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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 make a left turn from a one-way road into a one-way road, if the road you enter has two lanes, you:
must turn into its left lane.
must turn into its right lane.
cannot turn left.
2. An octagonal sign means that drivers must:
be aware possible hazards ahead.
come to a complete stop at the marked stop line.
respect the posted speed limit.
3. What does it mean if an oncoming driver flashes headlights at you during a period of low visibility?
Your vehicle was difficult to see. You should turn on your headlights.
Your headlights are too bright. You should use parking lights instead.
Your headlights are too bright. You should turn them off.
4. This road sign means:
Slow down or stop
Road narrows ahead
5. Two motorcyclists are allowed to:
ride side-by-side in a single lane.
race on empty roads.
share the lane with another vehicle.
6. What is the ideal hand position on the steering wheel for safe driving?
7 o’clock and 5 o’clock positions.
11 o’clock and 6 o’clock positions.
9 o’clock and 3 o’clock positions.
7. Where must a pedestrian walk when there are no sidewalks?
On the side of the road, in the same direction of traffic.
On the side of the road, facing the traffic.
In the middle of the road, facing oncoming traffic.
8. If you get on a wrong expressway exit, you must:
use the the exit ramp to accelerate to expressway speed and blend with traffic.
get off at the next exit and look for signs that tell you how to return to the expressway.
drive in reverse to return to the expressway.
9. If cars approaching from opposite directions reach an intersection at the same time:
a car that turns right must yield to cars that move straight or turn left.
a car that moves straight must yield to cars that turn left.
a car that turns left must yield to cars that move straight or turn right.
10. When adjusting the driver’s seat, be sure your body is about ______ back from the steering wheel.
24 to 28 inches
5 to 10 inches
10 to 12 inches
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TN DMV Practice Test Facts

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