle sign?
    • A. 

      An orange circle with red letters.

    • B. 

      A red triangle with white lettering.

    • C. 

      A yellow circle with black writing.

    • D. 

      An orange triangle with the corners cut off.

  • 18. 
    What is the main difference between a state highway and a US highway?
    • A. 

      State highways go through several different states and US highways are only found in one state.

    • B. 

      State highways only exist within a state and change numbers when crossing a border, whereas US highways keep the same number.

    • C. 

      State highways are non-controlled access, whereas US highways are controlled access.

    • D. 

      State highways will either have two or four lanes and US highways have up to six lanes.

  • 19. 
    Which option best describes an interstate highway?
    • A. 

      They are expressways that make up the largest controlled access freeway system between other states.

    • B. 

      They are controlled access highways only.

    • C. 

      They are highways that span several different states.

    • D. 

      They are made up of freeways and interchanges and are controlled access roads only.

  • 20. 
    What is the main difference between a controlled-access and a non-controlled access highway?
    • A. 

      Controlled access highways have certain points where you can enter and exit the road, whereas you can enter and exit a non-controlled access highway at any time.

    • B. 

      Non-controlled access highways have certain points where you can enter and exit the road, whereas you can enter and exit a controlled access highway at any time.

    • C. 

      Controlled access highways are interstates whereas non-controlled access highways are state and US highways only.

    • D. 

      Controlled access highways have interchanges and express lanes whereas non-controlled access highways do not.

  • 21. 
    The three major factors that drivers need to be knowledgeable about when driving on a controlled-access highway are entering and exiting, navigating interchanges, and ___________.
    • A. 

      Traffic control

    • B. 

      Multiple lane usage

    • C. 

      Zone control maintenance

    • D. 

      Speed control

  • 22. 
    What is the driver supposed to be doing when they are in the acceleration lane?
    • A. 

      Have their turn signal on, be making headchecks, and matching the speed of traffic.

    • B. 

      Finding a hole to merge into.

    • C. 

      Turning on their signal, matching the speed of traffic, and merging into a hole in traffic.

    • D. 

      Be making headchecks and accelerating.

  • 23. 
    What should a driver NEVER do when in the merging area?
    • A. 

      Speed up to catch a gap.

    • B. 

      Slow down to fit into a large gap in traffic.

    • C. 

      Stop or slow down too much.

    • D. 

      Stop or try to fit in a gap that is too small.

  • 24. 
    Why are converging entrance/exit ramps dangerous for drivers?
    • A. 

      Because drivers are entering and exiting the highway at the same place.

    • B. 

      Because the ramps keep going to different expressways at the same time.

    • C. 

      Because drivers are constantly entering the expressway.

    • D. 

      Because drivers are having to merge and change lanes at the same time.

  • 25. 
    On a three lane highway, the far left lane should be used:
    • A. 

      For passing only.

    • B. 

      For general traffic flow.

    • C. 

      For slow moving or large vehicles.

    • D. 

      For drivers exiting or entering the highway.

  • 26. 
    True or False: A car is not allowed to pass another car using the right lane of traffic.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    What is the definition of common speed?
    • A. 

      Traveling at a slower rate than the speed limit.

    • B. 

      The speed used by most drivers on the road.

    • C. 

      The legal speed limit.

    • D. 

      The speed used by most drivers in the left lane.

  • 28. 
    A condition where the driver thinks they are driving at a much slower rate than they actually are is called:
    • A. 

      Velocitation

    • B. 

      Highway hypnosis

    • C. 

      Centripetal force

    • D. 

      Inertia

  • 29. 
    What is the definition of an interchange?
    • A. 

      An enter or an exit ramp.

    • B. 

      A place where a driver can only enter an expressway.

    • C. 

      A place where a driver can enter or exit traffic as well as go over or under traffic.

    • D. 

      A place where the driver can exit traffic and go under traffic if needed.

  • 30. 
    What is the definition of a divided highway?
    • A. 

      Two highways that is separated from each other

    • B. 

      A highway that has a converging enter/exit area

    • C. 

      Highways that separate the opposite directions of traffic with a median.

