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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. Keeping a space cushion between you and the other vehicles around you is important because it:
prevents distractions from other vehicles.
gives 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 distance never depends on:
your own reaction time.
the time of day.
the condition of your vehicle's brakes.
the 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:
only apply to motorcycles.
are only found in school zones.
are usually red and blue in color.
provide guidance and information to drivers.
6. This road sign means:
pedestrian crossing
Pedestrian crossing ahead
School zone ahead
Pedestrians must not cross
7. What should you do when another car is passing you?
Maintain your lane position and adjust your speed to allow safe passing.
Pull off the road to allow safe passing.
Speed up.
Yield the right-of-way to the other driver.
8. This road sign means:
bicycle crossing sign
Bicycle repair shop ahead
No Bicycle zone
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 lights are out of service when you approach an intersection, you:
must slow down and yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
must continue according to the rules of right-of-way.
must proceed with caution.
must come to a stop as you would for a stop sign.
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MT Knowledge Test Facts

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