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Quiz: What causes washboard roads?
by Staff
Washboard roads are common in rural areas. How knowledgeable are you on washboard roads? Take this quiz and find out.

What causes washboard roads?

  • Washboard roads are caused by cars driving on unpaved roads.
  • Washboard roads are caused by cars driving on flooded roads.
  • Washboard roads are caused by cars driving on poorly paved roads.

Why are washboard roads called washboard roads?

  • Their wavy pattern resembles an old-fashioned metal washboard.
  • Their pattern is caused by massive amount of water.
  • Their pattern resembles water beading on a wood board.

Which of the following statements is true?

  • The washboard phenomenon only occurs on unpaved roads.
  • The washboard phenomenon occurs elsewhere in science and technology.
  • none of the above

What is another example of the washboard phenomenon?

  • rippled sand in a beach
  • moguls on a ski hill
  • all of the above

Why are washboard roads dangerous?

  • they encourage unsafe driving speeds
  • they damage suspension systems
  • all of the above

Which of the following statements is true?

  • Washboard roads often occur in dry weather conditions.
  • Washboard roads often occur in wet weather conditions.
  • Washboard roads often occur in extreme weather conditions.

Washboard roads are often worse in areas with what?

  • heavy traffic
  • little traffic
  • livestock traffic

Washboard roads are more prevalent on what?

  • poorly surfaced roads
  • heavily surfaced roads
  • all of the above

What's another common problem associated with poorly surfaced roads?

  • cracks
  • potholes
  • cracks and potholes

Which of the following statements is true?

  • The ideal speed to travel on a washboard road is the speed at which your car’s suspension system is pushing the car down at the same time you experience a dip in the road.
  • The ideal speed to travel on a washboard road is the speed at which your car’s suspension system is pushing the car down just after you experience a dip in the road.
  • The ideal speed to travel on a washboard road is the speed at which your car’s suspension system is pushing the car down just before you experience a dip in the road.