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Anyone who operates a motor vehicle or motor-driven cycle on public streets or highways in Montana is required to have a driver’s license or learner's permit. Knowledge, vision, and a road test are required for your first license. The Montana DMV written test is designed to check the applicant’s knowledge of traffic laws, road signs, road rules and safe driving practices. Everything you need to know is covered in the Montana Driver's Manual. The DMV written test consists of 33 questions, and you'll need at least 27 correct answers to pass (82%). Practice with this sample test to familiarize yourself with the format of the Montana DMV driver's license test.
1. The effects of alcohol on driving include:
None of the above.
Better reflexes.
Improved coordination.
Improved judgement.
2. A work zone:
is marked with black and white signs.
might involve vehicles and moving workers.
does not require that the driver slow down and pay extra attention.
All of the above.
3. When you see an emergency vehicle with flashing lights behind you, you must:
pull over to the right and stop.
drive to the right edge of the road and slow down.
slow down and keep moving.
stop as quickly as you can.
4. What is the purpose of minimum speed limits?
To decrease the state average speed statistic.
To halt the traffic flow.
To allow emergency vehicles with red flashing lights to safely pass other vehicles.
To keep a smooth traffic flow.
5. You want to turn left at an intersection ahead. A car reaches the intersection from the opposite direction and moves straight ahead. You:
can turn left. You have the right of way.
must wait for the car to go through before you turn.
may not enter the intersection to prepare for your left turn if the light is green.
must make a U-turn and then turn right.
6. This sign means:
bicycle crossing sign
Warning: a bike-way crosses the roadway ahead.
The lane ahead is reserved for bicycles.
Bicycle zone ahead.
Bicycles must yield to vehicles ahead.
7. This road sign means:
cross road sign
Side road ahead.
Crossroad ahead.
No Passing Zone ahead.
Railroad crossing ahead.
8. If a traffic officer signals you to drive through a red light:
you must do it.
you must call the police.
you must not obey the officer. Signs and signals take precedence over directions given by traffic officers.
you must wait for the red light to turn green.
9. When driving on slick roads, drivers should:
take turns more slowly.
use alternate routes.
drive as they would on dry roads.
accelerate quickly.
10. This road sign means:
pedestrian crossing
Mountain trail
Flagger ahead
Pedestrian crossing
School crossing
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MT DMV Permit Practice Test

Number of questions: 33
Correct answers to pass:27
Passing score:82%
Minimum age to apply: 14 ½
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