RHODE ISLAND DMV PERMIT TEST

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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 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. Just like alcohol and other drugs, driving while drowsy can:
make you feel better.
impair your judgment.
help you to be a better driver.
2. Coming to a complete stop at an intersection, yielding to cross traffic/pedestrians, and then proceeding when clear corresponds with:
a solid red light.
a solid green light.
a flashing yellow light.
a flashing red light.
3. Before entering a roundabout (traffic circle), you must slow down and yield to:
vehicles in the roundabout.
bicyclists in the roundabout.
pedestrians in the roundabout.
All of the above.
4. You are entering a crowded freeway. What should you do to locate a gap to merge into traffic?
Use the acceleration lane to adjust your speed to the same speed as freeway traffic.
Yield to traffic already on the freeway.
Use your side and rearview mirrors and check your blind spots.
All of the above.
5. While driving you come upon a sign which says, “reduced speed 35 MPH”. You as a driver should know:
that you have plenty of time to slow down before the speed zone.
that the new 35 MPH speed zone begins at this sign.
that the new 35 MPH speed zone begins at the next “speed limit” sign.
that the sign is put there to harass “good” drivers.
6. What should you do if your rear wheels start to skid?
Take your foot off the gas and shift to neutral.
If the vehicle has ABS, pump the pedal carefully.
Turn the steering wheel in the direction the vehicle is trying to go.
Steer left if your rear wheels slide right.
7. When you need to change lanes, it is important to:
make sure the lane is clear before entering.
check your blind spot.
signal your intentions ahead of time.
All of the above.
8. What is the main reason night driving is more difficult than daytime driving?
Driving within the range.
Reduced speed.
The use of headlight is required by law.
Reduced visibility.
9. This sign means:
270 degree turn ahead.
360 degree turn ahead.
Roundabout ahead.
Wrong way; Turn around immediately.
10. To help avoid becoming an aggressive driver, you should:
tailgate the driver in front of you.
relax and concentrate on driving.
drive above the posted speed limit.
 
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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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