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2022 Alaska DMV Test & Permit Practice Tests

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#1. 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.

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#2. Before turning left, it is important to:

Check cross traffic and yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.

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#3. If you see a pedestrian with a white cane at a crosswalk, you should:

Pedestrians using guide dogs or white canes with or without a red tip must always be given the right of way, regardless of the traffic signal or traffic situation. These pedestrians are partially or totally blind. Be especially careful when turning corners or backing up when these pedestrians are in your vicinity.

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#4. You reduce your risk of hitting a moose or other type animals on the road, if you are especially alert:

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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#5. The following are true about large trucks, except:

Generally speaking, the bigger trucks are the more room they need to maneuver. That they need less room to maneuver is a false statement.

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#6. What does this sign mean?

Winding Road. There are several curves ahead. Slow down and drive carefully.

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#7. What is the meaning of this sign?

Do not park to right of this sign.

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#8. When you park and leave your car unattended:

Drivers are responsible for making sure that their vehicle is not a hazard when it is parked. Turn off the engine. It is against the law to leave the engine running in a parked unattended vehicle. Always set your parking brake when you park. Leave the vehicle in gear if it has a manual transmission or in park if it has an automatic transmission. Remove ignition keys from parked, unattended vehicle. It is a good habit to lock the doors whenever you leave your vehicle.

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#9. More than 80% of all collisions occur at speeds:

More than 80% of all collisions occur at speeds less than 40 miles per hour, and three out of four collisions causing death occur within 25 miles of home.

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#10. When sharing the road with a motorcyclist it is illegal and extremely hazardous to:

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.

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#11. When you see a sign with this shape, color, and symbol, you must:

When you see this sign, do not drive onto that street or ramp in the direction you are heading.

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#12. Driving under the influence of medication that impairs your ability to drive safely is:

Driving under the influence of any drug which impairs your ability to drive safely is illegal.

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#13. In Alaska, the law requires you to use 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.

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#14. When a traffic signal is showing a flashing red light, you must:

A flashing red signal light means stop. After stopping, you may proceed when it is safe. Observe the right-of-way rules.

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#15. If you are convicted of reckless driving, how many points will assessed to you driving record?

Violations with the highest likelihood of contributing to crashes are assigned the higher point values. A conviction of reckless driving will result in 10 points.

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#16. This sign means:

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.

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#17. If an advisory speed sign isn't posted before a curve:

If a speed limit is not posted before a curve, you must judge how sharp the curve is and change your speed. Slow down before you enter the curve. Braking and turning at the same time may cause your car to skid.

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#18. What does this sign mean?

The Flagger ahead sign warns drivers that there is a flagger ahead, and to be especially alert in the work zone.

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#19. Which road signs have a green background?

Green is used for movements permitted and direction guidance.

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#20. When making a long trip, you should do all the following except:

You should not leave on a trip if you are already tired.

There are several things you can do to help from getting tired on a long trip:

  • Try to get a normal night’s sleep before you leave.
  • Do not leave on a trip if you are already tired.
  • Do not take any medicine that can make you drowsy.
  • Eat lightly. Do not eat a large meal before you leave. Some people get sleepy after they eat a big meal.
  • Take breaks. Stop every hour or so when you need to.
  • Plan for plenty of time to complete your trip safely.
  • Try not to Drive late at night when you normally sleep. Your body thinks it is time to go to sleep and will try to do so.

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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)
  Question pool: 500+

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 .

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Who Must Pass Alaska Written Test?

  First-time applicants.

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.

2 Comments

  1. GoodGalYall December 27, 2021

    Super easy its literally common sense, still study because they randomize questions

  2. Neva brown October 10, 2017

    It is my first time doing this Neva brown

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