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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. When riding at night you should:
speed up.
use your low beam.
decrease your following distance.
increase your following distance.
2. When changing lanes, you should not:
check for other drivers who may be moving into the same lane as you.
use your cell phone to contact the police to determine if the road ahead is clear.
check your side and rear view mirrors.
give a turn signal to signal your intentions.
3. This road sign means:
hill sign
Intersection ahead
Hill ahead
Winding road
Truck exit only
4. Roads are most slippery:
on hills.
just after the rain begins.
just before it rains.
when it stops raining.
5. When riding long distances, how often should you stop and stretch?
Every 50 miles
Every five hours
Once per trip
Every two hours
6. What should you do if your rear wheels start to skid?
If the vehicle has ABS, pump the pedal carefully.
Steer left if your rear wheels slide right.
Turn the steering wheel in the direction the vehicle is trying to go.
Take your foot off the gas and shift to neutral.
7. This road sign means:
no right turn sign
No U-turns
Left lane must turn left
No right turn
Keep right
8. The sign in the picture:
maximum recommended speed sign
is a warning sign.
shows the highest speed drivers can travel at the exit of the intersection.
shows the minimum safe speed for an exit on an highway.
lists the maximum recommended safe speed for an exit on an expressway.
9. As you near an intersection, the traffic light changes from green to yellow. You should:
apply the brakes sharply to stop.
be prepared to stop before the intersection.
be prepared to stop in the center of the intersection.
speed up to beat the red light.
10. A pedestrian in the crosswalk when the “DON’T WALK” signal begins flashing must:
dont walk flashing
yield to other pedestrians.
go back and wait the “WALK” light
finish crossing the street.
stop immediately.
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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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