Quiz

Ok, let´s do a little quiz and find out your road knowledge level. This should be fun and at the same time you might learn a thing or two.

This is not an official quiz meaning that its structure and wording may be different  from an official theory test. Its main purpose is to help a better approach to the road.

If you have any suggestions about how to get this quiz better, if you think I should add anything else  or  if you simply want to share your score, please do it in the comments area at the bottom of the page.

HAVE FUN WHILST LEARNING!!!

 

 

 

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Green answer= correct

Red Answer= incorrect or wrong

 

What´s the only piece(s) of equipment required by law in the U.K. when riding a motorbike?
Helmet
That is true. The helmet is the ONLY legal requirement regarding equipment in the U.K. ( If you are from the Sikh religion you don´t need to wear a helmet as long as you wear a turban).  Also be aware that if you are traveling abroad the legal requirements may be different.
Helmet and motorbike jacket
A protective motorbike jacket is strongly recommended but it´s not legal requirement.
Helmet, motorbike jacket and gloves
Ooops!!! that´s quite not right!!!
Helmet and motorbike gloves
Even if gloves are recommended, they are not a legal requirement.
  Correct at a first attempt 2 Points  
Correct at a second attempt 1 Point 
Correct at a 3rd or 4th attempts 0 points
What is a blind spot?
An area you can´t see on your mirrors.
Spot on!!! Remember, the mirrors only reflect what´s behind!!
The area shown on the mirrors.
Uh-Oh, That´s very very wrong!!!
The area right behind the motorbike.
Wrong!!! Isn´t that what mirrors show?!
A dirty area on your helmet visor.
Definitely wrong!! If you answered this one I strongly recommend you to read the highway code book again!
Correct at a first attempt 2 Points  
Correct at a second attempt 1 Point 
Correct at a 3rd or 4th attempts 0 points

What is the difference in between these two signs?
On the Stop sign you must come to a complete stop even if it is clear to go. On the Give Way sign, you don´t need to stop if it is clear to continue.
Correct, on the give way you must slow down and look. If there´s a vehicle approaching then you stop and give him way. On the Stop sign you simply stop by the white line.
You must stop on both signs.
Wrong. Try to find the correct answer again.
Both mean the same. You have to stop if there is a vehicle approaching otherwise you don´t have to stop.
Wrong!!!! That´s the give way sign.
The Stop sign means that you have to stop and the Give Way sign means that you have priority.
Absolutely wrong. You do that, and you are dead.
Correct at a first attempt 2 Points  
Correct at a second attempt 1 Point 
Correct at a 3rd or 4th attempts 0 points
When riding we often look over our left or right shoulder because:
We need to look for hazards on our blind spot areas.
Correct!!! An action also known  as shoulder check or life saver.
The motorbike has no mirrors.
Wrong!!!
We listen better to the traffic around when turning the head.
Obviously wrong!! Hope you didn´t answer this one.
Looking around all the time helps us to see other road users better.
Not correct. You don´t need to do shoulder checks every two seconds.
Correct at a first attempt 2 Points  
Correct at a second attempt 1 Point 
Correct at a 3rd or 4th attempts 0 points
What should be our correct riding position in our lane on a normal two way road without obstructions and when we don´t intend to maneuver at all?
On the middle of the lane.
Absolutely correct. By doing so, you are in front of other drivers and it´s the position that offers you better protection. (Of course, sometimes we use other positions either to take advantage of them or for our protection)
On the left side of the lane, close to the kerb or pavement.
Wrong. By doing so you are inviting everyone to overtake you, getting yourself in a very compromising situation and also you are now on the peripheral vision of other drivers.
On the right side of the lane close to the oncoming traffic.
It is not safe at all. You are on the peripheral vision of other drivers. Traffic behind might undertake you and overtake you, no protection. Too close to the oncoming traffic may not be safe either.
On the right side of the road.
Hell no!! If you answered this, simply STOP riding until you are familiar with the left hand drive.
Correct at a first attempt 2 Points  
Correct at a second attempt 1 Point 
Correct at a 3rd or 4th attempts 0 points

