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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. Which shape is a speed limit sign?
Vertical rectangle
2. A crosswalk is:
an area designated for road construction workers.
another name for a 4-way intersection.
the area where pedestrians may cross the roadway.
3. At a light rail intersection, you should always:
pay attention and obey all traffic signals.
share the road with pedestrians and bicyclists.
look both ways before crossing tracks.
All of the above.
4. When an aggressive driver confronts you, you should:
Remain calm and relaxed.
Try to move away safely.
Report aggressive drivers to law enforcement authorities.
All of the above.
5. The traffic light is green and you want to drive straight through an intersection. Another car is already in the intersection making a turn. You must:
enter the intersection and then stop.
let that car complete its turn before you enter the intersection.
drive through the intersection. You have the right-of-way.
wait for the next green light.
6. This sign is used to warn drivers about:
reduction of lanes sign
road curves ahead.
upcoming intersections.
road construction.
lane ends, merge left.
7. You must yield for emergency vehicles:
when you see a flashing red or blue light or hear a siren.
only when other vehicles yield.
None of the above.
8. This road sign means:
y intersection
A four-way intersection is ahead
A road joins from the right
The roadway you are traveling on ends ahead
“Y” intersection ahead
9. When approaching any intersection or driveway, drivers should:
drive at the fastest speed just before entering the intersection.
look both ways and be ready to stop.
change lanes.
pass other vehicles and then stop.
10. The best thing to do if you become sleepy while driving is:
get rest or change drivers.
drink coffee.
open a window.
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IA DMV Permit Test

Number of questions: 35
Correct answers to pass:28
Passing score:80%
Number of questions: 35
Correct answers to pass:28
Passing score:80%
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