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You must have a valid driver license to legally operate a motor vehicle, motorcycle, moped, or motor-driven cycle on public roadways in Washington State. To get a driver license, you must pass the medical and vision screenings, the WA DOL knowledge test, and the driving test. The Washington DMV written test is designed to check your knowledge of road signs, road rules, traffic laws, and safe-driving practices. Everything you must learn to pass the test is in the Washington Driver's Manual. Study this guide thoroughly. The WA DOL written test is a multiple-choice test with 40 questions, and you must correctly answer 32 of them to pass. Practice with these sample DMV tests to get ready for the official Washington knowledge test.
1. This sign means:
divided highway ahead sign
Divided highway ends.
Divided highway ahead.
Drivers will soon be on a roadway with two-way traffic.
Keep to the left.
2. Drivers must report to law enforcement an accident involving an injury or death within:
2 days.
10 days.
5 days.
4 days.
3. When in a motor vehicle on or off the highway, it is:
permissible to drink a moderate amount of alcohol when driving with a passenger.
illegal to keep an open container of alcohol in the passenger compartment.
illegal to drink from, but permissible to transport, open containers of alcohol in the passenger compartment.
acceptable to drink alcoholic beverages if you are not driving.
4. Vertical rectangles tell drivers:
vertical rectangle
that there's a school zone ahead.
what is not allowed.
the law.
the direction they should travel.
5. This road sign means:
merging traffic sign
No left turn
Merging traffic ahead
Cars in right lane must slow down
Pass only in the right lane
6. This sign is a:
warning sign
warning sign.
regulatory sign.
guide sign.
stop sign.
7. What should you do as you prepare to turn right at an intersection?
Signal your turn, check for bicyclists, and do not turn directly in front of a bicyclist.
Yield to bicyclists coming from the opposite direction.
Honk your horn.
All of the above.
8. Warning signs are:
9. The yield sign is ___ and white, with ___ letters.
yellow; black
blue; white
red; white
red; red
10. At an intersection with a roundabout, drivers should:
stop in the intersection to yield to traffic on the right.
always drive around the circle to the right.
drive to the left of the roundabout when turning left.
enter at any time, whether there is other traffic or not.
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WA DMV Permit Test

Number of questions: 40
Correct answers to pass:32
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 15
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