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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. Your car stalls on the tracks at a railroad crossing, and a collision with a train is imminent. After getting yourself and your passengers out of the car, you should:
get back into the vehicle.
signal the train to stop.
run toward the train but stay off the tracks.
cross the tracks.
2. After you stop for a school bus, you must:
turn off your engine.
pass the bus before the red lights stop flashing.
None of the above.
wait until the yellow lights stop flashing.
3. A driver cuts off another vehicle, or threatens another motorist or a pedestrian. These are examples of:
defensive driving
road rage
furious driving
excessive driving
4. When driving on a multi-lane highway, you should __________ if you are driving slower than the traffic around you.
not change lanes
stay in the left lane
speed up
stay in the right lane
5. When approaching any intersection or driveway, drivers should:
drive at the fastest speed just before entering the intersection.
pass other vehicles and then stop.
look both ways and be ready to stop.
change lanes.
6. Drivers cannot to pass a vehicle on the left if:
they can not safely return to the right lane before the center line changes from a broken line to a solid one.
they are within 100 feet of a railroad crossing.
they approach the top of a hill on a two-way road and cannot see over it.
All of the above.
7. What should you do if a vehicle is approaching head-on in your lane?
Turn off the ignition if your vehicle has power steering.
Decrease speed, pull over to the right and sound your horn to warn the other driver.
Pull over to the left and use your emergency lights to stop the other driver.
Come to a complete stop and use your horn to warn the vehicles behind you.
8. Emergency vehicles:
may follow each other.
may use a loudspeaker to give instructions.
have the right-of-way when using siren and red/blue lights.
All of the above.
9. If a driver follows you too closely, you should:
activate your stop lights.
move to another lane if possible.
brake suddenly.
increase your speed as you are probably driving too slowly.
10. When meeting a car with blinding headlights, you should:
look toward the right side of the road.
dim your lights, then speed up and pass quickly.
use your emergency flashers to warn the other driver.
look toward the left side of the road.
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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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