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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. What should drivers do when the red lights begin to flash?
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Turn off the ignition.
Slow down.
2. When you come to an intersection with a flashing red light, you must:
stop at the intersection, then proceed when safe and observe the right-of-way rules.
slow down and drive carefully through the intersection.
stop at the intersection and wait for a flashing green light.
stop only if cars are approaching the intersection.
3. You are driving in the left lane and want to change to the right lane. Before changing lanes, you should check your mirrors, signal and:
look over your left shoulder.
look over both shoulders for vehicles in front of you.
accelerate slightly before looking around your vehicle.
look over your right shoulder.
4. To check your blind spot before changing lanes:
look into the right side mirror.
look into the rearview mirror.
look over your shoulder in the direction you plan to move.
look into the left side mirror.
5. What does the pictured signal indicate?
Pedestrians may not begin crossing the street.
Pedestrians may turn right.
Pedestrians may begin crossing the street.
Drivers should walk more and drive less.
6. What is the first thing you should do if your wheels move off the pavement?
Pull over to the right and sound your horn to warn the other drivers.
Pull the steering wheel back.
Ease your foot off the gas pedal and brake gently.
Try pumping the gas pedal to increase pressure.
7. When driving at night, you should slow down and:
use high beams whenever possible, but never when there's oncoming traffic.
use high beams until other drivers dim their lights.
follow the vehicle ahead more closely to avoid glare from oncoming headlights.
come to a complete stop whenever there's oncoming traffic.
8. Your first response to reduced visibility should be:
to look for road edge markings to guide you.
to turn on your windshield wipers.
to reduce your speed.
to turn on your headlights.
9. Studies show that wearing seat belts:
reduces your chances of serious injury in a crash.
increases your chances of fatality in a crash.
reduces your chances of damaging your car in a crash.
All of the above.
10. When parallel parking between two cars, you should first:
back slowly.
pull up even with the front car.
turn your wheels to the right.
turn your wheels to the left.
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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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