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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. When they approach this sign, drivers must:
school crossing sign
stop if necessary.
slow down and watch for children crossing the road.
obey signals from crossing guards.
All of the above.
2. To keep your vehicle from rolling into traffic when parked on a hill, if you are facing uphill you should:
turn the front wheels toward the curb or edge of the road.
turn the back wheels toward the curb or edge of the road.
set the parking brake and keep the front wheels straight.
turn the front wheels away from the curb or edge of the road.
3. A red traffic sign means?
Do not enter.
Wrong way.
All of the above.
4. This is:
side road sign
a side road sign.
a merging traffic sign.
a reduction of lanes sign.
a right curve sign.
5. You must pull over to the edge of the road and allow an emergency vehicle to pass:
only if the emergency vehicle is following you.
only if the emergency vehicle is approaching.
regardless of your direction.
None of the above.
6. Drivers must be prepared for anything coming up in the road ahead. They should:
drive with the right foot resting lightly on the brake pedal.
focus on the left side of the road.
focus on the center of the lane.
scan the road for traffic conditions and possible hazards.
7. When an approaching driver at night blinds you by failing to dim their high beams, you should look:
towards the right side of the road.
straight down the middle of the road.
towards the left side of the road.
None of the other answers is correct.
8. Which of the following is the most effective safety restraint in a traffic crash?
Lap and shoulder belt only
Air bag only
A combination of lap/shoulder belt and air bag.
Pumping the brakes.
9. ___________ are green with white letters and symbols.
Regulatory signs
Destination signs (guide signs)
Warning signs
Service signs
10. A steady green light at intersections means:
You may not turn right
You must stop and check for oncoming traffic before proceeding
You must increase your speed
You may drive through the intersection if the road is clear
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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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