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Test J

True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
 

 1. 

Checking your blind spots while driving is optional as long as your mirrors are set correctly.
 

 2. 

You must get a safety inspection and emissions test for your car on your birthday once every three years.
 

 3. 

You do not have to stop for jay-walkers, ONLY for pedestrians who are in a marked crosswalk.
 

 4. 

In order to apply for your license in Massachusetts when you are under 18, in addition to completing your Driver’s Ed program, you must also complete at least 40 hours of supervised driving outside of Driver’s Ed.
 

 5. 

Police cars, fire engines, and ambulances are all considered emergency vehicles
 

 6. 

A JOL holder MAY NOT drive between the hours of 12:30 am and 5:00 am unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
 

 7. 

You do not have to use your turn signal (blinker / directional)  when you are in a “turn only” lane.
 

 8. 

If you have a Junior Operator’s License, your first speeding offense will cause a 90-day license suspension and you must pay a $500 reinstatement fee.
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 9. 

“Lifetime Lookback” means
a.
The RMV only looks back at your driving record for 7 years.
b.
Only insurance companies look back at your driving record.
c.
The courts and the RMV look back at your driving record for your lifetime of driving.                                                                                                              
d.
The RMV does not look back at your driving record during your lifetime of driving.
 

 10. 

If you get a citation from a police officer for a “moving violation” you must:
a.
Sign it and send in the fine.
b.
Sign it and request a civil hearing.
c.
If it is a warning, do nothing further.
d.
One of the above, unless it is a criminal complaint.
 

 11. 

Which of the following statements is FALSE?
a.
Stop immediately if the yellow warning light comes on.
b.
If the check engine warning light comes on, you can continue
driving. 
c.
You must wear a seatbelt even if you have an airbag.
d.
If your car is down one quart of oil, you can still drive your car.
 

 12. 

Which of the following statements about changing a flat tire is FALSE?
a.
Put the car in park with the emergency brake applied.
b.
Loosen the lug nuts before jacking up the car.
c.
Block the tire diagonally across from the flat tire.
d.
When the flat tire is raised off the ground, the spare tire will always fit without any further adjustments.                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                     
 

 13. 

Which of the following statements about a rotary is FALSE?
a.
Traffic travels counter-clockwise in a rotary.
b.
Always yield the right-of-way to vehicles already in the rotary (unless told differently by signs or police officers) and to pedestrians.
c.
If you miss your exit on a rotary, you should stop and back up.
d.
Use your turn signals in the same way as any other intersection. Travel through the rotary and, when you are ready to exit, use your right turn signal.
 

 14. 

At a four-way intersection in which all traffic comes to a stop sign, both you and the vehicle to your right come to a stop at the exact same time.  Which of you has the right of way?
a.
Neither vehicle because there is no law about this. 
b.
Your vehicle 
c.
The vehicle to your right.
d.
You MUST wait for a car from your left to proceed through the intersection first before going.
                                                                                                                    
 

 15. 

A solid yellow line located in the middle of a roadway means that
a.
All cars on either side of the line go in the same direction (one-way).
b.
All cars on either side of the line go in the same direction but ONLY during rush-hour
c.
The yellow line divides two-way traffic.
d.
That you may pass a vehicle in front of you.
 

 16. 

The BEST and most polite way to alert other vehicles and pedestrians that you are letting them go before or in front of you is to
a.
Quickly flash your high beams. 
b.
Do nothing and just wait for them to go.
c.
Roll down your window and wave and yell for them to go.
d.
Blow your horn until they go.
 

 17. 

Which of the following statements is FALSE?
a.
Bicyclists should obey all traffic rules, signs, and signals. 
b.
Motorcyclists DO NOT have to come to a complete stop at a stop sign. 
c.
Pull over to allow emergency vehicles to pass you safely when the emergency lights and/or siren is on.                                                                                                          
d.
You do not have the right of way to when pulling out into traffic from the side of the road.
 

 18. 

When you encounter a flashing red light at an intersection, you must
a.
Stop
b.
Yield
c.
Expect a green light to glow within 60 seconds.
d.
Proceed without stopping ONLY if no traffic in sight.
 

