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To apply for a learner permit or driver license in New York State (NYS), you must complete an Application for Driver License (MV-44). You must pass a vision and written test and pay the application and license fees. The NY DMV written test covers the contents of the New York Driver's Manual, including road rules, road signs, driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, as well as other driving and safety rules. The New York State knowledge test consists of 20 multiple choice questions. To pass the NYS DMV test, you must correctly answer at least 14 questions, and at least 2 of the 4 questions about road signs.
1. If the entrance lane is too short to allow acceleration to highway speed, you should:
stop and wait for a large gap in traffic, then enter the highway and accelerate quickly.
go to the next entrance ramp.
merge into highway traffic as soon as possible.
None of the above.
2. If your front wheels start to skid, the first thing you should do is:
Take your foot off the gas pedal and shift to neutral.
Immediately turn in the direction you want to go.
Speed up, pump your brakes and steer in the direction the vehicle is trying to go.
None of the above.
3. Higher fines and increased license penalties may result from a third or subsequent alcohol-related conviction within:
2 years.
10 years.
5 years.
3 years.
4. You ________ traffic headed toward you when you turn left.
must yield to
can handle
must not yield to
must interrupt
5. HOV stands for:
High Octane Vehicle
Heavy Occupancy Vehicles
High Occupancy Vehicles
Hydraulically Operated Valve
6. Your BAC depends on:
how much time passes between drinks.
your weight.
how much alcohol you drink.
All of the above.
7. Which of the following contains more alcohol?
12 oz. of wine cooler
5 oz. of wine
1½ oz. of liquor
All these drinks contain about the same amount of alcohol.
8. Drivers cannot pass a vehicle on the left if:
their lane has a solid yellow center line.
they cannot safely return to the right lane before any oncoming vehicle comes within 200 feet of them.
they approach a curve on a two-way road and cannot see around it.
All of the above.
9. To drive defensively, you must:
assume that a driver who approaches a STOP sign on a side road is actually going to stop.
not check behind you through your mirrors.
anticipate errors by other drivers.
use only one hand on the wheel.
10. This sign means:
no parking between
You can only park between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM.
Parking is not allowed at 8:30 AM and at 5:30 PM.
No parking between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM.
None of the above.
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NY DMV Test Facts

Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:14
Passing score:70%
Signs questions:4
Signs - Correct answers to pass:2
Minimum age to apply: 16
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