U.S. Road Signs – Shapes and Colors Quiz

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#1. A road sign with red background indicates:

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.

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#2. What does a pentagon shaped sign mean?

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

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#3. A sign showing information about a nearby hospital is an example of a traffic sign with:

Blue traffic signs display road services and evacuation route information to drivers. A sign showing information about a nearby hospital is an example of a traffic sign with a blue background.

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#4. A square shaped road sign usually indicates:

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

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#5. What shape is a regulatory speed limit sign?

Vertical rectangles and square signs are generally used for regulatory signs. A speed limit sign is generally a vertical rectangle.

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#6. What does a sign with this shape mean?

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

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#7. You approach an orange road sign. The sign indicates:

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.

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#8. What does a sign with eight sides mean?

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

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#9. What background color is normally used for regulatory signs?

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.

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#10. A road sign guiding you to a highway exit has:

Green is used for movements permitted and direction guidance.

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#11. Which of the following is indicated by a diamond shaped road sign?

Four-sided diamond-shaped signs are used exclusively to warn of existing or possible hazards on roads or adjacent areas. The sign that warns about steep hill is diamond shaped.

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#12. Most warning signs you see by the road are:

Most warning signs are yellow and diamond shaped. Warning signs alert you to possible hazards ahead. For your own safety and the safety of others, you must be able to recognize them and react accordingly. Signs warning of pedestrian or bicycle crossings and school zones may be either yellow or fluorescent yellow-green.

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#13. A sign with this shape indicates:

The pennant-shaped, no-passing sign supplements the regulatory do not pass sign. The pennant is located on the left side of a roadway and points to beginning of a no-passing zone.

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#14. A road sign showing information about available fuel services is an example of a sign with:

A sign showing information about available fuel services is an example of a traffic sign with a blue background.

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#15. What is the shape of a warning sign telling you there is a stop ahead?

Four-sided diamond-shaped signs are used exclusively to warn of existing or possible hazards on roads or adjacent areas. The sign that warns about a stop ahead is diamond shaped. The stop sign itself (placed where you must stop) is eight-sided.

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#16. A road sign with brown background directs you to:

Brown is used for recreation and cultural interest areas.

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#17. What does a sign with a circular shape mean?

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

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#18. Which traffic signs have blue background?

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.

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#19. Road signs with a fluorescent yellow-green background is used for:

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

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#20. What road signs have green, blue, or brown background?

These colors appear on rectangular shaped guide signs.

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This Road Sign Quiz about Shapes and Colors

Questions
20
Level
Easy

Do You Know the Code behind U.S. Road Signs?

Knowing road signs is important for safe driving. All new drivers in United States are tested on their knowledge of the most common signs. Often, test takers are also asked to identify signs by just shapes and colors. Too many test takers, unnecessarily, miss this part.

Learning the different shapes and colors gives you a code to how to interpret many signs.

Do you, for example, know the difference between a yellow and a white speed sign? The color here is important!

Read more about why it is important to learning road sign shapes and colors here: Shapes and Colors.

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