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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. Drivers should always signal when:
pulling into traffic from a parking area or alley.
changing lanes.
pulling out of a parking space.
All of the above.
2. When the pavement is marked with a double yellow line, drivers may pass other vehicles:
None of the other answers is correct.
only if the vehicle ahead is driving 10 mph or more under the speed limit.
only if there are no oncoming vehicles.
3. When exiting a highway, you should slow down:
Once you have moved into the exit lane.
once you see the toll booth.
before moving into the exit lane.
when you first see the exit sign.
4. Drivers should use the horn:
if a driver is moving slowly, and you want them to drive faster.
to alert other drivers that they made a mistake.
only when necessary, to avoid collisions.
when feeling angry or upset.
5. When you drive near parks and playgrounds, you should expect children:
not to cross unless they are with an adult.
to suddenly run into the street.
to stop at the curb before crossing the street.
to know when it is safe to cross.
6. The yield sign means:
yield sign
Drive with caution in wet weather.
Slow down and give vehicles crossing your path the right-of-way.
You must come to a complete stop.
The traffic light will soon be red.
7. This road sign means:
cross road sign
4-way stop
You must turn right
Railroad crossing
Crossroad ahead
8. To check your blind spot before changing lanes:
look into the left side mirror.
look into the right side mirror.
look into the rearview mirror.
look over your shoulder in the direction you plan to move.
9. Distracted driving:
causes the driver to react more slowly to hazards.
usually causes the driver to drive slower.
is only dangerous for inexperienced drivers.
is never dangerous.
10. This road sign warns drivers that:
side road sign
another road enters the highway from the direction shown.
the road will make a sharp turn to the right.
left turns are not allowed at the intersection.
another traffic lane joins the one they are on.
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NH DMV Written Test Facts

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