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Illinois Road Signs Recognition Test – 15 Questions

Facts about the Illinois Permit Knowledge Test

What You Should Know
  Number of questions on exam: Traffic signs: 15
Traffic laws and safe driving: 20
Total: 35
  Passing score: 80 percent
  Correct answers to pass: 28
  Allotted time to complete test: No limit
  Wait time before retest: 1 day
This Practice Test
  Number of questions on each practice test: Traffic signs: 15
  Question pool: 150+
  Each test is random

#1. When you see this sign, you must:

Keep Right. This sign tells a driver where to drive when approaching traffic islands, medians or other obstructions in the middle of the roadway. A driver must drive to the side indicated by the arrow.


#2. This sign added to a stop sign means:

When you see the 4-way or all-way sign all approaching traffic to this intersection must stop. The first driver to stop is the first driver to go. Other drivers must wait their turn.


#3. This sign tells you:

This is a regulatory speed limit sign. It shows the maximum speed you are allowed to travel.


#4. What does this sign mean?

This sign tells you there is a speed zone ahead. The smaller sign inside the larger one tells what the speed limit will be.


#5. What does this sign mean?

The One Way sign is used in intersections to indicate that crossing traffic is allowed to travel in one direction only. You may not turn against the arrow.

The sign does not indicate that you must turn.


#6. What does this sign mean?

The Left Turn Only sign tells you that you can only turn left from this lane.


#7. You approach this road sign. What should you do?

Hill – Downgrade ahead. This sign warns you of a dangerous hill. It may be very long or steep, or it may have sharp curves. Slow down before you start down the hill. It may be a good idea to shift to a lower gear to control speed and preserve brakes.


#8. When you see this sign, how many curves should you expect close ahead?

Reverse curves. This sign tells you there is a gradual curve to left, and then right.

This sign is used where there are two changes in roadway alignment in opposite directions that are separated by a tangent distance of less than 600 feet.


#9. Traffic signs with blue background indicate:

Blue and white signs direct you to services, such as gas, food, motels and hospitals. Blue is also used to identify parking spaces for disabled drivers.


#10. Road signs with the horizontal rectangular shape are usually used for:

Horizontal rectangles are generally used for guide signs.


#11. Which shape is used for stop signs?

This eight-sided red sign means stop. You must make a complete stop at the stop line.

The shape of a traffic sign can give you as much information about the meaning of a sign as the sign’s color or wording. When visibility is poor, such as in heavy rain, dust storms, or fog, you may be able to make out only the shape of a particular sign.


#12. This sign is an example of:

This is an example of a U.S. route sign.

United States numbered routes (other than interstate routes) are marked with a sign of black numbers on a white background of the familiar U.S. shield.

Remember, the shape and color of route number signs indicate the type of roadway: interstate, U.S., state, city or county road. When planning a trip, use a road map to determine your route. During the trip, follow the route signs to prevent you from getting lost.


#13. When you see this sign, you should:

The side road sign tells you that there is an intersection ahead. Watch out for traffic entering from the side road and oncoming traffic turning.


#14. What does this sign mean?

Divided highway ends. The sign is posted just before the divided highway ends. Be careful as you near the end of a divided highway. Two-way traffic will begin.


#15. What does this sign mean?

This sign warns you of a change in direction or narrowing of the road. You may find several of these signs on the outside of a sharp curve or on approaches to a narrow bridge.

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Road Sign Identification

For your knowledge it is important that you learn all the Illinois road signs described in “Rules of the Road“.

If you haven’t done so already, you should download the latest version from the Illinois website or get a hard copy from one of the service centers.

By reading this manual and taking many practice tests you will improve your chances of passing the written exam the first time. But remember, learning the Illinois road signs is just your first step. When you are comfortable with all the signs and their meanings in this test, you should move on to a practice test with the remaining questions.

The test on this page is randomized, which means that it will be slightly different each time you start over by reloading the page.

Aim for a full score on each test.

Illinois Driver License Testing

In Illinois, driver must take a written exam every eight years unless they have no traffic convictions on their driving record.

The written exam is designed to verify your knowledge of common road rules and traffic laws.

The exam consists of two parts.

  The first part asks you to identify traffic signs by shape, color, or symbol (15 questions).

  The second part will ask you to identify signals and pavement markings. It will also have multiple-choice and true-or-false questions about traffic laws, safety rules, crash prevention and vehicle equipment.

The Practice Test

The practice is a supplement to reading the handbook (Rules of the Road). They do not replace the handbook. You should always start by reading the booklet, since it gives you a good idea about what you need to know. The information is never meaningless, it is there for a reason and questions may be drawn from all parts of it.

When you feel comfortable with the signs part of these practice tests, continue with the remaining 20 questions on the exam: Illinois Road Rules

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