Wyoming Written Test Practice – Permit Questions & Answers



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#1. When driving in foggy conditions, high beams will:

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


#2. Passing another vehicle on the right by driving onto a paved shoulder is:

It is not legal to leave the pavement to pass on the right.


#3. What should you do when you approach a work zone?

Slow down, stay patient, maintain a safe following distance, and stay alert while driving through work zones. Extra care should be maintained through construction work zones even though there is no apparent work activity in the immediate vicinity.


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

  • When approaching a bicyclist, unless you have a clear and empty lane, do not attempt to pass.
  • If you do not have adequate space to pass a bicyclist, slow to the speed of the cyclist and follow him or her until you do have the room needed to pass.
  • Avoid prolonged driving next to a bicyclist when sharing a single lane of traffic.
  • When passing a bicyclist, reduce your speed to reduce the danger of a crash.

In this situation passing on the other half of the roadway is unsafe.


#5. Which light indicates that you must always come to a complete stop at an intersection?

At a steady red signal, you must stop behind the crosswalks or stop line. You can turn right unless there is a sign that prohibits the turn. You may turn right only after stopping and yielding to persons and other vehicles. You may also, after stopping and yielding, turn left from a one-way street onto a one-way street.


#6. You are driving in the right-hand lane and approach this sign. What should you do?

Reduction of lanes. Right lane ends. Merge left.

Two lanes of traffic will soon become one lane of traffic. Right-lane traffic must yield when merging.


#7. The most important sense in driving is:

Most of what you do in driving is a reaction to what you see. To be a good driver, you need to see well.


#8. The best cure for carbon monoxide poisoning is:

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and poisonous gas. Signs of carbon monoxide poisoning are weariness, yawning, dizziness, nausea, headache, and ringing in the ears. If you feel any of these symptoms, stop your engine and open the windows to get fresh air.

Have the exhaust system checked regularly to be sure it does not leak. Avoid parking for long periods of time with the engine running. Do not start your vehicle, or warm up the engine, in a closed garage.


#9. Because it takes longer to pass a large vehicle, you should:

Be sure to pass with sufficient speed to avoid loitering in the truck driver’s blind spot (No-Zone) and simply taking too long to pass. The passenger vehicle’s position while passing makes it impossible for the truck driver to take evasive action if an obstacle appears in the road ahead.


#10. If there is a patch of fog ahead, you should:

Reduce your normal speed, but be careful. The chance of a crash is extremely high whenever the difference between your speed and the speed of other traffic is more than 15 mph. Be sure that you can stop within the distance that you can see ahead.


#11. You approach this vehicle from behind. It is keeping an exceptionally low speed. What should you do?

A broken yellow line indicates that passing on the left is permitted when the way ahead is clear.

Broken lines are permissive in character.


#12. Always turn your front wheels away from the curb when you are parked on a grade and facing:

If you park facing uphill where there is a curb, you should set the parking brake and turn the wheels away from the curb. In any other situation, turn the wheels towards the curb or edge of the road.

Turn off the engine, take the keys and lock the car.


#13. Unless posted otherwise, you may not exceed 20 mph when driving:

The absolute speed limit in a school zone is 20 mph.


#14. Which background color is used for motorist service signs?

Blue is used for road user services such as food, gas, lodging, and rest area signs.


#15. You need glasses to read traffic signs and vehicle number plates. When must you wear your glasses?

If contact lenses or glasses are used to pass the screening, they will be required while driving.


#16. When are you required to stop at a railroad crossing?

You must stop for flashing red lights or crossing gates at a railroad crossing or when signaled by a flag person at or near railroad crossings. You must also stop if there is a stop sign or if a train is approaching.

Always expect a train at every highway-rail intersection. NEVER race a train to a highway-rail intersection. To do so is foolish. If you lose, you and your passengers may never have another chance.


#17. When the roads are covered with ice, your following distance:

You should triple the number of seconds when the roads are covered with snow and slush (six seconds) and quadruple the number of seconds when ice covers the road (eight seconds).


#18. To back your vehicle safely you should place your hand at the top of the steering wheel and:

Place your hand at the top of the steering wheel and back slowly. Turn your head and body so that you can see where you are backing. Do not depend upon your mirrors.


#19. Which is one factor that greatly affects your stopping distance?

