Take The Ridiculous Chinese Driving Test


Drivers in China have a reputation for being both awful and crazy, but could you pass this ridiculous Chinese driving test? Find out below.


These questions were translated from a 2003 test taken by Ash Sutcliffe of the great China Car Times website. In China, drivers are required to study 1,000 questions, of which 100 will be used on the exam, and correctly answer at least 90% of them. Our favorites are below.

You can take the full quiz and get the answers over at China Car Times.

The Roads in Road Traffic Safety Law of the Peoples Republic of China refers to _____

  • __ Expressways and highways
  • __ Highways, urban streets, and places belonging to residential quarters or establishments where motors vehicles are allowed to pass, including public parking lots and other places open to traffic.
  • __ Asphalt roads, concrete roads and gravel roads
  • __ I don't know

When driving motor vehicles, drivers...

  • __ Is allowed to smoke
  • __ May smoke when tired
  • __ Must not smoke
  • __ I don't know

How should two vehicles meeting each other do when there is an obstacle on one side of the road?

  • __ The vehicle not influenced by the obstacle should let the other vehicle pass first
  • __ Whoever wants to passes first passes first
  • __ The vehicle influenced by the obstacle should let the other vehicle pass first
  • __ I don't know

Before driving motor vehicles, drivers....

  • __ May drink a little alcoholic drinks
  • __ Must not drink alcoholic drinks
  • __ Are only allowed to drink beer
  • __ I don't know

Running along a dark or dimly-lit road, vehicles should turn off the long-range light and turn on the small light when meeting a vehicle_____ meters away

  • __ 150
  • __ 50
  • __ 200
  • __ I don't know

When passing a zebra crossing....

  • __ Vehicles must slow down or stop to avoid the pedestrians
  • __ Vehicles should closely follow the vehicle ahead and pass quickly
  • __ Pedestrians must avoid the vehicles
  • __ I don't know

When vehicles break down...

  • __ They should be moved to places where they will not hinder traffic and the danger warning flashing light should be turned on
  • __ They should be repaired on the spot as soon as possible
  • __ Drivers should ask passengers and passers by to push the vehicle to the side of the road
  • __ I don't know

Which of the following rules must a vehicle driving on an expressway act upon?

  • __ It cannot reverse, drive in the opposite lane, cross the central dividing area, or make a U-turn
  • __ It can make U-turn or turn by crossing the central
  • __ Test drive or learning to drive is allowed there
  • __ I don't know

When a road accident happens, the driver must stop the vehicle and protect the scene. In case of casualties, the driver must ______ while rescuing the injured

  • __ Find out the cause of the accident at once
  • __ Move the vehicle to a place where it does not affect the traffic
  • __ Report the accident to the traffic policeman on duty or traffic authority at once
  • __ I don't know

What obligation do the persons involved in a traffic accident undertake when the accident is being investigated?

  • __ Making up a story about the accident
  • __ Complaning of the fault the other party
  • __ Making a true statement of the accident without concealing the truth
  • __ I don't know

Motor Vehicle driving licenses carries the following information of the holder: Name, sex, date of birth, address, ID card number (motor vehicle driving license number) and _____

  • __ Ethnic Group
  • __ Citizenship
  • __ Bloodtype
  • __ I don't know

Driving on a road covered with ice or snow, try your best not to turn the steering wheel lest the vehicle should _____

  • __ Skid
  • __ Slide
  • __ Slip
  • __ I don't know

What kind of change will driving too fast bring about in the drivers observing power?

  • __ His observation will get incomplete and his vision narrower
  • __ His observation will be quick and his vision wider
  • __ His vision will get too narrow
  • __ I don't know

When there are puddles on the road ahead, the drivers....

  • __ Should accelerate and pass
  • __ Should drive slowly and lest the water should be splashed onto the pedestrians
  • __ Drive at the normal speed without the need to slow down
  • __ I don't know

What is the right thing to do when the motor vehicle breaks down on any elevated way, bridge cross the river or tunnel of Shanghai?

  • __ The driver should set up a warning 20 to 30 meters away from the rear of the vehicle and turn on the danger signal light (as well as the width indicator and rear light at night)
  • __ The driver should wait for the mechanic.
  • __ The driver should turn off all the lights to save electricity.
  • __ I don't know

These are just a few of the questions. You can find the answers and a more complete test here.


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