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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. Your license can be suspended if you are under 21 and drive with a BAC of:
any amount.
0.15% or more.
0.08% or more.
2. After you stop for a school bus, you must:
None of the above.
pass the bus before the red lights stop flashing.
turn off your engine.
3. At intersections where two or more drivers stop at STOP signs at the same time and they are at right angles:
the driver who is late for work has the right-of-way.
the driver on the right must yield to the driver on the left.
the driver on the left must yield to the driver on the right.
4. When the traffic light is green, but traffic is blocking the intersection, drivers should:
enter the intersection and wait for traffic to clear.
not enter the intersection until they can get completely across.
honk their horn to establish their right-of-way.
5. Which of the following substances can affect the ability to drive?
Tranquilizers and sedatives.
Cold tablets containing codeine or antihistamines.
All of the above.
6. Parking is not allowed:
on the road side of a parked vehicle.
in a tunnel.
All of the above.
7. Before changing lanes or attempting to pass another vehicle, you should:
Check your blind spots and mirrors.
signal your intention before changing lanes.
All of the above.
8. Driving under the influence (DUI) for a first conviction is determined by a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of:
9. what shape is a railroad advance warning sign?
10. This road sign means:
hill sign
Merging traffic
Steep grade ahead
Intersection ahead
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TN DMV Test Facts

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