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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. This road sign means:
merging traffic sign
Traffic may be merging into your lane
Keep right, traffic is entering from another road
Winding Road Ahead
No Right Turn
2. What should drivers do when the red lights begin to flash?
crossbuck sign red lights
Turn off the ignition.
Slow down.
3. Regulatory signs are ____ rectangles with ____ letters or symbols.
black; white
green; white
white; black
yellow; black
4. This road sign means:
center lane left turns sign
Vehicles may only travel in the center lane.
The center lane in both directions of travel will soon turn left.
Sharp left turns ahead, in both directions.
The center lane is shared for left turns in both directions of travel.
5. You face a green light, but traffic on the other side of the intersection does not allow you to travel all the way through the intersection. What must you do?
Enter the intersection and wait until traffic ahead clears.
Wait for the next green light.
Wait until traffic ahead clears, so you do not block the intersection.
Enter the intersection with caution.
6. This road sign means:
no right turn sign
Right turn permitted on red light
Drivers must turn right
No U-turns
No right turn permitted
7. Before a school bus stops to load passengers, the driver will usually flash:
green lights.
red lights.
red warning lights.
yellow warning lights.
8. This traffic sign warns you about:
hill sign
an intersection ahead.
a winding road.
a hill or a downgrade up ahead on the road.
merging traffic.
9. The picture shows:
advance warning sign
a speeding fines doubled sign.
a reversible road sign.
a railroad advance warning sign.
a no-right-turn sign.
10. A flashing red traffic light:
has the same meaning as a stop sign.
indicates that you should drive with caution.
is used to indicate a pedestrian crossing.
has the same meaning as a yield sign.
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MT DMV Written Test Facts

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