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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. Speed limit signs are:
warning signs
service signs
regulatory signs
2. This road sign means:
hill sign
No trucks allowed
Hill or downgrade up ahead
Truck stop ahead
3. When you see this sign you should:
double curve sign
slow down and do not pass other vehicles.
slow your speed and be prepared to stop.
increase your speed and try to pass other vehicles.
4. A driver license may be suspended or revoked for:
fraudulently altering a driver license.
allowing another individual to use the license.
All of the above.
5. You are driving and you are feeling drowsy. You should:
avoid drinking coffee.
turn on the radio to keep you awake.
find a safe place to stop for a break.
6. Diamond-shaped signs:
typically provide guidance to drivers.
indicate no pass zones.
are used to warn drivers of hazards on roadways.
7. When passing a motorcycle you must:
give the motorcyclist the right hand part of his traffic lane.
give the motorcyclist the entire traffic lane as if the motorcycle was a car.
sound your horn to alert the motorcyclist.
8. This road sign means:
no passing zone 2
Slow-moving vehicle
Sharp curve ahead
No Passing Zone
9. If the rear of your vehicle is skidding to the right, you should:
steer to the left.
steer to the right.
hold the steering wheel tightly and shift into neutral to bring the front of the vehicle back in line.
10. What type of pavement marking shows you which lane you must use for a turn?
Edge line
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TN DMV Permit Test Facts

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