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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. If you hear a thumping sound while driving, you should:
pull the steering wheel back.
try your emergency lights.
get off the road and check your tires.
hook your shoe under the gas pedal and see if you can free it.
2. This sign warns that:
reduction of lanes sign
the bridge ahead is wide enough for only one vehicle at a time.
traffic must merge left.
traffic must merge right.
the pavement ends.
3. This road sign means:
two way traffic ahead sign
Two-way traffic
No turning
Low clearance
Lane shifting
4. A steady green light at intersections means:
You may not turn right
You may drive through the intersection if the road is clear
You must stop and check for oncoming traffic before proceeding
You must increase your speed
5. This sign tells drivers that:
must turn sign
left and right turns are not allowed.
a divided highway is ahead.
they must stop at the next intersection.
they cannot go straight ahead.
6. When backing up your vehicle you should:
turn to the right to look out the rear window.
check the left mirror, then back up slowly.
sound your horn so others know that you are about to back up.
None of the above.
7. Two solid yellow lines on the pavement mean:
passing is not allowed.
passing is allowed during daylight only.
passing is allowed for both drivers.
passing is allowed if you are at the top of a hill.
8. Excluding business districts, alleys, residential areas and school zones, the speed limit on Alaskan roadways is ______ unless otherwise posted.
55 MPH
45 MPH
50 MPH
60 MPH
9. If you accumulate ___ or more points in a period of 12 months, your license will be suspended.
10. What shape is a warning sign?
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AK DMV Knowledge Test Facts

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