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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. A person walking with a white cane or guide dog is likely to be:
a traffic enforcement officer.
a blind person.
a deaf person.
None of the above.
2. This road sign means:
double curve sign
The road ahead curves right, then left
A side road merges from the left
Steep grade ahead
Road construction ahead
3. This road sign means:
y intersection
The road ends ahead
“Y” intersection ahead
A road joins from the right
A four-way intersection is ahead
4. The yield sign is ___ and white, with ___ letters.
red; white
yellow; black
red; red
blue; white
5. There are two traffic lanes in your direction. You are driving in the left lane and many vehicles are passing you on the right. If the driver behind you wishes to drive faster, you should:
drive onto the left shoulder to let the other driver pass.
stay in your lane and maintain your current speed.
move over into the right lane when safe to do so.
6. A driver who approaches an intersection:
has the right-of-way over traffic already in the intersection.
must drive straight through the intersection, even if another vehicle is already in the intersection.
must yield the right-of-way to traffic already in the intersection.
None of the above.
7. If you remain in the back blind spot of a large vehicle:
the large vehicle will take much longer to stop.
you increase the chance of a crash.
you can reduce fuel consumption.
All of the above.
8. This road sign means:
do not enter
Yield the right-of-way
Do not enter
Railroad crossing
Pass with caution
9. At a stop sign there is no stop line, you must stop:
after you enter the crosswalk.
before you enter the intersection.
before the traffic light turns red.
before you enter the crosswalk.
10. When children are close, what should you do before you back out of a driveway?
Look through your back window for children.
Get out of the car and check behind the car.
Rely on your mirrors.
None of the above.
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DC Knowledge Test Facts

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