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Sample knowledge test
The following test is an example of the questions on the written driver test. Answers to sample test


A driver approaching a flashing red traffic signal must:

a. Slow down at the light
b. Drive carefully without stopping
c. Merge to the right
d. Stop before entering the intersection

1. In New Jersey, persons under 21 years of age are considered under the influence (DUI) when their BAC is:

a. .01
b. .05
c. .10
d. all of the above

2. You can practice drive with a valid special learner's permit:
a. Between 12:01 a.m. and 5 a.m.
b. Between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
c. Between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m.
d. Anytime

3. In New Jersey, you must be at least __ years old to register a motor vehicle.
a. 17
b. 16
c. 15
c. 21

4. As you drive, you're required to stop your vehicle:
a. At an intersection with a stop sign
b. Where there is a red light
c. When a traffic officer orders you to stop
d. All of the above

5. As you drive, you must turn your headlights on:
a. When you turn your wipers on
b. One-half hour after sunset
c. One-half hour before sunrise
d. All of the above

6. You must yield for emergency vehicles:
a. Never
b. When you see a flashing red or blue light or hear a siren
c. Only when other vehicles yield
d. None of the above

7. You may drive on public or private property to avoid a traffic sign or signal:

a. Only if the driver stops the vehicle before crossing the sidewalk
b. Only with permission of the property owner
c. Anytime
d. When directed to do so by a police officer

8. It is important to slow down:
a. On narrow or winding roads
b. At intersections or railroad crossings
c. When the road is wet or slippery
d. All of the above

9. Vehicle stopping distances never depend on:
a. Your own reaction time
b. The time of day
c. Condition of your vehicle's brakes
d. Condition and type of vehicle tires

10. You needn't stop your vehicle for a frozen dessert truck when:
a. It shows flashing red lights
b. It shows a stop signal arm
c. A person is crossing the roadway to or from the frozen dessert truck
d. On a dual highway if you're on the other side of a safety island or median from the frozen
          dessert truck

11. When driving on major highways:
a. Stay alert
b. Keep your eyes moving
c. Be ready to react to road hazards
d. All of the above

12. When driving in bad weather, drivers should:
a. Increase speed to reach final destination more quickly
b. Decrease the "two-second" rule
c. Increase the "two-second" rule
d. None of the above

13. MVC may terminate your road test before it starts because of:
a. An unsafe vehicle
b. A center console or other equipment in your vehicle that obstructs the examiner's access to the
          brake pedal
c. Missing seat belts
d. All of the above

14. The Implied Consent Law is:
a. Permission for someone to drive your vehicle
b. All passengers must wear their seat belts
c. You agree to a breath test when under arrest and suspected of drinking and driving
d. None of the above

15. If a collision is possible, you should:
a. Choose to hit something that will give way rather than something that's rigid
b. Choose to hit something that's standing still rather than something moving toward you
c. If you have to hit anything, try to make it a glancing blow or a sideswipe
d. All of the above

16. If your windshield wipers stop suddenly during rain or snow you should:
a. Slow down
b. Roll down the driver's side window and put your head out so you can see ahead
c. Brake and pull off the road
d. All of the above

17. What are some telltale signs of a drunk driver?
a. Weaving between lanes
b. Driving slower than the normal traffic flow
c. Quick and sudden stops
d. All of the above

18. A 5-ounce glass of wine contains the same amount of alcohol as:
a. One pint of whiskey
b. A gallon of wine
c. A 6-pack of beer
d. One 12-ounce can of beer

19. To obtain a New Jersey driver license or non-driver ID card, you must present:
a. Proof of age
b. Proof of address
c. Proof of legal U.S. presence
d. All of the above

20. If you are driving behind a school bus and it shows a flashing red light signaling a stop, you must:
a. Stop at least 25 feet away
b. Slow down to 10 mph
c. Speed up and pass
d. Stop directly behind the bus
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If this was an actual general knowledge exam in an MVC testing center you would have been given 50 questions. To obtain a passing score, you must answer 80% or 40 of the 50 questions correctly. To increase your knowledge, continue studying the New Jersey Driver Manual or use the new Online driver manual.