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Anyone operating a motor vehicle or motorcycle on public roadways in Rhode Island must have a driver license or learner’s permit. The RI DMV written test covers the contents of the Rhode Island Driver’s Handbook, and includes questions on road rules, safe driving practices, road signs, and identification of signals and pavement markings. The written knowledge test consists of 25 questions, and you need at least 20 correct answers to pass (80% or higher). Practice with this sample DMV test and study the manual to get ready for the official Rhode Island driver's license test.
1. A diamond-shaped sign is a:
school crossing sign.
warning sign.
interstate route sign.
speed limit sign.
2. You are coming to a railroad crossing and the crossing signals are flashing. You should:
do what the approaching vehicle does.
slow down and look for a train.
stop and look for a train.
look for a train, then speed up.
3. In what situation is it legal to pass in an intersection?
If a dashed yellow line is marked through the intersection.
If there are no pavement markings in the intersection.
When you are in a hurry.
4. When an authorized vehicle using its sirens and flashing lights approaches a vehicle, the driver should pull to the right-hand edge of the roadway and wait for the emergency vehicle to pass.
5. What should drivers do in case of a brake failure?
Brake lightly.
Use your ABS System.
Shift to a lower gear.
Tie a white cloth on the left door handle.
6. Crosswalk lines are two solid white lines painted across the traffic lanes. As a driver you should know that:
no one has the right of way in a crosswalk.
pedestrians are responsible to keep out of the way of all traffic.
when pedestrians are in these crosswalks, they have the right of way over motor vehicles.
motor vehicles have the right of way over pedestrians in these crosswalks.
7. If two vehicles arrive at a four-way stop at the same time:
move quickly before the other driver makes their decision.
the vehicle on the right must yield to the vehicle on the left.
make hand motions to communicate your intentions to the other driver.
the vehicle on the left must yield to the vehicle on the right.
8. This road sign means:
Yield right-of-way
Traffic is entering from another road and you should drive with caution
You should stop for other traffic
Lane shifting
9. This road sign means:
Bicycle repair shop ahead
Bicycles have the right-of-way
Bicycles not allowed
Watch for bicycles
10. Most signs used in street work areas are:
diamond shaped.
rectangle shaped.
regulatory signs.
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RI DMV Permit Test Facts

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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