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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. How can you prevent fatigue on a long trip?
Get enough sleep.
Plan to drive long trips with a companion.
Schedule regular stops.
All of the above.
2. The amount of space you need to cross traffic depends on the:
road and weather conditions and oncoming traffic.
number of cars in front of you.
number of cars behind you.
presence of a yield sign.
3. When drivers see a 'Wrong Way' sign:
they are going the wrong way on an expressway exit ramp.
they must not leave the pavement except in an emergency.
they must drive past this sign and reach the next intersection.
they must stop immediately.
4. When following a driver who has signaled an intention to make a turn, you should:
maintain your speed and be ready to yield the right-of-way.
double your speed.
slow down and be prepared to stop.
increase your speed and try to pass the other driver before they make the turn.
5. You are approaching an intersection with a traffic signal indicating a steady yellow light. If you have not already entered the intersection, you should:
speed up to cross the intersection before the light turns red.
slow down and proceed with caution through the intersection.
stop before entering the intersection if it is safe to do so.
6. Drivers should use high beam headlights when:
they come within 50 feet of an oncoming vehicle.
following another vehicle.
there are no oncoming vehicles approaching.
7. Drivers cannot to pass a vehicle on the left if:
they are within 100 feet of a railroad crossing.
they can not safely return to the right lane before the center line changes from a broken line to a solid one.
they approach the top of a hill on a two-way road and cannot see over it.
All of the above.
8. The shape of a route sign tells you:
that the route you are on might be dangerous.
the speed limit on that route.
the type of route you are on.
how many miles are left before you reach your destination.
9. Only _____ can reduce the alcohol level in the blood.
taking a cold shower
drinking coffee
10. This road sign means:
no right turn sign
One-way street ahead
Turn left or go through
Two way right turn
No right turn
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RI DMV Knowledge Test

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