Theory Test Case Study

You have a two-hour drive to make on a motorway. You have a cold and your nose is slightly blocked. You take an off-the-shelf cold remedy to help reduce the symptoms. It's a cold and dull day, and the car heater is on. You also turn on your dipped headlights. An hour into the boring journey, you begin to feel drowsy.

This test consists of 5 questions based on the case study above. You need 4 out of 5 to pass. You have a time limit of 10 minutes. Read more about theory test case studies.

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1. What information should you check on the medication? Mark one answer
A Information about how many pills are in the packet
B Information about the manufacturer of the medicine
C Information about the medicine causing drowsiness
D Information about the retailers who stock the product
Correct Answer: C Information about the medicine causing drowsiness
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2. Why would you be using lights in daylight? Mark one answer
A To catch sight of road signs easily
B To improve your view of the road
C To maximise your visibility to others
D To observe other vehicles more clearly
Correct Answer: C To maximise your visibility to others
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3. How does this journey affect you? Mark one answer
A You become attentive
B You become drowsy
C You feel angry
D You feel happy
Correct Answer: B You become drowsy
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4. What should you do about your condition? Mark one answer
A Drive more slowly, turn the vehicle around and go back home
B Keep driving, slow down a little while taking a caffeinated drink
C Stop in a service area, drink a caffeinated drink and then rest
D Stop on the hard shoulder, recline the seat fully and rest
Correct Answer: C Stop in a service area, drink a caffeinated drink and then rest
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5. How could you help yourself stay alert in the short term? Mark one answer
A Open a can of drink
B Open the window
C Turn on the radio
D Turn up the heater
Correct Answer: B Open the window
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