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★ Drivers Ed Course Test Questions and Answers 38

When steering in Reverse,
A.) back up while using the area visible only in your rearview mirror.
B.) turn your head and shoulders so that you can look through the rear window.
C.) steer in the opposite direction that you turn the steering wheel.
D.) put your car into Park, get out of the vehicle, and eye up the situation.

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steer in the opposite direction that you turn the steering wheel.


Hand-over-hand steering provides effective vehicle control when you're steering
A.) while accelerating.
B.) while braking.
C.) through tight-radius turns.
D.) through gentle turning maneuvers.

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through tight-radius turns.


An accepted technique for managing time and space is
A.) steering.
B.) accelerating.
C.) signaling.
D.) all of the above.

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all of the above.


Most hazards or obstacles occur _________ your vehicle and require evasive braking or steering.
A.) Behind
B.) To the left of
C.) In front of
D.) To the right of

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In front of


_______ is the ability to change the speed or direction of the vehicle.
A.) Grip
B.) Accelerating
C.) Braking and steering
D.) Accelerating and shifting

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Grip


When you step on your brake pedal, you should feel
A.) firm resistance.
B.) no resistance.
C.) the floor.
D.) a drag on the pedal.

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firm resistance.


The best way to brake to a stop is to
A.) press the brake pedal as far as it will go.
B.) use the car in front as a guide for your own braking.
C.) apply smooth, steady, firm pressure to the brake pedal.
D.) take as long as possible to stop so the cars behind you will have time to stop.

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apply smooth, steady, firm pressure to the brake pedal.


Brakes slow or stop a vehicle by applying ______________________ against the four wheels.
A.) hydraulic pressure
B.) foot-brake pressure
C.) anti-lock pressure
D.) drum and disc pressure

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hydraulic pressure


You should not pump the brakes on a car equipped with
A.) electronic fuel injection.
B.) antilock brakes.
C.) radial tires.
D.) large wheels.

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antilock brakes.


________ uses friction to slow momentum.
A.) Traction
B.) Steering
C.) Accelerating
D.) Braking

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Braking


True or False: If your gas pedal jams, you should turn the key to lock to lock the steering wheel.
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE

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FALSE


The most important factor in maintaining vehicle control is
A.) the condition of the road.
B.) grip.
C.) traction.
D.) the steering wheel.

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traction.


Slick or wet, low-traction surface conditions make it hard to control the speed and _______of your vehicle.
A.) visibility
B.) condition
C.) direction
D.) crashworthiness

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direction


Which of the following is a part of your vehicle’s communication system?
A.) antilock brakes
B.) seat belts
C.) horn
D.) alternator

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horn


Driving at a high ____________ can affect the performance of your vehicle.
A.) altitude
B.) RPM
C.) pressure
D.) Altitude

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Altitude


What is changing vehicle balance from side to side called
You can feel a vehicle's side-to-side balance, called its ________
A.) Roll
B.) pitch.
C.) yaw.
D.) stability

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roll.


Modified vehicles for people who are physically disabled may include
A.) different seats.
B.) brighter headlights.
C.) special head liners.
D.) wheelchair lifts.

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wheelchair lifts.


By keeping your vehicle’s doors locked while you are in the car, you
A.) make the doors less likely to open in a crash.
B.) prevent uninvited people from opening your vehicle door.
C.) keep young children from opening the doors.
D.) do all of the above.

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do all of the above.


Which statement below describes a good reason to keep your vehicle's doors locked while you are in the car?
A.) Locked doors decrease the likelihood that they will open in a crash.
B.) Locked doors prevent the driver from opening the door.
C.) Air bags deploy only when the doors are locked.
D.) The anti-lock brake system responds quicker when the doors are locked.

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Locked doors decrease the likelihood that they will open in a crash.

★ Drivers Ed Course Test Questions and Answers 37

Your vehicle's tires should be rotated
A.) when the tread is less than 1/16-inch.
B.) when they are bald.
C.) when the steering begins to shimmy or wobble.
D.) about every 5,000 to 7,500 miles.

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about every 5,000 to 7,500 miles.


You should rotate your vehicle's tires to
A.) equalize tire wear.
B.) increase fuel efficiency.
C.) improve suspension.
D.) ensure proper inflation.

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equalize tire wear.


If your tire blows out ___________________.
A.) steer straight ahead and brake gently รข do not brake hard
B.) turn on your emergency lights
C.) pull off the road when you are safely able
D.) all of the above

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all of the above

If your tire blows out: steer straight ahead and brake gently, do not brake hard. Turn on your emergency lights, and pull off the road when able.


One of the most common sources of vehicle vibration comes from a vehicle's
A.) doors.
B.) windows.
C.) tires.
D.) seats.

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tires.


True or False: Your vehicle's tire should be rotated at least every 5000 to 6000 miles
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE

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TRUE


Most skids are caused by _________.
A.) malfunctioning power steering
B.) poor weather
C.) driving too slow
D.) driver error

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driver error


A power skid occurs when you
A.) apply the brakes too hard.
B.) turn the wheels too sharply.
C.) downshift too quickly.
D.) press the accelerator too hard.

Get the CORRECT Answer

press the accelerator too hard.


A braking skid occurs when you
A.) apply the brakes too hard.
B.) press the accelerator too hard.
C.) downshift too quickly.
D.) turn the wheels too sharply.

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apply the brakes too hard.


__________ is loss of control over the direction in which your vehicle is moving because of reduced traction.
A.) Steering
B.) Swerving
C.) Downshifting
D.) Skidding

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Skidding


In a standard passenger car, partial hydroplaning can start at about __ mph.
A.) 55
B.) 45
C.) 35
D.) 25

Get the CORRECT Answer

35

In a standard passenger car, partial hydroplaning can start at about 35 mph


Hydroplaning only occurs to aircraft during landing.
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE

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FALSE


If your vehicle begins to hydroplane, you should __________________.
A.) pump your brakes
B.) accelerate through it
C.) treat it the opposite of a skid
D.) reduce your speed

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reduce your speed


If your vehicle begins to hydroplane, you should _____.
A.) reduce your speed
B.) increase you speed
C.) veer to the right
D.) slam on your brakes

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reduce your speed


If you run off the pavement, you should _______________.
A.) hold the steering wheel tightly and steer straight ahead
B.) stay on the shoulder and brake gently
C.) when safe, turn back on the road at a slow speed
D.) all of the above

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all of the above

If you run off the pavement, you should: hold the steering wheel tightly and steer straight ahead, stay on the shoulder and brake gently, when safe turn back on the road at a slow speed.


True or False: The height difference between the paved road and the shoulder may affect the stability of your vehicle.
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE

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TRUE

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