Unit 32: Final Exam

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1. A responsible driving attitude requires that you:

D. Don't let your emotions make decisions for you
A. Alter your disposition to be safe for driving
B. Assume you have a normally pleasant disposition
C. Disregard laws when you think they'll decrease safety
D. Don't let your emotions make decisions for you
2. The amount you must pay towards any loss covered by your insurance company is known as the __________.


A. deductable

To obtain insurance coverage, you must pay a premium, which is typically paid every month but may also be paid in a single sum. You must pay the insurance premium regardless of whether you need to make an insurance claim. Moreover, your insurance policy will specify the deductible you will have to pay towards any loss covered by the policy.
A. deductable
B. liability
C. premium
D. underwriting
3. Which of the following vehicle improvements is not designed to increase driver visibility?

D. Tempered side windows
A. Backup sensors on the rear of the car
B. Center high mounted brake lights
C. Daytime running lights
D. Tempered side windows
4. You must report a collision you're involved in to your insurance company __________.

D. no matter how much damage it causes
A. if it causes $75 or more in damage
B. if it causes $200 or more in damage
C. if it causes $500 or more in damage
D. no matter how much damage it causes
5. Rolling through a stop sign can:

D. Confuse other drivers at the intersection
A. Allow you to yield safely without applying the brakes
B. Be performed at intersections where no one is waiting
C. Cause unnecessary wear on your brakes
D. Confuse other drivers at the intersection
6. In general, you should advance to the middle of an intersection before __________ .

C. turning left
A. changing lanes
B. making a three-point turn
C. turning left
D. turning right
Your foot brake must be able to stop your car within __________ when it is travelling at 20 mph.

A. 25 ft
A. 25 ft
B. 50 ft
C. 75 ft
D. 100 ft
8. Muscle relaxants, pain relievers, and opioids are __________.

B. depressants
A. stimulants
B. depressants
C. hallucinogens
D. antihistamines
9. In extreme heat, __________ can dangerously strain your engine.

C. driving uphill
A. refueling too often
B. using the heater
C. driving uphill
D. coasting
10. In general, you should opt for a small car if you're planning to:

C. Let others use it when you're not

If you're going to be sharing your car with other members of your family, select a car that meets everyone's needs rather than the one you like the most. Choose a smaller car if everyone plans to use it at different times. If you chose a larger car, try to consolidate your trips as much as possible.
A. Carry heavy loads
B. Drive on unpaved roads
C. Let others use it when you're not
D. Use it for family trips
11. As a minor, you can generally be listed on your parent's insurance policy unless:

D. You purchase your own car
A. You are not the primary user of any family car
B. You are the principal driver of a particular family car
C. You do not live in their house
D. You purchase your own car
12. When driving on a road lit only by your properly-aligned low-beam headlights, the highest safe speed is __________.

A. 40 to 45 mph
A. 40 to 45 mph
B. 50 to 55 mph
C. 60 to 65 mph
D. 70 mph
13. Tires typically gain or lose about 1 psi for each __________ change in temperature.

C. 10° F
A. 1° F
B. 5° F
C. 10° F
D. 20° F
14. If one of your front tires goes flat, the car will __________.

B. pull towards the deflated tire
A. wobble and sway
B. pull towards the deflated tire
C. pull away from the deflated tire
D. None of the above
15. Drivers who refuse a law enforcement officer's request for breath, blood, or urine testing when suspected of driving while intoxicated will have their drivers license automatically suspended for no less than __________.

C. 180 days
A. 15 days
B. 90 days
C. 180 days
D. 1 year
16. Peyote has effects similar to those of __________, but with different types of hallucinations.

A. LSD
A. LSD

B. PCP
C. ketamine
D. None of the above
17. Which of the following is not considered a vulnerable road user?

D. A school bus
A. An ATV
B. A motorcycle
C. A pedestrian
D. A school bus
18. Traffic signs in private parking lots:

B. Must be followed
A. Are considered optional
B. Must be followed
C. Only govern pedestrians
D. Tend to cause distracted collisions
19. When attempting to free a vehicle stuck in snow, shift into __________.

