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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. Which statement about driving and taking medications is true?
Most cold medications can make a person drowsy.
Over the counter medications cannot impair driving ability if taken in the recommended dosages.
Medications are safe to take at any time if prescribed by a doctor.
2. This road sign means:
cross road sign
3. After parking, are you allowed to open a door on the road side of your vehicle?
Yes, but only if it does not interfere with bicyclists and other traffic.
Yes, always.
No, never.
4. Regulation signs normally are ____ rectangles with ____ letters or symbols.
white; black
yellow; black
green; white
5. This road sign means:
low clearance sign 2
Low clearance
Divided highway begins
A steep grade is ahead
6. Are bicyclists required to obey traffic laws and signs?
Yes, but only if they are riding in a bicycle lane.
No, bicyclists are considered pedestrians when it comes to the rules of the road.
7. When entering an expressway from the entrance ramp, you should:
go down to the bottom of the ramp and stop until it is safe to enter the expressway.
cross over to the traffic lane as soon as possible.
use the acceleration lane to blend into the traffic.
8. When the traffic light is green, but traffic is blocking the intersection, drivers should:
continue into the intersection and wait for traffic to clear.
partially enter the intersection to establish their right of way.
not enter the intersection until they can get completely across.
9. You should never depend on your mirrors when you prepare to change lanes. Why?
Mirrors need to be adjusted.
Mirrors are useless.
Mirrors leave “blind spots” behind both sides of vehicles.
10. Gauging the speed of a motorcycle may be difficult because:
motorcycles often slow down by downshifting.
many motorcyclists do not activate the brake light.
they take up less of your field of vision.
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KY DMV Knowledge Test

Number of questions: 40
Correct answers to pass:32
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 16
Number of questions: 40
Correct answers to pass:32
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 16
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