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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 West Virginia Driver's Manual. You must answer 19 out of the 25 questions correctly to pass the test. There is a time limit on the WV DMV 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. If traffic on the other side of an intersection is backed up and you cannot get completely through, you must:
enter the intersection and try to avoid blocking it.
wait until traffic ahead is clear.
enter the intersection and proceed with caution.
turn right instead of going straight through the intersection.
2. Warning signs are:
3. This road sign means:
Road narrows ahead
Stop if necessary
Slow down or stop
4. Air bags are meant to _________ seat belts.
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5. At a stop sign there is no stop line, you must stop:
before the traffic light turns red.
before you enter the intersection.
after you enter the crosswalk.
before you enter the crosswalk.
6. When you approach this sign, you must:
school crossing sign
watch for workers crossing the road.
stop if necessary.
go to work.
None of the above.
7. You may park or stop along the shoulder of the freeway:
as long as you turn on your emergency flashers.
if you need to check your smartphone for directions.
if no part of your vehicle is on the road.
only if you have an emergency.
8. This road sign means:
sharp right turn
Construction zone ahead
Sharp turn, slow down
School zone ahead
Side road
9. Alcohol:
increases reaction time.
makes it difficult for drivers to judge their condition.
makes drivers more prone to take chances.
All of the above.
10. To check your blind spot before changing lanes:
look into the left side mirror.
look into the rearview mirror.
look over your shoulder in the direction you plan to move.
look into the right side mirror.
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WV DMV Knowledge Test Facts

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:19
Passing score:76%
Minimum age to apply: 15
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