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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 yield sign is ___ and white, with ___ letters.
red; white
yellow; black
red; red
2. This road sign means:
do not enter
Do not enter
Lane ends
No left turn
3. You can pass on the right:
when a vehicle ahead makes a left turn.
when a vehicle ahead makes a right turn.
when a vehicle that is approaching from the opposite direction is prepared to turn left.
4. What should you do if your vision through the windshield becomes blocked?
Open the side window so you can see.
Turn on your emergency lights.
All of the above.
5. This sign means:
no parking
No parking on pavement.
U-turns are not allowed.
Parking is not allowed.
6. For proper parking, if stopping at a curb you should move to within _______ of the curb.
12 inches
18 inches
two feet
7. When children are close, what should you do before you back out of a driveway?
Get out of the car and check behind the car.
Look through your back window for children.
Rely on your mirrors.
8. Examples of proper glass maintenance include:
Keeping your windows clean and clear.
Replacing worn wiper blades.
All of the above.
9. This sign warns drivers that:
sharp right turn
right turns are not allowed.
another road enters the highway from the direction shown.
the road will make a sharp turn to the right.
10. When riding in a vehicle equipped with air bags is, children ages 12 and under are safer:
in the bed of a pick-up truck.
buckled up in the front seat.
buckled up in the back seat.
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TN DMV Written Test Facts

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