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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. This road sign means:
yield sign
Slow down and yield to traffic on main road when merging
you must come to a complete stop and yield the right-of-way
Lane reduction ahead
Always come to a complete stop
2. A flashing yellow light means:
The light will soon change from green to red.
Drive with caution.
Yield the right-of-way to other traffic at the intersection.
You have the right-of-way.
3. What should you do if one of your tires blows out?
Decrease speed, pull over to the right and sound your horn to warn the other vehicles.
Leave the road immediately.
Hold the steering wheel tight and brake immediately to avoid the risk of skidding.
Hold the steering wheel tight and slowly take your foot off the gas pedal.
4. Pentagonal signs are used to indicate:
school crossings.
dangerous intersections.
no passing zones.
possible hazards on roadways.
5. When you make a left turn from a one-way road into a two-way road, you must:
enter the two-way road to the left of its center line.
enter the two-way road to the right of its center line.
make a U-turn into the two-way road.
turn left into the one-way road.
6. This road sign warns drivers that:
pavement ends sign
vehicles must leave the pavement immediately.
the dirt on the side of the road is soft.
the road surface ahead changes to a low-type surface or earth road.
None of the above.
7. What should you do if your brakes fail and youd don't have ABS?
Pull the steering wheel back.
Turn on your cruise control.
Hook your shoe under the pedal and see if you can free it.
Pump the brake pedal hard and fast to increase pressure.
8. On slippery roads, drivers should:
leave more space in front of their vehicle.
increase their speed to avoid hydroplaning.
reduce the reaction distance.
come to a complete stop.
9. Two drivers reach an uncontrolled intersection at the same time. Who has the right of way?
The driver on the left.
The driver who does not control the car.
The driver on the right.
No one.
10. Who is most at risk?
Drivers who are driving on long, boring roads.
Long-distance commuters.
Drivers who are fatigued.
All of the above.
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MT DMV Knowledge Test Facts

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