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You need a Tennessee driver’s license or learner’s permit if you want to drive on Tennessee streets and highways. To qualify for a Class D license, you must be at least 16 years of age, and must pass a vision screening, knowledge test, and driving test. The TN DMV written test covers the contents of the Tennessee Driver's Handbook, and includes questions on road rules, road signs and signals, and safe driving practices. The Tennessee DMV test consists of 30 questions, and you must score 80% or higher (at least 24 correct answers) to pass. Practice with this sample DMV test to familiarize yourself with the format of the Tennessee written test.
1. The driver of an emergency vehicle that uses lights and a siren can legally:
exceed the speed limit.
pass red lights.
All of the above.
2. When they see this road sign, drivers must:
wrong way sign
treat it as a Yield sign.
not drive past this sign.
come to a complete stop and call the police.
3. What does a yellow arrow signal mean?
yellow arrow
Vehicles moving in all directions must stop if they can. The light will soon be red.
The same as a green light.
The same as the yellow light, but applies only to movement in the direction of the arrow.
4. If your brakes are wet, you can dry them by:
Lightly pressing the gas and brake pedals at the same time.
Increasing your speed while obeying the speed limit.
Pulling over to the right and wait until it stops raining.
5. This sign indicates:
slippery road sign
The road may be slippery when wet. Drive slowly.
Winding road. Drive with caution.
Warning: drunk drivers.
6. This sign warns drivers of:
narrow bridge sign
a low place in the road.
a narrow bridge ahead.
low clearance.
7. A person walking with a white cane or guide dog is likely to be:
a deaf person.
a blind person.
a traffic enforcement officer.
8. __________________ is a safe driving technique.
Using your high beam lights in fog
Checking your rearview mirrors frequently
Staring at the road ahead of your vehicle
9. Where must you position your vehicle when you prepare to make a left turn from a two-way roadway into a one-way roadway?
On the right curb.
As close as possible to the center line.
As far to the right as possible.
10. In heavy rain, tires can begin to ride on the water that is on top of the road pavement. This is called:
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TN DMV Permit Practice Test

Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass:24
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 15
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