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You need a New Hampshire driver’s license or learner’s permit if you want to drive on New Hampshire streets and highways. The driver test includes a vision test, a knowledge test, and a road test. The NH DMV knowledge test is a 40 question multiple choice test. Each question is displayed along with four possible answers. You will have 40 minutes to complete the test, and you'll need at least 32 correct answers to pass (80%). The New Hampshire written test is designed to check your knowledge of road signs, road rules and safety rules. Everything you need to know is covered in the New Hampshire Driver's Manual. If you fail the test you may request an appointment to retest not sooner than ten days from the current date.
1. If traffic on the other side of an intersection is backed up and you cannot get completely through, you must:
wait until traffic ahead is clear.
enter the intersection and proceed with caution.
turn right instead of going straight through the intersection.
enter the intersection and try to avoid blocking it.
2. You can pass on the right:
when passing is restricted by parked cars.
when a vehicle that is approaching from the opposite direction is prepared to turn left.
when a vehicle ahead makes a right turn.
when a vehicle ahead makes a left turn.
3. What is the meaning of orange traffic signs?
Construction and maintenance warning.
Stop, do not enter or wrong way.
Warning of school, pedestrian, and bicycling activity.
4. This road sign warns drivers that:
pavement ends sign
the dirt on the side of the road is soft.
the road surface ahead changes to a low-type surface or earth road.
vehicles must leave the pavement immediately.
None of the above.
5. This road sign means:
hill sign
Steep grade ahead
One-way traffic
No trucks allowed
Do not pass trucks
6. This road sign means:
y intersection
The road ends ahead
“Y” intersection ahead
A four-way intersection is ahead
A road joins from the right
7. Drivers must yield to pedestrians:
only if the pedestrian is in a crosswalk.
if the pedestrian signals to the driver that the driver must stop.
only if the pedestrian is on the same side of the road.
even when the pedestrian crosses the street without looking both ways.
8. __________ are blue with white letters and symbols.
Destination signs (guide signs)
Warning signs
Regulatory signs
Service signs
9. Which of the following is a defensive driving skill/technique?
Keep your vehicle in good condition.
Maintain the correct speed.
Do not drive if you are very weary.
All of the above.
10. When driving in travel lanes on the roadway:
do not stop for any reason, keep moving until you can safely pull off the road.
you may make a U-turn if you get on the wrong entrance ramp of the freeway.
you may stop to let out passengers.
you may make back up quickly if there are no vehicles behind.
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NH DMV Permit Test Facts

Number of questions: 40
Correct answers to pass:32
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 15 ½
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