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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. Service signs are ____ with ____ letters and symbols.
white; black
white; green
green; white
blue; white
2. An orange-colored sign means:
Construction zone ahead
You must change lanes ahead
Railroad crossing ahead
School zone ahead
3. This sign warns that:
reduction of lanes sign
traffic must merge left.
the bridge ahead is wide enough for only one vehicle at a time.
the pavement ends.
traffic must merge right.
4. What does the flashing signal in the picture indicate?
dont walk flashing
Pedestrians should start crossing the street.
The same thing as a stop sign.
Pedestrians should finish crossing the street if started.
Pedestrians should stop walking immediately.
5. A thumping sound can be a warning:
of a brake failure.
of a headlight failure.
that a tire blowout is about to occur.
of a steering failure.
6. Distracted driving may be caused by _________ while driving.
eating a sandwich
using your cell phone
changing the radio
All of the above.
7. When they see this sign, drivers should:
hill sign
be ready to shift to lower gear.
yield to trucks coming from the hill on the right.
be ready to brake sharply and stop.
None of the above.
8. When an aggressive driver confronts you, you should:
Report aggressive drivers to law enforcement authorities.
Remain calm and relaxed.
Try to move away safely.
All of the above.
9. This sign indicates:
phone service
Emergency line available
Phone service ahead
Do not use your phone while driving
Cell phone shop ahead
10. What is the first thing you should do if your wheels move off the pavement?
Pull over to the right and sound your horn to warn the other drivers.
Ease your foot off the gas pedal and brake gently.
Pull the steering wheel back.
Try pumping the gas pedal to increase pressure.
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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
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