Jiajia and I set off early today (ignoring the amusing "Don't drive tiredly" sign!) to get to the Driving Test Centre before the queues built up. My 76% mark on the computer multiple choice exam last time was somewhat short of the 90% pass mark and I've been studying hard ever since. Not easy when the Highway Code is only in Chinese and many of the questions are written in Chinglish (eg The registration of motorized vehicles excludes the registration of: A. Loss B. Registration C. Alternation D. Revocation).
Twenty questions into the exam, my computer froze and I started to panic. Then I realised that all 100 computers had crashed and I wasn't the only one in a sweat. Thankfully, after they all rebooted, my 20 answers were still there and I ploughed on. Some questions threw me: "What should you do at a red light? A. Stop B. Yield C. Not pass D. Go faster" Clearly not the last option, but which of the others makes most sense? Others were ridiculously easy: "When schoolchildren are crossing the road in a queue should you: A. Drive through B. Weave to and fro C. Honk your horn until they move D. Respectfully slow down and stop"! By the end I was hoping I'd scraped through with 91-92%, and was therefore pleasantly surprised to get a score of 96%! I drove Jiajia back from the Centre with a big grin on my face.
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