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Under the laws of Mississippi, if you operate any motor vehicle on the streets or highways, you must have a driver’s license or learner’s permit. As part of your examination, your eyes will be checked to make sure you see well enough to drive safely. The questions on the written knowledge test will be based on information taken from the Mississippi Driver's Manual, and will concern the Mississippi traffic laws, road signs, road rules and safe driving practices. The Mississippi MS DMV knowledge test consists of 30 questions, and you'll need 24 correct answers to pass (80%).
1. Which of the following drugs could affect your ability to drive?
A cold remedy.
All of the above.
2. This road sign means the road you're driving on:
double curve sign
turns to the right and then the left
turns only to the left
turns sharply to the left and then right
3. This road sign means:
hill sign
Do not pass trucks
Trucks must back up
Steep downgrade ahead
4. Two drivers reach an uncontrolled intersection at the same time. Who has the right of way?
No one.
The driver on the right.
The driver on the left.
5. Night driving can be more difficult because:
vehicle speed and distance are harder to judge.
there are more cars on the roads at night.
the speed limit is increased at night.
6. To reduce their chances of colliding with an animal, drivers should:
Scan the sides of the road to watch for the reflection of vehicle headlights in the eyes of animals.
Look well down the road and far off to each side.
All of the above.
7. Drivers often fail to see a motorcycle headed toward them. Why?
Motorcycles are hard to see.
It is difficult to judge a motorcycle's speed.
All of the above.
8. To maintain an adequate "space cushion" to the front, drivers need to:
The other answers are both correct.
control their speed to suit the road and traffic conditions.
keep a safe distance between their car and the vehicle in front.
9. Destination signs are ______ with ____ letters and symbols.
white; black
green; white
blue; white
10. This sign means:
270 degree turn
270 degree turn ahead.
Roundabout ahead.
Wrong way; Turn around immediately.
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MS DMV Permit Test Facts

Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass:24
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 15
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