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22 / 05 / 24

New Bumper Theory Quiz – Can You Score At Least 43/50?

UK Theory Test Mock Questions

 

Hello Learner and welcome to our newest 50 question ‘Mock UK theory test quiz’,  to test your general theory test knowledge and help prepare you for the real deal!

Here at National Intensive we are passionate about passes, we provide you with as many tools as possible to assist you. If you require any additional support you can consider a theory zoom class, some one-to-one training and some extra advice from your local Approved Driving Instructor when you begin lessons.

 

 

  1. What is the national speed limit on a single carriageway road for cars and motorcycles? a) 50 mph b) 60 mph c) 70 mph d) 80 mph
  2. What should you do if you approach a traffic light that has been green for a long time? a) Accelerate to get through before it changes b) Be prepared to stop c) Flash your lights to warn others d) Continue at the same speed
  3. When can you overtake a vehicle on the left? a) When the vehicle in front is signaling to turn right b) When you are in a one-way street c) Both a and b d) Never
  4. What should you do if you see a pedestrian with a white stick and red band? a) Slow down and be prepared to stop b) Sound your horn to warn them c) Ignore them and continue driving d) Speed up to pass them quickly
  5. What is the legal minimum depth of tread for car tyres? a) 1.6 mm b) 2.0 mm c) 2.5 mm d) 3.0 mm
  6. What does a red traffic light mean? a) Stop only if there is oncoming traffic b) Proceed with caution c) Stop and wait behind the stop line d) Stop only if you are turning
  7. When may you use hazard warning lights? a) When you are driving slowly b) When you are stopped and causing an obstruction c) When you are reversing d) When visibility is poor
  8. What should you do when approaching a roundabout? a) Speed up to merge with traffic b) Give way to traffic on your right c) Only give way to larger vehicles d) Stop and wait for a gap in traffic
  9. When should you not use your horn? a) To alert other drivers to your presence b) Between 11:30 pm and 7:00 am in a built-up area c) When approaching a blind bend d) When overtaking cyclists
  10. What is the main reason for having a dual carriageway? a) To provide a higher speed limit b) To reduce traffic congestion c) To separate traffic moving in opposite directions d) To allow for more overtaking opportunities
  11. How can you avoid dazzling other drivers at night? a) By using dipped headlights b) By using main beam headlights c) By flashing your headlights d) By turning off your headlights
  12. What is the purpose of a catalytic converter? a) To reduce fuel consumption b) To reduce harmful exhaust emissions c) To increase engine power d) To improve braking efficiency
  13. What does a flashing amber beacon mean on a vehicle? a) The vehicle is slow-moving or stationary b) The vehicle is carrying dangerous goods c) The vehicle is oversized d) The vehicle is a priority vehicle
  14. When are you allowed to cross a double white line where the line nearest to you is solid? a) To overtake a slow-moving vehicle b) To turn into a driveway or side road c) To avoid an obstruction d) Both b and c
  15. What does a blue circular sign with a white number indicate? a) Maximum speed limit b) Minimum speed limit c) Recommended speed d) National speed limit
  16. What must you do at a pelican crossing when the amber light is flashing? a) Stop and wait for the green light b) Give way to pedestrians already on the crossing c) Proceed with caution d) Sound your horn to warn pedestrians
  17. When should you check your vehicle’s oil level? a) Before a long journey b) After a long journey c) When the engine is cold d) Both a and c
  18. How can you reduce the risk of skidding on a wet road? a) By driving faster b) By applying the brakes sharply c) By driving at a low speed in the highest gear d) By using cruise control
  19. What does an ‘End of motorway’ sign indicate? a) You must leave the motorway immediately b) You must reduce your speed c) You must follow the road ahead d) You must stop and check your vehicle
  20. What should you do if your vehicle starts to skid? a) Brake hard immediately b) Steer into the skid c) Steer away from the skid d) Accelerate out of the skid
  21. What is the national speed limit for cars and motorcycles on a motorway? a) 60 mph b) 70 mph c) 80 mph d) 90 mph
  22. What is the legal alcohol limit for drivers in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland? a) 35 micrograms of alcohol per 100 milliliters of breath b) 40 micrograms of alcohol per 100 milliliters of breath c) 45 micrograms of alcohol per 100 milliliters of breath d) 50 micrograms of alcohol per 100 milliliters of breath
  23. What should you do if you see a horse rider in the road? a) Speed up to pass quickly b) Sound your horn to alert the rider c) Slow down and be prepared to stop d) Overtake as close as possible
  24. What does a red triangle sign with an exclamation mark mean? a) Warning of a hazard ahead b) End of restriction c) No entry d) Give way to oncoming traffic
