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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 mirrors when you prepare to change lanes.
Always rely on
Never use
It is not recommended to check
Never depend on
2. When changing lanes, you should:
check your mirrors, signal and change lanes.
signal, change lanes and check your mirrors.
signal, check your mirrors and blind spot in the direction you plan to move, then change lanes.
signal and change lanes.
3. This road sign means:
hill sign
No right turn
No left turn
Narrow Bridge
Steep downgrade
4. If you drink alcohol socially, what helps ensure your safety?
Stop drinking one hour before driving.
Drink coffee before driving.
Take a cold shower before driving.
Ride home with a friend who has not been drinking.
5. This road sign means:
no right turn sign
No U-turns
No right turn
No left turn
Do not pass
6. When you prepare to make a left turn from a one-way road into a two-way road, you must:
approach the turn in the left lane or from the left side of a single lane.
enter the two-way road to the left of its center line.
approach the turn in the right lane or from the right side of a single lane.
None of the above.
7. When driving in heavy rain, drivers should use:
low beam headlights.
emergency flashers.
parking lights.
high beam headlights.
8. When following a driver who has signaled an intention to make a turn, you should:
slow down and be prepared to stop.
maintain your speed and be ready to yield the right-of-way.
increase your speed and try to pass the other driver before they make the turn.
double your speed.
9. Left turns on a red light are allowed:
from a one-way street into a one-way street.
in school zones.
at intersections, after stopping, if the way is clear.
10. With regard to license plates, the law in Alaska requires:
two license plates, one in the front and one in the back, with month and year tabs displayed on the rear plate.
one plate in the front.
one plate in the back, with month and year tabs displayed.
two license plates, one in the front and one in the back, with month and year tabs displayed on the front plate.
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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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