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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. The octagonal shape is used:
exclusively for stop signs.
to warn drivers of existing or possible hazards on roadways.
for yield signs.
for stop signs and railroad advance warning signs.
2. This sign warns drivers of:
sharp right turn
a cross road.
a winding road.
a sharp turn.
a side road.
3. This sign indicates:
merging traffic sign
Double curve ahead
Divided highway ends
Merging traffic
Winding road
4. What does a yellow arrow signal mean?
yellow arrow
The same as the yellow light, but applies only to movement in the direction of the arrow.
Vehicles moving in all directions must stop if they can. The light will soon be red.
The same as a green light.
None of the above.
5. When they see this sign, drivers should:
hill sign
be ready to brake sharply and stop.
be ready to shift to lower gear.
yield to trucks coming from the hill on the right.
None of the above.
6. This road sign is:
slower traffic keep right
a speed reduction sign.
a guide sign.
a warning sign.
a regulatory sign.
7. This road sign means:
no right turn sign
No right turn
Left turns are permitted
No U-turns
You may turn right after yielding the right-of-way to oncoming traffic
8. This sign means:
night speed
The night-time speed limit is 45 MPH.
The recommended speed limit is 45 MPH.
The minimum speed limit is 45 MPH.
Take route 45 if you are driving at night.
9. This sign means:
hairpin corner
Warning: U-turn ahead.
Hairpin corner ahead.
Right turns not allowed.
Sharp right turn ahead.
10. This sign means:
no parking
Parking is not allowed.
No parking on pavement.
U-turns are not allowed.
None of the above.
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NC DMV Knowledge 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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