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Test A

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. 

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.
 

 4. 

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

 5. 

In order change lanes safely when driving on the highway, it is recommended that you should be able to see the vehicle you are passing completely in your rear view mirror.
 

 6. 

You MUST stop at all stop signs UNLESS you determine that there are NO cars in the intersection.
 

 7. 

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

 8. 

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

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 is TRUE?
a.
If you determine that all is clear by looking in your mirrors, you can safely pull into traffic.
b.
A three-point turn is needed on a street that is not wide enough for a U-turn.
c.
Your hands should be placed near the top of the steering wheel.
d.
You should always use two hands on the wheel when backing up.
 

 13. 

When parking on a hill, set your parking brake and shift into park. You must turn your front wheels in the proper direction to stop the vehicle from rolling downhill if the brake fails.  On the road test, you will be asked to do a “hill operation.”  The examiner will tell you to demonstrate parking on a hill and will give you one of the 4 ways.  You turn the wheel all the way to the LEFT when parking
a.
Uphill with a curb (UCLA). 
b.
Downhill with a curb.
c.
Uphill without a curb.
d.
Downhill without a curb.
 

 14. 

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.
 

 15. 

What is the speed limit on campus (within the parking lot) at BHS?
a.
5 MPH
b.
10 MPH
c.
15 MPH
d.
20 MPH
 

 16. 

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.
                                                                                                                    
 

 17. 

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.
 

 18. 

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.
 

 19. 

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.
 

 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 an emotion that could negatively affect your driving?
a.
Inattention 
b.
Depression
c.
Anger
d.
Both Anger and Depression
 

 22. 

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.
 

 23. 

Which of the following is TRUE?
a.
Your BAC is the amount of alcohol in your blood stream.
b.
Your BAC is affected by your tolerance to alcohol.
c.
Your BAC is affected by coffee.
d.
All of the above.
 

 24. 

The I in OUI or DUI stands for driving under the
a.
Instinct.
b.
Influence.
c.
Intuition.
d.
Institution.
 

 25. 

Which of the following is FALSE?
a.
Safe driving laws that apply to driving under the influence of alcohol also apply to marijuana.
b.
Even though marijuana has become legal in the state of Massachusetts, not even a person of legal age may smoke and drive.                                     
c.
Driving “stoned" is essentially the same  as driving “buzzed.”
d.
It is legal to transport marijuana inside the passenger compartment of a vehicle as long as the owner is 21 or older and no one is using it.
 

 26. 

In Massachusetts, in order to get your license when you are under the age 18 (JOL), you must have your Learner’s Permit for at least  
a.
1 month.
b.
1 year.
c.
6 months.
d.
6 months or 40 hours driving experience with your parents; whichever comes first.
 

 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. 

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. 

Which of the following is FALSE?
a.
It is LEGAL in the state of Massachusetts to merge into, or cut in front of vehicles driving in a funeral procession.
b.
If you cannot see the side view mirrors of a trucker in front of you, it is highly likely that they cannot see you.  
c.
An 18-wheeler may need at least twice as much distance to come to a complete stop as an automobile.
d.
Bicyclists may use the full lane instead of staying to the right side of the road.
 

 30. 

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
 

 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. 

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. 

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

 34. 

The maximum speed limit on both Route 128 and Interstate 93 is
a.
50 MPH.
b.
55 MPH.
c.
65 MPH.
d.
70 MPH.
 

 35. 

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.
 

 36. 

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.
 

 37. 

For JOL (Junior Operaor License) holders, most crashes are caused by, but not limited to:
a.
Speeding.
b.
Slower reaction times than experienced drivers.
c.
Texting
d.
All of the above.
 

 38. 

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.
 

 39. 

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.
 

 40. 

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.
 

 41. 

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

 42. 

Which of the following statements about blind spots is TRUE?
a.
If your side view mirrors are clean properly adjusted, you can eliminate all blind spots.
b.
As long as you periodically monitor your side and rear view mirrors while driving, you will have no blind spot.
c.
TURNING YOUR HEAD over your shoulder and looking in your blind spots is one of THE most important habits that good, safe drivers always use.
d.
Checking blind spots is necessary ONLY for your road test and is otherwise overrated and NOT needed for everyday driving.
 

 43. 

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.
 

 44. 

One way to decrease anxiety, impatience, and aggressive driving while on the road and arrive at your destination safely and stress-free is to
a.
Speed when and where you think you can.
b.
ONLY take the highway.
c.
Leave 15 minutes early.
d.
Go faster and get there quicker by zipping through a shortcut someone told you about.
 

 45. 

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.
 

 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. 

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.
 

 49. 

Which of the following statements about driving on the highway is FALSE?
a.
Stay to the right and only use the left lane for passing
b.
The far left lane is the “fast lane” and it is okay to use as a travel lane as long as you are driving faster than the speed limit.
c.
On an expressway with three or more lanes in your direction, use the far right lane for slower driving, the middle lane for faster driving, and the far left lane for passing.
d.
Do not drive in another driver’s blind spot. If you are in another driver’s blind spot, safely drive through the blind spot as quickly as you can.
 

 50. 

There are three intersections in Brockton where the stoplights may have both solid red and solid yellow lights lit up together.  Solid red light together with solid yellow light mean:
a.
Slow down and proceed with caution.
b.
Pedestrian crossing.
c.
Four-way stop.
d.
Emergency vehicle approaching.
 

 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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