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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. Destination signs are ______ with ____ letters and symbols.
green; white
blue; white
white; black
yellow; black
2. What is the meaning of blue traffic signs?
Blue indicates pedestrian crossings and school zones.
Blue indicates road user services.
They give directional information.
 A blue background indicates a regulatory sign.
3. This road sign:
roundabout circle sign
warns drivers of a sharp turn left. Drivers should slow their speed and keep to the left.
is a no-right-turns sign.
warns drivers that U-turns are not permitted.
provides an advance notice of a roundabout.
4. When you make a left turn from a one-way road into a one-way road, if the road you enter has two lanes, you:
must go to the next intersection.
must turn into its left lane.
must turn into its right lane.
cannot turn left.
5. This road sign means:
two way traffic ahead sign
Lane shifting
Low clearance
No turning
Two-way traffic
6. If a driver follows you too closely, you should:
move to another lane if possible.
increase your speed as you are probably driving too slowly.
activate your stop lights.
brake suddenly.
7. This road sign means:
sharp right turn
No right turn
Sharp right turn ahead
One way
8. You arrive at an intersection where you have a green light, but the path ahead is blocked. You should:
stay out of the intersection until traffic clears.
turn left and find another route.
merge into another lane and try to go around the traffic.
enter the intersection and wait until traffic clears.
9. A bad car suspension can cause:
vehicle control problems.
Pumping the brakes.
squealing brakes.
10. This road sign means:
advance warning sign
Railroad Warning
No Passing Zone
One-way street ahead
Two way left turn
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DC DMV Knowledge Test Facts

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