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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 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 coming to 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 authorized vehicle using its sirens and flashing lights approaches a vehicle, the driver should pull to the right-hand edge of the roadway and wait for the emergency vehicle to pass.
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. Crosswalk lines are two solid white lines painted across the traffic lanes. As a driver you should know that:
no one has the right of way in a crosswalk.
pedestrians are responsible to keep out of the way of all traffic.
when pedestrians are in these crosswalks, they have the right of way over motor vehicles.
motor vehicles have the right of way over pedestrians in these crosswalks.
7. If two vehicles arrive at a four-way stop at the same time:
all 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 right-of-way
Traffic is 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 Practice Permit Test

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