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Mississippi Permit Test Practice & Driver License Tests – 2021

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Mississippi Permit Test Practice
  Questions per test: 25
  Question pool: 500+
  Type of test: Random multiple-choice



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#1. When approaching a bicyclist, you should:

Leave a safe distance of at least three (3) feet between the vehicle and bicycle when passing the bicycle. Only pass a bicycle traveling in the same direction in a non-passing zone when it is safe to do so. Do not try to share the lane with a bicyclist when passing. Reduce speed, move into the next lane and pass in the normal manner, just as you would pass a motor vehicle. If there is oncoming traffic, slow down behind the bicyclist and pass when the oncoming traffic has cleared. Leave plenty of room while passing. The wind effects from a moving vehicle can cause a bicyclist to lose control if the vehicle passes too closely. After passing a bicyclist proceeding in the same direction, make a right turn only if the turn can be made with reasonable safety. (Do not cut off a cyclist by turning in front of them.)


#2. With a learner's permit you may drive alone:

You may drive only when accompanied by a licensed driver age 21 years or older who is actually occupying the seat next to you.


#3. If you have a tire blowout while driving, you should:

If you develop a flat tire or have a blowout, do not apply your brakes suddenly. Hold the steering wheel firmly. Take your foot off the accelerator, and then apply the brakes slowly and cautiously. If you have plenty of stopping distance, let the vehicle stop by itself. Remember, keep the vehicle going straight until you have full control.


#4. You are driving on a country road at night and a vehicle with high beams comes toward you. What should you do?

If you meet a vehicle at night with bright or blinding headlights, the safest thing to do is to dim your lights and keep your eyes on the right side of the road.

Never attempt to compensate by wearing darkened glasses. At night, or on dark days, the use of such glasses will only reduce your vision further.


#5. You approach a stopped school bus on your side of an undivided highway with two lanes. The bus is displaying alternating flashing red lights. In this situation, you must:

You must stop for a school bus, regardless of your direction, whenever the bus is stopped and receiving or discharging children. You must not proceed until the children have crossed the street or highway and the school bus has resumed motion or the flashing red lights are no longer actuated and the hand-operated stop sign is retracted.

You are not required to stop when the highway that has four lanes or more, and the school bus is on a different roadway.


#6. You should always yield the right-of-way:

Although you are not required to do so by law, common courtesy dictates that you yield the right-of-way to funeral processions. (In other states this may be required by law)

Remember, the first rule you should follow is to always use your common sense. Your right-of-way is important, but it is not worth an accident.


#7. This hand signal means:

Slowing or stop – left arm extended downward, with palm of hand to the rear.


#8. What color are road signs that guide you to national parks and other public recreation areas?

Brown road signs give public recreation and scenic guidance. They guide you to places like national parks, historical areas or museums.


#9. When you park on a hill headed uphill and there is a curb, you should turn your front wheels:

Headed uphill, turn your front wheels away from the curb (toward the travel lane) and let your vehicle roll back a few inches.

To park safely, first give the proper signal, and then guide your vehicle within six inches of the curb in the parallel position. Next, cut your wheels sharply to the left and allow your vehicle to roll back slowly until the right front wheel is set against the curb.

Study the diagram provided in your driver’s manual.


#10. Which is true about tailgating (following another vehicle too closely)?

Most rear-end collisions are caused by following too closely.


#11. When should you use your high-beam headlights?

Use upper beam only when driving in the open country without other cars near. Even with the upper beam, speed should be lower than by day.

Dim your lights when necessary. Do not use upper beams in fog, heavy rain or snow.


#12. This red and white sign means:

The Do Not Enter sign might include the words ‘do not enter’ or it might only include the white bar across the red circle background. Either way, it means you may not enter this lane of travel.


#13. This sign (red X) over a lane means:

Some traffic lanes are marked by signals that indicate which lanes are available for use. A green arrow means you can use the lane. A red X means you cannot. Never travel in a lane marked with a red light.


#14. Which of the following vehicles must always stop before crossing railroad tracks?

If outside a business or residence district, the following vehicles must always stop at a railroad crossing:

  • A vehicle carrying passengers for hire.
  • A school bus carrying any school child.
  • A vehicle carrying explosive substances of flammable liquids.

Remember to watch out for vehicles which must stop whether or not a train is coming.


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

Intersection / crossroads ahead. A road crosses the main highway ahead. Look in all directions for traffic.


#16. This center lane is available for:

This sign means you may ONLY use the center lane to make left turns from either direction. The center lane is not available for normal travel or passing.


#17. You are driving in the right-hand lane and approach this sign. What should you do?

Lane Ends. There will be fewer lanes ahead. Traffic must merge left. Drivers in the left lane should allow others to merge smoothly. Right lane ends.


#18. The minimum amount your liability insurance must cover against injury or death of two or more individuals is:

On January 1, 2006, the minimum liability requirements increased to the following: $25,000 per person (limited to a single accident), $50,000 per accident for bodily injury, and $25,000 per accident for property damage.


#19. What should you do when a law enforcement officer is directing traffic?

Traffic signs and signals are placed on the highways and streets to control the movement of traffic and to prevent accidents. You must obey them except when an officer is directing traffic.

You must also obey instructions from flaggers in a work zone, school crossing guards, and firefighters at an emergency scene.


