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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. Collisions can happen more often when:
one vehicle is traveling faster than the flow of traffic.
all vehicles are traveling at the posted speed limit.
one lane of traffic is traveling faster than the others.
2. Which statement about driving and drugs is true?
Prescription drugs are safe to use if they don't make you feel drowsy.
Only illegals drugs can impair your driving.
Even over the counter drugs can impair your driving.
3. This sign means:
divided highway ahead sign
Drivers will soon be on a roadway with two-way traffic.
Divided highway ahead.
Keep to the left.
Divided highway ends.
4. To avoid becoming an aggressive driver, you should:
Allow enough travel time to reach your destination on schedule.
Adjust your schedule to drive during times with the most highway traffic.
Listen to heavy metal music.
None of the above.
5. This road sign means:
no right turn sign
No right turn
No U-turns
Do not pass
No left turn
6. After you stop for a school bus, you must:
turn off your engine.
pass the bus before the red lights stop flashing.
None of the above.
wait until the yellow lights stop flashing.
7. Large trucks:
take longer to stop than passenger vehicles.
have high-tech air brakes which allow them to stop quickly.
are more maneuverable than passenger vehicles.
8. If cars approaching from opposite directions reach an intersection at the same time:
a car that turns left must yield to cars that move straight or turn right.
a car that turns right must yield to cars that move straight or turn left.
a car that moves straight must yield to cars that turn left.
None of the above.
9. To avoid hydroplaning, drivers should:
drive at a constant speed.
apply the brakes firmly.
slow down.
All of the above.
10. Before applying for a probationary license, the minimum number of driving hours an applicant under 18 must obtain is:
30 hours total with 10 at night.
40 hours total with 10 at night.
20 hours total with 10 at night.
10 hours total with 5 at night.
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WI DMV Knowledge Test Facts

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