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  1. A driver license is required for the following?
    1. Sitting in the driver’s seat of a car while the engine is running.
    2. Steering a car while it is being pushed or towed by another vehicle.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  2. If a law enforcement officer swears that a driver has refused a legal chemical test, the Division of Motor Vehicles must:
    1. Place the driver on probation.
    2. Wait for a court decision before taking action.
    3. Assign the driver to the Driver Improvement Clinic.
    4. Revoke the driver’s license for at least 12 months.
  3. Which of the following happen(s) under the point system?
    1. A driver is sent a warning letter when he/she gets 4 points within 3 years.
    2. A driver who gets 12 points within 3 years may lose his/her license.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  4. When a driver has a total of 7 points, which of the following may happen?
    1. The driver can be required to file proof of financial responsibility.
    2. The driver can have 3 points deducted if he/she satisfactorily completes a Driver Improvement Clinic.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  5. Conviction for which of the following carries the highest number of points?
    1. Reckless driving.
    2. Hit and run with property damage.
    3. Driving without a license.
    4. Passing a stopped school bus unloading children.
  6. A driver will lose his/her license if he/she is convicted of:
    1. Driving without a license.
    2. Passing a stopped school bus.
    3. Failing to yield the right-of-way.
    4. Speeding more than 75 mph in a 55mph zone.
  7. To get a revoked driver license restored, a person must do which of the following?
    1. Obtain permission from the Driver License Section in Raleigh to reapply for a license.
    2. Go to a driver license office, pay a restoration fee, and reapply for a license.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  8. Roughly half of all traffic fatalities involve which of the following?
    1. A drunken person.
    2. More than 1 car.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  9. The percentage of highway deaths caused by drunken persons is about:
    1. 10%
    2. 25%
    3. 38%
    4. 67%
  10. Which of the following statements about pedestrian deaths is correct?
    1. In cities, 2 out of 5 people killed in motor vehicle accidents are pedestrians.
    2. Most of the pedestrians killed in all traffic accidents are teenagers.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  11. When you are walking at night along a road without sidewalks, you should do which of the following?
    1. Walk on the left, facing traffic.
    2. Keep your back to oncoming traffic.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  12. If you approach an intersection where there are no traffic lights/signs and a pedestrian is attempting to cross your path, who has the right-of-way?
    1. The pedestrian.
    2. The driver of the car.
    3. No one.
    4. Whoever reaches the intersection first.
  13. If you are walking along a road at night, what should you do?
    1. Walk on the right-hand side with the traffic.
    2. Wear or carry something white.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  14. A safe driver does which of the following?
    1. Watches the side of the road over the hood to stay in line.
    2. Frequently checks the rear-view and side mirrors.
    3. Drinks coffee while driving at night to stay alert.
    4. Keeps 2 car lengths between his/her car and the next car on the expressway.
  15. As you approach an intersection to make a right turn, you should turn on your right turn signal and do which of the following?
    1. Steer slightly toward the center of the road to give yourself room to clear the corner.
    2. Hold your arm straight out the window.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  16. If you begin to feel sleepy while driving on a long trip, you should do which of the following?
    1. Open a window or vent to let in fresh air.
    2. Increase your speed.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  17. When driving on a long trip, you should:
    1. Rest your eyes from time to time by rubbing them.
    2. Avoid looking at any one thing for more than a few seconds.
    3. Keep your eyes on the center of the road straight ahead.
    4. Spend as much time looking in your mirrors as you do looking in front of you.
  18. In order to avoid being hit in the rear by another vehicle, you should do which of the following?
    1. Drive cautiously and use your brakes often.
    2. Check your rear-view mirrors often.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  19. Studies have shown which of the following to be a serious traffic hazard?
    1. Middle-aged drivers.
    2. Slow drivers.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  20. Very slow driving is especially dangerous in which of the following situations?
    1. Just after passing the crest of a hill.
    2. Just after rounding a curve.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  21. Which statement(s) concerning speed limits on the open road in North Carolina is correct?
    1. Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit for passenger cars and pickup trucks is 65 mph.
    2. The speed limit for a school activity bus is 35 mph.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  22. Which of the following statement(s) about speed limits for cars in North Carolina is correct?
