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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. What is the meaning of this sign?

Traffic signal ahead. Slow down and be prepared to stop, if necessary.


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

It is not true that they need less room to maneuver.

Large vehicles are more difficult to maneuver, are longer, heavier, and require much more room to turn.


#3. On two-lane roads with traffic moving in both directions, it is illegal to pass on the left side:

Do not pass by driving to the left side of the roadway on hills, curves, or within 100 feet of bridges, viaducts, overpasses, railroad crossings, crosswalks, intersections, or any place where your view is obstructed in any way. And pass only when the weather is good, never when it is raining or sleeting.


#4. Double parking is allowed:

Never park on the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge of the road or the curb.


#5. If you see this sign in front of you, it tells you that:

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.


#6. Which of the following would be indicated by circular road sign?

A round (circular) yellow sign, with a black cross buck and two R’s, means a railroad crossing is ahead. In rural areas, this sign is normally posted 500 to 900 feet in front of the tracks. It tells you to look, listen, and slow down because you may have to stop.


#7. Using Lincoln's head on a penny is an easy way of checking what?

Take a penny and hold Abraham Lincoln’s body between your thumb and forefinger. Select a point on your tire where the tread appears to be lowest and place Lincoln’s head into one of the grooves. If any part of Lincoln’s head is covered by the tread, you’re driving with a safe amount of tread. If the tread gets below that, your car’s ability to grip the road in adverse conditions is greatly reduced.


#8. Children 4 - 6 years must be secured in a booster seat system, unless:

Children at least four (4) years, but less than seven (7) years and measures less than four (4) feet nine (9) inches in height or weighs less than sixty-five (65) pounds must be secured in a belt-positioning booster seat system.


#9. When waiting to make a left turn, your front tires should be turned:

When waiting to turn left, always keep your wheels straight. Do not turn the wheels to the left – a bump from behind could push your vehicle into oncoming traffic.


#10. On highways with several lanes traveling in the same direction, the right lane should be used for:

Use the proper lane at all times. The left lane is considered the fast lane and is to be used by through traffic. The right lane is for slower traffic, vehicles traveling only short distances, and vehicles preparing to exit.

Remember, when you are driving more slowly than the traffic flow on a highway that has two or more lanes in your direction, you should move to and stay in the right lane.


#11. What do the light gray areas in the picture mark?

Blind spots are areas which cannot be seen when using your mirrors. To see vehicles in the blind spots you have to turn your head and glance over your shoulder. Check quickly. Do not take your eyes off of the road ahead of you for more than an instant.

It is dangerous to drive in another motorist’s blind spot.


#12. If you are on the main road when you see this sign:

Merging Traffic sign. This sign means that an access lane/ramp merges into roadway. Other traffic lanes come together with your lane. Watch for traffic from that direction and be prepared to allow traffic to merge smoothly.


#13. What should you do to avoid glare from high-beam headlights of an approaching car at night?

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.


#14. 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.


#15. When an emergency vehicle using sirens approaches from behind, you must:

Any emergency vehicle flashing red or blue lights or signaling with a bell or siren must be given the right-of-way on any street in any traffic situation. Pull over to the extreme right-hand side of the road until the emergency vehicle has passed.

If you are at an intersection, proceed through, and then pull over to the extreme right.


#16. When are broken white lines used as pavement marking between lanes?

A broken white line means travel in the same direction is permitted on both sides of the line. A vehicle may cross the line to change lanes when it is safe to do so.


#17. You must always slow down:

You must reduce your speed when approaching and crossing an intersection, when approaching and going around a curve, when approaching a hill crest, when traveling upon any narrow or winding roadway, or when special hazard exists with respect to pedestrians or other traffic.


#18. Before you start to drive, you should adjust your seat so that:

Adjust your seat to a comfortable position so that you can reach the wheel and pedals easily and have good vision. Fasten your seat belt, and then adjust the rearview mirror so that you can see the roadway behind. If you have a left outside mirror, remember to adjust that too.


#19. What should you do when you approach a railroad crossing?

Always be especially alert at railroad crossings. A warning sign is normally posted from 500 to 900 feet in front of the tracks. It tells you to look, listen, and slow down because you may have to stop.

Railroad crossbuck signs are posted at most crossings. They have the same meaning as yield signs.


#20. When driving at night in open country with no other vehicles near, you should turn on:

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.


#21. Which is a good advice when dealing with driving and social drinking situations?

Tests show that even a small amount of alcohol can change your behavior. So, if you drink, do not drive. Take a cab. Catch a bus. Get a friend to take you home.

Only time will get alcohol out of your system. Cold showers, fresh air, vitamins, black coffee and exercise will do nothing to sober you up.


#22. 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.


#23. You approach this traffic signal. Which is true about making a right turn at this intersection?

The green arrow means you may turn left from turn lane. Oncoming traffic is stopped by a red light. The green light means you may continue straight through the intersection.


#24. Flashing Do Not Walk or Raised Hand lights mean that a pedestrian:

Flashing Do Not Walk or Raised Hand lights mean do not leave the curb, but complete crossing. The traffic signal is about to change.


#25. This sign means:

Divided highway ahead (divided highway begins). Two-way traffic will be divided by a center strip ahead. Each roadway is one-way. Stay to the right.

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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.

Read more about preparing for your license exam: Best Way to Study

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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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