Responsible Driving

Chapter 4: Mechanical Systems and Checks Prior to Driving

Systems and Checks Prior to Driving

Select the phrase that best completes each sentence below. Write the letter of the answer you have chosen to the left of each statement.

In cars without power seats, the driver's seat adjustment is usually located (pg. 68)
A)on the steering column.
B)in the lower left or front of the driver's seat.
C)on the dashboard.
D)on the floorboards.
The air conditioner is used to (pg. 69)
A)lower humidity.
B)raise humidity.
C)defog windows.
D)do none of the above.
The ignition switch is used to (pg. 69)
A)turn on the car's electrical system.
B)start the engine.
C)turn off the electrical system.
D)do all of the above.
A vehicle with an automatic transmission is usually started in Park because (pg. 71)
A)the vehicle could roll if you started it in Neutral.
B)the vehicle could jump forward if you started it in Drive.
C)it is easier on the ignition switch.
D)it will not start in Neutral.
Vehicles with manual transmissions have a clutch pedal (pg. 72)
A)Vehicles with manual transmissions have a clutch pedal (pg. 72)to the right of the accelerator.
B)between the accelerator and the brake pedal.
C)on the dashboard.
D)to the left of the brake pedal.
Cruise control is a vehicle option that lets you (pg. 73)
A)drive at a chosen speed without using the accelerator pedal.
B)drive safely in the snow.
C)keep moving safely in a traffic jam.
D)drive without having to use the brake pedal.
The defroster is used to (pg. 76)
A)clear moisture from the inside windows.
B)clear frost from the windows.
C)make it easier to scrape ice from the windows.
D)do all of the above.
You can reduce the size of your blind spots by (pg. 75)
A)adjusting your rearview mirror 30 degrees upward.
B)adjusting your sideview mirrors 45 degrees outward.
C)adjusting your rearview and sideview mirrors 15 degrees outward.
D)adjusting your visor.
You should check your vehicle's fluids (for example, engine oil, battery fluid, brake fluid) (pg. 85)
A)at least once a day.
B)at least once a week.
C)at least once a month.
D)every six months.
The function of a shoulder-lap safety belt is (pg. 77)
A)to reduce by 50 percent the risk of being killed in a collision.
B)to help you stay in control of the car if you have to swerve or brake hard by keeping you close to the steering wheel.
C)to lessen the chance that you will be thrown through the windshield.
D)all of the above.
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