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. Which sign has white letters on a red background?
Speed limit
School zone
2. When changing lanes, you should never:
check for other drivers moving into the same lane.
change lanes abruptly or on the spur of the moment.
look over your shoulder to check blind spots.
3. Which shape is a yield sign?
Upside-down triangle
Vertical rectangle
4. The yield sign means:
If the way is clear, you may move forward slowly without stopping.
Go. The light will soon be red.
Stop if you can.
5. If another vehicle passes you on the left, you must:
decrease your speed, then pull over to the right and stop.
increase your speed and move to the left.
decrease your speed slightly and keep to the right.
increase your speed slightly and keep to the right.
6. You can reduce the chance of a collision with a large vehicle if you:
delay near it.
pay close attention to the turn signals.
cut abruptly in front of it.
pull in front of the large vehicle before you can see the whole front of the vehicle in your mirror.
7. Which of the following is a common cause of a crash?
Excessive speed for the driving conditions.
Inattentive driving.
Following too closely.
All of the above.
8. This sign warns drivers of:
a low place in the road.
low clearance.
a narrow bridge ahead.
a winding road.
9. This road sign means:
Slippery road ahead
Merging traffic
End of a divided highway
Divided highway begins
10. This road sign means:
Sharp right turn
A road joins from the right
The road ahead turns sharply right then sharply left
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RI DMV Practice Test Facts

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