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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. A four-way stop sign means:
4 way stop sign
there are four stop signs at this intersection.
traffic from all four directions must stop.
if two vehicles reach the intersection at the same time, the driver on the left yields to the driver on the right.
All of the above.
2. ___________ normally are white rectangles with black letters or symbols.
Destination signs (guide signs)
Service signs
Regulatory signs
Warning signs
3. Which of the following must you obey over the others?
A flashing red light.
A stop sign.
A steady red light.
A police officer.
4. Drivers approaching a stopped school bus with flashing amber lights should always:
sound their horn and pass slowly.
None of the other answers are correct.
speed up and pass quickly.
slow down and prepare to stop.
5. 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.
6. When they see this sign, drivers:
slippery road sign
need to be prepared to turn right and then left quickly.
should be prepared to make sharp turns at a high speed.
should not speed up or brake quickly.
need to brake suddenly.
7. At intersections marked with stop lines, drivers must:
come to a complete stop.
signal other vehicles to stop.
slow down and enter the intersection.
enter the intersection and then stop.
8. The sign in the picture:
slow moving vehicle sign
is a Construction and Maintenance Traffic Control sign.
is displayed on the rear of slow moving vehicles.
means that you need to stop.
is found at most intersections and indicates that drivers must yield to other vehicles.
9. You are entering a roadway from a private road, and you need to turn left. You have to yield to:
vehicles from the left.
pedestrians only.
vehicles from both directions.
vehicles from the right.
10. Regulatory signs are:
blue rectangles.
white triangles.
green rectangles.
white rectangles.
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AK DMV Permit Test Facts

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