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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. When an aggressive driver confronts you, you should:
Report aggressive drivers to law enforcement authorities.
Try to move away safely.
Remain calm and relaxed.
All of the above.
2. Driving while being distracted by any activity inside the vehicle:
usually causes the driver to react more slowly to hazards.
is only dangerous for young drivers.
usually causes the driver to drive faster.
is never dangerous.
3. A flashing red traffic light:
means stop and wait for the green light.
warns you to clear the intersection.
has the same meaning as a yield sign.
has the same meaning as a stop sign.
4. This road sign means:
hill sign
Warning: trucks ahead
Do not pass trucks
Steep downgrade ahead
Truck parking area ahead
5. When driving on an interstate, drivers should:
always use cruise control.
signal and check mirrors and blind spots before changing lanes.
change lanes often.
stop in the breakdown lane if they are tired.
6. Your BAC depends on:
the amount of alcohol you drink.
how fit you are.
the type of beverage you drink.
All of the above.
7. This sign warns drivers that:
sharp right turn
the road will make a sharp turn to the right.
there is an intersection ahead.
another road enters the highway from the direction shown.
right turns are not allowed.
8. This road sign means:
no u turn sign
Do not enter
No U-turn
No left turn
No parking
9. If someone is driving aggressively behind you, you should:
speed up as he or she is passing you.
block the passing lane.
stare at the driver as he or she is passing you.
try to get out of the aggressive driver’s way.
10. This road sign means:
slippery road sign
Steep grade ahead
Slow down, slippery when wet
The road ahead winds with a series of turns or curves
Winding road ahead
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DC DMV Knowledge Test Facts

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass: 20
Passing score: 80%
Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass: 20
Passing score: 80%
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