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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. Warning signs are:
2. Regulatory signs are ____ rectangles with ____ letters or symbols.
yellow; black
green; white
white; black
3. This sign warns drivers that:
two way traffic ahead sign
they cannot go straight ahead.
they will soon be facing oncoming traffic.
a shared lane starts ahead.
4. Which statement about taking medications and driving is true?
Cold medications can make a person drowsy.
Prescribed drugs are safe to take at any time.
Over the counter drugs do not affect driving ability.
5. The amount of alcohol in the blood is measured by:
Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC).
Amount of Alcohol Drunk (AAD).
Number of Drinks (NOD).
6. This sign means:
night speed
Take route 45 if you are driving at night.
The night-time speed limit is 45 MPH.
The minimum speed limit is 45 MPH.
7. When dust is blowing across the roadway making it difficult to see other vehicles, you should drive slower and turn on your:
parking lights.
emergency flashers.
8. Does a vehicle prepared to enter a traffic circle or rotary have the right-of-way over the vehicles in the circle?
No. Vehicles already in the circle have the right-of-way.
Yes, but only if they are entering the rotary from the right lane.
9. Are bicyclists required to obey traffic laws and signs?
No, bicyclists are considered pedestrians when it comes to the rules of the road.
Yes, but only if they are riding in a bicycle lane.
10. What shape is a speed limit sign?
Vertical rectangle
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TN DMV Permit Test

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