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Anyone who drives a motor vehicle on public streets or highways in Minnesota must carry a valid driver’s license or learner’s permit. Your eyes will be screened when you apply for, or renew, your driver’s license or learner’s permit. The MN DMV written test contains multiple-choice and true or false questions that evaluate your knowledge and understanding of Minnesota road rules, road signs and safety rules. The MN DMV test is based on information contained in the official Minnesota Driver's Manual, and consists of 40 questions. You need 32 correct answers to pass (80%).
1. What should drivers do when the red lights begin to flash?
crossbuck sign red lights
Turn off the ignition.
Slow down.
2. What shape is a yield sign?
Upside-down triangle
Vertical rectangle
3. What should you do if you see smoke come from under the hood?
Try to fight the fire yourself.
Pull off the road and park your vehicle. Turn off the ignition, get away from the car and call the fire department.
Jump off your car immediately, if it is safe to do so.
Call the fire department and then pull off the road and park your vehicle.
4. When you make a left turn from a one-way road into a one-way road, if the road you enter has two lanes, you:
cannot turn left.
must go to the next intersection.
must turn into its right lane.
must turn into its left lane.
5. This road sign means:
bicycle crossing sign
No Bicycle zone
Bicycles have the right-of-way
Bicycle repair shop ahead
Watch for bicycles
6. When they see this road sign, drivers should:
animal crossing sign
drive carefully because the animal pictured on the sign is extremely rare in the area.
park in the zoo area.
watch for this species crossing the road.
be ready to hit a reindeer.
7. What is the only effective method to reduce your BAC?
Not drinking over a period of time.
Drinking coffee.
Eating before or while you drink.
8. When the road is slippery, you should:
use your emergency or parking brake.
press your brakes in slow, steady strokes.
pump your brakes.
brake suddenly carefully.
9. This road sign means:
pedestrian crossing
School crossing
Flagger ahead
Mountain trail
Pedestrian crossing
10. What should you do in case of a steering failure?
Don't panic. Turn on your emergency lights to let other drivers know you are having car problems. Move toward the side of the road and bring the car to a gradual stop.
Leave the road immediately.
Call an ambulance.
Pump your gas pedal a few times to increase the pressure.
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Number of questions: 40
Correct answers to pass:32
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 15
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