Anyone who operates a motor vehicle on public streets and roads in Iowa is required to have a driver’s license or learner’s permit. Iowa requires that you pass a vision screening before you get a driver’s license or learner’s permit. The DMV written test covers the contents of the Iowa Driver’s Manual including highway signs, road rules, and safe driving techniques. The knowledge test consists of 35 questions, and you need at least 28 correct answers to pass (80%). Practice with this sample test to get ready for the official IA driver's license test.
1. If there is no crosswalk and you see a pedestrian crossing your lane, you should:
stop and let the pedestrian finish crossing.
cautiously drive around the pedestrian.
make sure the pedestrian can see you before proceeding.
2. This road sign means:
Turn right or go through
Crossroads ahead
Flagger ahead
Lane ends
3. A 4-way stop sign means:
The first vehicle to reach the intersection should move forward first.
Traffic from all four directions must stop.
There are four stop signs at the intersection.
All of the above.
4. You should increase your following distance:
when the roads are slippery.
at night or if it is raining.
All of the above.
5. A broken yellow line alongside a solid yellow line means:
Passing on the left is permitted in either direction
Passing is permitted on the side of the broken yellow line
Passing is not allowed in either direction
Passing is permitted on the side of the solid yellow line
6. A flashing red light on a traffic signal means:
The same thing as a stop sign
The traffic signal is broken
Driving conditions are dangerous
You do not have to come to a complete stop
7. To know where traffic is behind you:
frequently check your rearview mirror.
look out the back window.
keep other vehicles out of your blind spots.
8. If the rear of your vehicle is skidding to the left, you should:
not turn your steering wheel until you are through skidding.
turn your steering wheel to the left to correct the skid.
turn your steering wheel to the right to correct the skid.
9. This sign means?
Do not to enter if your vehicle is taller than the height listed on the sign.
No passing zone ahead.
Narrow bridge ahead. Slow down and drive with caution.
None of the above.
10. The sign in the picture:
is displayed on the rear of slow moving vehicles.
means that you need to stop.
is found at most intersections and indicates that drivers must yield to other vehicles.
is a Construction and Maintenance Traffic Control sign.
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IA DMV Written Test Facts

Number of questions: 35
Correct answers to pass: 28
Passing score: 80%
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