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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 traffic sign with a red circle around and a slash over a symbol means:
the maneuver shown by the symbol is not allowed.
Do not drive faster than the posted speed limit.
the maneuver shown on the sign should be executed with extreme caution.
the maneuver shown on the sign can be executed only after coming to a complete stop.
2. Driving while being distracted by any activity inside the vehicle:
is only dangerous for young drivers.
is never dangerous.
usually causes the driver to drive faster.
usually causes the driver to react more slowly to hazards.
3. The best way to avoid loss of control in wet conditions is to speed up.
4. If your car starts to skid, turn your steering wheel:
in any direction. It doesnt matter.
to keep the front wheels straight.
in the direction you want the vehicle to go.
in the opposite direction of the skid.
5. If the entrance lane is too short to allow acceleration to expressway speed, the safest method to enter is:
Reduce your speed to 20 MPH or less and blend with traffic.
Stop and wait for a large space in traffic, then enter the expressway and accelerate quickly.
Go to the next entrance ramp.
None of the above.
6. This sign warns drivers that:
winding road sign
there is a double curve ahead.
there is a winding road ahead.
there's an intersection ahead.
they must turn either to the right or left.
7. Driving under the influence of any medication which impairs your driving is permitted:
if you dont feel drowsy.
under no circumstances.
if it is prescribed by a physician.
8. When you get in a car to drive, the first thing you should adjust if needed is:
your seat belt.
your seat.
your rear view mirror.
the steering wheel.
9. This road sign means:
side road sign
A road joins from the right
Merging Traffic
All traffic must turn right
All traffic must go straight ahead
10. On a road with two or more lanes of traffic going in the same direction, you approach an emergency vehicle that is stopped with its warning lights on. You must:
drive to the right side of the road and stop.
slow down. If possible, change lanes so you will not drive next to the stopped emergency vehicle.
stay in your lane and continue to drive at the same speed.
accelerate to quickly pass the stopped vehicles.
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RI DMV Driving 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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