You must have a valid driver's license or driving permit to operate a motor vehicle on public streets and highways in Michigan. As part of the examination process, you will be given a vision test to determine if your vision meets minimum standards. The Michigan DMV written test is designed to check your knowledge of road signs, road rules, traffic laws and safe driving practices. Everything you need to know is covered in the Michigan DMV Driver’s Manual. The knowledge test consists of 50 questions. To pass the written test, you must score 80% or higher (at least 40 correct answers).
1. A vehicle is stopped at a crosswalk to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway. The driver of the vehicle approaching from the rear should:
not overtake and pass the stopped vehicle.
overtake and pass the stopped vehicle.
sound the horn.
None of the above.
2. Road signs that direct drivers to services are:
green and white.
blue and white.
brown and white.
black and white.
3. When driving in fog, drivers should use:
parking lights.
high beam headlights.
low beam headlights.
emergency flashers.
4. This road sign means:
Right lane ends ahead
Merging traffic
Watch for vehicles entering from the side
Divided highway ahead
5. This sign indicates:
A shared lane
A no-passing zone
A slow-moving vehicle
6. This sign means:
Drivers will soon be on a roadway with two-way traffic.
Divided highway ahead.
Divided highway ends.
Keep to the left.
7. 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 not driving.
illegal to drink from, but all right to transport, open containers of alcohol in the passenger compartment.
all right to drink if youre driving but not drunk.
8. Traffic lights are normally ____________ from the top to bottom or left to right.
green, red and yellow
red, yellow and green
green, yellow and red
red, green and yellow
9. 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 turns right must yield to cars that move straight or turn left.
a car that moves straight must yield to cars that turn left.
None of the above.
10. Directions given by traffic officers ___________ signs, signals or pavement markings.
are less important than
take precedence over
must obey
never take precedence over
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MI DMV Written Test Facts

Number of questions: 50
Correct answers to pass: 40
Passing score: 80%
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