 19. 

Which of the following would be the safest way to drive on an icy road?
a.
Brake hard to maximize traction when coming to a stop.
b.
Maintain the normal speed limit.
c.
Speed up when taking sharp turns.
d.
Reduce speed and allow for extra time and space.
 

 20. 

When parking on a hill, three basic skills must be performed. PET stands for
a.
Proceed, Emergency, Take
b.
Park, Exit, and Turn the wheel appropriately.
c.
Park, apply Emergency brake, Turn the wheel appropriately.
d.
Pass, apply Emergency brake, Take the right of way.
 

 21. 

When driving a car with a manual (stick-shift/standard) transmission…
a.
Use 5th gear to begin moving forward from a complete stop. 
b.
Use 1st gear to begin moving forward from a complete stop. 
c.
The clutch is an optional device used only at times.
d.
Manual transmissions are always only a 4-speed stick-shift.
 

 22. 

A JOL (Junior Operator License) holder:
a.
Must NEVER TEXT when driving.
b.
Must NEVER talk on the phone when driving.
c.
Must NEVER drive with friends (under age 18) in the car after getting their license for the first 6 months.                                                                                                           
d.
All of the above.
 

 23. 

Which of the following is an emotion that could negatively affect your driving?
a.
Inattention 
b.
Depression
c.
Anger
d.
Both Anger and Depression
 

 24. 

During your Road Test you will be asked to
a.
Show your hand signals and say what they mean.
b.
Provide the examiner with a completed road test applicaiton and have it signed by a parent if under the age of 18.
c.
Parallel park the car in between traffic cones.
d.
All of the above.
 

 25. 

The fundamental speed law in Brockton means that the speed limit is ____ MPH unless otherwise posted.
a.
25
b.
30
c.
35
d.
40
 

 26. 

Having a driver’s license is
a.
A right, NOT a privilege.
b.
Guaranteed under the state constitution.
c.
Guaranteed under federal law.
d.
A privilege, NOT a right.
 

 27. 

A standard driver’s license in Massachusetts is considered a ________ license.
a.
Class A
b.
Class B
c.
Class C
d.
Class D
 

 28. 

The most common vehiclen driven with a Class A commercial driver’s license is a:
a.
Motorcycle
b.
A pick-up truck towing a boat trailer
c.
Tractor-trailer-truck combination
d.
A car and/or a bus
 

 29. 

In order to legally drive with a Learner’s Permit in the State of Massachusetts you MUST:
a.
Be accompanied by a licensed operator who occupies the passenger seat next to you and is at least 18 years old, holds a valid driver’s license from Massachusetts or another state, and has at least two years of driving experience.
b.
Be accompanied by a licensed operator who occupies the passenger seat next to you and is at least 21 years old, holds a valid driver’s license from Massachusetts or another state, and has at least one year of driving experience.
c.
Be accompanied by a licensed operator who occupies the passenger seat next to you and is at least 25 years old, holds a valid driver’s license from Massachusetts or another state, and has at least one year of driving experience.
d.
Be accompanied ONLY by a parent or guardian who knows how to drive, has been driving for at least 20 years, and has attended the Parent Class.
 

 30. 

Which of the following statements about turning “right on red” is FALSE?
a.
You MUST come to a complete stop first.
b.
You can LEGALLY roll slowly through the light without coming to a full stop as long as you yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and other vehicles.
c.
You do NOT legally have to turn right on red.
d.
You must first give the right-of-way to pedestrians and other vehicles.
 

 31. 

Choose the BEST answer.  In addition to being taught to drive by professional Driver’s Ed instructors, another good reason to take Driver’s Ed is to:
a.
Save money on your car insurance.
b.
Save on all car washes for up to one year with proof of License.
c.
Get discounts on oil changes for the life of your car.
d.
There is no other good reason to take Driver’s Ed.
 

 32. 

The S in SIPDE stands for:
a.
Search as much as you can.
b.
Scan as much as you can.
c.
See as much as you can.
d.
All of the above.
 

