One of the joys of living abroad in Spain is the opportunity to brush up on my driving knowledge and skills. Here in Spain they require that those from the USA start at ground zero in their driving endeavors, which means back to the books.
In order to receive a Spanish drivers license one must first pass a theory test and then a practical test. The tests are separated by at least a week, and you have 3 opportunities to pass the two tests until you fork over another large sum of money.
My inner tightwad encouraged me to study in order not to have to pay more than necessary, so study I did.
Along with reading the driving manual as though my life depended upon it, I also took approximately 100 practice tests. A practice test is made up of 30 questions from any topic in the driving manual, of which you must get at least 27 of them correct in order to pass.
Because of the sneaky way the questions are asked on the exam, others encouraged me to take the test in English.
While the official test was translated well, the practice tests were “questionable.” Here are some of my favorites:
Very important in case Thor or Loki is riding with you.
I hate it when I brokes down!
I get to a point when my eyes burst out fatigue, and let me tell you…
I thought so hard about what this question could be asking I may have gotten a nosebleed.
Always, always, the rider of a motorcycle must riding wit free exhaust pipe. How many times do I have to tell you!
If my car is ticking over too loud, I get upset.
The right answer should always include extreming precaution.