    1. The speed limit outside a city is 55mph unless otherwise posted.
    2. The speed limit inside a city is 25 mph unless otherwise posted.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  23. Which of the following statements about speed limits in North Carolina is correct?
    1. Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit inside a city is 35 mph.
    2. Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit for a school activity bus is 25 mph.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  24. When rounding a curve, a car tends to:
    1. Speed up.
    2. Move to the inside of the curve.
    3. Stay in the center of the lane.
    4. Move to the outside of the curve.
  25. When rounding a sharp curve, you should do which of the following?
    1. Stay as far to the left of your lane as possible.
    2. Brake in the sharpest part of the curve.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  26. The driver of a truck going downhill with a curve should do the following:
    1. Use a lower gear.
    2. Pump the brakes when reaching the curve.
    3. Brake firmly and steadily going.
    4. Speed up slightly on the curve to maintain control of the truck.
  27. To reduce speed while going down a steep hill, you should do which of the following?
    1. Use a lower gear.
    2. Drive in a zigzag pattern.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  28. If you wish to pass the car ahead on a two-lane road, you should do which of the following?
    1. Sound your horn to signal your intention to the driver of the car ahead.
    2. Give a left turn signal to let the driver behind you know your intention.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B
  29. Passing on the right is legal on which of the following?
    1. A 4-lane highway with 2-lanes going in each direction.
    2. On a one-way street.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  30. When backing your car, you should do which of the following?
    1. Move at no more than 10 mph.
    2. Keep both hands on the steering wheel.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  31. Accidents occur most frequently at which of the following?
    1. Curves.
    2. Hills.
    3. Narrow bridges.
    4. Intersections.
  32. Four vehicles approach an intersection with a 4 way stop at the same time. Car B is ahead of Car A and both are in the same lane and want to proceed straight across. Car C is across the intersection from Car B and wants to proceed straight as well. Car D is to the right of Car B and wants to make a right turn. Which car must yield?
    1. Car A.
    2. Car B.
    3. Car C.
    4. Car D.
  33. Highway accidents occur most frequently:
    1. On hills.
    2. On curves.
    3. At intersections.
    4. On bridges.
  34. Three vehicles approach an uncontrolled intersection. Car A is on the right of Car B. Car C is on the left of Car B. In which order should the cars pass through the intersection?
    1. Car A, Car B, Car C.
    2. Car B, Car A. Car C.
    3. Car C, Car A, Car B.
    4. Car B, Car C, Car A.
  35. Two vehicles approach an intersection going in opposite directions with no signs or traffic lights. There is also a pedestrian waiting to cross the street and is walking in the same direction as Car 1. Car 1 wants to proceed straight through the intersection. Car 2 wants to make a left turn. In this situation, the right-of-away belongs to:
    1. Driver of Car 1 only.
    2. Driver of Car 2 only.
    3. Pedestrian only.
    4. Driver of Car 1 and the pedestrian.
  36. Three vehicles approach an uncontrolled intersection. Car A wants to make a left turn and is across the intersection from Car B. Car B is ahead of Car C and both are in the same lane traveling in the same direction and want to proceed straight through the intersection. The law gives the right-of-way:
    1. To Car A Only.
    2. To Car A and Then Car B.
    3. To Car B and then Car A.
    4. To Car B.
  37. If you come to an unmarked intersection where it is hard to see in all directions because of trees or buildings, you should:
    1. Drive at the posted speed limit.
    2. Stop near the center of the intersection and continue if it is safe.
    3. Slow down and sound your horn to warn drivers who cannot see you.
    4. Stop at the intersection and move forward slowly.
  38. When driving on a city street, you should watch out for which of the following?
    1. Traffic coming from side streets.
    2. Animals or small children darting from between parked cars.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  39. When driving in heavy traffic, you should do which of the following?
