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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. When you see this sign you should stop and:
check traffic in all direction before proceeding.
yield the right-of way to all vehicles coming from the left, then proceed.
check for vehicles in the opposite direction, then proceed.
2. This road sign means:
merging traffic sign
Merging traffic
Lane shifting
Do not block intersection
3. This road sign means:
cross road sign
Warning, crossroad ahead
Yield sign ahead
All traffic must turn
4. A four-way stop sign means:
4 way stop sign
if two vehicles reach the intersection at the same time, the driver on the left yields to the driver on the right.
traffic from all four directions must stop.
All of the above.
5. This road sign means:
reduction of lanes sign
Lane reduction - the left lane ends soon
Highway entrance ramp ahead
Lane reduction - the right lane ends soon
6. On two-lane, two-way streets or highways, you should start left turns:
close to the center line.
anywhere in the lane.
close to the outside line.
7. While inside a roundabout, you should:
use your left turn signal if you are in position to exit now.
change lanes before you check for vehicles behind you.
remain in your lane until you are ready to exit.
8. This road sign means:
slippery road sign
Road curves ahead
Slippery when wet
Steep downgrade
9. A flashing yellow light:
flashing yellow light
warns drivers to proceed with caution.
is used at dangerous intersections.
All of the above.
10. This sign warns drivers that:
reduction of lanes sign
the road ahead is narrow.
there is a one lane bridge ahead.
the right lane ends.
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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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