#20. By driving in this state you have agreed to be tested for alcohol or drugs. This law is known as the:

When you operate a motor vehicle in the state of Mississippi, you are giving your implied consent to testing for the presence of intoxicating substances in your body. If a law enforcement officer has good reason to suspect that you are operating your vehicle under the influence of an intoxicating substance, he can request you to take a breath or chemical test.

This is known as the implied consent law.


#21. When a large truck is signaling for a right turn ahead, you can expect the driver to:

Pay close attention to truck turn signals.

Large vehicles require more space to make a turn and need to swing to the left of the lane when preparing to make a right turn. To avoid a crash, do not pass a truck on the right if there is a possibility that it might be making a right turn.


#22. What is a suitable restraint system for a child weighing up to 20 pounds?

It is recommended that children always ride in the backseat. Children weighing up to 20 pounds should be transported in a child safety seat facing backward.


#23. Which car or cars are best positioned for a left turn on this one-way street?

A good rule to remember when traveling on a one-way street is to always turn from the lane nearest the curb. (However, pavement markings or signage may permit turning from additional lanes.)


#24. Which is true about bald or badly worn tires?

With worn tires your car’s ability to grip the road in adverse conditions is greatly reduced. Once every month, or before you embark upon a long road trip, check your tires for wear and damage problems.


#25. A traffic signal with a flashing yellow arrow means:

A yellow flashing arrow means you may turn in the direction of the arrow if you are in the proper lane. You must yield to oncoming traffic. Oncoming traffic will have a green light when your turn arrow is flashing, so you do NOT have a protected turn.

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The Official Mississippi Permit & Driver Exam
  Exam Questions: 30
  Passing score: 80%
  Correct answers to pass: 24
  Allotted time to complete test:
  Wait time before retest: 1 day

Mississippi Permit & Driver License Test

Mississippi Practice Tests

You can now prepare for your Mississippi Driver’s License or Learner’s Permit with practice tests from

Each test has 25 random questions based on the Driver’s Manual and the real exam questions from Mississippi Driver Services Bureau.

After each question, you will get instant feedback that tells you if your answer is correct or not. When you make a mistake, there is also a short explanation to help you learn faster. Remember, if you don’t fully understand questions and answers, study the relevant chapter in the Driver’s Manual.

You can take the test as many times as you want or need. Each time, a new set of questions will be generated from a large pool of test questions.

Do I Need to Study the Driver’s Manual

Everything you must learn for your knowledge examination is found in the Driver’s Manual, which is why you must study the manual. Practice tests work best a supplement to the manual and should not be used instead of reading the manual.

You should make sure that you have the latest version of the manual. We strongly recommend you that you get a hard copy from a Driver Services office, but please note that there is a small fee for the printed copy.

You can also download a copy of the manual from their website, for which the Driver Service Bureau also charges a fee. Mississippi is currently the ONLY state in United States that charges you a fee for on online version.

Unfortunately, there are several reports of a malfunctioning download service and zero support, which is why you should go for a printed copy and not waste your money on a PDF-version.

How Should I Study for the Exam?

When you’ve read the manual, you can use the practice tests to check your progress and see which facts you might have missed.

Don’t focus on memorizing questions and answers. They can be worded differently on the real exam. True understanding will make the tester easier and will also make you a better driver.

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Can I Take the Test online?

Mississippi Driver Service Bureau does not offer online testing from the comfort of your home. You must take the test at a service location or as part of your driver education course.

How Many Questions are on the Mississippi DPS Written Test?

Questions on the test will cover the Mississippi traffic laws and the rules of safe driving. There are 30 questions on the exam, and you must correctly answer at least 24 questions to pass. This means you must reach a score of at least 80%. You can afford to miss 6 questions.

DMV will let you take the test on computerized testing station. If you are not completely sure on how it works, ask your examiner for additional information before you start the test. The test station also includes a headset for you to use if you want audio support, which means that you have an option to let the test read the questions and choices aloud for you.

What Happens if You Fail the Test?

If you fail the test, you cannot take it again the same day. You must wait until the following business day. Should you fail your three times in a row, you must wait 30 days before you can take the test again. There is no limit on the number of times you can take the knowledge test.

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What is on the Mississippi Knowledge Exam?

The test checks the following:

  • Do you know the Mississippi traffic laws and the rules of safe driving?
  • Can you read, understand, and follow traffic signs and signals?
  • Are you a safe and skillful driver?
  • Do you understand and have the proper attitude toward the rights of pedestrians and other drivers?
  • Do you understand how to keep your vehicle in safe condition?
  • Are you physically and mentally capable of driving safely?

Who Must Take the Computerized Knowledge Exam?

In general, you must pass the Mississippi Written knowledge test:

 » When you apply for your first driver’s license or permit:
 …have never had driver’s license or permit before.

 » When you are a new resident in Mississippi with an out-of-state driver’s license:
 …and your out-of-state license has been expired for 30 days or more. You are also required to take the written knowledge test if the license is valid, but you are under 18 years of age and have held the out-of-state license for less than six months.

 » When you are a new Mississippi resident with an out-of-country license:
 …and need to transfer to a Mississippi driver’s license.

 » When you wish to renew your Mississippi driver’s license:
 …and your driver’s license has been expired for one year or more.

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