#1. What is the best advice to a driver who has taken too many drinks?
Some myths about drinking alcohol say that taking cold showers, drinking black coffee, or exercising will sober a person up. This is not true.
Only time, body weight, the number of drinks, and how much has been eaten, can affect how long it takes to sober up.
A person that had too much to drink must not drive. If possible, he or she should ask somebody who has not been drinking to drive instead.
#2. What does this sign mean?
Divided highway ahead. The highway ahead is divided into two one-way roadways. Opposing flows of traffic are separated by a median or other physical barrier.
#3. A pedestrian is crossing your lane at an intersection, but there is no marked crosswalk. You should:
Always yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk, or at an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection.
#4. What is the main cause of car skids?
Unsafe speed is the most common cause of skidding accidents.
#5. What color do flag persons in construction zones wear on vests, shirts or jackets?
Flag persons in construction zones wear fluorescent orange-red or fluorescent yellow-green vests, shirts or jackets and use stop/slow paddles or red flags to direct traffic through work zones.
#6. When you enter city traffic from a full stop (pulling away from the curb), you should:
Whenever you cross or enter city traffic from a full stop, you will need a large enough gap (from cars approaching in either direction) to get up to the speed of other vehicles.
#7. When parking close to a fire hydrant you must keep what distance?
Parking is not allowed within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.
#8. When making a right turn:
When turning right, you must be in the extreme right-hand travel lane or a lane designated for right turns. Signal your turn at least 100 feet ahead. Yield to pedestrians and bicyclists.
#9. What is true about seat belts?
Seat belt laws applies at any speed. New Hampshire is the only state that has no law requiring seat belt use for adults.
#10. When you want to pass a motorcycle from behind, you must:
Don’t share the lane with a motorcycle. Motorcycles need a full lane width like other vehicles. A skilled motorcyclist will constantly change positions within a lane to increase their ability to see and be seen, and to avoid objects on the road. Never move into the same lane with a motorcycle, even if the lane is wide and the cyclist is riding to one side. It is not only illegal, it is extremely hazardous.
#11. A center lane marked on both sides by a solid yellow line and a broken yellow line:
A center lane marked on both sides by a solid yellow line and a broken yellow line is a two-way left turn lane reserved exclusively for left turning vehicles in either direction. Special signs and pavement marking arrows are utilized. It is not permissible to use the center left turn lane as a driving, accelerating, or passing lane.
#12. The eight-sided shape is used for which road signs?
Eight-sided red stop signs mean you must make a full stop.
#13. Why is it important to know what kind of braking system your vehicle has?
Knowing how to apply your brakes in an emergency situation may save your life. Conventional and anti-lock brakes (ABS) are used differently, so it is important to know what kind of braking system your vehicle has.
#14. If you need to use arm signals, how would you signal a slowdown and stop?
Slowing or stop – left arm extended downward, with palm of hand to the rear.
#15. Under the Alaska point system, higher point values are assigned to:
Violations with the highest likelihood of contributing to crashes are assigned the higher point values.
#16. If you are facing a traffic signal with a flashing yellow arrow, oncoming traffic has:
A flashing yellow arrow means your movement may conflict with oncoming vehicles. It is not protected. You must exercise caution while making the movement and yield to oncoming traffic, pedestrians, and vehicles in the intersection.
#17. When you see a sign with this shape and color, you must:
A stop sign means you must come to a complete stop. Give the right-of-way to pedestrians and to all cross traffic before moving again.
#18. When you drive at night, you should:
Drive slower at night, because you cannot see as far ahead. Use your high beams whenever possible in open country. When you leave a brightly-lit place, drive slowly until your eyes adjust to the darkness.
#19. Which lane should you use if traveling straight ahead?
A steady green arrow means that travel in lane is permitted.
#20. You should be especially alert for deer and moose on the road at
Use caution when driving at dawn or dusk and scan roads and roadsides ahead. Most vehicle-moose accidents occur at dawn and dusk when light is low and moose are most active.
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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.