Arkansas Driver License Practice Test – 25 Questions



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#1. Red and blue signs in the shape of a shield mark:

Blue and red signs indicate that the route is part of the national system of interstate and defense highways. The shape of route signs indicates the type of roadway: Interstate, U.S., state or county. When planning a trip, use a highway map to determine your route. During the trip, follow the route signs.


#2. When passing a motorcycle driving in your lane, you must:

When passing a motorcycle, allow a full lane to the motorcycle. Never crowd into the same lane as the motorcycle. Returning to the original lane too soon can force a rider to swerve to the right into traffic or off the road.


#3. When passing a truck, you should pass:

Always pass a tractor-trailer completely and always on the left side. If you linger when passing a truck, your position makes it impossible for the truck driver to take evasive action if an obstacle appears in the road ahead.


#4. If you have mechanical trouble and must stop beside the road, you can show others you need assistance by doing what?

Lift the hood and tie a white cloth to the antenna, side mirror or door handle to signal an emergency.


#5. When you want to make a right turn at an intersection with a steady red light, you should:

Approaching a controlled intersection with intentions to turn right will require the driver to come to a stop if the traffic signal is red. However, once the driver has come to a complete stop and there is no opposing traffic to interfere with the right turn, the driver may proceed with the turn. It is important during such turns to be cautious of pedestrians crossing in front of the vehicle.


#6. If you see orange construction signs and cones on a highway, you must:

Adjust your speed to traffic conditions. Proceed with caution. Obey all instructions provided by signs, traffic signals and flaggers. Do not follow other vehicles too closely. Remember to be prepared for the unexpected when traveling through work zones.


#7. A flashing red traffic signal at an intersection has the same meaning as:

A flashing red traffic light indicates the same as a stop sign. A driver must come to a complete stop, then proceed only when it is safe.


#8. In winter, roads freeze more quickly when they are:

On cold and wet days, ice may linger in shady spots along the roadway. These areas are the first to freeze and the last to thaw.


#9. Which pavement marking separates traffic traveling in opposite directions?

Yellow lines mark the center of a road used for two-way traffic. Broken yellow lines indicate that passing is permitted.


#10. When is it important to use high-beam headlights?

It is important to use high beams on unfamiliar roads, in construction areas, or where there may be people along the side of the road.


#11. When is the use of a cell phone permitted if you hold a learner's license?

Except for emergencies, the use of a cellphone is prohibited when you hold a permit, learner’s license, or an intermediate license.


#12. Merging onto a road is safest if you:

Anytime you want to merge with other traffic, you need a gap of about four seconds. If you move into the middle of a four second gap, both your vehicle and the vehicle that is now behind you have a two second following distance.

You need a four second gap whenever you change lanes, enter a roadway, or your lane merges with another travel lane.

Do not try to merge into a gap that is too small. A small gap can quickly become even smaller. Enter a gap that gives you a big enough cushion of safety.


#13. Drivers entering a traffic circle or rotary (roundabout) must yield to drivers already in the circle.

A driver entering a traffic circle or rotary must yield to drivers already in the circle.


#14. Traffic signs with orange background show:

Work zone signs are typically diamond shaped, orange with black letters or symbols. A work zone sign warns a driver that workers may be along side or on the roadway. These warnings include reduce speed, detours, slow moving construction equipment, and poor or suddenly changing road surfaces. In work areas, traffic may be controlled by a person with a sign or flag, known as a flagger.


#15. At what age can you obtain a full, non-restricted class D license?

The class D license is a non-restricted license issued to persons 18 years of age or older.


#16. Using Lincoln's head on a penny is an easy way of checking what?

Check tire tread with a penny. Stick the penny into the tread head first. If the tread does not come at least to the top of Lincoln’s head, the tire is unsafe. Tire tread must be at least than one-sixteenth of an inch.


#17. In order to park in an accessible parking space, you must have:

In order to park in an accessible parking space, you must have either the appropriate license plate with the international symbol or the designated hang tag often referred to as a Special Certificate.


#18. Which is the most important vehicle control to use during a skid?

The most important vehicle control to use during a skid is the steering wheel.

If your vehicle begins to skid, stay calm. Ease off the gas and do not use your brakes. Concentrate on steering out of trouble.


