Anyone operating a motor vehicle or motorcycle on public roadways in Rhode Island must have a driver license or learner’s permit. The 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. This road sign warns drivers that:
vehicles must leave the pavement immediately.
the dirt on the side of the road is soft.
the road surface ahead changes to a low-type surface or earth road.
None of the above.
2. This road sign means:
No U-Turn
No right turn
No left turn
No Turning
3. When a bicyclist is making a left hand turn:
they cut through all lanes.
they may use the left lane.
they wait on the side of the road.
4. Railroad crossings should always be considered:
a place where stopping is required.
safe to cross as it is unlikely a train is coming.
a place where it is okay to park your car.
5. A railroad crossbuck sign should be treated the same as a yield sign.
6. Aggressive drivers:
run stop signs, speed, tailgate, weave in and out of traffic, make improper lane changes, honk.
take out their frustrations on other motorists.
are high risk drivers.
All of the above.
7. This road sign means:
Winding road
Pedestrian Crossing
Right lane closed
Multiple Turns
8. If you see a “lane closed ahead” sign you should:
speed to the end of the closed lane and try to get into the other lane.
merge into the correct lane when it is safe.
make a U-turn. You are on the wrong side of the road.
None of the above.
9. BAC means:
Blood alcohol content
Blood alcohol conservation
Blood alcohol concentration
10. This road sign means:
Vehicles turning left must make a U-turn.
Drivers cannot make a complete turn to go in the opposite direction.
Sharp turn ahead.
Left turns are not allowed where this sign is displayed.
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RI DMV Written Test Facts

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass: 20
Passing score: 80%
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