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. Which statement about changing lanes is true?
Look over your right shoulder for a right lane change and your left shoulder for a left lane change.
Vehicles with two outside mirrors do not have blind spots.
You only need to turn and look over your right shoulder for lane changes to the right or left.
2. At intersections, crosswalks, and railroad crossings, you should always:
stop, listen, and proceed cautiously.
slowly pass vehicles that seem to be stopped for no reason.
look to the sides of your vehicle to see what is coming.
3. This road sign means:
Vehicles turning left must make a U-turn.
Drivers cannot make a complete turn to go in the opposite direction.
Left turns are not allowed where this sign is displayed.
4. What is the main reason night driving is more difficult than daytime driving?
The use of headlight is required by law.
Reduced visibility.
Driving within the range.
5. This sign indicates the _______________ vehicles can safely travel in this area.
suggested speed
minimum speed
maximum speed
6. If, while driving, a tire suddenly blows out, you should:
slow down gradually and brake lightly.
apply the brakes firmly.
pump the brakes rapidly.
7. A flashing red light:
means the same thing as a stop sign.
is used at dangerous intersections.
All of the above.
8. Which of the following must you obey over the others?
Police officer
Red light
Stop sign
9. This sign means?
Vehicles may only turn left.
The center lane is shared for left turns.
Left turns in both directions of travel are not permitted.
10. This sign indicates:
The road may be slippery when wet. Drive slowly.
Warning: drunk drivers.
Winding road. Drive with caution.
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MS DMV Written Test Facts

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