D. 2nd gear
A. Reverse
B. Neutral
C. 1st gear
D. 2nd gear
20. __________ tend to heighten anxiety and aggression, making worse all of the judgmental deficiencies associated with these altered moods.

A. Stimulants
A. Stimulants

B. Depressants
C. Hallucinogens
D. Barbiturates
21. Alcohol:

C. Makes you drowsy
A. Gives you energy
B. Helps you focus
C. Makes you drowsy
D. Thickens your blood
22. When following a passenger bus, you should:

D. Watch for bus passengers in the road
A. Assume that it will stop at every stop
B. Drive in the right lane next to the bus
C. Pass the bus as quickly as you can
D. Watch for bus passengers in the road
23. A/an __________ is designed to be positioned facing towards the rear of the back seat.

B. infant car bed

Children under 20 lbs should be placed in a rear facing Infant Car Bed securely fastened in the back of the car according to the manufacturer's directions. Infants in a rear-facing seat should never be placed in front of an active air bag.
A. booster seat
B. infant car bed
C. removable passenger seat
D. toddler seat
24. The shift of a vehicle's weight around its center of gravity is known as __________ .

D. yaw

Turning the steering wheel excessively or abruptly may cause weight to shift to the side of the vehicle, making it spin to the left or right around its center of gravity. This is known as Yaw.
A. pitch

B. roll
C. spin
D. yaw
25. When parking on the side of the road, your wheels must be within __________ of the curb.

C. eighteen inches
A. six inches
B. twelve inches
C. eighteen inches
D. two feet
26. Your car's traction is affected by:

C. The force of its weight on its tires
A. The amount of power its engine produces
B. The current condition of the brakes
C. The force of its weight on its tires
D. The size of its wheels
27. You may feel that certain dangerous behaviors are normal if:

D. You've observed them in other drivers
A. They can be performed quickly and easily
B. You stop scanning the road as you drive
C. You're not punished for breaking the law
D. You've observed them in other drivers
28. A road with a positive cross slope is highest __________.

B. in the center of the road
A. near the edges of the road
B. in the center of the road
C. in the center of each lane
D. None of the above
29. Which of the following people is generally not authorized to direct traffic?

B. A driver of a disabled car
A. A construction worker
B. A driver of a disabled car
C. A police officer
D. A school crossing guard
30. Lane splitting is when:

C. A motorcyclist shares a lane with a car

Motorcyclists should not attempt to drive next a motor vehicle within a single lane. This is known as lane splitting and it is dangerous and illegal.
A. A motorcyclist cuts between two cars to turn
B. A motorcyclist rides along the center line of the road
C. A motorcyclist shares a lane with a car
D. Two motorcyclists share the same lane
31. One problem associated with fatigue is:

B. An inability to judge its severity

One of the most potentially dangerous symptoms of fatigue is a loss of judgment. A fatigued driver may attempt to take shortcuts, fail to recognize the risks of his or her actions, or even be unable to realize how close he or she is to falling asleep at the wheel.
A. A distracting degree of hunger
B. An inability to judge its severity
C. A more aggressive driving attitude
D. A tendency to get lost
32. When pulling over in a non-emergency situation, you must indicate your intent to change lanes or pull over by __________.

C. activating your turn signal
A. activating your hazard lights
B. honking your horn
C. activating your turn signal
D. All of the above
33. Call the police if __________.

D. you've been in a collision
A. your engine stalls
B. your engine overheats
C. your accelerator becomes stuck
D. you've been in a collision
34. In general, traffic circles are controlled by __________ .
D. yield signs
A. metering lights
B. roundabout signs
C. stop signs
D. yield signs
35. What will happen the first time you refuse to take a BAC test when requested by a law enforcement agent?