The process of stopping your car has three main components: perception, reaction, and braking. You must look ahead to identify dangers, predict what could happen, and decide what to do. This takes at least one second. You must then execute your decision. It takes about 3/4 second to move your foot from the accelerator to the brake. The distance it takes to stop after the brake is applied depends upon your initial speed, your brakes, tires, road surface and weather conditions.


#20. If you have been drinking alcohol, what is a significant factor in reducing alcohol levels in your blood?

Time is the only significant factor in reducing bac levels. Approximately 90 percent of the alcohol in your body is eliminated by the liver. It is eliminated at a constant rate and this rate is about the same for all persons, about one drink per hour. It cannot be eliminated any faster. Showering, drinking coffee or exercising in an effort to sober up are useless. Only time can do the job.


#21. Which is true about signaling?

Always signal to other drivers when you plan to turn left, right, slow down, or stop. Signals may be given by hand-and-arm positions or by using the vehicle’s signal lights / brake lights.


#22. When brakes suddenly fail:

If your brakes fail:

  • Pump the brake pedal rapidly (This will often build up enough brake pressure to allow you to stop)
  • Use the parking brake, but hold the brake release so you can ease up on the brake if the rear wheels lock and you begin to skid
  • Shift to a lower gear, and look for a place to slow and stop off the roadway
  • Do not try to drive the car to a garage

#23. At a four-way stop, a driver should always yield the right-of-way to:

At a four-way stop intersection, common courtesy requires that the driver who stops first should be permitted to go first. If in doubt, yield to the driver on your right. It is important to remember to never insist on the right of way at the risk of a crash.

If you enter an intersection while violating the speed law, you forfeit any right of way you might have had.


#24. A temporary removal of a person's privilege to drive is the same as:

A suspension is the temporary removal of a person’s privilege to drive. The license may be returned after a specified period of time, and/or after certain requirements have been met.


#25. Which of the following must you obey over the other two?

A flag person may be stationed on the shoulder of the road near the work site to protect the lives of the traveling public and the highway workers. If the flag person directs you to stop, do not proceed until you are directed to do so.

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The Wyoming Written Knowledge Test

Key numbers for your official knowledge examination:

Test questions: 25
Passing score: 76%
Correct answers: 19
Time limit: No
Earliest retest if you fail: Same day

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Practice for Your Wyoming Driver’s Test

The official written test in Wyoming Driver Services Program will verify your knowledge of highway signs and signals, the consequences of drinking and driving, requirements for insurance, what to do in the case of a crash, rules for driving on streets and highways, how to safely share the road with other users, and many other driving related subjects.

To prepare for this written examination you should:

  Get a copy of Wyoming Driver’s Manual (also known as the Customer Service Guide).
  Use practice tests to verify what you have learned.

You Will Find Everything in the Manual

You are less likely to pass the Wyoming written permit test if you don’t read the manual.

The main purpose of the written test is to verify that you have read the manual and learned the rules of the road. You can find everything you need to know for your written test in this manual.

Copies are available at and Wyoming driver license exam office and from WYDOT’s website .

Read it before you start practicing.

Wyoming Practice Test

This Wyoming practice test has 25 questions like the real exam. Each set of questions is random, which means you can take the test as many times as you want. It will look slightly different each time you start over. You will never know which of the 500+ possible test questions you will get.

There is instant feedback that tells you if your answer is correct or not, along with explanations when your answer is incorrect. The final score is revealed at the end.

The passing score on the permit test in Wyoming is 76%, which is lower than in many other states .

When you practice, you should aim for a much higher score. It is a good if you can answer all questions correctly. It gives you a safe margin when you attempt the real exam.

Remember, that questions answer can be worded slightly different, so don’t focus too much on just remembering answers.

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What Happens if You Fail the Wyoming Written Test?

The permit test has 25 questions. You need 19 correct answers (76%) to pass. If you fail, you can take it again the same day, but only twice in one single day.

Should you fail the test twice, you probably need to study a bit more. Give it a week or to, and use the time wisely. Read more: 7 Study Tips to Help You

Can I Take the Wyoming Written Test Online?

Wyoming does not offer the knowledge test online. When you apply for a Wyoming driver license, you must visit a driver license exam office and take the test.

Who Must Pass a Written Test?

You must always pass a written knowledge test if you have never been licensed in this or any other state, when your driver license has been expired, or you have not driven for a period of two years or more.

Drivers with a valid license from a country other than Canada must also pass the knowledge test. If you hold a valid license from Germany, you are exempt from the road skills tests, but not the written test.

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