Theory Test

Think you're ready to take the theory test? Try this one for free and see how you score.

There are 35 questions, some have one correct answer, others more.

           

     


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The green question mark will help you with each question. Try to complete the test without using help, then check out any questions you were not sure of.


1
Your eyesight must be good enough to drive legally. At what distance must you be able to read a standard number plate?
(Note: not the new style plate after September 2001)

Mark one option

15 metres
20.5 metres
25.5 metres
30 metres

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2
A friend who is not a driving instructor is teaching you to drive. How much can they charge you ?

Mark one option

enough to cover fuel costs
enough to cover fuel costs and other expenses
nothing
the going rate for driving lessons in your area

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3
You are travelling fast on a dual carriageway, in good, daylight conditions. At least how much room should you leave between yourself and the driver in front of you?

Mark one option

one second
9 car lengths
two seconds
2 car lengths

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4
What does this road sign mean?

No waiting sign

Mark one option

no waiting
no stopping
no loading
national speed limit

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5
When is reversing not allowed ?

Mark three options

from a major road into a side road
on a motorway
for longer distances than necessary
from a side road into a main road
on a one way street
on a dual carriageway

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6
Which lane should a cyclist be expected to use if they are going to turn right at a roundabout?

Mark one option

the left lane
the right lane
any lane
they should dismount and walk

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7
The caravan you are towing starts to snake from side to side. What should you do?

Mark two options

brake firmly
hold the steering wheel gently
hold the steering wheel firmly
slow down gradually

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8
At night the driver coming toward you fails to dip their lights. What should you do?

Mark one option

look away and slow down if necessary
flash your lights at them as a warning
stop immediately
aim for their lights

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9
You break down, and have a warning triangle in the boot of your car. At least how far back from your car should you place the triangle?

Mark one option

30 metres
45 metres
60 metres
90 metres

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10
What are you approaching when you see these signs?

countdown-marker

Mark one option

a slip road
a roundabout
a hospital
a concealed level crossing

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11
When can you overtake on the left ?

Mark three options

in a one-way street
on a dual carriageway when the driver in the right lane is slower than you
when the driver in front is turning right
within one mile of a motorway slip road
when traffic is held up in a queue, and your lane is moving faster than the lane to your right

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12
A car has a front seat passenger aged 15. Who is responsible for them wearing their seat belt?

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the passenger
the driver
the passenger's parent or guardian
the passenger and the driver

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13
On a motorway where are amber reflective road studs found?

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on the left, next to the hard shoulder
where the slip roads join and leave the motorway
on the right, next to the central reservation
in between the lanes

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14
What is the minimum depth of tread allowed on car tyres?

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1.0 millimetre
1.6 millimetres
2.5 millimetres
1.6 centimetres

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15
What does this road sign mean?

road sign

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rest area
rural route
restricted road
ring road

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16
You wish to turn right at the end of a one way street. How should you position your car?

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on the left
on the right
in the middle
on either side

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17
You have to drive through deep water. What should you do?

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keep your speed high
keep your speed low
slip the clutch and keep the engine speed high
keep the clutch up

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18
How old does a car have to be before it's first M.O.T. test?

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one year
two years
three years
four years

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19
What is the main cause of skids?

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the driver
the road surface
the weather
the condition of the car

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20
Fog lights have to be used when visibility is reduced to what distance?

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50 metres
100 metres
150 metres
200 metres

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21
At traffic lights, what does amber mean?

amber light

Mark one option

be ready to stop
stop
be ready to go
give way to pedestrians

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22
When parking at night, when should you leave your parking lights on?

Mark one option

on an unlit road
when the speed limit is greater than 30 m.p.h.
parked on the right hand side of the road
parked near a bend

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23
A friend passed their test 18 months ago. Since then they have committed two speeding offences, and have six penalty points on their licence. Which of the following will be true?

Mark three options

they will automatically lose their licence
they will get a three month driving ban
they will have to take the theory test again
they will have to take the practical test again
they will receive a 250 fine
they will have to display a green "L" plate

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24
Which is the only triangular sign which is NOT a warning?

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give way
crossroads
T junction
pedestrian crossing

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25
Your car breaks down on a level crossing. What should you do first?

Mark one option

push the car off the crossing
phone the signalman
warn the train driver
get everyone out of the car and clear of the crossing

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26
At which of these places must you not stop?

Mark three options

on a motorway
on a box junction
on a pedestrian crossing
on a double yellow line
outside a school
on a dual carriageway

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27
You are travelling fast on a motorway with three lanes. There is no other traffic near you. Which lane should you drive in?

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the left lane
the middle lane
the right lane
any lane, as the motorway is quiet

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28
You are driving in a town. The road has street lights. There are no speed limit signs. What is the speed limit?

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20 m.p.h.
30 m.p.h.
40 m.p.h.
60 m.p.h.

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29
At least how often should you take rest stops on a long journey ?

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every hour
every 50 miles
every two hours
at every service area

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30
What does this warning sign mean?

ford

Mark one option

water across the road
garage ahead
pedestrian crossing
pedal cycles only

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31
You must not drive with a blood alcohol level higher than?

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30 mg / 100 ml
50 mg / 100 ml
70 mg / 100 ml
80 mg / 100 ml

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32
In snowy weather what would be the safest option?

Mark one option

use a higher gear than normal
brake very gently
keep farther back from the car in front
stay at home

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33
Which of these would display a green flashing light?

Mark one option

bomb disposal vehicle
doctor's vehicle
fire prevention vehicle
mountain rescue vehicle

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34
Where would you find a catalytic converter in a car?

Mark one option

in the fuel tank
in the gearbox
in the radiator
in the exhaust system

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35
How long does a theory test pass last?

Mark one option

two years
until you pass the driving test
one year
three years

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