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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 you must drive during ice or snow storms, you should:
clear the ice and snow from your vehicle.
make sure the windshield washer reservoir is filled with a cleaning solution that resists freezing.
drive slowly.
All of the above.
2. What does a flashing yellow light mean?
flashing yellow light
Drivers may move forward with caution.
The same thing as a stop sign.
Warning: hospital ahead.
All of the above.
3. On average, how long does it take your body to remove the alcohol contained in 5 ounces of wine?
10 minutes.
one hour.
3 hours.
30 minutes.
4. The sample route signs, left to right, are for:
route signs
interstate, state, and U.S. routes.
state, U.S., and interstate routes.
state, interstate and U.S. routes.
U.S., state and interstate routes.
5. This sign warns that:
reduction of lanes sign
the pavement ends.
traffic must merge right.
traffic must merge left.
the bridge ahead is wide enough for only one vehicle at a time.
6. What should you do if a vehicle is approaching head-on in your lane?
Come to a complete stop and use your horn to warn the vehicles behind you.
Decrease speed, pull over to the right and sound your horn to warn the other driver.
Turn off the ignition if your vehicle has power steering.
Pull over to the left and use your emergency lights to stop the other driver.
7. Where must a pedestrian walk when there are no sidewalks?
On the side of the road, facing the traffic.
On the side of the road, in the same direction of traffic.
In the middle of the road, facing oncoming traffic.
On the left side of the road, behind slower vehicles.
8. You should never depend on your mirrors when you prepare to change lanes. Why?
You should look over your shoulder instead.
Mirrors leave “blind spots” behind both sides of vehicles.
Mirrors are useless.
Mirrors need to be adjusted.
9. To reduce their chances of colliding with an animal, drivers should:
Look well down the road and far off to each side.
Slow down when approaching animals that are standing near the road.
Scan the sides of the road to watch for the reflection of vehicle headlights in the eyes of animals.
All of the above.
10. You hear a siren close by but cannot see where the emergency vehicle is. What do you do?
Stop only if you are sure that the vehicle is headed toward you in the opposite lane.
Stop immediately and activate your emergency flashers.
Pull over to the right side of the road and stop until you are sure the emergency vehicle is not headed toward you.
Keep driving until you are sure the emergency vehicle is headed toward you.
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NY DMV Knowledge Test

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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