The Ultimate Off-Roading Quiz

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What in fact is off-roading?
any use of an all-terrain vehicle
reckless driving on unpaved country roads
driving on unpaved ground
Off-roading means driving on any unpaved ground.

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What is essential for off-roaders?
to know what he's doing
They must know what they're doing, otherwise it can be dangerous.
to love adventure
to love natural scenery

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What kind of vehicle can you use?
light-weight vehicles
high-riding vehicles
Technically any high-riding vehicle such as trucks or SUVs can be used.
any well-constructed compact car

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What do dirt-bikes and dune buggies have in common?
use the same sand tires
originally designed for racing
designed for sandy terrain
Both were specifically designed for sandy terrain.

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Are modifications needed for specific terrain -- for instance, boulders or mud?
off-road vehicles deal with any terrain
tires need to be adapted
Modifications are needed, such as different tires for sand dunes and for boulders.
there are specific vehicles for every aspect of off-roading

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What is the most important factor in off-roading?
tires
Traction, the grip of the tires on the surface, is probably the most important factor.
GPS
reinforced underbodies

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Which type of drive is best for off-roading?
manual gear
front-wheel drive
four-wheel-drive
Four-wheel-drive gives all four tires better grip and control.

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Does air pressure of the tires affect off-roading?
lower pressure is better
Lower pressure means more of the tire surface is in contact with the ground.
higher pressure gives greater maneuverability
normal pressure is best

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What gets you to the top of the hill?
velocity
momentum
Momentum, the weight of the vehicle multiplied by the speed, gets you up the hill.
correct approach angle

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What is the approach angle of your vehicle?
angle your vehicle can traverse
It is the maximum angle from the ground of an obstacle or hill that your vehicle can clear without the bumper coming into contact with it.
steepest angle before vehicle overturns
maximum angle that vehicle can climb at a particular momentum

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How can you determine the approach angle?
broomstick from bottom of front tire to bumper
A broomstick or board placed where the tire touches the ground and raised to the bumper will give you the approach angle you can climb or obstacle you can cover.
protractor must be used
check instruction manual of vehicle

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What is the relevance of the break-over angle?
maximum width of ditch you can cross
gives you the height of an obstacle you can traverse
This is basically the clearance of the vehicle, the angle between the tires and the underside of the vehicle, and could prevent you balancing on a rock with the wheels off the ground.
angle beyond which vehicle will capsize

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What is mudding?
special tires designed for muddy terrain
jumping over mud
driving through mud
Simply put, it is driving through mud.

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Are there any dangers in mud bogging?
you could get dirty
unseen obstacles
The danger lies in unseen obstacles beneath the surface.
only for dirt bikes

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What is the cardinal rule of off-roading?
Don't go alone.
Don't go alone, since the chances of getting stuck are great.
Lower tire pressure.
Use a good GPS.

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What is competitive mudding?
To see how wide a mud obstacle the dirt bike can jump.
Racing through mud obstacles.
Seeing how far you can cross a mud pit until you get stuck.
The object is to see how far you can drive through a mud pit before getting stuck.

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Where is dune bashing a popular tourist attraction?
Nevada Desert
United Arab Emirates
Because of plentiful sand dunes, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are popular locations for dune bashing.
Sahara Desert

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What is the most dangerous aspect of climbing sand dunes?
too much momentum going up
driving down the dune
turning on the dune
Trying to turn on a hill puts the vehicle at risk of overturning.

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Is there any danger in green-laning if proper precautions are taken?
mainly to tires
more to environment than to the vehicle
It is the easiest, least technical type of off-roading, usually done in any high-riding vehicle and the danger is usually to the environment and wildlife.
none whatsoever

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What is "picking the line" in rock crawling?
planning your path
By planning your path you make sure you can get across the rock obstacles.
aligning the tires with the rocks
determining the approach angle and departure angle of the vehicle

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