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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. Don't be afraid to sound a sharp blast on your horn when:
when a child is about to run into the street.
another vehicle is in danger of hitting you.
All of the above.
2. If you see a “lane closed ahead” sign you should:
make a U-turn. You are on the wrong side of the road.
speed to the end of the closed lane and try to get into the other lane.
merge into the correct lane when it is safe.
3. What do flashing red lights on a school bus indicate?
The bus is about to stop.
Traffic that approaches from either direction may proceed.
The bus is stopped to load or discharge passengers.
4. On slippery roads, drivers should:
increase their speed to avoid hydroplaning.
leave more space in front of their vehicle.
come to a complete stop.
5. If you drive slower than the flow of traffic, you will most likely:
improve traffic flow.
interfere with traffic and receive a ticket.
help create a safe driving environment.
6. This road sign means:
center lane left turns sign
Vehicles may only travel in the center lane.
The center lane is shared for left turns in both directions of travel.
The center lane in both directions of travel will soon turn left.
7. This road sign means:
slippery road sign
Watch for vehicles entering from the side
Winding road ahead
When the pavement is wet, reduce your speed
8. This road sign means:
no right turn sign
Stop Sign Ahead
No Right Turn
Right turn on red light permitted
9. The extra space in front of a large truck is needed for:
other drivers when they want to pass the truck.
the truck driver to stop the vehicle.
other drivers when merging onto a freeway.
10. If your car goes into water, you should:
remove yourself before it starts to sink.
call the fire department immediately.
wait for water to rush in and let it out in small breaths through your nose.
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TN DMV Knowledge Test Facts

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