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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. 

A JOL license will be classified as a Class B license.
 

 4. 

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

 5. 

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.
 

 6. 

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

 7. 

It is a good habit to set the parking brake (emergency brake / hand brake) whenever parking your vehicle, whether on a hill or not.
 

 8. 

At a four-way stop, vehicles must go in the order they stopped. The first to stop is the next to go. If in doubt, give the right-of-way to the driver on your right.
 

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

 9. 

Which of the following statements is TRUE?
a.
A railroad sign is always a circle. 
b.
Regulatory signs are always square. 
c.
School zone signs are pentagon-shaped.
d.
A trapezoid-shaped sign is used for No Passing zones.
 

 10. 

Which of the following statements is TRUE?
a.
You can legally turn left on red at some intersections. 
b.
You may never cross a single OR double solid line(s).
c.
You do not have to stop for a pedestrian unless they are in the crosswalk.                                                                                                           
d.
A green light means GO no matter what the situation.
 

 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 is FALSE?
a.
Stop before the sidewalk when entering a road from a driveway.
b.
You CANNOT back up from a driveway onto a numbered state highway like Rt. 123 (Belmont Street). 
c.
You may enter an intersection at a green light even if traffic is backed up through it and you can’t make it all the way across, as long as the light is green when you enter.
d.
It is a good habit to always use your emergency brake (parking brake/hand brake) when parking your car.
 

 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. 

The SMITH SYSTEM relates to:
a.
Your prediction procedure.
b.
Your aggressive driving behavior pattern.
c.
Your visual driving habits.
d.
Your record of road rage in the past.
 

 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. 

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.
 

 17. 

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.
 

 18. 

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.
 

 19. 

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.
 

 20. 

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.
 

 21. 

Which of the following is FALSE?
a.
You cannot be convicted of operating under the influence if you refuse a breathaylzer.
b.
You are operating above the legal limit if you have a BAC of 0.08 or higher. Massachusetts has a “zero-tolerance” law for drivers under 21. Any driver under 21 will face penalties for having a BAC of 0.02 or higher.
c.
A 12 ounce can of beer has the same alcohol content as a 5 glass of wine.
d.
If your BAC is above the legal limit OR if you refuse a breathalyzer or blood test, the police officer must take away your license. You will be given a notice of suspension, which is effective immediately
 

 22. 

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

 23. 

A broken (dashed) yellow line means that you may
a.
SAFELY pass a vehicle in front of you that is going “too slow.”
b.
NEVER pass, for any reason, a vehicle traveling in front of you.
c.
ONLY pass “18-wheelers” during daylight hours.
d.
ONLY pass a slower vehicle on weekends.
 

 24. 

When the light turns green at a stoplight, which vehicle has the right of way?
a.
The vehicle taking a left with its blinker on.
b.
The vehicle that is committed to taking a right turn.
c.
The vehicle that is going straight through the imtersection.
d.
The vehicle that has waited the longest.
 

 25. 

Which of the following is FALSE?
a.
Compulsory insurance is NOT required for vehicles.
b.
A school bus must stop at all railroad crossings.
c.
Seat belts are required of all occupants in a motor vehicle.
d.
Ignition Interlock Devices can be installed for repeat drunk drivers.
 

 26. 

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

 27. 

Of the following choices, which would be the MOST appropriate reason to sound your horn while driving?
a.
To sternly scold another driver when they’ve made a mistake. 
b.
To help warn those around you of a potential accident.
c.
To try to get a slow driver in front of you to move faster.
d.
To get other vehicles to move when in a traffic jam.
 

 28. 

A white line, whether solid or broken (dashed), as opposed to the same types of yellow lines, means:
a.
That traffic is flowing in one direction…“one way.” 
b.
The DPW ran out of yellow paint.
c.
White or yellow lines have NO distinction.
d.
White provides better contrast.
 

 29. 

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
 

 30. 

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.
 

 31. 

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.
 

 32. 

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.
 

 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. 

“Hang It Up Before You Buckle Up!”  What does our Driver’s Ed programs’s slogan mean?
a.
Don’t text and drive.
b.
Don’t talk on the phone while driving.
c.
Don’t use your phone for ANY reason while you drive.
d.
All of the above.
 

 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. 

Turn signals, hand signals, 4-way emergency flashers, and flashing your high beams are all examples of
a.
Various types of automobile lights.
b.
Red and/or yellow lights of a car.
c.
Ways to communicate with other drivers and pedestrians.
d.
Part of a car’s inspection once a year.
 

 39. 

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.
 

 40. 

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.
 

 41. 

When making a RIGHT turn, your PRIMARY blind spot is
a.
To your LEFT.
b.
To your RIGHT.
c.
Directly BEHIND you.
d.
Directly in FRONT of you.
 

 42. 

Driving while high from marijuana is just as dangerous as driving drunk because it can
a.
Cause drowsiness and inattention.
b.
Potentially make you overcompensate and rely only on tunnel-vision.
c.
Cause you to drive erratically and posssibly put yourself and others in grave danger.
d.
All of the above.
 

 43. 

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.
 

 44. 

When confronted by an aggressive driver, you should
a.
Avoid eye contact.
b.
NOT engage in an argument.
c.
NOT let the issue escalate into possible “road rage.”
d.
All of the above.
 

 45. 

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.
 

 46. 

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.
 

 47. 

Why is using the “Dutch Reach” or the “Opposite Hand Trick” important when exiting from a vehicle that is parked on the side of the road?
a.
Car doors that are opened suddenly pose a very serious threat to bicyclists.
b.
It forces your body to turn outward, so that you can easily look out and back for oncoming traffic before exiting.
c.
It prevents pushing or flinging the door open too fast. This not only protects bicyclists, but also keeps you and your door out of harm’s way.
d.
All of the above.
 

 48. 

In Massachusetts, if you hit and injure or kill a dog or cat you must
a.
Notify the animal’s owner.
b.
Notify the local police.
c.
Either A or B
d.
Do nothing.
 

 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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