Tuesday, April 24, 2007

National Drivers Test

Here's a fun Drivers Test that I thought you might enjoy. Answers will be at the bottom, but no cheating! At the bottom will be my score when I took the test. I asked three guys to take this test, and they all thought it was easy as . . . well, to quote an old saying . . . as pie. See what you think.

1. Where should you park when you need help after your tire suddenly deflates while driving on a highway? (Select one)

a. In the right hand lane

b. Off the pavement

c. Where your car will be visible for 200 feet from the front

2. This sign means: (Select one)

a. Business district ahead

b. Divided highway ahead

c. Obstructed roadway ahead

3. Use your high beam headlights at night: (Select one)

a. As little as possible

b. Only on unlit streets

c. Whenever it is legal and safe

4. When you are driving in the left lane of a four-lane freeway and wish to exit on the right, you should: (Select one)

a. Carefully cross all lanes at one time

b. Change lanes one at a time until you are in the proper lane

c. Slow before beginning each lane change

5. This sign means: (Select one)

a. The road ahead has many curves

b. There is a sharp curve in the road ahead

c. The road ahead may be slippery

6. Highways are most slippery: (Select one)

a. During a heavy rainstorm

b. During a light rain

c. Just when it starts to rain after a dry spell

7. When waiting to make a left turn, you should give the right-of-way to vehicles coming from the opposite direction: (Select one)

a. Until at least two vehicles have passed

b. Until dangerously close cars have passed

c. Until all of the cars have passed

8. Turn your front wheels toward the curb when you are parked _____. (Select one)

a. Facing uphill

b. On a level road

c. Facing downhill

9. On a sharp curve, you should use your brakes to slow your vehicle: (Select one)

a. During the entire time you drive through a curve

b. Before you enter the curve

c. Just after you enter the curve

10. If you have trouble seeing other vehicles because of dust, precipitation, or smoke blowing across the roadway, you should drive slower and turn on your_______: (Select one)

a. Parking lights

b. Interior lights

c. Headlights

11. If your vehicle starts to hydroplane, you should: (Select one)

a. Drive at a constant speed to gain better traction

b. Apply the brakes firmly to prevent your vehicle from sliding

c. Slow down gradually by easing the gas, and not applying the brakes

12. When a car with bright headlights comes toward you at night, you should: (Select one)

a. Move toward the right edge of your lane

b. Look above the oncoming headlights

c. Look below the oncoming headlights

d. Look toward the right edge of your lane

13. A pedestrian crossing at the corner has the right-of-way: (Select one)

a. At marked crosswalks only

b. At marked or unmarked crosswalks

c. Only at intersections controlled by signals, lights, or stop signs

14. An orange and red sign of this shape means: (Select one)

a. Roadwork ahead

b. Vehicle has the right of way

c. Slow-moving vehicle

15. The following sign indicates: (Select one)

a. The right lane will end ahead

b. The highway will be divided ahead

c. Less space between lanes ahead

16. This sign means that you should not pass: (Select one)

a. Other vehicles for any reason

b. Unless it seems safe to do so

c. Until after passing the sign

17. Which of the following must you obey over the other three: (Select one)

a. A steady red light

b. Police officer

c. Stop sign

d. Flashing red light

18. Which of the following is used on some highways to direct drivers into the proper lanes for turning: (Select one)

a. Flashing red lights

b. Flashing yellow lights

c. White lines on the side of the road

d. White arrows in the middle of the lanes

19. What vehicles must stop at all railroad crossings: (Select one)

a. Pick-up trucks

b. School buses and passenger buses carrying passengers

c. Motorcycles

d. Vehicles towing a trailer

20. What are the colors of the warning signs that indicate hazards ahead, such as curves in the road or narrow bridges: (Select one)

a. Black letters or symbols on a white background

b. Black letters or symbols on a yellow background

c. White letters or symbols on a blue background

d. White letters or symbols on a green background

The Spring Table

At springtime, much of the world bears witness to the rebirth of plant and animal life. Decorating schemes and table arrangements can reflect the lively growth going on in nature. Fresh flowers, cut grass, eggs, and bright colors are all great choices for springtime entertaining. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Eggs- Although great for Easter, eggs can be used to decorate throughout spring and can also be served artfully at brunches. Egg trees or topiaries are great indicators of the season. Try serving organic, brown eggs hard or soft boiled perched atop decorative glass candleholders or in short vases surrounded by fresh cut grass. Egg cups in plain white or metallic also add an elegant touch.
  • Flowers and Plants- Spring time flowers like tulips, lilies of the valley and orchids will bring color and life to your table. Float a couple blooms in a bowl of water for a special touch next to plates. Arrange a line of smaller potted plants down the center of the table. Antique bird cages also make elegant holders for green plants as a centerpiece.
  • Linen- The light and airy texture of linen makes it perfect for springtime entertaining. Use a white linen tablecloth as the base for a spring table or try linen chair covers. Whether the chair covering reaches to the floor depends on how fancy you want the affair (longer coverings are more elegant). You can also print out menus on linen paper, fold, and place on each setting.
  • Scent- Fresh-cut flowers and grass give off the perfect scent of spring. Try candles or reed diffusers with the scent of rain. The reed diffusers actually look quite elegant on a table setting also.
  • Color- Bright yellows, pinks, greens, and purples will usher in springtime, but don't go overboard. Stick with one bright color for a table theme and highlight with some complimentary hues. If using a colored tablecloth or plates, try using white candles of various heights as the centerpiece. For a natural look, use large green leaves as plate chargers or settings under smaller bowls. Fill a large, round glass vase or bowl will lemons and limes for the perfect centerpiece. For a splash of color for a younger crowd, fill small vases with colored jellybeans.

You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing. --Michael Prichard.

My Score for the National Driver's Test? 90% I missed two. Not too bad considering most people don't even pass.



Joyce said...

I don't see the answers, so I don't know if I passed or not. Hmmm.

Caroline said...

Ooops! I forgot to show the answers! Don't tell me I made a mistake! No one else caught that, or at least they didn't say anything!

Will show them next week! Glad you're back!

sharen said...

Yes I caught it. Austin and I did it and couldn't find the answers then I tried to write a comment and it wouldn't work so I gave up. I'm glad you put them on, Finally!!! I missed 2 but Bob got 100%. He makes me disgusted, he's always right!!I had the answers qwritten down and saved and was so happy to see that you put them on. LOL
I finally figured how to sign in again. I had to redo my sign in.