D. Your license will be suspended for 180 days.
A. You will be imprisoned for up to 30 days.
B. You will have to pay a $500 fine.
C. You will not be able to drive until you submit to a test.
D. Your license will be suspended for 180 days.
36. In which of the following situations will you typically not have to reduce your speed on an expressway?

B. The number of lanes is increasing
A. A vehicle on the road is disabled
B. The number of lanes is increasing
C. There is a toll booth ahead
D. You are entering an exit ramp
37. If you go several years without causing a collision or committing a traffic violation:

D. You may start to drive less conscientiously
A. You may be granted additional driving privileges
B. You may consider yourself to be a perfect driver
C. You may receive a rebate from the DPS
D. You may start to drive less conscientiously
38. People with hearing problems can compensate while driving by:

C. Turning their head more often
A. Keeping both windows closed
B. Learning to recognize the position of traffic signals
C. Turning their head more often
D. Wearing headsets that cover both ears
39. Which of the following is not an attitude you should adopt on the road?

A. Arrogance
A. Arrogance
B. Forgiveness
C. Humor
D. Tolerance
40. When inspecting a car, you should try to determine whether a car is leaking fluids by:

C. Checking under the car
A. Activating the engine
B. Bouncing the car's corners
C. Checking under the car
D. Removing the gas cap
41. At an intersection controlled by a four-way stop sign, you must yield if another driver is:

D. Stopped to your right
A. Preparing to turn left
B. Preparing to turn right
C. Stopped to your left
D. Stopped to your right
42. The "Click It or Ticket" program has:
A. Banned automobiles without seat belts
B. Cost the state a significant amount of money
C. Encouraged drivers to report people who don't wear seat belts
D. Increased seat belt usage in the state
43. Prohibitions against underage drinking are designed to:

C. Make sure you develop fully
A. Give you a respect for legal authority
B. Keep car insurance rates low
C. Make sure you develop fully
D. Punish you for others' bad behavior
44. If you violate right-of-way rules concerning school buses, you could be fined up to __________ for a first offense.

C. $1,250

If you violate right-of-way rules concerning school buses, you may be fined up to $1000 for a first offense and may receive a 6-month license suspension for a second offense.
A. $250
B. $500
C. $1,250
D. $5,000
45. The effects of many depressants on the driving task are similar to those of __________.

C. alcohol
A. nicotine
B. marijuana
C. alcohol
D. cocaine
46. The termination of a license until the driver meets certain requirements is known as a __________.

C. revocation
A. cancellation
B. denial
C. revocation
D. suspension
47. If you're parked curbside, a potential hazard that you must be especially watchful for as you approach your car is __________ .

D. vehicles approaching from behind your car
A. children playing around your car
B. discarded tires
C. shopping carts left in the road
D. vehicles approaching from behind your car
48. If you decide to consume alcohol, the safest thing you can do is:

D. Refuse to drive until you've had time to sober up
A. Bring a friend with you when you drive
B. Drive only on less frequently travelled roads
C. Maintain a driving speed of less than 25 mph
D. Refuse to drive until you've had time to sober up
49. Which of the following is not a common response to feeling stressed on the road?

B. Enhanced reflexes

Different people respond to stress in different ways, all of which can result in unsafe driving. Under stress, you may become: angry or agitated, causing you to speed, take unnecessary risks, weave between lanes, or antagonize others; withdrawn or depressed, causing you to space out, ignore the driving environment, and react lethargically to situations on the road; frozen with indecision, causing you to respond to hazards inadequately.
A. Crippling indecision
B. Enhanced reflexes
C. Lethargic reactions
D. Severe agitation
50. Using a wireless communication device while driving is __________ .

C. prohibited for drivers under 18
A. allowed only with a hands-free device
B. prohibited for all drivers
C. prohibited for drivers under 18
D. prohibited only during Phase 1 of the GDL program