    1. Watch out for drivers who make quick stops.
    2. Yield to pedestrians only at marked crosswalks
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  40. If you are in the wrong lane for making a left turn at an intersection, you should:
    1. Go to the next intersection and turn there.
    2. Back up and move into the correct lane for turning.
    3. Wait until all other cars have cleared the intersection and turn.
    4. Signal the driver in the car beside you that you intend to turn in front of him.
  41. The most frequent type of accident on an interstate highways is:
    1. A sideswipe collision.
    2. Running off the road.
    3. A rear-end collision.
    4. A head-on collision.
  42. When taking a long trip on an interstate highway, you should plan on doing which of the following?
    1. Stopping every 100 miles at a rest area.
    2. Scheduling some hours of night driving to avoid heavy traffic.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  43. You are driving on an interstate highway when a breakdown forces you to the shoulder. You should:
    1. Sit in the car until help arrives.
    2. Tie a handkerchief to the left door handle and stand beside the left front fender.
    3. Raise the hood and tie a white handkerchief to the left door handle.
    4. Raise the hood and stand behind the car so drivers of oncoming cars can see you.
  44. Studies have shown that under normal conditions the chance of a car being involved in an accident on an interstate highway is greater if the driver:
    1. Maintains a steady speed.
    2. Travels considerably below the posted speed limit.
    3. Travels at the posted speed limit.
    4. Maintains his position relative to cars in front and behind him in his lane.
  45. If you miss your exit on an interstate highway, you can do which of the following?
    1. Make a U-turn.
    2. Go on to the next exit.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  46. A driver may be temporarily blinded at night by which of the following?
    1. Glare from the headlights of other cars.
    2. Flame from a match he strikes to light a cigarette.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  47. In which of the following situations should you use your low beams?
    1. At night in the city.
    2. In foggy or misty weather.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  48. If the driver of an approaching car fails to dim his/her lights, you should do which of the following?
    1. Watch the road ahead to avoid looking at the lights of the other car.
    2. Flick your headlight beams high and low once or twice.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  49. When driving on a highway at night, you should never use your high-beam headlights if you are:
    1. Slowing down for a turn.
    2. Traveling on a road with no median.
    3. Going downhill.
    4. Following another car.
  50. If it starts to drizzle while you are driving, you should do which of the following?
    1. Slow down because the rain will loosen oil and gravel on the road.
    2. Allow at least twice the normal following distance.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  51. Roads are likely to be especially slick:
    1. Just after they have been paved.
    2. Just after it has begun to rain or drizzle.
    3. After it has been raining for several hours.
    4. In exceptionally cold, dry weather.
  52. When driving through heavy fog, you should:
    1. Turn on your bright lights
    2. Slow down.
    3. Follow the car in front you closely.
    4. Turn on your parking lights.
  53. When driving in a heavy snowstorm during the day, you should use:
    1. Parking lights.
    2. Low-beam headlights.
    3. Four-way flashers.
    4. High-beam headlights.
  54. The best way to get good traction on hard packed snow is to:
    1. Put chains on your tires.
    2. Use snow tires.
    3. Have lower than usual air pressure in your tires.
    4. Carry heavy weights in your trunk.
  55. When trying to pull away from a slippery surface in a car with a manual transmission, you should do which of the following:
    1. Start in second or high gear.
    2. Accelerate rapidly.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  56. When pulling a trailer down a long steep hill, you should do which of the following?
    1. Drive in a lower gear.
    2. Keep in the right lane.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  57. If your brakes fail, you should do which of the following?
    1. Shift into a lower gear.
    2. Use the emergency brake.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  58. Wet brakes can be dried out by doing which of the following?
    1. Turning on the heater.
    2. Slow down and then press the gas pedal as you keep a light pressure on the brake pedal.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  59. If you should have a blowout while traveling at a high speed, you should do which of the following?
    1. Brake firmly as soon as you notice the blowout.
    2. Grip the steering wheel firmly to keep the car from swerving.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  60. When changing a flat tire, you should do which of the following?
    1. Put the vehicle in neutral gear.
    2. Block the wheels.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  61. If your car breaks down on the highway at night, what should you do?
    1. Park the car completely off the road.
    2. Turn on the high-beam lights.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  62. If your car breaks down on a highway at night, you should do which of the following?
    1. Raise the hood and tie a white handkerchief to the left door handle.
    2. Switch on the parking lights.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  63. If your vehicle has run off the road onto the shoulder, you should:
    1. Shift quickly into a lower gear.
    2. Brake with heavy constant pressure.
    3. Apply the emergency brake.
    4. Take your foot off the gas pedal gradually.
  64. Skids are likely to occur on which of the following roads?
    1. One on which snow has become packed
    2. One that has just been paved.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  65. If you have to come to a stop on an icy road and your car is not equipped with ABS brakes, you should:
    1. Use your parking brake.
    2. Put the brake on hard.
    3. Apply the brake in short hard jabs.
    4. Pump the brake pedal lightly
  66. What should you do when you begin to skid?
    1. Turn the steering while in the direction in which the rear end of the car is skidding.
    2. Reduce pressure on the gas pedal.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  67. A driver who is involved in an accident should do which of the following?
