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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. When getting ready to change lanes, you should:
check your side view mirror.
check your rearview mirror.
quickly turn your head to check for other vehicles.
All of the above.
2. Signs and markings requiring that you obey the indicated instruction are known as _____ signs.
3. When entering a highway from an entrance ramp, drivers should:
stop first, then gradually enter traffic.
drive above the speed of traffic to get ahead.
enter slowly to avoid other vehicles.
accelerate to the speed of traffic.
4. This sign means:
divided highway ahead sign
Divided highway ahead.
Keep to the left.
Divided highway ends.
Drivers will soon be on a roadway with two-way traffic.
5. You are coming to an intersection and have a green light. Pedestrians are crossing against the red. You should:
speed up and pass in front of the pedestrians.
stop to let pedestrians cross safely.
honk your horn.
claim your right-of-way and proceed with caution.
6. What should you do if your vision through the windshield becomes blocked?
Open the side window so you can see.
Turn on your emergency lights.
Pull your vehicle off the road and park it.
All of the above.
7. More than one vehicle is approaching a four-way stop sign. Who has the right of way?
No one.
The driver on the left.
The first driver to reach the intersection and stop.
The last driver to reach the intersection.
8. Aggressive drivers:
run stop signs.
are high risk drivers.
tailgate other vehicles and make improper lane changes.
All of the above.
9. Before turning, you should:
give the proper turn signal.
sound your horn to alert the other drivers.
increase your speed.
change lanes.
10. What should drivers do in case of a brake failure?
Brake lightly.
Tie a white cloth on the left door handle.
Use your ABS System.
Shift to a lower gear.
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MT DMV Knowledge Test

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