#1. What is true about tailgating (following another vehicle too closely)?
Most rear end accidents are caused by following too closely. It is one of the major crash problems. Traffic experts are convinced that rear end crashes can be prevented if drivers will observe a few simple precautions when following other vehicles.
#2. The shape of a do not enter sign is:
The do not enter sign is an example of a square, red, and white regulatory sign. It means do not enter a road or off ramp where the sign is posted. Please note that the sign is not round!
#3. You should turn on your headlights when:
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.
#4. The road edge on the right side is marked by a:
Solid white lines divide lanes of traffic traveling in the same direction. Solid white lines are also used to mark the right edge of the road.
#5. When driving on wet winter roads, you should:
Reduce your speed. Allow extra space between your car and the car ahead. Do not brake or turn suddenly. Use a low gear when going down steep hills. Be careful on bridges and overpasses. These areas freeze first and dry out last.
#6. A white cloth tied to a radio antenna or a door handle indicates:
If your vehicle breaks down on a highway, make sure that other drivers can see it. Lift the hood or tie a white cloth to the antenna, side mirror or door handle to signal an emergency.
#7. It can be dangerous to leave a motor running in a garage because of:
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.
- Never run a vehicle in a closed garage.
- Be sure that the vehicle’s exhaust system is in good condition.
- Keep the operating efficiency of engine high.
- Never park and run heater or air conditioner with the windows closed.
- Always have plenty of fresh air in vehicle.
#8. Regulatory road signs are normally:
Black and white (or red and white) are used for regulatory signs.
#9. A right turn against a red arrow is:
Alaska does not allow turning against a red arrow. Do not make the movement indicated by the arrow. Stop behind the crosswalk, stop line, or if none, before entering the intersection. No turns are allowed until the arrow changes to green or flashing yellow.
#10. This sign is often located:
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.
#11. You are approaching a stopped emergency vehicle on a multi-lane roadway. The vehicle has its emergency lights activated. What should you do?
You must slow down and vacate the lane closest to the emergency vehicle, if possible.
#12. What is the best advice to a driver who has been drinking alcohol?
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.
#13. Which of the following court convictions will result in a mandatory revocation of your driving privilege?
Driving privileges must be revoked for the following court convictions:
- Driving while under the influence, or refusal to take a chemical test.
- Driving while license is cancelled, suspended, or revoked.
- Reckless driving.
- Failure to stop and render aid at the scene when involved in a personal injury crash.
- Perjury (giving untrue information relating to motor vehicles to the department).
- Unlawful flight by motor vehicle to avoid arrest.
- Felony in connection with a motor vehicle causing injury or death such as Manslaughter, Negligent Homicide, or Assault with a vehicle.
Remember, a license revocation is not the same as license suspension. If your license is revoked, your old one will not be reinstated.
#14. 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.
#15. You want to pass another vehicle on a two-lane road. There is a curve ahead that blocks your view. What should you do?
Do not pass on approaching a hill or curve where there is not sufficient clear view ahead
#16. An acceptable reason for not wearing safety belts is:
Alaska law AS 28.05.095 requires everyone in a motor vehicle to use a safety belt. A child less than 16 years of age who does not exceed certain height and weight requirements must be properly secured in a child safety device or in a safety belt, whichever is appropriate for the particular child
#17. When approaching an intersection without traffic signals or signs, you must:
When approaching intersections without traffic signals or signs yield to any vehicle that reaches an intersection before you.
#18. This sign tells you that:
The winding road sign tells you that there are three or more curves ahead. Adjust your speed and avoid passing other vehicles.
#19. When parking close to a stop sign you must keep what distance?
The distance you must keep from a stop sign is more than 30 feet. Parking is not allowed within 30 feet of any flashing signal, stop sign or traffic control signal located at the side of the roadway.
#20. 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.
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.