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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 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 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. Work zone signs mean:
you must immediately stop and back up.
driving conditions are less than ideal.
it is summer.
you should drive faster to get out of the work zone.
2. A flashing red light:
flashing red light
is used at dangerous intersections.
means that you must bring your vehicle to a complete halt.
means the same thing as a stop sign.
All of the above.
3. Lanes of traffic moving in the same direction are divided by ____ lines.
4. This road sign means:
reduction of lanes sign
Highway entrance ramp ahead
Lane reduction -- the left lane ends soon
Lane reduction - the right lane ends soon
The road widens ahead
5. Drivers often fail to see a motorcycle headed toward them. Why?
It is hard to judge how far away a motorcycle is.
Motorcycles are hard to see.
It is difficult to judge a motorcycle's speed.
All of the above.
6. This sign means:
no parking between
No parking between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM.
Parking is not allowed at 8:30 AM and at 5:30 PM
You can only park between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM.
None of the above.
7. You are approaching an intersection with a yellow flashing light. You should:
make a U-turn; the intersection is closed.
stop and wait for the light to change.
drive carefully through the intersection.
prepare to stop; the light is about to turn red.
8. If you need to make an emergency stop:
sound your horn at passing vehicles to alert other drivers.
turn on your emergency flashers and stay in your vehicle if safe.
get out of the vehicle once you have stopped.
9. This road sign means:
two way traffic ahead sign
Divided highway ahead
Two-way traffic ahead
Low clearance
Four-lane traffic ahead
10. When passing another vehicle:
check your mirrors and blind spots.
honk your horn.
assume they will maintain a constant speed.
drive at the same speed as the vehicle you are passing.
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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
Number of questions: 50
Correct answers to pass:40
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 15 ½
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