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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. Road signs that direct drivers to services are:
green and white.
brown and white.
blue and white.
black and white.
2. You are approaching a railroad crossing and the crossing signals are flashing. You should:
do what the approaching vehicle does.
slow down and look for a train.
look for a train, then speed up.
stop and look for a train.
3. A speed limit is the __________ speed at which a vehicle may legally travel on the road under ideal conditions.
None of the above.
4. When a stop is required at an intersection with no stop line or crosswalk:
Drivers should stop at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway before actually entering the roadway.
Drivers are required to slow down to make sure crossing traffic is clear.
Drivers should stop only at a place where the driver can see at least 100 feet on either side.
Drivers are not required to stop.
5. A steady yellow light at an intersection means:
Proceed with caution through the intersection
Slow down and be prepared to stop
Immediately come to a complete stop
Yield to other vehicles
6. What does a flashing red light mean?
flashing red light
Drivers may move forward with caution.
The same thing as a stop sign.
7. Drinking alcohol while taking drugs can:
improve your driving performance.
have a less pronounced effect than either taken separately.
improve concentration.
have a more pronounced effect than either taken separately.
8. The minimum drinking age in this State is ____ years.
9. Yellow traffic signs:
when combined with an octagonal shape, tell drivers they must come to a complete stop at the marked stop line.
warn drivers.
guide drivers.
give directional information.
10. Drivers often fail to see a motorcycle headed toward them. Why?
It is difficult to judge a motorcycle's speed.
It is hard to judge how far away a motorcycle is.
Motorcycles are hard to see.
All of the above.
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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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