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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. This sign means:
low clearance sign
No passing zone ahead.
Do not to enter if your vehicle is taller than the height listed on the sign.
Narrow bridge ahead. Slow down and drive with caution.
None of the above.
2. Pentagonal signs are used to indicate:
school crossings.
no passing zones.
dangerous intersections.
possible hazards on roadways.
3. When following another vehicle at night, drivers should use:
parking lights.
high beam headlights.
low beam headlights.
emergency flashers.
4. After parking, may you open a door on the road side of your vehicle?
Yes, but only if oncoming vehicles or bicycles are at least 10 feet away.
No, never.
Yes, but only if it does not interfere with bicyclists and other traffic.
Yes, always.
5. When the traffic light is green, but traffic is blocking the intersection, drivers should:
partially enter the intersection to establish their right of way.
not enter the intersection until they can get completely across.
continue into the intersection and wait for traffic to clear.
6. A driver approaching a flashing red traffic signal must:
drive carefully without stopping.
merge to the right.
stop before entering the intersection.
slow down at the light.
7. The ‘Slower Traffic Keep Right’ sign is used:
at most intersections.
at roundabouts.
on multiple lane highways.
in school zones.
8. This road sign means:
no right turn sign
Don’t park on the right of the street
No right turn
Watch for traffic on your right
You must turn right
9. When you see an emergency vehicle with flashing lights behind you, you should:
slow down, move your vehicle to provide a clear path for the emergency vehicle and stop.
disregard the signal if there are other lanes available for the emergency vehicle.
increase your speed to provide a clear path for the emergency vehicle.
10. Highway pavement will be most slippery:
if it has just begun to rain.
if it has been raining several hours.
if it has been raining from one to two hours.
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RI DMV Written Test Facts

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
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