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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. To reduce their chances of colliding with an animal, drivers should:
Slow down when approaching animals that are standing near the road.
Look well down the road and far off to each side.
Scan the sides of the road to watch for the reflection of vehicle headlights in the eyes of animals.
All of the above.
2. As you approach an intersection, the traffic light changes from green to yellow. You should:
be prepared to stop in the middle of the intersection.
apply the brakes sharply and come to a complete stop.
speed up to beat the red light.
be prepared to stop before the intersection.
3. A broken yellow line between two lanes of traffic means:
Passing on the right is permitted in either direction
Passing is permitted when safe.
Passing is not permitted.
4. Drivers often fail to see a motorcycle headed toward them. Why?
Motorcycles are hard to see.
It is hard to judge how far away a motorcycle is.
It is difficult to judge a motorcycle's speed.
All of the above.
5. Green and white signs:
are mainly used at intersections and driveways.
give information about directions and distances.
direct drivers to services.
warn drivers of unexpected road conditions.
6. This road sign means:
divided highway ahead sign
Merging traffic
No Passing Zone
Flagger ahead
Divided highway ahead
7. This road sign means:
yield sign
You must come to a complete stop
Wrong Way
Slow down and be prepared to stop if necessary
You may proceed at regular speed through the intersection
8. This road sign means:
no parking
No left turn
No parking
Divided highway
9. Your driving ability can be affected by:
three drinks or more.
at least two drinks.
just one drink.
10. Examples of proper glass maintenance include:
Keeping your windows clean and clear.
Making sure there is enough windshield fluid in the reservoir.
Replacing worn wiper blades.
All of the above.
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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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