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Every person who operates a motor vehicle on Alaska streets and highways must have a valid Alaska driver’s license or learner’s permit. A vision test is required of each driver before any license or permit is issued. The Alaska DMV written test covers the information found in the State of Alaska Driver’s Manual, including traffic laws, road rules, safe driving practices, and road signs. The knowledge test consists of 20 questions. To pass the written test, you must score 80% or higher (at least 16 correct answers).
1. Which of the following is not safe when passing?
Leaving less than 4 feet of space between your vehicle and any vehicle you are passing.
Signaling left to let other drivers know that you will be pulling out.
Looking in your rearview mirrors and over your left shoulder before pulling out to pass.
Going far enough past a bicycle you are passing so that you are able to see the bicyclist in your inside rearview mirror.
2. It is illegal to drive below the speed limit:
when driving slowly due to adverse weather conditions.
only within city limits.
when driving slowly disrupts the normal flow of traffic.
only in rural areas.
3. On average, how long does it take your body to remove the alcohol contained in 5 ounces of wine?
one hour.
3 hours.
10 minutes.
30 minutes.
4. To drive more safely at night:
don’t drive when you are tired.
make sure your headlights are working properly.
increase following distance.
All of the above.
5. At an intersection with a traffic light showing a left green arrow, you should:
stop, then make the left turn.
wait until the light turns green.
always speed up and quickly turn left.
turn left when intersection is clear.
6. This warning sign:
indicates the suggested highest safe speed.
provides advance notice to upcoming speed limit change.
shows the current speed limit that all vehicles traveling in the direction of the arrow must not exceed.
tells drivers that the minimum safe speed is 45 MPH.
7. It's 10 AM. This sign tells you that:
you are allowed to park until 5:30 PM.
you must park your car between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM.
you must display a special permit in order to park here.
you are not allowed to park here.
8. At intersections where two or more drivers stop at STOP signs at the same time and they are at right angles:
the driver on the right must yield to the driver on the left.
the driver who is late for work has the right-of-way.
the driver who was going faster before stopping must yield.
the driver on the left must yield to the driver on the right.
9. A thumping sound can be a warning:
of a steering failure.
of a brake failure.
that a tire blowout is about to occur.
of a headlight failure.
10. An intersection has no traffic signs or signals. You arrive at the same time as another vehicle. You should:
slow down and yield to the vehicle on the right.
speed up and get through the intersection.
honk your horn and drive through the intersection.
drive into the intersection and make the other vehicle stop.
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AK Permit Test Facts

Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass: 16
Passing score: 80%
Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass: 16
Passing score: 80%
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