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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. What is the first thing you should do if your wheels move off the pavement?
Pull over to the right and sound your horn to warn the other drivers.
Pull the steering wheel back.
Ease your foot off the gas pedal and brake gently.
Try pumping the gas pedal to increase pressure.
2. This road sign means:
no right turn sign
No U-turns
Side road
Keep right
No right turn
3. Drowsy drivers:
can stay awake by opening a window.
are at risk of being involved in a crash.
should drink coffee to stay awake.
are typically older drivers.
4. Before crossing any railroad tracks, you must:
make sure there is room for your vehicle on the other side.
look and listen for trains.
wait until the crossing gates are completely up.
All of the above.
5. This road sign means:
no parking
No parking
No left turn
Divided highway
6. When a stop is required at an intersection with no stop line or crosswalk:
Drivers should stop only at a place where the driver can see at least 100 feet on either side.
Drivers are required to slow down to make sure crossing traffic is clear.
Drivers are not required to stop.
Drivers should stop at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway before actually entering the roadway.
7. This road sign means:
hill sign
Trucks have the right of way
Steep downgrade ahead
Left lane must turn left
Truck exit only
8. When driving in icy or snowy conditions, to avoid crashes drivers should:
get off the highway as quickly as possible.
add extra weight to the vehicle to improve traction.
engage 4 wheel drive on the vehicle.
reduce speed and increase following distance.
9. How can you prevent fatigue on a long trip?
Schedule regular stops.
Plan to drive long trips with a companion.
Get enough sleep.
All of the above.
10. A red traffic signal light means that:
You must stop at the stop line.
When there is no stop line or crosswalk, you must stop before entering the intersection.
When there is no stop line, you must stop before entering any crosswalk.
All of the above.
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NH DMV Test Facts

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