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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. A flashing red light at an intersection means:
Come to a complete stop and remain stopped as long as the light is red.
Stop and yield the right-of-way.
Stop and wait for the green light.
You have the right-of-way.
2. Large trucks:
are more maneuverable than passenger vehicles.
take longer to stop than passenger vehicles.
have high-tech air brakes which allow them to stop quickly.
3. This road sign means:
no u turn sign
No left turn
No U-turn
No Turning
No stopping
4. When preparing to drive, you should:
pump the brakes.
shift the transmission to neutral.
adjust your seat and mirrors.
5. Drivers must yield for emergency vehicles:
when they see a flashing red or blue light or hear a siren.
only when other vehicles yield.
None of the above.
6. A flashing yellow light means:
Merging traffic ahead
Proceed with caution
Pedestrian crossing
Come to a full stop
7. ________ is the only effective way to reduce your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC).
Taking a cold shower
Drinking coffee
Eating food
8. This sign tells drivers:
no turn on red sign
they must wait for the traffic signal to turn green before turning right or left.
turning right on red is forbidden.
they may not turn right or left during the red light.
All of the above.
9. This road sign means:
cross road sign
You must turn right at the intersection
All traffic must turn
Warning, crossroad ahead
Yield sign ahead
10. This road sign means:
winding road sign
Winding road ahead
Right lane closed
Do not enter
No turns are allowed on this road
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RI DMV Permit Test Facts

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