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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. Many crashes are caused by:
frequently checking mirrors and blind spot.
yielding the right of way.
maintaining a 4-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 permitted in either direction
Passing is permitted on the side of the broken yellow line
Passing on the right is permitted in either direction
Passing is permitted on the side of the solid yellow line
5. If you are blinded by the headlights of an approaching vehicle, you should:
avoid looking directly at the bright lights.
use the road edge as a guide until the approaching vehicle passes by.
glance toward the side of the road, then look quickly ahead to determine the other vehicle’s position.
All of the above.
6. An inattentive driver:
carries on an eye-contact conversation with a passenger while driving.
gazes at objects off the roadway while driving.
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 car has stopped in an adjacent lane in the same direction of travel, you should:
pass the car on the left.
be careful in case the other vehicle has stopped for a pedestrian.
speed up and pass the vehicle on the right.
tap your horn to let the other driver know you are passing.
9. Drivers may pass another vehicle 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 ahead
One way
No right turn
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MT DMV Test Facts

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