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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. If weather conditions require you to have your lights on, you should use your:
low beams.
emergency flashers.
parking lights.
high beams.
2. When you are involved in an accident and your vehicle is blocking traffic, you should:
wait until the police arrive before you move your vehicle.
move your vehicle off of the travelled portion of the roadway, if possible.
not move your vehicle under any circumstances.
None of the above.
3. When they see this road sign, drivers should:
animal crossing sign
drive carefully because the animal pictured on the sign is extremely rare in the area.
watch for this species crossing the road.
park in the zoo area.
be ready to hit a reindeer.
4. To avoid hydroplaning, drivers should:
drive at a constant speed.
apply the brakes firmly.
slow down.
All of the above.
5. Which of the following is dangerous in work zones?
Tailgate another vehicle.
Fail to carefully watch for workers and moving equipment.
All of the above.
6. This road sign means:
divided highway ahead sign
Keep right
Pass with caution
Keep left
Divided highway begins
7. This road sign means:
slippery road sign
Slow down, slippery when wet
Do not drink if you are going to drive
Road curves ahead
You are approaching a hill
8. When approaching a disabled pedestrian using a guide dog, white cane or other assistive device, a driver should yield the right-of-way.
9. A red arrow on a traffic light means that:
you must proceed slowly through the intersection.
you must stop and then proceed when the way is clear.
you must stop, and wait until a green light or arrow is displayed.
you may turn in the direction the red arrow is pointing.
10. Before stopping your vehicle on the roadway:
check mirrors for traffic.
set the parking brake.
place your foot on the accelerator.
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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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