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  • 1. 

    What shape is a stop sign?

    • A.

      Heptagon

    • B.

      Quadrilateral

    • C.

      Pentagon

    • D.

      Octagon

    Correct Answer
    D. Octagon
    Explanation
    A stop sign is shaped like an octagon. It has eight sides and eight angles. The reason for this shape is to ensure maximum visibility and to convey a clear message to drivers on the road. The unique shape helps drivers recognize the sign from a distance and alerts them to the need to come to a complete stop. The octagonal shape is universally recognized as a symbol for stop signs, making it an effective tool for traffic control and safety.

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  • 2. 

    What color, besides white, is a yield sign?

    • A.

      Red

    • B.

      Blue

    • C.

      Orange

    • D.

      Green

    Correct Answer
    A. Red
    Explanation
    The correct answer is red because yield signs are universally recognized as being red in color. Red is commonly associated with caution and stopping, which aligns with the purpose of a yield sign to indicate that drivers should slow down and give the right of way to other vehicles. Additionally, using red for yield signs helps to differentiate them from other types of traffic signs and signals.

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  • 3. 

    When parking a car facing uphill, what should you do?

    • A.

      Turn Wheels Toward Curb

    • B.

      Keep Car In Drive

    • C.

      Turn Wheels Away From Curb

    • D.

      Keep Wheels Straight

    Correct Answer
    C. Turn Wheels Away From Curb
    Explanation
    When parking a car facing uphill, it is recommended to turn the wheels away from the curb. This is done to prevent the car from rolling into traffic if the parking brake fails. By turning the wheels away from the curb, the car will roll towards the side of the road and not into traffic, reducing the risk of accidents.

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  • 4. 

    What should you do if you approach a flashing red traffic light?

    • A.

      Do Not Go Until It Changes To Green

    • B.

      Treat It The Same As A Stop Sign

    • C.

      Drive With Caution

    • D.

      Slow Down

    Correct Answer
    B. Treat It The Same As A Stop Sign
    Explanation
    When approaching a flashing red traffic light, you should treat it the same as a stop sign. This means that you should come to a complete stop, check for any oncoming traffic, and proceed only when it is safe to do so. Treating a flashing red traffic light as a stop sign ensures that you follow the same rules and precautions as you would at a stop sign, helping to maintain safety on the road.

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  • 5. 

    What is the universal color code for traffic lights?

    • A.

      Red - Amber - Green

    • B.

      Red - Orange - Green

    • C.

      Red - Amber - Blue

    • D.

      Yellow - Amber - Green

    Correct Answer
    A. Red - Amber - Green
    Explanation
    The universal color code for traffic lights is red, amber, and green. Red indicates stop, amber indicates prepare to stop or caution, and green indicates go. This color code is used worldwide to regulate and control traffic flow on roads.

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  • 6. 

    In the U.S., what part of the road should people on bicycles ride on?

    • A.

      The Median

    • B.

      The Right Hand Side

    • C.

      The Left Hand Side

    • D.

      The Fast Lane

    Correct Answer
    B. The Right Hand Side
    Explanation
    In the U.S., people on bicycles should ride on the right-hand side of the road. This is because bicycles are considered vehicles and are expected to follow the same rules as other vehicles. Riding on the right-hand side allows cyclists to flow with the direction of traffic and increases their visibility to motorists. It also helps to prevent accidents and allows for smoother traffic flow.

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  • 7. 

    What does a single broken line on the outside of a U.S. driving lane mean in terms of passing?

    • A.

      Must Stay In Lane, No Passing

    • B.

      Permitted Only If Obstructions

    • C.

      Permitted to Pass

    • D.

      Merging Lanes

    Correct Answer
    C. Permitted to Pass
    Explanation
    A single broken line on the outside of a U.S. driving lane indicates that passing is permitted. When you see a single broken line, it means that you may cross the line to pass another vehicle if it is safe to do so and there is no oncoming traffic. It is essential to ensure there is adequate space and visibility before attempting to pass. Keep in mind that it is illegal and dangerous to cross a solid line or pass in areas with restricted visibility, such as curves or hills. Always exercise caution and follow traffic regulations to ensure your safety and the safety of other drivers.

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  • 8. 

    What does it mean when there is a solid line and broken line together down the middle of the road?

    • A.

      Passing Only On Broken-Line Side

    • B.

      Passing Permitted

    • C.

      No Passing

    • D.

      Turning Lane

    Correct Answer
    A. Passing Only On Broken-Line Side
    Explanation
    When there is a solid line and a broken line together down the middle of the road, it means that passing is only allowed on the side of the broken line. The solid line indicates that passing is not permitted on that side of the road, while the broken line allows passing on the other side. This is a common road marking used to regulate and control traffic flow, ensuring safe and efficient passing maneuvers.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following must you obey over the other three?

    • A.

      Police Officer

    • B.

      Flashing Yellow Light

    • C.

      Steady Red Light

    • D.

      Stop Sign

    Correct Answer
    A. Police Officer
    Explanation
    A police officer must be obeyed over the other three options because they have the authority to enforce traffic laws and ensure public safety. While a flashing yellow light indicates caution and a steady red light indicates a mandatory stop, disobeying a police officer's instructions can result in legal consequences. Stop signs also require drivers to come to a complete stop, but a police officer's instructions take precedence in terms of traffic control.

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  • 10. 

    When driving, what is the hand signal for stopping or slowing?

    • A.

      Left Arm Out Stretched

    • B.

      Left Arm Pointed Up

    • C.

      Left Arm Pointed Down

    • D.

      Right Arm Pointed Up

    Correct Answer
    C. Left Arm Pointed Down
    Explanation
    The hand signal for stopping or slowing while driving is to extend the left arm and point it downward. This signal indicates to other drivers that you are either coming to a stop or slowing down. It is important to use hand signals in addition to using your vehicle's brake lights to communicate your intentions to other drivers on the road.

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