#19. What does a sign with eight sides mean?

An eight-sided red stop sign indicates that you must make a full stop whenever you see this sign.


#20. A vehicle carrying this sign:

A reflective orange triangle on the rear of a vehicle means the vehicle is traveling less than 25 miles per hour. A driver may see this sign on construction equipment or in rural areas on farm vehicles, or on horse drawn wagons or carriages.


#21. When driving at higher speeds, which method helps you determine a safe following distance between you and vehicle ahead?

There is an easy way to tell if you are following too closely. It is call the two-second rule, and it works at any speed. There are situations where you need more space in front of your vehicle. In these situations, you may need a four second following distance to be safe.

Remember, the two-second rule does not mean that you are able to stop within two seconds.


#22. Why should you slow down and be prepared to stop when following a truck with hazardous load and there is a railroad crossing ahead?

Leave extra room for vehicles required to come to a stop at railroad crossings, including transit buses, school buses, and vehicles carrying hazardous materials.

Remember, if you are following this type of vehicle you should slow down and be prepared to stop. It is against the law to pass any vehicle within 100 feet of a railroad crossing.


#23. What does this sign mean?

Slippery when wet.

This section of highway is more slippery than other roads when wet. Reduce your speed.


#24. The alcohol concentration in your blood will be reduced only by:

There is no way to sober up quickly. Coffee, fresh air, exercise, sleep, or cold showers will not help. Time is the only thing that will allow the alcohol to get out of your system.


#25. If other drivers tailgate you:

Occasionally, you may find yourself being followed closely or tailgated by another driver. If you are being followed too closely and there is a right lane, move over to the right. If there is no right lane, wait until the path ahead is clear then reduce speed slowly. This will encourage the tailgater to drive around you. Never slow down quickly to discourage a tailgater, which may increase the risk of being hit from behind.

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Arkansas State Police Driver License Knowledge Test

Quick facts for your Arkansas driver license test:

Number of Questions: 25
Correct answers needed: 20
Passing score: 80 percent
Time limit: No limit
Earliest retest upon failure: 1 day

What You Should Know about the State Police Knowledge Exam

The test consists of 25 multiple-choice and true-or-false questions given on a computer. You need 20 correct answers to pass the examination.

Exam questions are randomly chosen from a larger group of questions, which means that you will not get the same exam twice.

Should you fail your test, you can take it again the next day – but it may be a good idea to wait longer and read the Study Guide again. Use practice test to verify your knowledge.

State police charges a new fee every time you want to take the test, so it is a good idea to pass it the first time. It saves you money and unnecessary trips to a test location.

The written test is available in English and Spanish only.

If you speak another language, you may bring a dictionary of English to your native language to the test. Unlike many other states, Arkansas does not allow you to have an interpreter with you for the knowledge exam.

Arkansas does not offer any kind of online testing from your home.

Is the Arkansas Knowledge Test hard?

Official failure rates show that almost 50% of all first-time test takers fail the exam.

The difficulty of the Arkansas examination is graded hard.

Hard - DMV Test difficulty grading by licenseroute

What You Should Know about the Arkansas Driver License Practice Test

A practice test does not replace the Arkansas Driver License Study Guide. If you want to pass the actual test, you must read the study guide and completely understand Arkansas rules of the road.

Use practice tests as a supplement only.

Just like the real exam, each practice test is random. Each test will generate a new set of 25 questions.

You can repeat the practice test as often as you want.

After each question you will get instant feedback. If your answer is incorrect, there is also a brief explanation. Answers to questions can be found in the Study Guide.

Aim for a full score on each practice test.

What Happens if You Fail the Written Examination?

If you fail the examination, you can normally retake the test the next business day.

A new fee is required every time you take the test.

What Happens After You Have Passed the Written Examination?

As a first step, Arkansas state police always issues an instruction permit. The permit allows you to practice driving together with a supervising driver who is licensed and at least 21 years old.

When you practice driving, you must always have the instruction permit in your possession and the supervising driver must sit in the front seat beside you.

All passengers must wear seat belts, regardless of seating position.

You cannot use a cell phone or any other wireless device, including hands-free devices, while driving unless it is for emergency purposes.

The permit is valid for one year and cannot be extended.

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