 33. 

In order to legally pass the driver in front of you:
a.
You may TEMPORARILY exceed the speed limit to “go around them.”
b.
You MUST use your hazard lights to warn oncoming traffic.
c.
You are expected to sound your horn to alert the driver that you are passing.
d.
You MUST stay within the speed limit when passing.
 

 34. 

The only traffic sign shaped as an octagon is a ___________ sign.
a.
YIELD
b.
CAUTION
c.
STOP
d.
SCHOOL ZONE
 

 35. 

The maximum speed limit on both Route 24 and Interstate 495 is
a.
50 MPH.
b.
55 MPH.
c.
65 MPH.
d.
70 MPH.
 

 36. 

You can legally block a fire station’s “driveway”  entrance/exit only if
a.
It is a Sunday.
b.
It is not being used.
c.
No fire engines are present.
d.
You MUST NEVER block the “driveway” of a fire station.
 

 37. 

What is expected of you if you are driving along a roadway and see orange cones and signs?
a.
It is a construction site so you are expected to slow down, use extreme caution, orand infranction/fine will be DOUBLED.
b.
You may continue your speed as long as it is within the posted speed limit.
c.
You MUST stop and wait until the contstruction site has been secured.
d.
There are no tickets issued within construction zones because it would be too inconvenient for all commuters and for the police.
 

 38. 

You should always make sure your seat, steering wheel, and mirrors are properly adjusted
a.
When it’s convenient for you to do so.
b.
ONLY if you will be driving on the highway.
c.
ONLY if you will be driving during rush hour.
d.
Every time you drive.
 

 39. 

Which of the following scenarios allows you to legally pass on the right?
a.
The vehicle that you are attempting to pass is making or is about to make a left turn.
b.
The vehicle that you are attempting to pass is making or is about to make a right turn.
c.
The vehicle that you are attempting to pass is proceeding straight through an intersection.
d.
You need to go off road in order to pass.
 

 40. 

If you are involved in an accident, the first thing you should do is
a.
Exchange “papers.”
b.
Discuss who was at fault for the accident.
c.
Determine if there are any injuries to anyone involved and call 911 right away if necessary.
d.
Walk around the vehicles to assses damage.
 

 41. 

The only thing that can help a person become sober after drinking alcohol is
a.
Drinking at least two cups of coffee.
b.
Time.
c.
Taking a cold shower
d.
All of the above.
 

 42. 

Which of the following statements is FALSE?
a.
You can be considered legally impaired by taking over-the-counter drugs.
b.
Even if you consider yourself to be “buzzed,” you are still drunk in the eyes of the law.
c.
You can be considered legally impaired by taking medicine prescribed by a doctor.
d.
An empty container of alchohol is NOT considered and “open container.”
 

 43. 

MOST collisions between vehicles and pedestrians occur in or near
a.
Driveways.
b.
Parking lots.
c.
Intersections.
d.
Bus stops.
 

 44. 

In the state of Massachusetts, if you are under 18 and have your license, then you have a JOL (Junior Operator License).  Once you turn 18, your license is no longer considered a JOL and is considered a standard license.  Which of the following statements about JOL restrictions is TRUE?
a.
You may not drive siblings under the age of 10 within the first six months after receiving your JOL, unless you are accompanied by a person who is at least 21 years old, has at least one year of driving experience, holds a valid driver's license from Massachusetts or another state, and is occupying a seat beside you.
b.
You may not operate a motor vehicle within the first six months after receiving your JOL while any person under age 18 is in the vehicle (other than you or an immediate family member), unless you are accompanied by a person who is at least 21 years old, has at least one year of driving experience, holds a valid driver's license from Massachusetts or another state, and is occupying a seat beside you.
c.
You may not operate a motor vehicle within the first six months after receiving your JOL while any person under age 18 is in the vehicle (other than you or an immediate family member), unless you are accompanied by a person who is at least 18 years old, has at least one year of driving experience, holds a valid driver's license from Massachusetts or another state, and is occupying a seat beside you.
d.
There are NO restrictions once you get your license.
 

