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U.S. Road Signs – More Colors and Shapes

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# 1: What is the shape of a warning sign with these symbols?

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The round or circular shape is used for railroad advance warning signs.

# 2: Which background color is used on a sign like this?

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Orange is used as a background color for construction and maintenance warning signs. They alert you to possible dangers ahead due to construction and maintenance projects.

# 3: A vertical rectangular road sign usually indicates:

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Vertical rectangles and square signs are generally used for regulatory signs. Some warning signs may also have this shape.

# 4: What is the normal background color of this road sign?

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All red signs are regulatory signs and must be obeyed. They indicate stop or prohibition and include signs like: stop, yield, do not enter and wrong way.

# 5: Which road signs have yellow background?

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Yellow is used for general warnings of specific road conditions and dangers ahead.

# 6: Road signs guiding you to motorist services are usually:

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Motorist services signs are white on blue. They direct you to services, such as rest areas, tourist sites, hospitals and hotels, gas stations, eating places, campgrounds or picnic areas. Blue is also used to identify parking spaces for disabled drivers.

# 7: A road sign with this shape means:

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The five-sided (pentagon) shape is used for school advance and school crossing signs.

# 8: Three-sided pennant shape used for:

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The pennant shape is used for advance warning of No Passing Zones.

# 9: When driving, you see a green road sign far ahead. The sign will most likely:

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Green signs indicate exits, distance to cities, interstate interchanges, street or route names, and bicycle routes.

# 10: What does a sign with this shape mean?

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The eight-sided shape is exclusively used for stop signs.

# 11: Which road signs have a fluorescent yellow-green background?

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Instead of yellow, fluorescent yellow-green may be used for school zone, bicycle, and pedestrian warnings.

# 12: Road signs that give directions and information are usually:

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Horizontal rectangles are generally used to give directions or information. When vertical, signs are generally used to give instructions or tell you the law.

# 13: Road signs indicating emergency traffic incidents has:

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Fluorescent pink is used for emergency traffic incidents.

# 14: What road signs have white background?

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White is used for regulatory signs such as speed limit, keep right, and some guide signs like route markers. Black is used for certain regulatory signs, such as One Way signs, and changeable message signs.

# 15: Which of the following shapes is used for yield signs?

The upside down triangle shape is exclusively used for yield signs.

# 16: What is the four-sided diamond shape used for?

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Four-sided diamond-shaped signs are used exclusively to warn of existing or possible hazards on roads or adjacent areas.

# 17: A sign guiding you to a national park or a recreation area is normally:

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Brown is used for recreation and cultural interest areas.

# 18: A sign showing a nearby historical marker has:

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Brown is used for recreation and cultural interest areas. A sign showing a nearby state park is an example of a traffic sign with a brown background.

# 19: What is the background color on a regulatory road sign like this?

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Black and white signs are generally regulatory signs and must be obeyed. This one way sign has a black background.

# 20: A road sign guiding you to a train station has:

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Destination and distance signs are always green. They direct you to destinations, bike routes, parking areas, and specific exits.

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More Quiz Questions about Shapes and Colors

A second quiz with 20 questions focused on just the colors and shapes of U.S. road signs.

Most states will include questions about the code behind our road signs on the DMV test. But knowing basic shapes and colors will also help you on the road. Recognizing road signs by just color or shape from a distance can help you react to their message well ahead of a danger or a wanted exit.

Spend a minute or two with this quiz. If you are an experienced driver, you’ll have no problem scoring 100%.

Or have you?

Read about the basic colors and shapes of U.S. road signs here.

You should also try our first quiz about shapes and colors.

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