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You must have a valid driver's license or driving permit to operate a motor vehicle on public streets and highways in Michigan. As part of the examination process, you will be given a vision test to determine if your vision meets minimum standards. The Michigan DMV written test is designed to check your knowledge of road signs, road rules, traffic laws and safe driving practices. Everything you need to know is covered in the Michigan Driver's Manual. The DMV knowledge test consists of 50 questions. To pass the MI DMV written test, you must score 80% or higher (at least 40 correct answers).
1. The first sign drivers see when approaching a highway-rail intersection is usually:
a speed limit sign.
a stop sign.
a crossbuck sign.
an advance warning sign.
2. This sign indicates:
slippery road sign
Double curve ahead. Slow your speed.
Winding road. Drive with caution.
The road may be slippery when wet. Drive slowly.
Warning: drunk drivers.
3. When an aggressive driver confronts you, you should:
Try to move away safely.
Report aggressive drivers to law enforcement authorities.
Remain calm and relaxed.
All of the above.
4. This warning sign means:
school sign
Slow down, drive with caution and watch for children
Watch out for children crossing the street
You are approaching a school
All of the above.
5. Drivers should use the horn:
if a driver is moving slowly, and you want them to drive faster.
to alert other drivers that they made a mistake.
when feeling angry or upset.
only when necessary, to avoid collisions.
6. The driver of an emergency vehicle that uses lights and a siren can legally:
exceed the speed limit.
pass red lights.
go the wrong way.
All of the above.
7. What is the main reason night driving is more difficult than daytime driving?
The use of headlight is required by law.
Driving within the range.
Reduced speed.
Reduced visibility.
8. To check your blind spot before changing lanes:
look into the left side mirror.
look into the right side mirror.
look over your shoulder in the direction you plan to move.
look into the rearview mirror.
9. A steady yellow light means that a ______ light will soon appear.
steady green
steady red
flashing green
flashing yellow
10. This sign indicates:
merging traffic sign
Double curve ahead
Winding road
Merging traffic
Divided highway ends
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MI DMV Knowledge Test

Number of questions: 50
Correct answers to pass:40
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 14 ¾
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