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Anyone operating a motor vehicle or motorcycle on public roadways in Rhode Island must have a driver license or learner's permit. The RI DMV written test covers the contents of the Rhode Island Driver's Handbook, and includes questions on road rules, safe driving practices, road signs, and identification of signals and pavement markings. The RI DMV written knowledge test consists of 25 questions, and you'll need at least 20 correct answers to pass (80% or higher). Practice with this sample DMV test and study the manual to get ready for the official Rhode Island driver's license test.
1. Just like alcohol and other drugs, drowsiness can:
make you feel better.
impair your judgment.
help you to be a better driver.
2. When there is a _______ at an intersection, you must come to a complete stop, yield to cross traffic/pedestrians, and then proceed when clear.
a solid green light
a solid red light
a flashing yellow light
a flashing red light
3. Before entering a traffic circle, drivers must slow down and yield to ___________ in the traffic circle.
All of the above.
4. When entering a crowded freeway, to merge into traffic you should:
use the acceleration lane to adjust your speed to the same speed as freeway traffic.
yield to vehicles already on the freeway.
check your blind spots.
All of the above.
5. While driving you come upon a sign which says, “reduced speed 35 MPH”. What does it mean?
The suggested speed is 35 MPH.
The new 35 MPH speed zone begins at this sign.
The new 35 MPH speed zone begins at the next “speed limit” sign.
The new minimum speed is 35 MPH.
6. What should you do if your rear wheels start to skid?
Take your foot off the gas and shift to neutral.
If the vehicle has ABS, pump the pedal carefully.
Turn the steering wheel in the direction the vehicle is trying to go.
Steer left if your rear wheels slide right.
7. When you need to change lanes, it is important to:
make sure the lane you are about to enter is clear.
check your blind spots.
signal your intentions ahead of time.
All of the above.
8. What is the main reason night driving is more difficult than daytime driving?
Driving within the range.
Reduced speed.
The use of headlight is required by law.
Reduced visibility.
9. This sign means:
270 degree turn
270 degree turn ahead.
360 degree turn ahead.
Roundabout ahead.
Wrong way; Turn around immediately.
10. To avoid becoming an aggressive driver, you should:
tailgate the driver in front of you.
relax and concentrate on driving.
drive above the posted speed limit.
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RI DMV Knowledge Test Facts

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 16
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