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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 you are under 18 you have additional license restrictions for the first 9 months for:
the type and number of passengers that can be in your car.
the reasons you can drive between midnight and 5AM.
All of the above.
2. Before passing another vehicle, you should signal:
after changing lanes.
early enough so other drivers know your intention.
at any time.
just before changing lanes.
3. This road sign means:
school sign
Pedestrian crossing
School crossing
Playground ahead
Hospital parking ahead
4. You are driving and you are feeling drowsy. You should:
find a safe place to stop for a break.
turn on the radio to keep you awake.
avoid drinking coffee.
have a beer or two to keep you awake.
5. If you are stopped and the officer suspects you have been drinking:
you can refuse to take the test if you think you will fail.
you can refuse to take the test if you haven't been drinking.
you are required to take the test.
6. If you approach a flashing red traffic light, you should treat it the same as:
a yield sign.
a stop sign.
a warning sign.
7. When they see this road sign, drivers must:
wrong way sign
not drive past this sign.
come to a complete stop and call the police.
treat it as a Yield sign.
treat it as a 4-Way Stop sign.
8. Which statement about drinking alcohol and driving is true?
If you are under the legal BAC limit, your driving is not affected.
Alcohol affects judgement and coordination, which are needed to drive safely.
After drinking, a cold shower will sober you up.
9. What does a flashing yellow light mean?
flashing yellow light
The same thing as a stop sign.
Drivers may move forward with caution.
Warning: hospital ahead.
All of the above.
10. This road sign means:
slippery road sign
Stop Sign Ahead
Railroad Warning
Warning, slippery when wet
Winding road ahead
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WI DMV Written Test

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