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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. Many crashes are caused by:
checking mirrors and blind spot.
yielding the right of way.
having a four second following distance between your vehicle and any vehicle in front of you.
driving too fast for conditions.
2. If you see a “lane closed ahead” sign you should:
make a U-turn. You are on the wrong side of the road.
speed to the end of the closed lane and try to get into the other lane.
merge into the correct lane when it is safe.
None of the above.
3. This sign indicates:
cross road sign
a cross road.
a no passing zone.
a church zone ahead.
a side road.
4. A broken yellow line alongside a solid yellow line means:
Passing is not allowed in either direction
Passing is permitted on the side of the broken yellow line
Passing on the left is permitted in either direction
Passing is permitted on the side of the solid yellow line
5. If you are blinded by headlights on an approaching vehicle, you should:
flash your headlights to high beam for a second, then return to low beam.
use the road edge as a guide until the approaching vehicle passes by.
move your eyes to the right.
All of the above.
6. An inattentive driver is a driver who:
carries on an eye-contact conversation with a passenger while driving.
daydreams or gazes at objects off the roadway while driving.
restricts his attention to only watching the vehicle ahead.
All of the above.
7. You go with a group of friends to a social event, and you plan to have a few drinks. You should:
arrange to ride home with a friend who does not drink.
make alcohol the focus of the event.
stop drinking several minutes before you intend to leave.
avoid alternating between drinks with alcohol and drinks without any alcohol.
8. If another driver cuts you off in traffic, you should:
pull next to the driver and yell at him or her.
ignore the other driver.
flash your high beams at the driver.
get back at the other driver by cutting him or her off.
9. You may pass if the line dividing two lanes is a _________ line.
broken white
double solid yellow
solid yellow
solid white
10. This road sign means:
sharp right turn
Sharp right turn in the road ahead
One way
No right turn
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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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