Under the laws of Mississippi, if you operate any motor vehicle on the streets or highways, you must have a driver’s license or learner’s permit. As part of your examination, your eyes will be checked to make sure you see well enough to drive safely. The questions on the written knowledge test will be based on information taken from the Mississippi DMV Driver’s Manual, and will concern the Mississippi traffic laws, road signs, road rules and safe driving practices. The Mississippi DMV knowledge test consists of 30 questions, and you need 24 correct answers to pass (80%).
1. It's 10 AM. This sign tells you that:
you are not allowed to park here.
you are allowed to park until 5:30 PM.
you must display a special permit in order to park here.
2. If you meet a stopped school bus with the lights flashing and the signal arm extended, you should:
proceed at normal speed, but watch for children.
proceed at 15 MPH if no children are present.
3. You can reduce the chance of a collision with a large vehicle if you:
delay near it.
pay close attention to the turn signals.
cut abruptly in front of it.
4. The following symptoms are associated with drowsy driving:
You continue to yawn.
You don’t remember driving the last few miles.
All of the above.
5. When driving on gravel or dirt roads:
your tires do not have as much traction, so you must drive slower.
visibility is better.
your tires can grip the road better than on pavement.
6. Directions given by traffic officers ___________ signs, signals or pavement markings.
take precedence over
must obey
are less important than
7. This sign means?
You may make a U-turn.
Hairpin corner ahead.
You must make a U-turn.
8. When the road is slippery, you should:
press your brakes in slow, steady strokes.
brake suddenly carefully.
pump your brakes.
9. What should you do in case of a brake failure?
Apply the parking brake slowly.
Pull off the road into an open space.
All of the above.
10. This road sign means:
The center lane is shared for left turns in both directions of travel.
The center lane in both directions of travel will soon turn left.
Vehicles may only travel in the center lane.
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MS DMV Permit Test Facts

Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass: 24
Passing score: 80%
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