What type of road signs are these?
They are warning or danger road signs.
100% correct. And that´s for all triangular road signs you find out there.
They are informative signs.
Nope. I suggest you to review my U.K. Road Signs post again in order to get it right.
They are directional signs.
Not these ones.
They are positive order signs.
That is 100% wrong. Read the U.K. Road signs post so you can improve your knowledge
Correct at a first attempt 2 Points  
Correct at a second attempt 1 Point 
Correct at a 3rd or 4th attempts 0 points
How should you ride your motorbike when new tyres were just fitted?
Carefully until the shiny surface is worn off.
A brand new fitted tyre will be slippery due to a grease they have. It is important to ride the first 100/150 miles gently without putting too much stress on new tyres. Once that “gum” is worn off you can then ride normally.
Fast and weaving a lot so the tyre will warm up.
First things first. You are not Valentino Rossi no matter how good you think you are. A new tyre will always need to be ridden gently at first.
I should do a burnout to wear out the gum they have when they are new.
Do that often and in no time you are buying a new tyre.
Gently for the first 5 miles as they are new and then normally.
I am afraid but you will need to ride new tyres for quite longer than that to wear off the grease they have when they are new.
Correct at a first attempt 2 Points  
Correct at a second attempt 1 Point 
Correct at a 3rd or 4th attempts 0 points
You are riding on a dual carriage way. What should you do before changing lanes?
Check your mirrors, signal and do a shoulder check before changing lanes.
good stuff!!! That´s the way to do it safely. By looking over your shoulder you are covering your blind spot area!!
Check your mirrors, signal and change lane.
Wrong!!! If you do like that you are exposing yourself to unnecessary risks. Always do your shoulder check to cover your blind spot area.
Speed up and change lanes.
Wrong!! always apply your OSM PSL routine before changing lanes.
Indicate so you have the right of way.
Nope!!!! An indicator never gives the right of way towards drivers. Indicators are used only to inform other road users about our intention of maneuvering.
Correct at a first attempt 2 Points  
Correct at a second attempt 1 Point 
Correct at a 3rd or 4th attempts 0 points
What is likely to happen if you get cold and wet when riding your motorbike?
Your concentration level will drop down.
That´s correct. Always adjust your gear according to the weather conditions before a journey to avoid unnecessary risks.
Your reflexes and reaction time will be quicker.
Absolutely not. As you are cold and wet you will be way less attentive to your surroundings.
Your visor will steam up.
That´s a possibility when riding in cold weather but it isn´t the correct answer to this question.
You will get sick.
You might later on, but this is not the answer we are looking for in here.
Correct at a first attempt 2 Points  
Correct at a second attempt 1 Point 
Correct at a 3rd or 4th attempts 0 points

You are approaching this roundabout and you want to go to the 1st exit. Which indicator are you going to use?
Left indicator.
Correct. Also you want to position yourself on the outside lane in the roundabout to be safer and to help the traffic to flow better, reducing that way the risk of accident.
Right indicator.
Wrong and dangerous. If you are doing that you are informing everyone you are looking to go exit 3, 4 or that you may be doing a U-turn in the roundabout.
No indication.
Despite the fact many drivers don´t make use of their indicators often doesn´t mean we have to be the same. Try looking for the correct answer.
Switch hazard lights on.
Wrong and I don´t think an explanation is needed.
Correct at a first attempt 2 Points  
Correct at a second attempt 1 Point 
Correct at a 3rd or 4th attempts 0 points

You want to take the 2nd exit on the roundabout, which indicator should you use when approaching the roundabout?
None.
Yep, that´s correct.  You should indicate left only as you pass the first exit to inform other drivers about your intention of leaving the roundabout onto the 2nd exit.
Left indicator.
Wrong. By doing that you are informing everyone you intend to exit on the first exit.
Right indicator.
That is wrong. You should never indicate right if your exit is before or is at the middle of the roundabout. ( Go to my roundabouts post and read about the clock tip)
Right indicator on the roundabout approach, and left indicator before exit two.
That is not correct. On the approach you should not indicate at all, however you do a left indicator after you pass the first exit.
Correct at a first attempt 2 Points  
Correct at a second attempt 1 Point 
Correct at a 3rd or 4th attempts 0 points
You are riding slowly in the city or town centre. Why should you do a shoulder check to the left before turning left?
To check for cyclists or motorbikes.
Yep. When riding slowly in busy town centres be aware of cyclists and mopeds especially. They are quick and they can fit in narrow places. When turning left it is important to check if no one is trying to filter past you.
It will give me extra stability when turning left.
Absolutely non sense.
To look for any road signs on the left.
Wrong!! You should have looked for these way before turning.
You don´t need to do a shoulder check left.
Errrr… Yes you do. Try a different answer.
Correct at a first attempt 2 Points  
Correct at a second attempt 1 Point 
Correct at a 3rd or 4th attempts 0 points

You want to go to the 3rd exit. Which indicator should you use on the roundabout approach?
Right indicator.
Well answered. You position yourself right and  indicate right. don´t forget to position yourself on the inside the roundabout always indicating right until you reach the 2nd exit. Then switch your indicator to the left, do a should check left and if it is safe go across to the outside lanes towards the 3rd exit.
Hazard lights.
Wrong and no comments added!!!
None.
That is wrong. We should inform other road users about our maneuvering intentions. In this case you should use the right indicator.
Left indicator.
Wrong. Although you go around the roundabout by the left you should indicate right on the approach. ( Read the roundabout post of my blog for better understanding of this please)
Correct at a first attempt 2 Points  
Correct at a second attempt 1 Point 
Correct at a 3rd or 4th attempts 0 points


