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Anyone operating a motor vehicle or motorcycle on public roadways in North Dakota must have a driver license or learner's permit. The written test covers the contents of the North Dakota Driver's Handbook, and includes questions on road rules, road signs, safe driving practices, and identification of signals and pavement markings. The ND DMV knowledge test consists of 25 questions, and you'll need at least 20 correct answers to pass (80%). Practice with this sample test and study the manual to get ready for the official North Dakota driver's license test.
1. This road sign means:
slippery road sign
Winding road ahead
Steep grade ahead
Slippery road ahead
Traffic increases ahead
2. At a school crossing, drivers should:
school crossing sign
always sound their horn and stay alert.
watch for children and be ready to stop.
None of the other answers is correct.
always stop, whether there’s a stop sign or not.
3. Hydroplaning happens when:
the tires of the car ahead cause sheets of water to splash on your vehicle.
your tires throw water to the rear, causing problems for the vehicles behind.
one of your tires goes flat, causing the others to skid.
your tires ride up on a thin surface of water, losing contact with the pavement, and resulting in sudden loss of control
4. If a driver follows you too closely, you should:
activate your stop lights.
increase your speed as you are probably driving too slowly.
brake suddenly.
move to another lane if possible.
5. To help relieve fatigue on a trip:
stop for a rest every two hours.
change feet on the gas pedal.
drink coffee frequently.
stretch your legs while driving.
6. To avoid the risk of being involved in an alcohol-related crash, you should:
call a taxi if you've been drinking.
decide before you start drinking that you are not going to drive.
say “No, thanks" if someone offers you alcohol.
All of the above.
7. Vehicle stopping distance never depends on:
the time of day.
the condition of your vehicle's brakes.
the condition and type of vehicle tires.
your own reaction time.
8. You go with a group of friends to a social event, and you plan to have a few drinks. You should:
stop drinking several minutes before you intend to leave.
arrange to ride home with a friend who does not drink.
avoid alternating between drinks with alcohol and drinks without any alcohol.
make alcohol the focus of the event.
9. The sign in the picture:
maximum recommended speed sign
Is used to advise motorists of the maximum safe speed for an exit ramp on a highway.
indicates the minimum ramp speed at the highway exit point.
Shows the recommended speed for the exit of an intersection.
is a warning sign.
10. You are approaching a railroad crossing and the crossing signals are flashing. You should:
slow down and look for a train.
look for a train, then speed up.
stop and look for a train.
do what the approaching vehicle does.
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ND DMV Permit Test Facts

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 14
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