Missouri Written Test for Instruction Permit & Driver License



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The Road Rules Test

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The Road Signs Test


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The Road Rules Test

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The Road Signs Test

#1. Before turning left or right you should signal during the last:

You should signal at least 100 feet before you turn so the other drivers can be ready.


#2. You are following a school bus and there is a railroad crossing ahead. You must slow down and be prepared to stop because the bus:

The following vehicles must always stop at railroad crossings:

  • Motor vehicles carrying passengers for hire.
  • School buses.
  • Motor vehicles carrying material that is corrosive, flammable, explosive, or poisonous.
  • Motor vehicles used for the transportation of flammable or corrosive liquids in bulk, whether loaded or empty.

#3. Whenever you park your vehicle, be sure it is in a place:

Drivers are responsible for making sure their vehicles do not become hazards after they have been parked. Whenever you park your vehicle, be sure it is in a place that is far enough from any travel lane to avoid interfering with traffic and visible to vehicles approaching from either direction.


#4. If many vehicles are passing you in the right lane of a multilane roadway:

If many vehicles are passing you in the right lane of a multilane roadway, you are probably going slower than the rest of the traffic. Unless you will be turning left soon, you should move into the right lane when the way is clear.


#5. You have stopped at a red light at an intersection when an emergency vehicle with flashing lights approaches from behind. If the light turns green, you should:

If the traffic light is red, stay where you are (driving against a red light is still illegal, unless you are directed to do so). Make sure you can hear any instructions or directions given over a loudspeaker. Your immediate reaction to such directions may be critically needed.

When the traffic light turns green, you should not proceed, unless directed to do so.


#6. Which is true about Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)?

Maintain a firm and continuous pressure on the brake while steering to enable the four-wheel ABS to work properly. Remember, if your vehicle is equipped with anti-lock brakes:

  • Do not pump your brakes.
  • Do not forget to steer.
  • Do not be alarmed by mechanical noises and slight pedal pulsations.

#7. As a good defensive driver you should:

To avoid making mistakes, or being in an accident because of someone else’s mistake, you must drive defensively. As a defensive driver you should keep your eyes moving, expect other drivers to make mistakes, be ready to react, and know what to do if a mistake happens.


#8. It is a good idea to use your high-beam headlights in the following situations EXCEPT:

You should not use your high-beam headlights in fog.

Light from high beams will reflect back, causing glare and making it more difficult to see ahead.

This question asked when you should not use high-beam headlights.


#9. If you have an emergency and stop on the shoulder of the highway, you should:

You can stop on the shoulder of the highway in an emergency. If you do, alert other drivers by turning on your emergency flashers. It is also helpful to raise the hood, or tie a white cloth to the antenna.


#10. Drugs and controlled substances, such as marijuana:

Marijuana can impair cognitive function, impair judgment of time and distance, and decrease coordination. Research studies have shown negative effects of marijuana on drivers, including an increase in lane weaving, poor reaction time, and altered attention to the road.


#11. The term No-Zone is used to describe:

A truck or bus has blind spots on each side, in the rear and in the front where an automobile cannot be seen. These blind spots are referred to as the No-Zone.


#12. When a school bus displays flashing amber lights near the top of the bus, it tells you:

Amber warning lights will flash 500 feet before the bus comes to a designated stop.


#13. Driving with both hands on the steering wheel approximately in the 8 o'clock and 4 o'clock positions:

Use a proper grip. Place your left hand between the 7 and 9 o’clock positions and your right hand between the 3 and 5 o’clock positions on the steering wheel. This position is comfortable and allows you to make most turns without taking your hands off the wheel.


#14. Children 12 years old and under should always ride:

Children 12 and under should always ride properly restrained in a rear seat. Never put a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of a vehicle with a front passenger air bag.


#15. Hydroplaning can happen:

On wet pavement, your tires may ride on the water rather than the pavement. This is known as hydroplaning. It refers to loss of traction and control. Hydroplaning can happen at any speed over 35 mph. In a severe rainstorm, the tires can lose all contact with the road at 55 mph.


#16. You must notify the Motor Vehicle Bureau within 30 days if you:

State law requires you to report the sale of your motor vehicle or all-terrain vehicle by completing a Notice of Sale (Form 5049) and submitting it to any license office or to the address on the form within 30 days.


#17. In this situation (approaching the bicyclist from behind), you should:

When passing a bicyclist, be patient. The bicycle is generally a slower moving vehicle, and this may require you to slow down. Wait for a clear stretch of road before passing a bicyclist in a lane too narrow to share.

On this road, pavement markings do not allow you to pass on the other half of the roadway.


