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Anyone who operates a motor vehicle or motorcycle on public roadways in the District of Columbia is required to have a driver’s license or learner’s permit. To obtain a DC driver license, you must successfully complete a knowledge test, skills road test and vision screening. The written test is based on the information contained in the District of Columbia DMV Driving Manual, and is designed to check your knowledge of rules of the road, traffic laws, road signs, and safe driving practices. The official DC DMV test consists of 25 questions. A passing score consists of at least 20 correct answers (80%).
1. The minimum drinking age in this state is ____ years.
2. This road sign means:
one way sign
Traffic flows only in the direction of the arrow
No right turn
Turn right or left
3. You may cross solid yellow lines:
during daylight hours only.
at any time.
to pass traffic moving in the same direction.
when making turns.
4. A flashing yellow light:
flashing yellow light
is used at dangerous intersections.
Can be found before reaching a sharp curve or school crossing.
alerts drivers to a warning sign.
All of the above.
5. No Zones are areas around trucks where cars:
disappear into blind spots or are so close they restrict the truck drivers ability to stop or maneuver safely.
try to squeeze around the truck when the truck makes a wide turn and when several car lengths have been left between the large truck and car.
have sufficient space when traveling behind trucks and when consistent speed has been maintained by the car when passing trucks.
6. BAC means:
Blood alcohol conservation
Blood alcohol content
Blood alcohol concentration
7. This sign means:
slippery road sign
Winding road ahead. Drive with caution.
Road slippery when wet. Drive slowly.
Double curve ahead.
The road will curve to the right, then to the left.
8. A yellow broken line on your side of the roadway only means:
Passing is permitted on both sides
Passing is prohibited on both sides
Passing is permitted on your side
9. If you begin to feel tired while driving, the best thing to do is:
turn on the radio.
stop driving.
get some coffee.
open your window.
10. If the motorist sees pedestrians in a crosswalk, what should the motorist do?
Go ahead. The motorist has the right-of-way.
Pull to the right and go behind them.
Wait for them to cross.
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DC DMV Written Test Facts

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 16
Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 16
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