    1. Make an immediate report to the nearest law enforcement agency.
    2. Notify his insurance company.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  68. A flashing red traffic signal at an intersection means which of the following?
    1. Slow down and proceed with caution.
    2. Stop, only if it is necessary to yield the right-of-way.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  69. A flashing yellow traffic signal at an intersection means:
    1. No right turn.
    2. Yield the right-of-way.
    3. No left turn.
    4. Slow down and proceed with caution.
  70. A diamond-shaped sign would be used to warn drivers of which of the following driving hazards?
    1. A railroad crossing.
    2. A deer crossing.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  71. A diamond-shaped traffic sign means:
    1. No left turn.
    2. Come to a full stop.
    3. Yield the right-of-way.
    4. Slow down and drive with care.
  72. When can you disregard a signal given by a police officer directing traffic?
    1. An emergency vehicle is approaching.
    2. The officer’s signal is in conflict with a traffic signal.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  73. What is the main color for signs in highway work zones?
    1. Red
    2. White
    3. Orange
    4. Green
  74. When does the law give a blind pedestrian special consideration at intersections where there are no traffic lights?
    1. Only when he is alone.
    2. If he holds out a white cane or has a guide dog with him.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  75. Which of the following statements about bicycle riders is correct?
    1. They must ride their bicycles facing traffic.
    2. They are likely to be seriously injured in almost any collision with a car.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  76. In North Carolina, which of the following is required on all cars?
    1. License plate lights.
    2. Courtesy lights.
    3. Fender lights.
    4. Backup lights.
  77. Your brakes need checking if:
    1. There is a strong smell of gasoline in the car.
    2. The engine stalls at stop lights.
    3. Light gusts of wind make the car difficult to control.
    4. There is a squeaking noise when you step on the brake pedal.
  78. Which of the following statements about horns and sirens is/are correct?
    1. Every licensed motor vehicle must have a horn.
    2. Only law enforcement and emergency vehicles may have sirens.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  79. Every motor vehicle must be equipped with:
    1. A muffler.
    2. 4-ply tires.
    3. Mud guards.
    4. Shoulder harnesses.
  80. The system that carries harmful fumes from the engine to the rear of the car and releases them is called the:
    1. Ignition system.
    2. Fuel system.
    3. Suspension system.
    4. Exhaust system.
  81. A leaky exhaust system should be repaired because it:
    1. Wastes gas and oil.
    2. Causes the engine to run hot.
    3. May allow dangerous fumes to enter the car.
    4. Makes the engine hard to start and likely to stall.
  82. A car that pitches and tosses in normal driving and leans heavily to the side in turns is likely to have trouble in which of the following systems?
    1. Ignition.
    2. Steering.
    3. Brake.
    4. Suspension.
  83. Which traffic is required to stop if a school bus makes a passenger stop in the far right lane on a five-lane street?
    1. All lanes of traffic.
    2. Lanes going in the same direction as the school bus.
    3. Lanes going in the opposite direction of the bus.
    4. Turning lane only.
  84. The maximum speed limit for a full size public school bus in North Carolina is:
    1. 55mph
    2. 45mph
    3. 35mph
    4. 25mph
  85. Which of the following statements is false?
    1. A heavier person has to ingest more alcohol than a lighter person to reach the same blood alchol content.
    2. A heavier person can eliminate alcohol faster than a lighter person.
    3. If two persons drink at the same speed, the heavier person will need longer to reach the same blood alcohol concentration.
    4. A heavier person needs to drink more than a lighter person because alcohol mixes with the body fluids. Obviously, a heavier person has more body fluids than a lighter person.