What is the passing sequence in this junction?
Yellow, Blue, Red.
Correct!!!
Red, Blue, Yellow.
That´s not right. The red one is the last to go as he is on a minor road. Try a different answer.
Blue, Red, Yellow.
Wrong! If you do that, you will end up having an accident. Although the blue one is on the main road, he must give way to the yellow one.
Yellow, Red, Blue.
It is wrong. The yellow is always the first to pass followed by the blue as he is on a main road as well. The red one is always the last except if road signs tell you otherwise.

Correct at a first attempt 2 Points  
Correct at a second attempt 1 Point 
Correct at a 3rd or 4th attempts 0 points
What´s the national speed limit on a single carriage way for motorcycles and cars?
60mph.
Yep, 60 mph on single carriage ways and 70mph on dual carriage ways.
90mph.
Exceeding the speed limits can be dangerous and may result in points on your license together with a fine. You should know the speed limit of a road by observing the road signs.
30mph.
That´s the max speed limit for built up areas such as towns or residential areas. Careful, riding way below the speed limit may not be safe as you will potentially create a congestion behind you.
50mph.
Wrong. It´s a little bit more. Try a different answer.
 
Correct at a first attempt 2 Points  
Correct at a second attempt 1 Point 
Correct at a 3rd or 4th attempts 0 points

 
What is this sign?
Dual carriage ends.
Correct! Be aware of traffic merging from a dual lane into a single lane.
Road narrows.
Not right. That´s a different sign.
Dual carriage way starts ahead.
Wrong. This sign means exactly the opposite
No overtaking.
Wrong. I suggest you to re-do the quiz after reading the highway code book.
Correct at a first attempt 2 Points  
Correct at a second attempt 1 Point 
Correct at a 3rd or 4th attempts 0 points

 

What sign is this?
Give way to oncoming traffic.
Well answered!!!
Priority over oncoming traffic.
Be careful, that´s not quite right.
No overtaking.
Very wrong. Road signs are extremely important, by not understanding them we are putting our and other road users life at a high risk.
End of two way road.
Wrong!! Tomorrow it will be give way to oncoming traffic.
Correct at a first attempt 2 Points  
Correct at a second attempt 1 Point 
Correct at a 3rd or 4th attempts 0 points

 

What type of road signs are these?
Negative order or prohibition.
Correct!!!
Warning signs.
Nope. The triangles are warning signs.
Positive order signs.
Wrong!!! I recommend you to the highway code book again or my post entitled U.K.Road signs.
Information signs.
Ooops. I hope you didn´t answered this, otherwise you may have trouble on the road.
Correct at a first attempt 2 Points  
Correct at a second attempt 1 Point 
Correct at a 3rd or 4th attempts 0 points

What are the two dashed white lines inside the red box?
A give way road marking.
Exactly!!! In the absence of a vertical sign the dashed lines across tell you that you must give way to traffic.
It´s a stop line road mark.
It´s wrong. A stop line marked on the road is a continuous thick and single while line marked across the lane.
It means priority over other road users.
Absolutely not!!! If you think this was the correct answer you will end up having an accident.
Forbidden to stop on them.
Hell no!!!!
Correct at a first attempt 2 Points  
Correct at a second attempt 1 Point 
Correct at a 3rd or 4th attempts 0 points
What should you be sure of before riding anyone´s else motorbike?
That your insurance covers riding other motorbikes than your own.
Some insurance companies don´t offer this option if you don´t require it. If you borrow a motorbike make sure you are allowed to ride it.
That the owner insured the motorbike.
Not correct. Even if the bike is insured you need to have your own insurance to ride other motorbikes.
That the owner has the insurance documents.
It´s wrong. You need to have your own insurance.
That the owner insured his motorbike at least with a 3rd party insurance.
It´s wrong. Again, you need to have your own insurance and it needs to cover riding other bikes than yours.
Correct at a first attempt 2 Points  
Correct at a second attempt 1 Point 
Correct at a 3rd or 4th attempts 0 points
Which of the following you should do before stopping at red traffic lights?
Check the mirrors.
Correct!!! By doing so you are getting aware of what´s happening behind you reducing the risk of being hit from behind.
Select a high gear.
Absolutely not!!! On the slow down you want to shift down gradually helping with the brakes until you come to a stop. During this process it is only wise and safe to check your mirrors so you can see what´s happening behind.
Sound the horn to warn others you are stopping.
Wrong answer!!! No comments added.
Get your legs out so when you stop you won´t fall.
That is a very wrong answer. Legs should be kept on the bike or operating the foot controls until the moment before you come to a full stop.
Correct at a first attempt 2 Points  
Correct at a second attempt 1 Point 
Correct at a 3rd or 4th attempts 0 points

