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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. When driving, it is important to keep a space cushion _________ your vehicle.
only behind
only to the sides of
on all sides of
only in front of
2. This sign means:
merging traffic sign
The divided highway on which drivers are traveling ends ahead.
A road crosses the main highway ahead.
Drivers are coming to a point where another traffic lane joins the one they are on.
None of the above.
3. To enter a freeway:
make a complete stop before entering the freeway.
signal and enter the freeway. You have the right-of-way.
drive slowly so you can check traffic.
signal, yield, and enter at the same speed that traffic is moving.
4. Emergency vehicles:
may follow each other.
have the right-of-way when using siren and red/blue lights.
may use a loudspeaker to give instructions.
All of the above.
5. This road sign means:
slippery road sign
Steep downgrade
Slippery when wet
Stop for other traffic
Road curves ahead
6. This road sign means:
no parking
No left turn
No parking
Divided highway
7. Which signs have black letters on a white background?
None of the other answers are correct.
Guide signs (horizontal rectangle)
Warning signs (diamond)
Regulatory signs (vertical rectangle)
8. When you see this sign, you should:
school sign
always stop at the crosswalk.
slow down, proceed with caution and watch for blind people.
be prepared to stop if children are in the crosswalk.
stop at the crosswalk until a crossing guard signals you to go.
9. These are:
route signs
route signs.
regulatory signs.
miles-left signs.
speed limit signs.
10. Where are yield signs usually placed?
Near school zones.
Where auxiliary roads lead into major roads.
Where major roads lead into auxiliary roads.
At intersections, if there is no marked stop line.
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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
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