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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 diamond-shaped sign is a:
school zone sign.
warning sign.
regulatory sign.
speed limit sign.
2. You are approaching a railroad crossing and the crossing signals are flashing. You should:
do what the approaching vehicle does.
slow down and look for a train.
stop and look for a train.
look for a train, then speed up.
3. If you suddenly have no control of the steering wheel, you should:
turn on your emergency flashers and pull off the road.
ease your foot off the gas pedal. Turn on your emergency flashers and allow your vehicle to come to a slow stop.
react as you would with a blowout.
pump your brake pedal to build pressure.
4. When an emergency vehicle approaches using a siren, air horn or a red or blue flashing light, drivers must move to the right side of the road and stop until the vehicle has passed.
5. What should drivers do in case of a brake failure?
Brake lightly.
Use your ABS System.
Shift to a lower gear.
Tie a white cloth on the left door handle.
6. Drivers must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians when:
pedestrians are crossing the road in marked crosswalks.
the driver is turning a corner and pedestrians are crossing with the light.
pedestrians are crossing at an intersection without a traffic light and without a crosswalk.
All of the above.
7. If two vehicles arrive at a four-way stop at the same time:
both vehicles must stop.
the vehicle on the right must yield to the vehicle on the left.
the driver on the left must signal the driver on the right to go.
the vehicle on the left must yield to the vehicle on the right.
8. This road sign means:
merging traffic sign
Yield the right-of-way
Traffic may be entering from another road, drive with caution
Stop for other traffic
Lane shifting
9. This road sign means:
bicycle crossing sign
Bicycle repair shop ahead
Bicycles have the right-of-way
No Bicycle zone
Watch for bicycles
10. Most signs used in street work areas are:
diamond shaped.
rectangle shaped.
regulatory signs.
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RI DMV Permit Practice Test

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