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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. Allowing a space cushion is important because it:
prevents distractions from other vehicles.
allows you time to react to situations.
keeps traffic flowing at a safe pace.
keeps other drivers alert.
2. An octagonal sign means that drivers must:
slow down.
be aware possible hazards ahead.
come to a complete stop at the marked stop line.
respect the posted speed limit.
3. Vehicle stopping distances never depend on:
your own reaction time.
the time of day.
condition of your vehicles brakes.
condition and type of vehicle tires.
4. When parking on a public road, drivers should:
pull as far away from the roadside shoulder as possible.
always park on the left side of the roadway.
move as far away from traffic as possible.
All of the above.
5. Highway markings:
are usually not important.
are only found in construction zones.
are usually red and blue in color.
provide information for drivers.
6. This road sign means:
pedestrian crossing
Pedestrian crossing ahead
Pedestrians walking along the road ahead
Pedestrians must not cross here
7. Another car is trying to pass your car. You should:
check for oncoming traffic and adjust your speed to allow safe passing.
pull off the road.
speed up.
signal the other driver when it is safe to pass.
8. This road sign means:
bicycle crossing sign
Bicycle repair shop ahead
Bicycles not allowed
Bicycles have the right-of-way
Watch for bicycles
9. When driving in heavy rain, drivers should use:
parking lights.
emergency flashers.
high beam headlights.
low beam headlights.
10. If the traffic signals are not functioning due to a power outage and there is no officer or other traffic control in place, you should:
park your vehicle as far off the road as possible and wait for power to be restored.
turn on your hazard lights and proceed through the intersection without stopping.
treat the intersection as though it had yield signs.
treat the intersection as a four-way stop.
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MT DMV Driving 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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