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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. If you miss your exit from an interstate expressway, you should:
make a quick U-turn from your lane of travel.
use the right turn signal, check your mirrors and move to the right.
go to the next exit and come back to the exit you missed.
pull over to the right and back up with caution until you reach the exit ramp.
2. When a hazard is seen ahead, reaction distance:
is how far a vehicle will continue to travel, in ideal conditions, before the driver hits the brakes.
equals total stopping distance minus perception distance.
is the sum of perception distance and braking distance.
None of the above.
3. Double solid lines on the roadway mean:
you cannot change lanes.
you cannot pass.
you cannot go across the lines except to turn left to enter or leave the highway.
All of the above.
4. When parked facing downhill, your front wheels should be turned:
parallel to the curb.
in any direction.
away from the curb.
toward the curb.
5. This sign warns ____________ ahead.
two way traffic ahead sign
that a reversible lane starts.
of two-way traffic
that a divided highway ends
of a reduction of lanes
6. When they see this road sign, drivers should:
animal crossing sign
watch for this species crossing the road.
park in the zoo area.
drive carefully because the animal pictured on the sign is extremely rare in the area.
be ready to hit a reindeer.
7. This road sign means:
right curve sign
Merging Traffic
Road work ahead
Curve ahead
Wrong Way
8. If you suddenly have no control of the steering wheel, you should:
react as you would with a blowout.
turn on your emergency flashers and pull off the road.
ease your foot off the gas pedal. Turn on your emergency flashers and allow your vehicle to come to a slow stop.
pump your brake pedal to build pressure.
9. A traffic sign with a red circle around and a slash over a symbol means:
the maneuver shown on the sign can be executed only after coming to a complete stop.
the maneuver shown by the symbol is not allowed.
Do not drive faster than the posted speed limit.
the maneuver shown on the sign should be executed with extreme caution.
10. If an aggressive driver is behind you:
try to get out of the aggressive driver’s way.
sound your horn and move to the left lane.
slow down and confront the aggressive driver.
increase your speed and flash your brake lights.
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MT DMV Written Test

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