Test yourself - Sample knowledge test questions

The following questions will give you an idea of what to expect on the knowledge test. All knowledge-test questions follow this multiple-choice format. The answers to these sample questions are provided at the bottom of the page.

  1. To get your vehicle out of a skid, you should first:
    1. Steer straight ahead.
    2. Steer in the opposite direction of the skid.
    3. Steer in the direction you want to go.
    4. Apply brakes hard.
  2. When may you lend your driver's licence?
    1. In emergencies.
    2. To a person learning to drive.
    3. It is not permitted.
    4. For identification purposes.
  3. What must a driver do before entering a highway from a private road or driveway?
    1. Enter or cross the highway as quickly as possible.
    2. Yield right-of-way to all vehicles approaching on the highway.
    3. Sound horn and proceed with caution.
    4. Give hand signal then take right-of-way.
  4. Never change lanes in traffic without:
    1. Looking in the rear view mirror only.
    2. Giving proper signal and looking to make sure the move can be made safely.
    3. Blowing your horn and looking to the rear.
    4. Decreasing speed and giving correct signal.
  5. When the driver of another vehicle is about to overtake and pass your vehicle, you must:
    1. Speed up so that passing is not necessary.
    2. Move to the left to prevent passing.
    3. Signal to the other driver not to pass.
    4. Move to the right and allow such vehicle to pass.
  6. When you are deciding whether or not to make a U-turn, your first consideration should be to check:
    1. Traffic regulations.
    2. Presence of trees, fire hydrants or poles near the curb.
    3. Turning radius of your car.
    4. Height of curb.
  7. It is more dangerous to drive at the maximum speed limit at night than during daytime as:
    1. Your reaction time is slower at night.
    2. You cannot see as far ahead at night.
    3. Some drivers unlawfully drive with parking lights only.
    4. The roadways are more apt to be slippery at night.
  8. You should under all conditions drive at a speed which will allow you to:
    1. Stop within 150 metres (500 feet).
    2. Stop within 90 metres (300 feet).
    3. Stop within 60 metres (200 feet).
    4. Stop within a safe distance.
Answer Key: 1-c, 2-c, 3-b, 4-b, 5-d, 6-a, 7-b, 8-d
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