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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 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. BAC is expressed in:
percentage of blood to alcohol.
AAI (Acute Alcohol Intoxication) level.
percentage of alcohol to blood.
ounces of alcohol in your blood.
2. Your car stalls on the tracks at a railroad crossing, and a collision with a train is imminent. After getting yourself and your passengers out of the car, you should:
signal the train to stop.
run toward the train but stay off the tracks.
cross the tracks.
get back into the vehicle.
3. A speed limit is:
the suggested speed to travel on a road under ideal conditions.
the minimum legal speed you can travel on the road under ideal conditions.
the maximum legal speed you can travel on the road under ideal conditions.
None of the above.
4. Following another vehicle too closely is known as:
aggressive driving.
5. You should increase your following distance when:
exiting an expressway.
driving behind a large vehicle that blocks your vision.
following a motorcycle.
All of the above.
6. A pedestrian in the crosswalk when the “DON’T WALK” signal begins flashing must:
go back and wait the “WALK” light
stop immediately.
finish crossing the street.
yield to other pedestrians.
7. When approaching a railroad crossing that has no warning signals, a driver should look, listen and slow down.
8. Passing is prohibited:
whenever a solid line marks the left side of your lane.
at intersections.
when a school bus is stopped to load or unload children on a public road (unless physical barrier separates traffic.
All of the above.
9. What should drivers do when they see this road sign?
slow down, look for a train, and be prepared to stop.
come to a complete stop and wait for a train to cross.
look for a human flagger.
increase their speed to cross the intersection before a train arrives.
10. When driving on a wet roadway:
as you decrease your speed, the roadway becomes more slippery.
as you drive faster, your tires become less effective.
deeper water is less dangerous.
water does not affect cars with good tires.
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MN DMV Permit Test

Number of questions: 40
Correct answers to pass: 32
Passing score: 80%
Number of questions: 40
Correct answers to pass: 32
Passing score: 80%
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