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Anyone who operates a motor vehicle on public streets and roads in Iowa is required to have a driver’s license or learner’s permit. Iowa requires that you pass a vision screening before you get a driver’s license or learner’s permit. The IA DMV written test covers the contents of the Iowa Driver’s Manual including highway signs, road rules, and safe driving techniques. The Iowa DMV knowledge test consists of 35 questions, and you need at least 28 correct answers to pass (80%). Practice with this sample test to get ready for the official IA driver's license test.
1. When riding at night you should:
use your low beam.
decrease your following distance.
increase your following distance.
speed up.
2. If you drive faster than other vehicles on a road with one lane in each direction and continually pass the other cars, you will:
help prevent traffic congestion.
increase your chances of an accident.
get you to your destination much faster and safer.
3. This road sign:
roundabout circle sign
provides an advance notice of a roundabout.
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.
4. When approaching a highway-rail intersection, the first sign drivers see is usually:
a train sign.
a yield sign.
a stop sign.
an RXR round sign on a yellow background.
5. When riding long distances, how often should you stop and stretch?
Every 50 miles
Every five hours
Every two hours
Once per trip
6. A large vehicle is backing up to unload goods. You should:
be patient and wait until the large vehicle has completed its backup maneuver.
enter one of the blind spots and wait.
try to pass close behind.
None of the above.
7. What should you do as you prepare to turn right at an intersection?
Yield to bicyclists coming from the opposite direction.
Signal your turn, check for bicyclists, and do not turn directly in front of a bicyclist.
Honk your horn.
All of the above.
8. Braking distance is affected by:
the condition of the pavement.
the speed your vehicle is traveling.
the condition of your brakes and tires.
All of the above.
9. At intersections marked with stop lines, drivers must:
enter the intersection and then stop.
signal other vehicles to stop.
come to a complete stop.
slow down and enter the intersection.
10. ___________ normally are white rectangles with black letters or symbols.
Regulation signs (regulatory signs)
Warning signs
Service signs
Destination signs (guide signs)
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IA DMV Practice Permit Test

Number of questions: 35
Correct answers to pass:28
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 14
Number of questions: 35
Correct answers to pass:28
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 14
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