#1. You want to make a right turn at an intersection ahead. The traffic light displays a flashing red arrow. What should you do?
At a flashing red arrow, you must stop behind the crosswalk, stop line, or if none, before entering the intersection. Look in all directions for approaching traffic and pedestrians and proceed only when it is safe to do so.
#2. When driving in a fog, you should:
Slow down. Use your low beam headlights, not your high beams. Keep a consistent distance between you and the car in front of you. If you are involved in a collision, get your car off the road as quickly as possible.
#3. Car tires must have a minimum tread depth of:
Tires must have 2/32 of an inch tread and be free of cuts, tears or other dangerous conditions.
#4. On which side should you pass a barricade with this panel?
Work zone channelizing device: vertical panel. Stripes sloping downward to the right mean pass to the right.
Compare with a yellow and black object marker.
#5. When is it important to turn on your headlights?
Headlights must be turned on from 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise. Headlights must also be turned on in daytime when visibility is reduced to 1000 feet or less by fog, rain, snow, smoke, or dust. A good idea, and also the law in many states, is to turn on headlights every time you use windshield wipers due to bad weather.
#6. 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.
#7. What does this road sign mean?
Traffic Circle. This sign indicates that you are approaching a roundabout intersection. When an advisory speed panel is posted below the sign, slow down to the recommended speed.
#8. Unless otherwise posted, you can legally park at a railroad crossing, if you keep this distance from the nearest rail:
Parking is not allowed within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing.
#9. If it is raining when you approach this sign, you should:
Slippery when wet.
In wet weather, drive slowly. Do not speed up or brake hard. Make sharp turns at a very slow speed. This sign is often located near bridges and overpasses.
#10. If you see an accident ahead, how can you warn drivers behind you?
If you can see an accident ahead, warn the drivers behind you by turning on your emergency flashers or tapping your brake pedal quickly three or four times. You can also use the hand signal when slowing. Never stop on the road, unless necessary for safety or to obey a law.
#11. Locked wheel skids are usually caused by:
This type of skid is usually caused by braking too hard at a high rate of speed and locking the wheels.
#12. When changing lanes, it is important to:
When changing lanes, it is important to check your blind spot. Your blind spot is the area of the road you cannot see without moving your head and looking over your shoulder.
#13. When you hear an emergency vehicle approaching from any direction on an undivided highway, you must:
You must yield the right-of-way to any police car, fire engine, ambulance, or other emergency vehicle using a siren and red lights. Drive as close to the right edge of the road as possible and stop until the emergency vehicle has passed.
#14. You must always stop before a railroad crossing if:
Never get trapped on a crossing. When traffic is heavy, wait on the approach to a crossing until you are sure you can clear the crossing.
#15. The minimum amount your liability insurance must cover for injury or death of one person is:
The Mandatory Insurance Law requires either the vehicle owner or driver to carry liability insurance. The minimum amount of liability insurance coverage is $50,000/$100,000 for bodily injury or death and $25,000 for property damage. You must carry proof of liability insurance in your vehicle. Failure to provide proof of liability insurance to a law enforcement
#16. Carbon monoxide is a gas from vehicle exhaust and it is:
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas from vehicle exhaust can make you a dangerous driver and even cost you your life. It paralyzes before it kills. Symptoms include headache, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting.
#17. Which will affect you more?
Drinking three drinks in one hour will affect you more than drinking three drinks in three hours. Spacing the drinks over a longer period of time will slow the rate at which you become intoxicated and indicates responsible drinking habits.
#18. In this situation (approaching the bicyclist from behind), you should:
Avoid passing other vehicles, including motorcycles and bicycles, on two-lane roads. It is dangerous. Every time you pass, you increase your chances of having an accident. Be patient when passing a bicyclist. Slow down and pass only when it is safe. Do not squeeze the bicyclist off the road. In this situation passing on the other half of the roadway is not allowed.
#19. This sign means that you:
Do not stop, stand, or park as directed by this sign.
#20. A sign with this shape means:
Eight-sided red stop signs mean you must make a full stop.
Quick Facts about the Alaska DMV Permit Exam
|What You Should Know|
|Number of questions on exam:||20|
|Passing score:||80 percent|
|Correct answers to pass:||16|
|Allotted time to complete test:||Unlimited|
|Wait time before retest:||1 day|
|Number of questions on each practice test:||20 (randomized)|
Alaska Permit Practice Tests
Each practice test has 20 random questions based on State of Alaska Driver Manual and real Alaska DMV tests.
After each question, you get instant feedback. If you miss a question, there is also a brief comment to help you study.
The Alaska Driver’s Manual Matters
Before you start practicing, you should get the latest version of the Driver Manual . The manual introduces you to the principles of safe and lawful operation of a motor vehicle. It gives you all the information you need to pass the knowledge test.
After studying the manual, use the practice tests to check your progress and if you are ready for the examination or not.
The passing score in Alaska is 80 percent, which means you must answer at least 16 questions correctly.
On each practice test you should aim higher. Try to reach a perfect score of 100%. This way you will know if you have learned all the contents of the manual or not.
Read more about practicing and acing the real DMV test .
Who Must Pass Alaska Written Test?
You must pass the written knowledge test if you haven’t been licensed before.
If your license has expired.
If you let your license in Alaska or any other state expire for more than 1 year, you must take and pass the written exam again.
If your license has been revoked.
When DMV revokes your license, you can only get the license back by applying for a new license and pass all tests again.
If you hold a license from another state or country.
Drivers with a valid out-of-country or out-of-state driver’s license may drive in Alaska for 90 days, before they must convert their license to an Alaska license.
Unlike many other states, applicants must pass the written knowledge test before DMV issues an Alaska driver license.
Drivers with a driver’s license from a country other than United States, Canada, or a US Territory must, in addition to the written test, also pass the road skills test.
What is on the Alaska Written Test?
All questions on the Alaska written test is based on information found in the driver’s manual, including traffic laws, safe driving practices, and common highway signs and signals.
There may also be questions about permit restrictions and the dangers of drinking and driving.
What Languages are Available?
DMV only offers the examination in English.
If you need and interpreter or have difficulty reading, you may bring someone who may read the questions to you, but you must independently answer the questions. Contact DMV ahead of your test for guidance.
What if You Fail the Test?
If you fail the knowledge test, you can try again the next day.
Alcohol and Drug Awareness Knowledge Test
If you are 21 years or older, you must also pass an alcohol awareness test. The test is mandatory after your 21st birthday when you want to renew a license or upgrade from a permit to a license.
Exemptions exist for anyone who obtained their Alaska driver license prior to October 21st, 2008 and all applicants 21 and older transferring a license from another state.