  25. When should you not overtake another vehicle? a) When approaching a junction b) When the road is clear ahead c) When the vehicle is traveling below the speed limit d) When the vehicle is indicating left
  26. What is the purpose of yellow box junctions? a) To allow U-turns b) To prevent the junction from becoming blocked c) To indicate a pedestrian crossing d) To provide a loading area
  27. What should you do if you have to stop in a tunnel due to an emergency? a) Sound your horn continuously b) Switch on your hazard warning lights c) Reverse to the nearest exit d) Get out and walk to the nearest exit
  28. What is the main benefit of driving a fuel-efficient vehicle? a) Increased speed b) Reduced environmental impact c) Improved handling d) Better acceleration
  29. What should you do if your car starts aquaplaning? a) Brake sharply b) Ease off the accelerator c) Steer sharply d) Accelerate gently
  30. What is the main purpose of road humps, chicanes, and narrowings? a) To increase traffic flow b) To reduce traffic speed c) To improve road surface quality d) To allow for overtaking
  31. What should you do if your vehicle has a puncture on the motorway? a) Continue driving until you reach the next exit b) Stop in the lane you are in and switch on hazard warning lights c) Pull up on the hard shoulder and change the wheel d) Move to the hard shoulder and call for assistance
  32. What does a single yellow line mean? a) No parking at any time b) No parking during specified times c) Loading and unloading only d) No stopping at any time
  33. What should you do if you are involved in a collision? a) Leave the scene immediately b) Exchange details with the other driver(s) c) Drive to the nearest police station d) Wait for the police to arrive
  34. What is the purpose of an emergency refuge area on a smart motorway? a) To provide a rest area for drivers b) To allow drivers to check their vehicles c) To provide a safe place in an emergency d) To allow overtaking
  35. What should you do if you see a school crossing patrol officer holding a stop sign? a) Ignore the sign and continue driving b) Stop and wait until the sign is lowered c) Slow down but do not stop d) Sound your horn to alert pedestrians
  36. When are you allowed to use a bus lane? a) When there are no buses in the lane b) During the hours of operation c) When it is outside the hours of operation d) When you need to turn left
  37. What should you do when passing a cyclist on the road? a) Overtake as quickly as possible b) Leave plenty of room as you pass c) Sound your horn to warn them d) Drive close to them to save space
  38. What is the purpose of a box junction? a) To allow overtaking b) To prevent traffic blocking the junction c) To mark a pedestrian crossing d) To indicate a no-parking zone
  39. What does a flashing green light on a vehicle indicate? a) The vehicle is a doctor’s car on an emergency call b) The vehicle is a slow-moving vehicle c) The vehicle is a police car d) The vehicle is a breakdown recovery vehicle
  40. When must you stop your vehicle? a) When signaled by a pedestrian b) When signaled by a police officer c) When signaled by a bus driver d) When signaled by a cyclist
  41. What is the purpose of a pedestrian refuge island? a) To provide a resting place for pedestrians b) To allow pedestrians to cross the road in stages c) To provide a place for pedestrians to wait for a bus d) To mark a bus stop
  42. What is the national speed limit for cars on a dual carriageway? a) 50 mph b) 60 mph c) 70 mph d) 80 mph
  43. What should you do if you see a large box falling from a lorry in front of you? a) Swerve to avoid the box b) Brake sharply and stop c) Stop at a safe distance and call the police d) Drive over the box to avoid causing an obstruction
  44. What does a broken white line in the center of the road mean? a) No overtaking b) Overtake if the road ahead is clear c) Overtake at any time d) Only overtake slow-moving vehicles
  45. When are you allowed to use your mobile phone while driving? a) When the traffic is slow-moving b) When you are stopped at traffic lights c) When using a hands-free device d) When making a quick call
  46. What should you do if you are dazzled by the headlights of an oncoming vehicle? a) Flash your headlights to alert the other driver b) Close your eyes temporarily c) Slow down or stop if necessary d) Speed up to pass the vehicle quickly
  47. What does a solid white line at the side of the road indicate? a) The edge of the carriageway b) A lane divider c) A bus lane d) A cycle lane
  48. What is the meaning of a red and amber traffic light shown together? a) Stop and wait for the green light b) Prepare to go c) Go if the way is clear d) Stop if you are turning
  49. What should you do if you miss your exit on a motorway? a) Reverse to the exit b) Make a U-turn at the next emergency crossover c) Continue to the next exit d) Stop and ask for directions
  50. What is the purpose of the two-second rule? a) To allow overtaking b) To keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front c) To reduce fuel consumption d) To allow merging

