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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. When driving on the freeway behind a large truck, you should:
drive farther behind the truck than for a passenger vehicle.
drive to the right side of the truck and wait to pass.
drive closer behind the truck than for a passenger vehicle.
2. You should look over your shoulder to check your blind spot when:
on all right and left turns.
you pull to the right side of the road or when you pull away from a curb.
when changing lanes.
All of the above.
3. This sign means:
The road will curve to the right, then to the left.
Winding road ahead. Drive with caution.
Road slippery when wet. Drive slowly.
Double curve ahead.
4. You are driving and you are feeling drowsy. You should:
turn on the radio to keep you awake.
have a beer or two to keep you awake.
avoid drinking coffee.
find a safe place to stop for a break.
5. When driving in fog or mist, never put your headlights on high beam because:
the light will reflect back into your eyes.
vehicles behind you may follow too closely.
approaching vehicles might not see you.
6. A four-way stop sign means:
if two vehicles reach the intersection at the same time, the driver on the left yields to the driver on the right.
traffic from all four directions must stop.
there are four stop signs at this intersection.
All of the above.
7. Which statement about drinking alcohol and driving is true?
Alcohol affects judgement, which is needed for driving safely.
If you do math after drinking, it is safe to drive.
If you are under the legal blood alcohol concentration limit, your driving isnt impaired.
8. If you remain in the back blind spot of a large vehicle:
the large vehicle will take much longer to stop.
you increase the chance of a crash.
you can reduce fuel consumption.
All of the above.
9. Where must a pedestrian walk when there are no sidewalks?
On the left side of the road, behind slower vehicles.
In the middle of the road, facing oncoming traffic.
On the side of the road, in the same direction of traffic.
On the side of the road, facing the traffic.
10. The octagonal shape is used:
for stop signs and railroad advance warning signs.
exclusively for stop signs.
for yeild signs.
to warn drivers of existing or possible hazards on roadways.
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RI DMV Practice 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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