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If you live in Vermont and plan to drive in Vermont, you must obtain a Vermont driver's license or learner’s permit. To get a driver’s license, you must pass a vision, knowledge and driving test. The DMV knowledge test has 20 multiple choice questions, based on the material in the Vermont Driver's Manual. The VT DMV written test is designed to check your knowledge of road rules, road signs and signals, traffic laws and safe driving practices. You must answer at least 16 questions correctly to pass the test. If you fail the VT DMV test, you must wait at least one day before taking another one. Practice with these sample tests and study the driver’s manual to get ready for the official Vermont DMV written test.
1. What should drivers do when they see this sign?
one lane bridge
Merge left.
Make sure the bridge is clear of oncoming traffic before they cross.
Look to the left and right for other traffic.
Allow others to merge smoothly.
2. After passing a car, it is safe to return to your lane when:
you are at least 50 feet ahead of the car you passed.
you can see both headlights of the car you just passed in your rearview mirror.
the driver you passed slows down to let you return to your lane.
3. When a driver has their left arm and hand extended upward, the driver plans to:
go straight ahead.
come to a stop.
turn right.
turn left.
4. This sign indicates:
merging traffic sign
Winding road
Double curve ahead
Merging traffic
Divided highway ends
5. In heavy rain, tires can begin to ride on the water that is on top of the road pavement. This is called:
6. A steady yellow light at an intersection means:
Yield to other vehicles
Slow down and be prepared to stop
Proceed with caution through the intersection
Immediately come to a complete stop
7. This road sign means:
no u turn sign
No U-turn
Road curves ahead
No left turn
Detour ahead
8. Bicycles:
should use proper hand signals before making turns.
have the same rights and duties as motorized vehicles.
have the right to ride on most roads.
All of the above.
9. This road sign means:
hill sign
Steep downgrade ahead
Left lane must turn left
Trucks have the right of way
Truck exit only
10. The effects of alcohol on driving include:
Better reflexes.
None of the above.
Improved coordination.
Improved judgement.
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VT DMV Permit Practice Test

Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 15
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