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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'll 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. This road sign means:
no u turn sign
Sharp curve ahead
No left turn
Winding road ahead
No U-turn
2. If you must park in an area not usually used for parking, you should:
put on your emergency flashers.
make sure your vehicle is visible to drivers approaching from either direction.
park 5 feet from the curb.
3. This road sign means:
slippery road sign
Work work ahead
Steep downgrade
Slippery when wet
Low shoulder
4. Driving under the influence of any medication which impairs your driving ability is permitted:
under no circumstances.
if you dont feel drowsy.
if it is prescribed by a physician.
5. This road sign means:
slippery road sign
Slippery road ahead
Steep grade ahead
Winding road ahead
Traffic increases ahead
6. A red traffic sign means?
Do not enter.
Wrong way.
All of the above.
7. When parking on a public road, drivers should:
always park on the left side of the roadway.
move as far away from traffic as possible.
pull as far away from the roadside shoulder as possible.
All of the above.
8. Large trucks:
have high-tech air brakes which allow them to stop quickly.
take longer to stop than passenger vehicles.
are more maneuverable than passenger vehicles.
9. Drivers may legally block an intersection:
only during rush hour traffic.
only after entering the intersection on a green light.
under no circumstances.
10. Speed limit signs are:
destination signs (guide signs)
service signs
regulatory signs
warning signs
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IA DMV Knowledge Test Facts

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