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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. A flashing yellow light means:
Yield the right-of-way to other traffic at the intersection.
Drive with caution.
The light will soon change from green to red.
You have the right-of-way.
2. Two solid yellow lines on the pavement mean:
passing is allowed if you are at the top of a hill.
passing is allowed for both drivers.
passing is allowed during daylight only.
passing is not allowed.
3. A steady yellow light at an intersection means:
Slow down and be prepared to stop
Yield to other vehicles
Proceed with caution through the intersection
Immediately come to a complete stop
4. Drivers may pass on a two-lane roadway marked with a single solid yellow line on their side of the center line.
5. ________ is the only effective way to reduce your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC).
Taking a cold shower
Drinking coffee
Eating food
6. The traffic light is green and you want to drive straight through an intersection. If a car is already in the intersection and is making a turn, you must:
enter the intersection and then stop.
let that car complete its turn before you enter the intersection.
wait for the next green light.
drive through the intersection. You have the right-of-way.
7. Regulatory signs are:
8. When you are in a line of traffic that is crossing a railroad track that has no signals or gates:
you may pass slower drivers crossing the track.
before you start to cross, you need to make sure there is space to get all the way across the tracks without stopping.
you have the right of way and do not need to check for trains.
All of the above.
9. Your brake lights tell other drivers that you:
are making a turn.
are slowing down or stopping.
have your emergency brake on.
are changing lanes.
10. When you come to an intersection with a flashing red light, you must:
stop at the intersection, then proceed when safe and observe the right-of-way rules.
slow down and drive carefully through the intersection.
stop at the intersection and wait for a flashing green light.
stop only if cars are approaching the intersection.
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MN DMV Written Test Facts

Number of questions: 40
Correct answers to pass:32
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 15
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