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Anyone who operates a motor vehicle or motor-driven cycle on public roadways in Missouri is required to have a valid driver license or learner’s permit. The driver examination consists of a four-part test: a written test, a vision test, a road sign test, and a driving test. The questions on the written knowledge test will be based on information taken from the Missouri DOR Driver’s Manual. The written test is designed to check your knowledge of Missouri traffic laws, and rules for safe driving and road signs. The DOR test consists of 25 questions, and you need 20 correct answers to pass (80%).
1. Which of the following must you obey over the others?
A steady red light.
A flashing red light.
A policeman.
A stop sign.
2. What should you do in case of a steering failure?
Try pumping your gas pedal to increase pressure.
Shift to a lower gear to decrease speed.
Leave the road immediately.
Slowly take your foot off the gas pedal, turn on your emergency lights and keep your foot off the brake pedal while it is safe.
3. If another vehicle passes you on the left, you must:
increase your speed slightly and keep to the right.
increase your speed and move to the left.
decrease your speed slightly and keep to the right.
decrease your speed, then pull over to the right and stop.
4. In which of the following situations may drivers need more space in front of their vehicle?
When carrying a heavy load or pulling a trailer.
When it is hard to see ahead.
When following motorcycles.
All of the above.
5. You are approaching an intersection with a yellow flashing light. You should:
drive carefully through the intersection.
prepare to stop; the light is about to turn red.
stop and wait for the light to change.
make a U-turn; the intersection is closed.
6. A vehicle that enters a road from a driveway:
must enter the roadway immediately.
must stop and yield the right-of-way to traffic on the roadway and to pedestrians.
must yield to traffic approaching from the right, while it has the right-of-way over vehicles approaching from the left.
has the right-of-way.
7. A driver should be extra alert for motorcyclists, bicycles, and pedestrians because:
they have the right-of-way.
they don’t have a rearview mirror.
they obey different traffic laws.
they’re hard to see in traffic.
8. This warning sign means:
Slow down, drive with caution and watch for children
You are approaching a school or school crosswalk
Intersection ahead
All of the above.
9. This sign means:
No parking between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM.
You can only park between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM.
Parking is not allowed at 8:30 AM and at 5:30 PM
None of the above.
10. Vehicle stopping distances never depend on:
condition of your vehicles brakes.
condition and type of vehicle tires.
the time of day.
your own reaction time.
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Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass: 20
Passing score: 80%
Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass: 20
Passing score: 80%
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