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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. To keep your vehicle from rolling into traffic when parked on a hill, if you are facing uphill you should:
set the parking brake and keep the front wheels straight.
turn the back wheels toward the curb or edge of the road.
turn the front wheels toward the curb or edge of the road.
turn the front wheels away from the curb or edge of the road.
2. Doing all you can to prevent crashes is called:
ABS Driving
Crash-Prevention Driving
Anti-Collision Driving
Defensive Driving
3. This sign tells drivers that:
stay right sign
there is a reduction of lanes ahead.
there is a right turn ahead.
they must stay on the right side of the divider.
a divided highway ends ahead.
4. Before turning left, it is important to:
flash your headlights to alert the other drivers.
sound your horn to warn the other drivers.
yield to oncoming vehicles.
swing to the right side of your lane.
5. If you get on a wrong expressway exit, you must:
get off at the next exit and look for signs that tell you how to return to the expressway.
use the the exit ramp to accelerate to expressway speed and blend with traffic.
make a U-turn and return to the expressway.
drive in reverse to return to the expressway.
6. Gauging the speed of a motorcycle may be difficult because:
motorcycles often slow down by downshifting.
motorcycles take up less of your field of vision.
motorcycles are slower than cars.
many motorcyclists do not activate the brake light.
7. If your brakes are wet, you can dry them by:
Increasing your speed while obeying the speed limit.
Pulling over to the right and wait until it stops raining.
Lightly pressing the gas and brake pedals at the same time.
None of the above.
8. Traffic lights are normally ____________ from the top to bottom or left to right.
red, yellow and green
green, red and yellow
green, yellow and red
red, green and yellow
9. This road sign means:
no u turn sign
Two way left turn
No right turn
No parking
No U-Turn
10. This sign tells drivers that:
must turn sign
a divided highway is ahead.
they cannot go straight ahead.
they must stop at the next intersection.
left and right turns are not allowed.
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MT DMV Permit Test Facts

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