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A WV resident can apply for a WV instruction permit, driver’s license, or identification card at any DMV regional office. If you live in West Virginia and want to drive a motor vehicle on public roads, you must have a West Virginia driver’s license or learner’s permit, unless you are expressly exempt. The West Virginia DMV written test consists of 25 questions based on the basic knowledge, traffic rules, regulations, road signs and markings found in the WV DMV Driver’s Manual. You must answer 19 out of the 25 questions correctly to pass the test. There is a time limit on the test and any questions not answered in the prescribed time will be considered incorrect. Practice with these sample WV DMV tests to get ready for the official West Virginia written test.
1. Who is most likely to be killed in a work zone crash?
Drivers and their passengers.
Workers and flaggers.
2. Before entering a roundabout (traffic circle), you must slow down and yield to:
bicyclists in the roundabout.
pedestrians in the roundabout.
vehicles in the roundabout.
All of the above.
3. The octagonal shape is used:
for stop signs and railroad advance warning signs.
for yeild signs.
exclusively for stop signs.
to warn drivers of existing or possible hazards on roadways.
4. What can you do to prevent skids on snow and ice?
Brake early and gently.
Decrease pressure on the brake pedal if your wheels begin to lock.
Allow the wheels to keep turning.
All of the above.
5. When driving near light rail vehicles, drivers should:
pay attention and obey all traffic signs.
expect trains on any track at any time.
be careful turning across train tracks.
All of the above.
6. What does this road sign indicate?
Hill area
Hospital service
Interstate highway
Area reserved for people with disabilities
7. When you are in a line of traffic that is crossing a railroad track that has no signals or gates:
you have the right of way and do not need to check for trains.
you need to make sure there is space to get all the way across the tracks without stopping, before you start to cross.
you may pass slower drivers crossing the track.
All of the above.
8. On what three conditions does your blood alcohol content (BAC) depend?
Your weight. The type of beverage you drink. How fit you are.
Your height. How much alcohol you drink. The type of beverage you drink.
How fit you are. How much alcohol you drink. Your height.
Your weight. How much alcohol you drink. How much time passes between drinks.
9. Road signs that point out scenic areas and parks are:
brown and white.
black and orange.
black and white.
green and white.
10. When making a right hand turn at a red light?
Turn on your turn signal and turn.
Turn on your hazard lights and turn right.
Yield the right of way to oncoming traffic, then turn right after the lane is clear.
Turn right only after the light turns green.
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WV DMV Practice Test Facts

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass: 19
Passing score: 76%
Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass: 19
Passing score: 76%
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