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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. Which of the following is the most effective safety restraint in a traffic crash?
Lap and shoulder belt only
Air bag only
Pumping the brakes.
A combination of lap/shoulder belt and air bag.
2. An octagonal sign means that drivers must:
respect the posted speed limit.
be aware possible hazards ahead.
come to a complete stop at the marked stop line.
slow down.
3. This sign warns drivers of:
narrow bridge sign
a narrow road ahead.
a bridge ahead, wide enough to accommodate two lanes of traffic, but with very little clearance.
a reduction of lanes.
a dip in the road. Drivers should be ready to stop if the dip is filled with water.
4. If you remain in the back blind spot of a large vehicle:
you increase the chance of a crash.
the large vehicle will take much longer to stop.
you can reduce fuel consumption.
All of the above.
5. You have been involved in a minor traffic collision with a parked vehicle and you can't find the owner. You must:
stay until the police arrive.
leave a note on the vehicle and report the accident with no delay.
wait for the owner to return.
call your insurance company within 14 days.
6. Which sign has white letters on a red background?
School zone
Speed limit
7. If cars approaching from opposite directions reach an intersection at the same time:
a car that moves straight must yield to cars that turn left.
a car that turns right must yield to cars that move straight or turn left.
a car that turns left must yield to cars that move straight or turn right.
None of the above.
8. This is the shape and color of a ________ sign.
yield sign
do not enter
wrong Way
9. ___________ are the most frequent fatality in work zone crashes.
Construction workers
10. This road sign means:
do not enter
Do not enter
Pass with caution
Railroad crossing
Yield the right-of-way
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AK DMV Written Test Facts

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