#1. What should you do when you see this sign?
Crossroad. A road crosses the main highway ahead. Look in all directions for other traffic.
#2. What does a sign like this indicate?
This sign tells you that you are at the end of the no-passing zone. You may pass now only when it is safe.
#3. Which is the standard color of a sign like this?
Blue is used for guide signs. These blue signs tell a driver about services, such as gas, food, motels and hospitals, along the roadway. Blue is also used to identify parking spaces for disabled drivers.
#4. You see a sign with this shape from a distance. What should you expect ahead?
This three-sided sign is shaped like a pennant. It is yellow with black wording. The sign will appear on the left side of a two-lane, two-way roadway. It is posted at the beginning of a no-passing zone where no-passing pavement markings are also used.
#5. On what side of the road will a no-passing zone sign be placed?
The sign will appear on the left side of a two-lane, two-way roadway. It is posted at the beginning of a no-passing zone where no-passing pavement markings are also used.
#6. A vehicle displaying this sign:
A vehicle displaying this sign is moving slowly. A driver must slow down and may pass only when safe and legal to do so.
#7. You see this road sign. What should you expect ahead?
Divided highway ahead. The highway ahead is divided into two one-way roadways.
Divided highways have a center strip that separates traffic going in opposite directions. The first sign is posted before a divided highway begins.
#8. This sign tells you that the center lane is used for:
The two-way left turn only sign tells you that the center lane is reserved for the exclusive use of left-turning vehicles in either direction. The lane cannot be used for passing, overtaking, or through travel.
#9. What does this sign mean?
This sign tells you that two lanes of traffic going the same direction will soon merge into one lane. Be ready to either change lanes or allow other traffic to merge into your lane. Merge signs appear on expressways just before expressway ramps. The driver on the expressway slows down to let the driver on the ramp merge.
#10. These signs alert a driver in advance of special areas where:
These signs alert a driver in advance of special areas where vehicles and pedestrians may be crossing.
#11. When you see this sign, you should:
Stop sign ahead. When you come to this sign, you should slow down and be ready to stop at the stop sign ahead.
Although the stop sign may not yet be visible, the sign is close enough to require you to start slowing down. Advance warning signs also are used in high-speed areas because of the longer distance needed to slow down or stop.
#12. This sign tells you:
This is a regulatory speed limit sign. It shows the maximum speed you are allowed to travel.
#13. What does this sign mean?
This sign warns you of a change in direction or narrowing of the road. You may find several of these signs on the outside of a sharp curve or on approaches to a narrow bridge.
#14. You approach this road sign. What should you do?
Hill – Downgrade ahead. This sign warns you of a dangerous hill. It may be very long or steep, or it may have sharp curves. Slow down before you start down the hill. It may be a good idea to shift to a lower gear to control speed and preserve brakes.
#15. If it is raining when you approach this sign, you should:
Slippery when wet. All roads are slippery and dangerous when wet. This sign warns of conditions that can cause you to lose control of your car. You should slow down because it takes longer to stop on slippery pavement. The road surface of a bridge may be dangerous in winter because it may remain icy after the rest of the roadway is clear.
In wet or cold weather, drive slowly. Do not speed up or brake hard. Make sharp turns at a very slow speed.
Illinois Written Test
Key numbers for the official Illinois Written Test:
|Number of Questions:||Part I (Traffic signs): 15
Part II (Traffic laws): 20
|Correct answers needed:||28|
|Passing score:||80 percent|
|Time limit:||No limit|
|Earliest retest upon failure:||1 day|
The Knowledge Examination has Two Parts
The Illinois exam consists of two parts.
The first part (this test) has 15 questions asking about common traffic signs described in Rules of the Road .
The remaining 20 questions will either be multiple-choice or true-false questions about Illinois traffic laws and safe driving.
This Illinois traffic sign identification practice test helps you make sure you have learned all the road signs, including the use of shapes and colors.
It is a randomized practice test that pulls questions from a larger pool of questions, which means that each time you take the test it will look slightly different and have new questions.
Download Rules of the Road
Before you start, make sure you get a copy of the handbook “Rules of the Road”. Everything you need to learn is found in this booklet.
The Second Part of Your Test
Make sure you practice the second part as well.