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Anyone operating a motor vehicle or motorcycle on public roadways in North Carolina must have a driver license or learner's permit. Driver test requirements include a vision test, a traffic signs test, a knowledge test and a driving test. To pass the signs test, you must identify the traffic signs by color and shape and explain what each means. The North Carolina DMV written test is about road rules and safe driving practices. Everything you need to know is covered in the North Carolina Driver's Handbook. The NC DMV test consists of 37 questions. To pass the North Carolina DMV test, you are allowed to miss 3 of the 12 questions about road signs, and 5 of the 25 questions about road rules.
1. This sign means:
traffic signal ahead sign
No traffic signal ahead
Traffic signal ahead
The traffic signal is not operational
Open intersection ahead
2. This regulatory road sign indicates that:
slower traffic keep right
Vehicles must slow down and stay in the right lane.
Slower vehicles must keep left.
The right hand lane is reserved for buses and car-pool vehicles.
Slower vehicles traveling on multiple lane highways must stay in the right lane.
3. This sign indicates:
slippery road sign
The road may be slippery when wet. Drive slowly.
Double curve ahead. Slow your speed.
Warning: drunk drivers.
Winding road. Drive with caution.
4. This sign means:
advance warning sign
No Passing Zone
The road ends ahead
Railroad crossing
One-way street 
5. This road sign warns drivers that:
side road sign
the road will make a sharp turn to the right.
left turns are not allowed at the intersection.
another road enters the highway from the direction shown.
another traffic lane joins the one they are on.
6. What does this sign indicate?
parallel railroad crossing
Train intersection
Parallel railroad crossing (side road)
Parallel railroad crossing (crossroad)
Low ground clearance railroad crossing
7. This sign warns ____________ ahead.
two way traffic ahead sign
that a divided highway ends
of two-way traffic
that a reversible lane starts.
of a reduction of lanes
8. A flashing yellow light:
flashing yellow light
warns drivers to proceed with caution.
can be found before reaching a sharp curve.
is used at dangerous intersections.
All of the above.
9. This road sign means:
low ground railroad crossing
Low ground railroad crossing
Pedestrian crossing
Winding road ahead
No-passing zone
10. This road sign means:
sharp right turn
Construction zone ahead
Sharp turn, slow down
School zone ahead
Side road
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NC DMV Permit Test

Number of questions: 37
Correct answers to pass:29
Passing score:78%
Signs questions:12
Signs - Correct answers to pass:9
Minimum age to apply: 15
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