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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. If you see orange construction signs and cones on a freeway, you must:
make a U-turn because the lane ends ahead.
be prepared for workers and equipment ahead.
maintain your current speed while changing lanes.
2. The penalty for a first DUI conviction twill be:
a fine, 48 hours in jail and 1 year revocation.
a $500 fine and 3 months revocation.
a $100 fine, 24 hours in jail and 6 months revocation.
3. If you are not the first at the scene of accident and your help is not needed, you should:
stop and give help.
slow down and ask if any help is needed.
drive on and do not interfere with procedures.
4. What is the most important rule to remember in any emergency?
Call the police.
Do not panic.
Run away.
5. When a hazard is seen ahead, reaction distance:
equals total stopping distance minus perception distance.
is how far a vehicle will continue to travel, in ideal conditions, before the driver hits the brakes.
is the sum of perception distance and braking distance.
6. Which of the following is true about the Anti-Locking Brake System?
It allows drivers to steer during an emergency braking situation.
It prevents skidding.
All of the above.
7. Always stop before you cross railroad tracks when:
you are following a bicyclist or motorcyclist across railroad tracks.
you don't have room on the other side to completely cross the tracks.
you are not wearing safety belts.
8. This road sign means:
school sign
School crossing
Pedestrian crossing
Playground ahead
9. _________________ your mirrors when you prepare to change lanes.
Always rely on
Never depend on
Never use
10. This road sign means:
stop 2
Stop and yield to pedestrians and cross traffic.
Be prepared to stop if necessary.
Slow down and be prepared to stop.
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TN DMV Knowledge Test

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