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Anyone who operates a motor vehicle on public streets and roads in Kansas is required to have a driver's license or driving permit. All applicants are required to pass a vision test. The KS DMV knowledge test consists of written questions on Kansas traffic laws, road signs, road rules and safe driving practices. The test is based on the information contained in the Kansas Driver's Manual, and consists of 25 multiple-choice questions. You need 20 correct answers (80%) to pass. Practice with this sample test to familiarize yourself with the format of the Kansas DMV driver's license test.
1. In the following situations, drivers should increase their following interval:
When it is hard to see ahead because of bad weather.
When following vehicles that are required to come to a stop at railroad crossings.
All of the above.
2. This road sign tells drivers that:
must turn sign
they must turn either to the right or left.
the one-way street or roadway ahead ends.
they must change lane immediately.
3. When driving on the highway behind large trucks, you should:
drive to the right side of the truck and pass it quickly.
drive closer behind the truck than you would for a passenger vehicle.
increase your following distance.
4. Before changing lanes or attempting to pass another vehicle, you should:
signal your intention before changing lanes.
Check your blind spots and mirrors.
All of the above.
5. Gauging the speed of a motorcycle may be difficult because:
many motorcyclists do not activate the brake light.
motorcycles often slow down by downshifting.
motorcycles take up less of your field of vision.
6. When turning left at an intersection:
you should always yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
oncoming traffic and pedestrians should yield to you.
you should never yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
7. This road sign warns drivers that:
two way traffic ahead sign
they are coming to a point where another traffic lane joins the one they are on.
a divided highway is ahead.
the one-way street or roadway is about to change to two-way traffic.
8. One broken line indicates:
You cannot pass other vehicles or go across the line.
You can change lanes, but only when traffic conditions or obstructions in the road make it necessary.
You can pass other vehicles and change lanes, if it is safe.
9. If a tire suddenly goes flat while you are driving, you should:
apply the brake firmly and stop.
slow down gradually. Do not apply the brake.
pump the brake pedal 5-7 times until the vehicle stops.
10. This sign indicates the _______________ vehicles can safely travel in this area.
speed limit sign
suggested speed
maximum speed
minimum speed
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KS DMV Permit Test Facts

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 14
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