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Anyone who operates a motor vehicle on the public roads in Massachusetts must have a valid driver's license or driving permit. An RMV clerk will screen your vision when you apply for a learner's permit or driver's license. A learner’s permit gives you permission to drive while you practice your driving skills and prepare for your road test. The MA RMV written knowledge test measures your understanding of Massachusetts road signs, road rules and safe driving practices. Everything you need to know is covered in the RMV Driver’s Manual. The Massachusetts RMV knowledge test consists of 25 questions, and you need 18 correct answers to pass (72%).
1. This is:
side road sign
a right curve sign.
a side road sign.
a merging traffic sign.
a reduction of lanes sign.
2. What effect might alcohol and another drug have when combined in your blood?
The combination could multiply the effects of the alcohol.
Reduce the effects of the drug or medicine.
Reduce the effects of the alcohol.
No effect, they are different substances.
3. You may not pass another car on either side of a _______ centerline.
single broken yellow
combination solid and broken yellow
single broken white
double solid yellow
4. You are stopped at a stop sign and you are going to go straight through the intersection. A car on the cross road has stopped at a stop sign on your right and is going to go straight. Who has the right-of-way?
No one.
The car on your right.
Whoever enters the intersection first.
5. This sign warns drivers of:
narrow bridge sign
a narrow bridge ahead.
a low place in the road.
low clearance.
a winding road.
6. The correct way to use a freeway exit ramp is:
pass slower traffic in the exit ramp.
keep your speed constant once in the exit ramp.
don’t slow down until you move onto the exit ramp.
slow down before entering the exit ramp.
7. This road sign means:
hill sign
No trucks allowed
Truck stop ahead
Trucks under 18,000 lbs. allowed
Hill ahead
8. You go with a group of friends to a social event, and you plan to have a few drinks. You should:
arrange to ride home with a friend who does not drink.
avoid alternating between drinks with alcohol and drinks without any alcohol.
make alcohol the focus of the event.
stop drinking several minutes before you intend to leave.
9. If another car is in danger of hitting you, you should:
sound your horn.
flash your headlights.
wave your arms.
use your emergency lights.
10. Which shape is a yield sign?
Upside-down triangle
Vertical rectangle
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MA DMV Knowledge Test

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:18
Passing score:72%
Minimum age to apply: 16
Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:18
Passing score:72%
Minimum age to apply: 16
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