#18. A flashing yellow arrow tells you:

A flashing yellow arrow tells you that you are allowed to drive in the direction the arrow is pointing but are required to wait for an adequate gap in the opposing traffic prior to making your turn. You must yield to pedestrians.

This is known as an unprotected turn.


#19. You may use studded snow tires between:

Your vehicle may have studded snow tires only from November 1 to April 1.


#20. When a law enforcement officer signals you to pull over, you should:

When you see emergency lights behind you, stay calm, activate your turn signal, and pull off or to the side of the roadway as soon and safely as possible. Turn off the ignition and radio, and stay in your vehicle unless directed by the officer to exit. Keep your hands on the steering wheel so they are easily observable. Ask your passengers to stay in the vehicle while keeping their hands in plain view as well. Give the officer your full attention. Cell phones and mobile devices should not be used by you or any of your passengers. Do not make sudden moves or search for your driver’s license or vehicle documents – wait for the officer to give you instructions. If you have a weapon(s) in the vehicle, inform the officer upon first contact.


#21. You have a green light at an intersection. A funeral procession is crossing your path. What should you do?

An organized funeral procession has the right-of-way at all intersections regardless of any traffic control device, except for emergency vehicles or when directed otherwise by law enforcement officials. Do not enter Do not enter an intersection in which a procession is going through a red signal light, unless you may do so without crossing the path of the funeral procession. An organized funeral procession has the right-of-way at all intersections regardless of any traffic control device, except for emergency vehicles or when directed otherwise by law enforcement officials.


#22. When you approach a roundabout, you must:

Slow down before entering a roundabout. Look to your left as you drive towards the entrance, yield to traffic already in the roundabout, bicyclists, and pedestrians in the crosswalk. Enter when there is a gap in traffic and merge with the other flow of vehicles.


#23. Looking over your shoulder when changing lanes is important because it allows you to check for:

Looking over your shoulder is important because it allows you to check for blind spots.


#24. Which pavement marking separates lanes with traffic going in the same direction?

Solid white lines are used to mark both edges of two-way roads and the right edge of one-way roads. White lines also separate lanes of traffic flowing in the same direction.

A dashed white line between lanes of traffic means that you may cross it to change lanes if it is safe. A solid white line between lanes of traffic means that you should stay in your lane unless a special situation requires you to change lanes.


#25. Suppose you are driving on a four-lane highway with no signs or markings to control turning. From which lane should you make a right turn?

To make a right turn, drive close to the right edge of the road. Do not turn from another lane unless there are signs or lane markings that allow for two or more turning lanes.

Remember, you should turn from the lane that is closest to the direction you want to go and turn into the lane closest to the one you came from.

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Missouri Written Knowledge Test

Quick facts for your learner’s permit or full driver’s license examination:

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

Missouri Written Practice Test – Pool of 500+ Questions

This written practice test has 25 questions, just like the real Missouri knowledge examination.

The test is random, which means that each set of questions are drawn from a larger bank of more than 500 questions. It means that each time you take the test, it will be slightly different with new questions.

You need 20 correct answers to pass the real written exam. We recommend that you aim higher than that when you practice.

Answers to all exam questions are found in the Missouri Driver Guide . Get yourself a copy from a service center or download a PDF-version online. Study it before you do anything else. You need to learn and understand all rules described in the manual.

DMV will also ask you to take a separate road sign identification test. This test is mandatory even if you transfer a license from another state to a Missouri Driver’s License. You will also be asked to take this test when you renew your license.

You can practice for the road sign identification test here: MO Road Sign Recognition Test .

The Official Missouri Driver Examination

The Missouri driver examination has four parts:

  A vision screening
  The road sign identification test
  The written multiple-choice test
  A final road skills test

If you are under 18 years, the Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program introduces you to your driving privilege through three steps:

  Instruction permit
  Intermediate license (restricted license)
  The under-21 driver license

What You Should Know about the Written Test

You take this multiple-choice test at a driver examination station. There are currently no option to take an online test from home.

The written test is a closed-book test. You cannot bring books or papers into the testing area and you cannot use your cell phone during the test.

The test is not timed. You have plenty of time to carefully read all questions and answer choices.

Expect the test to take about 15 minutes.

Should you fail the test, you can usually take it again the next day, depending on availability.

Besides English, the test is offered in the following foreign languages:




Note that all languages may not be available at all testing stations.

Is the Missouri Written Test Hard?

While the Missouri road sign recognition test is rated “very easy”, the multiple-choice knowledge test is “very hard”. It is estimated that about 60% of all first-time test takers fail this test.

You should prepare well for the test by studying the Driver Guide more than once and take many practice tests until you can reach a full score.

Very Hard - DMV Test difficulty grading by licenseroute

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