  86. A person has been drinking but did not reach 0.08. Can we assume that he/she can drive safely?
    1. Yes, if the driver ate before drinking.
    2. Yes, if the driver is a heavy person.
    3. No, because even smaller amounts can affect judgment.
    4. Yes, if the driver is not too tired.
  87. What happens if you drink alcohol and take medication at the same time?
    1. Medication always cancels the effects of alcohol.
    2. Alcohol always cancels the effects of medication.
    3. Both may combine and have unpredictable effects.
    4. There is no scientific evidence that it changes anything.
  88. What should you do if a doctor prescribes you some medication but you must drive?
    1. Ask the doctor whether you can drive or not.
    2. Check your reactions as you drive and be ready to stop if you feel affected.
    3. Bring an antidote to cancel the effects of the drug.
    4. Do not worry; prescribed drugs never affect driving.
  89. Can you be prosecuted in a criminal court of law if you are intercepted as you are driving under the influence of a prescribed medication?
    1. Not if you bring the prescription with you.
    2. Yes, the law requires you to be in full control of yourself when you drive.
    3. No, if something happens the doctor will be prosecuted.
    4. No, as long as you do not reach 0.08.
  90. Is it true that coffee can neutralize the effects of alcohol?
    1. Yes, absolutely.
    2. No, only the liver can eliminate alcohol.
    3. Yes, if you drink it black and without sugar.
    4. Yes, if you can take a cold shower.
  91. What is one of the effects of alcohol on the driver’s eyes?
    1. The eyes scan very actively.
    2. They eyes tend to stare at a point.
    3. The eyes notice better motions on the sides.
    4. The eyes catch very early other drivers’ mistakes.
  92. Which one contains more alchol?
    1. 12 ounces of beer (360ml).
    2. 4 ounces of wine (150ml).
    3. 1.5 ounces of spirits (45ml).
    4. They all have the same amount; .6 of an ounce (18ml) of alcohol.
  93. What is the effect of food when you drink alcohol?
    1. There are no effects.
    2. There are no measurable effects.
    3. If you eat before drinking, alcohol enters the blood stream at a slower pace.
    4. It neutralizes the effects of alcohol.
  94. Where does alcohol tend to concentrate more?
    1. In the heart.
    2. In the brain.
    3. In the leg muscles.
    4. In the chest.
  95. If a law enforcement officer swears that a driver has refused a legal chemical test, the Division of Motor Vehicles must:
    1. Place the diver on probation.
    2. Wait for a court decision before taking action.
    3. Assign the driver to the Driver Improvement Clinic.
    4. Revoke the driver’s license for at least 12 months.
  96. A 20 year old driver is convicted of driving after drinking alcohol.
    1. He/She gets a 1 year revocation.
    2. He/She is imprisoned for 14 days.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  97. What happens if a driver refuses to take a chemical test?
    1. He/She gets an immediate 30 day revocation.
    2. The DMV adds an extra 12 months revocation.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  98. What happens if a driver is convicted of DWI while his/her license has already been revoked for a prior DWI?
    1. This person’s car may be seized and sold.
    2. He/She may be imprisoned.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  99. A driver was convicted of a second DWI 3 years ago. He/She gets convicted of DWI again.
    1. He/She gets a permanent revocation.
    2. He/She is imprisoned from 14 days to 24 months.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.
  100. A person has been convicted of DWI for the 4th time in 7 years.
    1. This person may be imprisoned from 1 to 3 years.
    2. This person can only get a restricted license.
    3. Both A and B.
    4. Neither A nor B.



Answers to the Practice Test:


1. C 11. A 21. D 31. D 41. C 51. B 61. A 71. D 81. C 91. B
2. D 12. A 22. A 32. D 42. A 52. B 62. C 72. D 82. D 92. D
3. B 13. B 23. A 33. C 43. C 53. B 63. D 73. C 83. B 93. C
4. B 14. B 24. D 34. A 44. B 54. A 64. A 74. B 84. B 94. B
5. D 15. D 25. D 35. D 45. B 55. A 65. D 75. B 85. B 95. D
6. D 16. A 26. A 36. D 46. C 56. C 66. C 76. A 86. C 96. A
7. C 17. B 27. A 37. D 47. C 57. C 67. C 77. D 87. C 97. C
8. A 18. B 28. C 38. C 48. C 58. B 68. D 78. C 88. A 98. C
9. C 19. B 29. C 39. A 49. D 59. B 69. D 79. A 89. B 99. C
10. A 20. C 30. A 40. A 50. C 60. B 70. B 80. D 90. B 100. A



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