Anyone who drives a motor vehicle on public streets or highways in Minnesota must carry a valid driver’s license or learner’s permit. Your eyes will be screened when you apply for, or renew, your driver’s license or learner’s permit. The DMV written test contains multiple-choice and true or false questions that evaluate your knowledge and understanding of Minnesota road rules, road signs and safety rules. The test is based on information contained in the official Minnesota Driver’s Manual, and consists of 40 questions. You need 32 correct answers to pass (80%).
1. This sign means:
Follow a detour to the right
The road to the right is for one-way traffic only
Not enter
Stay on the main highway if possible
2. What are some telltale signs of a drunk driver?
Quick and sudden stops.
Weaving between lanes.
Driving slower than the normal traffic flow.
All of the above.
3. This road sign means:
Hill ahead
Truck stop ahead
Trucks under 18,000 lbs. allowed
No trucks allowed
4. __________ are blue with white letters and symbols.
Regulation signs (regulatory signs)
Destination signs (guide signs)
Warning signs
Service signs
5. Which of the following is NOT a factor in determining the distance that it takes to stop your vehicle?
Perception time.
Steering ability.
Reaction distance.
Braking distance.
6. An edge line that angles toward the center of the road indicates that:
there’s a narrow bridge ahead.
the road is narrower ahead.
you must turn right if possible.
None of the above.
7. A flashing red light:
means the same thing as a stop sign.
is used at dangerous intersections.
means that you must bring your vehicle to a complete halt.
All of the above.
8. Aggressive drivers:
are high risk drivers.
take out their frustrations on other motorists.
run stop signs, speed, tailgate, weave in and out of traffic, make improper lane changes, honk.
All of the above.
9. When you pass another vehicle, before you return to the right lane, you must:
make sure you can see the front bumper of the vehicle you passed.
look at your interior rear-view mirror.
All of the above.
10. Are drivers allowed to exceed the speed limit to pass other vehicles?
Yes, but only by 10 MPH or less.
Yes, but only if they drive with caution.
Yes, except for school zones.
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Number of questions: 40
Correct answers to pass: 32
Passing score: 80%
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