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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 State of 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. As you enter an intersection, a traffic light turns yellow. You should:
pass on through cautiously.
stop and back up.
stop as quickly as possible.
2. At an intersection with a stop sign, you should stop and:
go when the vehicle ahead of you goes.
look right first, then left, then right again.
look left first, then right, then left again.
check your rearview mirror for cars tailgating.
3. When passing another vehicle:
pass the vehicle as safely and as quickly as possible.
honk your horn at least 4 times.
there is no need to signal.
pull within 20 feet of the vehicle ahead of you before starting to pass.
4. A yellow arrow means:
The same as a steady yellow light.
If you intend to turn in the direction of the arrow, be prepared to stop.
Do not go in the direction of the arrow.
None of the above.
5. You see a flashing red ball. You should:
proceed as if it were a stop sign.
proceed only when it is safe to do so.
come to a complete stop.
All of the above.
6. This sign is a:
warning sign
regulatory sign (traffic rules).
stop sign (full stop).
warning sign (caution).
service sign.
7. For protection, motorcyclists are required to:
signal turns, lane changes and stops.
wear approved helmets.
keep their headlights and taillights on at all times.
None of the above.
8. You are approaching an intersection and have a green light. Pedestrians are crossing against the red. You should:
drive close and frighten the pedestrians so they’ll think twice before crossing against a red light.
honk your horn.
speed up and pass in front of the pedestrians.
stop to let the pedestrians cross safely.
9. What should you do in case of a steering failure?
Call an ambulance.
Don't panic. Turn on your emergency lights to let other drivers know you are having car problems. Move toward the side of the road and bring the car to a gradual stop.
Try pumping your gas pedal to increase pressure.
Leave the road immediately.
10. This road sign means:
side road sign
Side Road
Merging Traffic
All traffic must go straight ahead
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AK DMV Practice Test Facts

Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
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