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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 a traffic signal light turns green while a pedestrian is in the street, you must:
speed up to clear the intersection quickly.
back up slowly.
wait 5 seconds before proceeding.
yield the right-of-way to the pedestrian.
2. Emergency vehicles:
may follow each other.
may use a loudspeaker to give instructions.
have the right-of-way when using siren and red/blue lights.
All of the above.
3. As you approach an intersection, the traffic light changes from green to yellow. You should:
speed up to beat the red light.
apply the brakes sharply and come to a complete stop.
be prepared to stop before the intersection.
be prepared to stop in the middle of the intersection.
4. You are driving and you are feeling drowsy. You should:
avoid drinking coffee.
turn on the radio to keep you awake.
find a safe place to stop for a break.
have a beer or two to keep you awake.
5. This sign means:
u turn only
You must make a U-turn.
You may make a U-turn.
Hairpin corner ahead.
Warning: sharp left turn ahead.
6. This road sign means:
reduction of lanes sign
Highway entrance ramp ahead
One-way street ahead
The right lane ends soon
The left lane ends soon
7. This sign means:
traffic signal ahead sign
Traffic signals ahead
Speeding is not allowed
You must yield the right-of-way ahead
You must stop ahead
8. This road sign means:
traffic signal ahead sign
Stop before turning right
Lane closed for traffic
There is a traffic signal ahead
4-way stop ahead
9. At night, it is hardest to see:
street lights.
other motorists.
road signs.
10. Drivers may need more space in front of their vehicle:
when it is hard to see ahead.
when following motorcycles.
when carrying a heavy load or pulling a trailer.
All of the above.
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MN DMV Knowledge Test Facts

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