Anyone who operates a motor vehicle on public streets and roads in Kansas is required to have a driver’s license or driving permit. All applicants are required to pass a vision test. The DMV knowledge test consists of written questions on Kansas traffic laws, road signs, road rules and safe driving practices. The test is based on the information contained in the Kansas Driver’s Manual, and consists of 25 multiple-choice questions. You need 20 correct answers (80%) to pass. Practice with this sample test to familiarize yourself with the format of the Kansas driver's license test.
1. When in a motor vehicle on a highway, it is:
illegal to possess open containers of alcohol in the passenger compartment.
all right to drink if youre driving but not drunk.
all right to drink if youre not driving.
2. Where must a pedestrian walk when there are no sidewalks?
On the side of the road, in the same direction of traffic.
In the middle of the road, facing oncoming traffic.
On the side of the road, facing the traffic.
3. What does it mean If an oncoming driver flashes headlights at you during a period of low visibility?
Your headlights are too bright. You should turn them off.
Your vehicle was difficult to see. You should turn on your headlights.
Your headlights are too bright. You should use parking lights instead.
4. Continuous hard braking on ice and snow often:
locks the front wheels causing loss of steering.
keeps the brakes from freezing.
helps you stop sooner.
5. If you miss your exit on a freeway, you should NOT:
continue on the freeway and find an alternative route.
back up on the road or shoulder.
proceed to the next exit where you can re-enter the freeway and return to your proper exit.
6. A driver cuts off another vehicle, or threatens another motorist or a pedestrian. These are examples of:
excessive driving
road rage
defensive driving
7. If cars approaching from opposite directions reach an intersection at the same time:
a car that turns left must yield to cars that move straight or turn right.
a car that moves straight must yield to cars that turn left.
a car that turns right must yield to cars that move straight or turn left.
8. The driver is signaling:
turning left.
turning right.
9. An edge line that angles toward the center of the road indicates that:
there’s a narrow bridge ahead.
you must turn right if possible.
the road is narrower ahead.
10. You go with a group of friends to a social event, and you plan to have a few drinks. You should:
arrange to ride home with a friend who does not drink.
avoid alternating between drinks with alcohol and drinks without any alcohol.
make alcohol the focus of the event.
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Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass: 20
Passing score: 80%
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