 

What does this sign mean?
Minimum speed, 30mph.
That´s right, spot on!!!
Maximum speed, 30mph.
Wrong. Don´t mistake the circular red bordered 30 sign with this one.
Recommended 30mph.
Wrong answer. only if it was blue rectangle.
Road only for vehicles over 30 tonnes.
Wrong. A non sense answer just to prove you should read the highway code book before any attempt to drive or ride.
Correct at a first attempt 2 Points  
Correct at a second attempt 1 Point 
Correct at a 3rd or 4th attempts 0 points

You are riding your motorbike and you come across this sign, what is it telling you?
It is a bus lane sign and you are allowed to use it 24 hours, no restriction.
Correct. This bus lane is open to all vehicles shown on the sign. The time restriction is not applied to motorbikes.
It is a bus lane and you are not allowed to use it anytime.
Wrong. This bus lane is open to all vehicles shown on the sign including motorbikes, 24hours no restriction. 
You can use this bus lane only in the period shown underneath.
Wrong. The period of time on this sign is not for motorbikes, cars can drive on this bus lane but only OUT of the period shown underneath.
All vehicles shown on that sign are forbidden during the period shown.
Not right at all. It is exactly the opposite. I do recommend you to read the BUS LANES post on my blog.
Correct at a first attempt 2 Points  
Correct at a second attempt 1 Point 
Correct at a 3rd or 4th attempts 0 points
If traffic lights are out of order at a junction who has the right of way?
Nobody.
Correct!! You should treat that junction as an unmarked crossroad. Be prepared to stop or give way. Be aware of traffic attempting to cross the junction. Approach with extreme caution. 
Traffic going straight.
Wrong. You should treat that junction as an unmarked crossroad. Be prepared to stop or give way. Be aware of traffic attempting to cross the junction. Approach with extreme caution.
Traffic turning right.
 Wrong!! You should treat that junction as an unmarked crossroad. Be prepared to stop or give way. Be aware of traffic attempting to cross the junction. Approach with extreme caution.
Traffic turning left.
 Wrong!!! You should treat that junction as an unmarked crossroad. Be prepared to stop or give way. Be aware of traffic attempting to cross the junction. Approach with extreme caution.
Correct at a first attempt 2 Points  
Correct at a second attempt 1 Point 
Correct at a 3rd or 4th attempts 0 points
Why are young motorcyclists more likely to have accidents and crashes?
Because they are inexperienced.
That´s right!! Over confidence and a bad judgement can lead a biker to take poor decisions getting them more exposed to an accident. It is important to develop skills and techniques to be safer on the road.
Because they do wheelies.
That´s right!! Over confidence and a bad judgement can lead a biker to take poor decisions getting them more exposed to an accident. It is important to develop skills and techniques to be safer on the road.
Because they are too slow.
Not right. Over confidence and a bad judgement can lead a biker to take poor decisions getting them more exposed to an accident. It is important to develop skills and techniques to be safer on the road.
Because they are too scared to be pulled over by the police.
Wrong. Over confidence and a bad judgement can lead a biker to take poor decisions getting them more exposed to an accident. It is important to develop skills and techniques to be safer on the road.
Correct at a first attempt 2 Points  
Correct at a second attempt 1 Point 
Correct at a 3rd or 4th attempts 0 points

 

SCORE:

BETWEEN 43 and 50:

Ace!!!! Well done!!!! You probably are a safe rider!!!

BETWEEN 25 and 42:

Not too bad, but the lower you scored in this range means that there´s space for improvement. Have a second read on the commuting posts and highway code book and come back to see if you got better.

BETWEEN 1 and 24:

Novice!!! You scored very low. This is not an official test but shows that you have a poor knowledge. You might not be safest on the road and it is only and wise to suggest you to buy or download “The DVSA official highway code” or “The Official DVSA Guide to Learning to Ride” books so you will become better and safer. On my site you can also find some good tips, however  I´m only showing the tip of the iceberg.

If you don´t ride and you want to ride, try to understand road signs and rules before you do  a CBT. It will be easier to go trough it and obtain your license.

 

The Official DVSA Guide to Learning to Ride

One  or both books will help you out to become a a safer, wiser and a better biker!!! Remember, we only have one life!!!

 

Hope you liked my quiz!!!

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