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If you operate a motor vehicle on public roadways in Kentucky you are required to have a driver’s license or driving permit. The KY DMV written test is based on information contained in the official Driver’s Manual, and is designed to check your knowledge of rules of the road, road signs, traffic laws and safe driving practices. The Kentucky written test consists of 40 multiple-choice questions, and you need at least 32 correct answers to pass (80%). Practice with this sample test to familiarize yourself with the format of the Kentucky driver's license test.
1. Regulation signs normally are:
white rectangles.
white triangles.
green rectangles.
2. A vehicle coming towards you at night has its high beams on, which makes it hard to see the road ahead. You should:
look ahead towards the left edge of your lane.
look straight ahead in your lane.
look ahead towards the right edge of your lane.
3. You are driving on a roadway with a single broken white line. Which of the following is true?
You may cross the broken white line to change lanes.
You must stay within your lane.
You may change lanes only if you are in the right lane.
4. At a 4-way stop:
the driver to the left should be given the right-of-way.
the driver reaching the intersection first should be given the right-of-way.
the driver to the right should be given the right-of-way.
5. When you approach this sign, you must:
school crossing sign
stop if necessary.
watch for workers crossing the road.
None of the above.
6. Drivers should use high beam headlights:
when they come within 50 feet of an oncoming vehicle.
when they are following another vehicle.
when there are no oncoming vehicles approaching.
7. This road sign means:
side road sign
All traffic must go straight ahead
A road joins from the right
All traffic must turn right
8. This road sign means:
pedestrian crossing
Pedestrian Crossing
Jogging Trail
School Crossing
9. A large vehicle is backing up to unload goods. You should:
be patient and wait until the large vehicle has completed its backup maneuver.
try to pass close behind.
enter one of the blind spots and wait.
10. This road sign means:
curve speed reduction
Stay in the right-hand lane if not driving over 40 MPH
Curve ahead, the recommended speed is 40 MPH or less
Drive no less than 40 MPH around the curve ahead
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KY DMV Practice Permit Test

Number of questions: 40
Correct answers to pass:32
Passing score:80%
Number of questions: 40
Correct answers to pass:32
Passing score:80%
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