 45. 

In all 50 states of the USA, having a driver’s license is a
a.
Right.
b.
Legal mandate for ALL citizens over age 21.
c.
Privilege
d.
Legal requirement by the age of 35, or you can never get one.
 

 46. 

A driver’s reaction depends on their vision, which is limited at night, making it difficult to make
judgments and see pedestrians, bicyclists, and other obstacles.  Which of the following statements about driving at night is FALSE?
a.
Glare from headlights makes it difficult to see. Looking toward the right side of the road and flipping the rearview mirror can help to reduce glare.
b.
High beams should ONLY be used when other drivers won’t see them, such as on roads with little traffic.
c.
Using your high beams increases your visibility in foggy weather, allowing for SAFER driving.
d.
To compensate for reduced visibility, drive more slowly and at a greater following distance.
 

 47. 

State law requires you to pull over to the right side of the road and stop when signaled by a
police officer. You must pull over whether the officer is in a police car or on foot. Being
pulled over may cause anxiety for both you and the police officer. You may be anxious
about getting a ticket or not know why you are being stopped. Police officers rarely know
what to expect from a driver or passengers. Because of this, they may be anxious about
their own personal safety.

Which of the following statements about what to do when being pulled over by the police is FALSE?
a.
Keep your hands in plain sight and tell your passengers to do the same.  Do not make any sudden movements or gestures that could seem threatening.  Examples of this could be reaching under the seats or into unlit areas of the vehicle.  Make sure your passengers do not do this either.
b.
Wait until the officer asks for your license and registration before reaching into your pockets or into the glove compartment.
c.
Be polite when the officer returns your license and registration. If the officer gives you a ticket, do not argue. Once a citation is issued, the officer is required to file it and cannot take it back.  You have the right to challenge the citation in court.
d.
Immediately search through the glove compartment until you have found the registration and reach for your wallet to gain access to your license.  The officer should not be kept waiting.
 

 48. 

Holding the steering wheel with two hands is
a.
ONLY reommended for your road test.
b.
ONLY needed when driving with a parent.
c.
A strongly recommended way to drive safely.
d.
None of the above.
 

 49. 

What would most likely happen if you were pulled over by the police for driving over 100 MPH?
a.
You would be arrested.
b.
Your license would be immediately confiscated and suspended.
c.
Both A and B.
d.
You would be given a speeding ticket or written warning and sent on your way after the traffic stop.
 

 50. 

Which of the following statements about driving on the highway is FALSE?
a.
You should grip the steering wheel with both hands, especially when windy.
b.
You should only make very slight movements with the steering wheel.  Turning the wheel too much at high speeds will cause you to lose control.
c.
You should drive in the far left lane, even when not passing, as long as you are going faster than the speed of traffic flow.
d.
Rumble strips on the side of a highway may help to alert drivers that they have drifted out of their lane.
 

 51. 

Answer, “I PROMISE THAT I WILL” after you read below declaring that you respect and will always do your best to follow the advice below.
YOU, AND YOU ALONE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR DRIVING RECORD. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS DRIVE SAFELY BY FOLLOWING THE RULES OF THE ROAD AND ELIMINATING AS MANY DISTRACTIONS AS YOU CAN. THIS WAY YOU CAN BE PROUD OF YOUR DRIVING RECORD AND SAVE MONEY ON YOUR CAR INSURANCE AND KEEP IT AT THE LOWEST RATE POSSIBLE. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, SO YOUR PARENTS NEVER HAVE TO BE CONFRONTED WITH THE TRAGIC NEWS THAT YOU HAVE BEEN RUSHED TO AN EMERGENCY ROOM, OR THAT THEY MUST MAKE PLANS TO BURY THEIR CHILD. YOU MUST MAKE A PROMISE TO YOURSELF THAT YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND RESPECT THIS ADVICE AND WILL ALWAYS DRIVE SAFELY AND TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITY.
a.
I PROMISE THAT I WILL.
b.
I do not promise.
 



 
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