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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. Green and white signs:
give information about directions and distances.
are mainly used at intersections and driveways.
direct drivers to services.
warn drivers of unexpected road conditions.
2. When you prepare to make a left turn from a one-way road into a two-way road, you must:
approach the turn in the right lane or from the right side of a single lane.
approach the turn in the left lane or from the left side of a single lane.
enter the two-way road to the left of its center line.
None of the above.
3. On what three conditions does your blood alcohol content (BAC) depend?
Your weight. The type of beverage you drink. How fit you are.
Your height. How much alcohol you drink. The type of beverage you drink.
Your weight. How much alcohol you drink. How much time passes between drinks.
How fit you are. How much alcohol you drink. Your height.
4. This road sign means:
no right turn sign
No right turn
Left turns are permitted
No U-turns
You may turn right after yielding the right-of-way to oncoming traffic
5. You can reduce the chance of a collision with a large vehicle if you:
pull in front of the large vehicle before you can see the whole front of the vehicle in your mirror.
pay close attention to the turn signals.
delay near it.
cut abruptly in front of it.
6. This road sign means:
yield sign
Look both ways before crossing the intersection
Crossroad ahead
Wrong Way
7. In case of skidding, drivers should NOT:
tap the gas pedal with their foot.
pump the brakes gently if they are about to hit something.
steer the car into the direction of the skid.
take their foot off the gas pedal.
8. Blind spots around a large vehicle are _________________ than the blind spots around a car.
larger and deeper
less dangerous
narrower and shorter
9. What is a likely effect when you take another drug while you drink alcohol?
There are no effects, unless the drug is prescription only.
The effects of alcohol are reduced by the drug.
If the drug is over-the-counter, there are no effects.
The effects of the alcohol and the drug are enhanced.
10. This sign tells drivers that:
must turn sign
left and right turns are not allowed.
they cannot go straight ahead.
they must stop at the next intersection.
a divided highway is ahead.
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IA DMV Written Test Facts

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