    • D. 

      A divider that separates the two directions of traffic.

  • 31. 
    What are the three types of interchanges?
    • A. 

      Diamond, circle, and trumpet

    • B. 

      Diamond, cloverleaf, and trumpet

    • C. 

      Diamond, cloverleaf, and horn

    • D. 

      Square, cloverleaf, and horn

  • 32. 
    The expressway that starts at O'Hare Airport and ends in downtown Chicago is known as:
    • A. 

      The Elgin-O'Hare Expressway

    • B. 

      The Chicago Skyway

    • C. 

      The Dan Ryan Expressway

    • D. 

      The Kennedy Expressway

  • 33. 
    Interstates 294, 94, and 80 all make up which expressway?
    • A. 

      The Bishop Ford

    • B. 

      The Tri-State

    • C. 

      The Ronald Reagan Memorial

    • D. 

      The North-South Tollway

  • 34. 
    The Edens Expressway can be found on which interstate?
    • A. 

      I-90

    • B. 

      I-94

    • C. 

      I-80

    • D. 

      I-55

  • 35. 
    True or False: All expressways are considered freeways.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    True or False:  Route 173 is considered a US highway.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    True or False: You can enter a controlled access highway at any time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    True or False: Route 41 is considered a US highway.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    True or False: Interstate 94 is part of four different expressway systems in Illinois.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    What are some of the major hazards with driving in urban areas?
    • A. 

      Traffic congestion

    • B. 

      Blind intersections

    • C. 

      One-way roads everywhere

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 41. 
    What is a blind intersection?
    • A. 

      An uncontrolled intersection that is usually obstructed by a building, thus blocking the full view of the intersection.

    • B. 

      An uncontrolled intersection that is usually open, thus allowing a full view of the intersection.

    • C. 

      An uncontrolled intersection that has hidden crosswalks, thus making it difficult for drivers to see pedestrians.

    • D. 

      A controlled intersection that has traffic lights in only one path of traffic, thus making it difficult for drivers to turn onto other roads.

  • 42. 
    What should you look for when determining if a city road is a one-way street?
    • A. 

      "One-way" and "do not enter" street signs.

    • B. 

      The direction of the parked cars on the street.

    • C. 

      Both A and B

    • D. 

      Neither A or B

  • 43. 
    When exiting a one-way road, what should the driver do to make sure they exit safely?
    • A. 

      Flash their headlights and honk before exiting.

    • B. 

      Wait until there is a hole in traffic.

    • C. 

      Use their turn signals to alert drivers behind them.

    • D. 

      Position themselves in the proper lane for the direction you are turning to.

  • 44. 
    Rural roads make up for more than _________ of all traffic fatalities.
    • A. 

      50%

    • B. 

      60%

    • C. 

      70%

    • D. 

      80%

  • 45. 
    All are reasons why drivers tend to speed on county roads EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Speed limits on rural roads are usually 55 mph or more.

    • B. 

      Country roads are less frequently traveled than other roadways.

    • C. 

      There is usually less traffic enforcement on country roads than on regular roads.

    • D. 

      Country roads are well lit and easy to drive on than other roadways.

  • 46. 
    True or False: Roadway conditions are usually worse on rural roads than on highways or expressways.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 47. 
    True or False: It is illegal to pass on a hill, but legal to pass on a curve.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 48. 
    When can a driver pass a slow moving vehicle?
    • A. 

      When the vehicle is causing too much of a traffic buildup.

    • B. 

      When there is no one coming in the opposite direction.

    • C. 

      When it is safe and legal to do so.

    • D. 

      Only during daylight hours.

  • 49. 
    True or False: Curves will occasionally have their own speed limits posted, but it isn't necessary to go that posted limit.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 50. 
    Why do drivers need to be extra cautious when approaching railroad crossings in rural areas?
    • A. 

      They usually are non-controlled and have no warning lights or crossing gates.

    • B. 

      Trains do not have to put on their lights when in rural areas.

    • C. 

      Trains are usually harder to see in rural areas.

    • D. 

      Railroad crossings can be poorly maintained, which can cause damage to the vehicle.