Answers

  1. b) 60 mph
  2. b) Be prepared to stop
  3. c) Both a and b
  4. a) Slow down and be prepared to stop
  5. a) 1.6 mm
  6. c) Stop and wait behind the stop line
  7. b) When you are stopped and causing an obstruction
  8. b) Give way to traffic on your right
  9. b) Between 11:30 pm and 7:00 am in a built-up area
  10. c) To separate traffic moving in opposite directions
  11. a) By using dipped headlights
  12. b) To reduce harmful exhaust emissions
  13. a) The vehicle is slow-moving or stationary
  14. d) Both b and c
  15. b) Minimum speed limit
  16. b) Give way to pedestrians already on the crossing
  17. d) Both a and c
  18. c) By driving at a low speed in the highest gear
  19. c) You must follow the road ahead
  20. b) Steer into the skid
  21. b) 70 mph
  22. a) 35 micrograms of alcohol per 100 milliliters of breath
  23. c) Slow down and be prepared to stop
  24. a) Warning of a hazard ahead
  25. a) When approaching a junction
  26. b) To prevent the junction from becoming blocked
  27. b) Switch on your hazard warning lights
  28. b) Reduced environmental impact
  29. b) Ease off the accelerator
  30. b) To reduce traffic speed
  31. d) Move to the hard shoulder and call for assistance
  32. b) No parking during specified times
  33. b) Exchange details with the other driver(s)
  34. c) To provide a safe place in an emergency
  35. b) Stop and wait until the sign is lowered
  36. c) When it is outside the hours of operation
  37. b) Leave plenty of room as you pass
  38. b) To prevent traffic blocking the junction
  39. a) The vehicle is a doctor’s car on an emergency call
  40. b) When signaled by a police officer
  41. b) To allow pedestrians to cross the road in stages
  42. c) 70 mph
  43. c) Stop at a safe distance and call the police
  44. b) Overtake if the road ahead is clear
  45. c) When using a hands-free device
  46. c) Slow down or stop if necessary
  47. a) The edge of the carriageway
  48. b) Prepare to go
  49. c) Continue to the next exit
  50. b) To keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front

If you scored 43/50 or more you have successfully obtained a mock test pass, so congratulations!

Please continue to practice and aim for 50/50 where possible as you do not want to be taking any chances with your road knowledge. Where possible check what categories you are struggling with, and focus on that weakness!

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