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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. This sign means:
low clearance sign
No passing zone ahead.
Do not enter if your vehicle is taller than the height listed on the sign.
Narrow bridge ahead. Slow down and drive with caution.
None of the above.
2. Pentagonal signs are used to indicate:
school crossings.
no passing zones.
dangerous intersections.
possible hazards on roadways.
3. When following another vehicle at night, drivers should use:
parking lights.
high beam headlights.
low beam headlights.
emergency flashers.
4. After you have parallel parked, are you allowed to open a door on the road side of your vehicle?
Yes, but only if oncoming vehicles or bicycles are at least 10 feet away.
No, never.
Yes, but only if it does not interfere with bicyclists and other traffic.
Yes, always.
5. When the traffic light is green, but traffic is blocking the intersection, drivers should:
honk their horn to establish their right-of-way.
not enter the intersection until they can get completely across.
enter the intersection and wait for traffic to clear.
6. Drivers approaching a flashing red traffic signal must:
carefully drive through the intersection without stopping.
merge to the left.
stop before the intersection.
slow down at the traffic signal.
7. The ‘Slower Traffic Keep Right’ sign is used:
at most intersections.
at roundabouts.
on multilane highways.
in school zones.
8. This road sign means:
no right turn sign
The road ahead is closed to traffic
No right turn
Detour ahead
You must turn right
9. When you see an emergency vehicle with flashing lights behind you, you should:
slow down, provide a clear path for the emergency vehicle and stop.
immediately come to a complete stop.
disregard the signal if there are other lanes available for the emergency vehicle.
keep moving slowly, staying to the right side of the road.
10. When is the pavement most slippery?
When it has just begun to rain.
If it's been raining several hours.
When it's been raining from at least one hour.
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RI DMV Written Test Facts

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