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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 MT DMV Driver’s Manual. The written knowledge test consists of 33 questions, and you 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. If you miss your exit from an interstate expressway:
back up on the highway.
stop in any lane of the highway.
get off at the next exit and come back to the exit you missed.
roll down your window and ask the driver next to you for help.
2. When a hazard is seen ahead, reaction distance:
is how far a vehicle will continue to travel, in ideal conditions, before the driver hits the brakes.
equals total stopping distance minus perception distance.
is the sum of perception distance and braking distance.
None of the above.
3. Double solid lines on the roadway mean:
you cannot change lanes.
you cannot pass.
you can not go across the lines except to turn left to enter or leave the highway.
All of the above.
4. When parking downhill next to a curb, you should turn your front wheels:
parallel to the curb.
leave your transmission in neutral.
away from the curb.
toward the curb.
5. This sign warns ____________ ahead.
two way traffic ahead sign
that a reversible lane starts.
of two-way traffic
that a divided highway ends
of a reduction of lanes
6. When they see this road sign, drivers should:
animal crossing sign
watch for this species crossing the road.
park in the zoo area.
drive carefully because the animal pictured on the sign is extremely rare in the area.
be ready to hit a reindeer.
7. This road sign means:
right curve sign
Merging Traffic
Road work ahead
Curve ahead
No left turn
8. In what situation is it legal to pass in an intersection?
If there are no pavement markings in the intersection.
If a dashed yellow line is marked through the intersection.
When you are in a hurry.
9. A traffic sign with a red circle around and a slash over a symbol means:
the maneuver shown on the sign can be executed only after coming to a complete stop.
the maneuver shown by the symbol is not allowed.
Do not drive faster than the posted speed limit.
the maneuver shown on the sign should be executed with extreme caution.
10. If someone is driving aggressively behind you, you should:
try to get out of the aggressive driver’s way.
block the passing lane.
stare at the driver as he or she is passing you.
speed up as he or she is passing you.
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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
Number of questions: 33
Correct answers to pass:27
Passing score:82%
Minimum age to apply: 14 ½
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