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Anyone who operates a motor vehicle or motor-driven cycle on public roadways in Wisconsin is required to have a valid driver license. If you have not previously held a driver license, you must first get a learner’s permit at a WI DMV Service Center. To get an instruction permit, you must be at least 15 years, six months of age, and pass the knowledge and highway signs tests and vision screening. The Wisconsin DMV written test covers the contents of the Wisconsin Driver's Manual, and includes questions on road rules, road signs and safe driving practices. The WI DMV written test consists of 50 questions, and you'll need at least 40 correct answers to pass (80%). Practice with this sample test to get ready for the official Wisconsin DMV driver's license test.
1. If a traffic officer signals you to drive through a red light:
you must call the police.
you must wait for the red light to turn green.
you must do it.
you must not obey the officer. Signs and signals take precedence over directions given by traffic officers.
2. When following another vehicle at night, drivers should use:
high beam headlights.
emergency flashers.
parking lights.
low beam headlights.
3. When two cars arrive at an intersection with no signs or signals at the same time, which car has the right-of-way?
The car approaching from the right.
The car approaching from the left.
The car that is traveling faster.
The car in which the driver sounds the horn.
4. __________ limit(s) your concentration, perception, judgment, and memory.
Only a blood alcohol level greater than the legal limit
Only a blood alcohol level greater than .05
Alcohol does not
Even the smallest amount of alcohol
5. What does a flashing red light mean?
flashing red light
Drivers may move forward with caution.
The same thing as a stop sign.
6. This road sign means:
no right turn sign
All traffic must turn right at next intersection
No U-turns
Right turn on red light permitted
No right turn
7. This road sign means:
divided highway ahead sign
Divided highway ahead - stay to the right
No turn on red
Do not pass
Do not enter
8. When drivers see a 'Wrong Way' sign:
they must stop immediately.
they must not leave the pavement except in an emergency.
they are going the wrong way on an expressway exit ramp.
they must drive past this sign and reach the next intersection.
9. More than one vehicle is approaching a four-way stop sign. Who has the right of way?
No one.
The driver on the left.
The last driver to reach the intersection.
The first driver to reach the intersection and stop.
10. If you are pulled over by law enforcement, you should:
turn off your interior light if stopped at night.
unbuckle your seat belt and lower your window.
stay in the driver’s seat with both hands clearly in sight on the steering wheel.
get out of your vehicle and walk toward the patrol car.
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WI DMV Written Test Facts

Number of questions: 50
Correct answers to pass:40
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 15 ½
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