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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 the entrance lane is too short to allow acceleration to expressway speed, you should:
enter the expressway and accelerate quickly.
reduce your speed to 15 MPH or less and blend with traffic.
stop and wait for a large space in traffic.
2. This road sign means:
two way traffic ahead sign
Two-way traffic ahead
Divided highway ahead
Four-lane traffic ahead
3. This road sign means:
slippery road sign
Slippery when wet
Do not use your brakes in this area
Warning, curves ahead
4. Unlike passenger cars, trucks have blind spots:
on the right.
on the front.
directly behind them.
5. This road sign means:
yield ahead sign
Yield sign ahead
Side road ahead
Side road entering from the left
6. This sign tells drivers that:
must turn sign
left and right turns are not allowed.
a divided highway is ahead.
they cannot go straight ahead.
7. When they see this sign, drivers:
slippery road sign
should not speed up or brake quickly.
should be prepared to make sharp turns at a high speed.
need to be prepared to turn right and then left quickly.
8. This road sign means:
two way traffic ahead sign
Keep right
School zone ahead
Two-way traffic
9. This sign means:
hairpin corner
Sharp right turn ahead.
Warning: U-turn ahead.
Hairpin corner ahead.
10. What is the slow moving vehicle symbol?
A reflective yellow diamond
A reflective orange triangle
A reflective white triangle
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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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