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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. In case of skidding, drivers should NOT:
pump the brakes gently if they are about to hit something.
tap the gas pedal with their foot.
take their foot off the gas pedal.
steer the car into the direction of the skid.
2. Blind spots are:
Lanes reserved for U-turns.
Areas to the side or rear of a vehicle that the driver cannot see with use of mirrors.
Dangerous intersection where the maximum speed limit is 15 MPH or less.
At night, the darkest areas of a road, where emergency flashers should be used.
3. This regulatory sign tells drivers that:
left lane turns left
all vehicles must turn left immediately.
traffic in the left lane must turn left at the intersection ahead.
traffic in the right lane must go straight.
None of the above.
4. This road sign means:
slippery road sign
Winding road ahead
Wrong Way
Slow down, slippery when wet
Steep grade ahead
5. When a traffic signal light turns green while a pedestrian is in the street, you must:
yield the right-of-way to the pedestrian.
back up slowly.
wait 5 seconds before proceeding.
speed up to clear the intersection quickly.
6. This road sign means:
do not enter
Pass with caution
Yield the right-of-way
Railroad crossing
Do not enter
7. What should you do if you see smoke come from under the hood?
Try to fight the fire yourself.
Call the fire department and then pull off the road and park your vehicle.
Pull off the road and park your vehicle. Turn off the ignition, get away from the car and call the fire department.
Jump off your car immediately, if it is safe to do so.
8. This road sign means:
yield sign
Do not enter
You must come to a complete stop
Slow down, stop if necessary and yield the right-of-way
Merging traffic
9. Air bags are meant to _________ seat belts.
work with
10. When driving near light rail vehicles, drivers should:
always obey signs and traffic signals.
expect trains on any track at any time.
never drive around lowered crossing gates.
All of the above.
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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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