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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. This sign means:
traffic signal ahead sign
Traffic signal ahead
No traffic signal ahead
The traffic signal is not operational
Open intersection ahead
2. When drivers come to this sign, they must:
stop sign ahead
brake sharply and come to a complete stop.
keep right.
warn other drivers that a stop sign is ahead.
be ready to stop at the stop sign.
3. If your car becomes disabled on a highway, you should:
stop where you are.
stop in the right lane.
park with all four wheels off the highway, if possible.
4. When passing another vehicle, you should:
assume the other vehicle will maintain a constant speed.
honk your horn.
check your mirrors and blind spots.
drive at the same speed as the vehicle you are passing.
5. This road sign means:
side road sign
Side road
Low clearance
Yield the right-of-way
Prepare to stop
6. This sign means:
traffic signal ahead sign
There is a traffic signal ahead
Railroad crossing ahead
You must stop ahead
No Passing Zone
7. When a driver is turning and a pedestrian is crossing without a traffic light, __________ must yield the right-of-way.
the driver
whoever is slower
the pedestrian
8. A crosswalk is:
the area where pedestrians may cross the road.
an area designated for blind persons.
a special type of 4-way intersection.
9. This sign means:
reduction of lanes sign
Merge left
Lane ends
Merge right
Divided highway begins
10. What is a likely effect when you take another drug while you drink alcohol?
The effects of the alcohol and the drug are enhanced.
If the drug is over-the-counter, there are no effects.
The effects of alcohol are reduced by the drug.
There are no effects, unless the drug is prescription only.
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RI Knowledge Test Facts

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