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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. When passing you should NOT:
leave less than 4 feet of space between your vehicle and the vehicle you are passing.
signal left to let others know that you will be pulling out.
look in your rearview mirrors and glance over your shoulder before pulling out to pass.
go far enough past the vehicle you are passing so that you can see the vehicle in your inside rearview mirror.
2. It is illegal to drive below the speed limit:
when the pavement is wet.
only in residential areas.
when driving slowly disrupts the normal flow of traffic.
only in rural areas.
3. On average, how long does it take your body to remove the alcohol contained in 5 ounces of wine?
one hour.
3 hours.
10 minutes.
30 minutes.
4. To drive more safely at night:
don’t drive when you are tired.
make sure your headlights are working properly.
increase your following distance.
All of the above.
5. When you reach an intersection with a traffic light showing a left green arrow, you should:
stop, then make the left turn.
wait until the light turns green.
increase your speed and turn left before the arrow turns red.
Turn left when the intersection is clear.
6. This warning sign:
speed reduction sign
indicates the suggested highest safe speed.
provides advance notice to upcoming speed limit change.
shows the current speed limit that all vehicles traveling in the direction of the arrow must not exceed.
tells drivers that the minimum safe speed is 45 MPH.
7. It's 10 AM. This sign tells you that:
no parking between
you are allowed to park until 5:30 PM.
you must park your car between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM.
you must display a special permit in order to park here.
you are not allowed to park here.
8. At intersections where two or more drivers stop at STOP signs at the same time and they are at right angles:
the driver on the right must yield to the driver on the left.
the driver who is late for work has the right-of-way.
the driver who was going faster before stopping must yield.
the driver on the left must yield to the driver on the right.
9. A thumping sound can be a warning:
of a steering failure.
of a brake failure.
that a tire blowout is about to occur.
of a headlight failure.
10. You arrive at the same time as another vehicle at an intersection not controlled by signs or signals. You should:
slow down and yield to the vehicle on the right.
speed up and get through the intersection.
sound your horn and drive through the intersection with extreme caution.
drive through the intersection and make the other vehicle stop.
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AK DMV Knowledge Test

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