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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 few drinks after work before driving home:
is good because you miss the rush traffic.
should be avoided because they may make you a dangerous driver.
is good because they help to release the day’s tension and make you a safer driver.
never hurt anyone.
2. This road sign means:
no right turn sign
Right turn is not permitted
Turn right only after making a complete stop
Left turns are permitted
None of the above.
3. Blind spots around a large vehicle are _________________ than the blind spots around a car.
larger and deeper
less dangerous
narrower and shorter
4. At a stop sign there is no stop line or crosswalk. You must stop:
at the next crosswalk.
before you enter the intersection.
only if the traffic signal turns red.
after you enter the intersection, if you have a clear view of traffic on the intersecting roadway.
5. Blind spots are:
traffic control devices.
spots in your vision when you become fatigued.
areas of the road that cannot be seen even when looking into your mirrors. Check over your shoulders to avoid hitting vehicles that are in your blind spots when you change lanes.
6. This road sign means:
one way sign
One Way
Two way left turn
Minimum Speed
Two way Traffic
7. When parking on a public road, drivers should:
pull as far away from the roadside shoulder as possible.
move as far away from traffic as possible.
always park on the left side of the roadway.
All of the above.
8. If there is no crosswalk and you see a pedestrian crossing your lane, you should:
make sure the pedestrian can see you before proceeding.
stop and let the pedestrian finish crossing.
cautiously drive around the pedestrian.
9. To drive defensively, you must:
avoid scanning the road ahead.
use the vehicle ahead as your only points of focus.
keep one hand on the steering wheel.
keep your eyes moving.
10. When you are driving a vehicle the act of turning your head and looking before changing lanes is:
a bad driving habit.
not necessary if you use the rear-view mirror.
a good driving habit.
a dangerous distraction.
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RI DMV Written Test Facts

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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