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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. To practice defensive driving you should:
be aware of developing traffic situations around you.
look well ahead of your vehicle and maintain a proper following distance.
have an alternate plan of action ready. (Always leave yourself a way out).
All of the above.
2. To drive more safely at night:
don’t drive when you are tired.
make sure your headlights are working properly.
increase following distance.
All of the above.
3. This sign tells drivers:
no turn on red sign
they may not turn right or left during the red light.
turning right on red is forbidden.
they must wait for the traffic signal to turn green before turning right or left.
All of the above.
4. Drugs may interfere with a person’s ability to drive safely:
only when driving at night.
only when taken while drinking.
and it is important to ask your doctor about any effects that the prescribed drugs may have on your driving ability.
only if the drugs are prescribed by a doctor.
5. After parking, may you open a door on the road side of your vehicle?
Yes, but only if oncoming vehicles or bicycles are at least 10 feet away.
Yes, but only if it does not interfere with bicyclists and other traffic.
No, never.
Yes, always.
6. The following symptoms are associated with drowsy driving:
Your eyes go out of focus by themselves.
You don’t remember driving the last few miles.
You continue to yawn.
All of the above.
7. On a road with two or more lanes of traffic going in the same direction, you approach an emergency vehicle that is stopped with its warning lights on. You must:
stay in your lane and continue to drive at the same speed.
drive to the right side of the road and stop.
accelerate to quickly pass the stopped vehicles.
slow down. If possible, change lanes so you will not drive next to the stopped emergency vehicle.
8. Who is most likely to be killed in a work zone crash?
Drivers and their passengers.
Workers and flaggers.
9. Your BAC depends on:
how much time passes between drinks.
your weight.
how much alcohol you drink.
All of the above.
10. Which of the following is NOT a factor in determining the distance that it takes to stop your vehicle?
Braking distance.
Steering ability.
Reaction distance.
Perception time.
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MT DMV Practice 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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