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Every person who operates a motor vehicle on Alaska streets and highways must have a valid Alaska driver’s license or learner’s permit. A vision test is required of each driver before any license or permit is issued. The AK DMV written test covers the information found in the Alaska Driver's Manual, including traffic laws, road rules, safe driving practices, and road signs. The knowledge test consists of 20 questions. To pass the written test, you must score 80% or higher (at least 16 correct answers).
1. When parking uphill on a road with a curb, turn the front wheels:
toward the curb.
parallel to the curb.
straight ahead.
away from the curb.
2. The sign in the picture:
maximum recommended speed sign
Shows the recommended speed for the exit of an intersection.
indicates the minimum ramp speed at the highway exit point.
is a warning sign.
Is used to advise motorists of the maximum safe speed for an exit ramp on a highway.
3. A flashing yellow traffic signal means:
Stop. Yield to all cross traffic before crossing in the intersection
Go straight ahead.
No left turn.
Slow down and proceed with caution.
4. Most signs used in street work areas are:
diamond shaped.
rectangle shaped.
regulatory signs.
5. This sign means:
slippery road sign
Road slippery when wet. Drive slowly.
Winding road ahead. Drive with caution.
Double curve ahead.
The road will curve to the right, then to the left.
6. This sign indicates:
cross road sign
a side road.
a no passing zone.
a cross road.
a church zone ahead.
7. This road sign indicates that:
restricted lane ahead sign
a lane is reserved for certain purposes or certain vehicles.
buses and car pools may not travel in the restricted lane.
Vehicles cannot go straight ahead, and must turn either to the right or left.
None of the above.
8. Which of the following is NOT true?
High speed causes tire wear.
Drivers are required to drive at the maximum speed limits.
Driving at the same speed for a long time and distance causes monotony and road hypnosis.
High speed results in poor gasoline mileage.
9. Drivers should always look carefully for motorcycles before changing lanes because:
motorcycles are not permitted to share traffic lanes.
motorcycles are smaller and harder to see.
motorcycles always have the right-of-way at intersections.
All of the above.
10. If you are driving slowly and traffic is backing up behind you, you should:
not let the tailgaters pass you.
pull over to the right side of the road when safe, and let traffic pass.
flash your brake lights.
speed up suddenly.
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AK DMV Permit Practice Test

Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 14
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