|This Missouri Practice Test||Number of questions on each practice test:||25|
|This is a random practice test.|
#1. A traffic signal with a flashing yellow arrow means:
A flashing yellow arrow tells you that you are allowed to drive in the direction the arrow is pointing but are required to wait for an adequate gap in the opposing traffic prior to making your turn. You must yield to pedestrians.
This is known as an unprotected turn.
#2. As the percentage of alcohol in your blood increases, you become more:
Alcohol can significantly impair the brain and body so that it is unsafe to drive. Alcohol slows reflexes and decreases reaction time, making it unsafe for drivers to quickly react to a variety of situations. Alcohol can affect vision, including slowing down eye muscle function, altering visual perception, and impairing night vision. Alcohol can cause drowsiness, decreased concentration, and decreased attention. Alcohol can also impair coordination, reduce comprehension, and limit the ability to make rational decisions.
#3. After stopping for a school bus that is unloading children:
After stopping for a school bus that is unloading school children, watch for school children walking along the side of the road. You must remain stopped until the bus moves or the bus driver signals for you to proceed. Proceed with caution.
#4. You approach a railroad crossing. There is heavy traffic ahead. You must stop before the crossing when:
Never start to cross the tracks until there is room for your vehicle on the other side of the tracks.
#5. With after-market glass tinting, the front door windows may be darkened up to:
Tinting or sun-screening material is permitted on the side and rear windows only (front door windows at no more than 65 percent light blockage). The total amount of light being transmitted through the glass of front door windows cannot be less than 35 percent.
#6. The risk of hydroplaning increases:
On wet pavement, your tires may ride on the water rather than the pavement. This is known as hydroplaning. It refers to loss of traction and control. Hydroplaning can happen at any speed over 35 mph. In a severe rainstorm, the tires can lose all contact with the road at 55 mph.
#7. How do seat belts help you when you drive?
While air bags are good protection against hitting the steering wheel, dashboard, or windshield, they do not protect you if you are hit from the side or rear, or if the vehicle rolls over. An air bag will not keep you behind the wheel in these situations. Your lap and shoulder belts are needed to help keep you behind the wheel.
#8. Always signal to other drivers when you plan to:
Before you stop, turn or change lanes, let the other drivers know what you are going to do by signaling. You can signal with your hand and arm or with your vehicle’s turn signals and brake lights. You should signal at least 100 feet before you turn so the other drivers can be ready. Check your vehicle’s turn signals often to ensure they are working properly.
#9. As a good defensive driver you should:
To avoid making mistakes, or being in an accident because of someone else’s mistake, you must drive defensively. As a defensive driver you should keep your eyes moving, expect other drivers to make mistakes, be ready to react, and know what to do if a mistake happens.
#10. When driving in foggy conditions, high beams will:
If you must drive in foggy weather, drive with your lights on low beam. High beams will create glare that reflects back into your eyes. You will see less if your lights are on high beam.
#11. Motorists being involved in secondary crashes cause the following percentage of fatalities in Missouri.
Motorists being involved in secondary crashes cause 18 percent of fatalities in Missouri.
#12. Suppose you are driving on a four-lane highway with no signs or markings to control turning. From which lane should you make a right turn?
To make a right turn, drive close to the right edge of the road. Do not turn from another lane unless there are signs or lane markings that allow for two or more turning lanes.
Remember, you should turn from the lane that is closest to the direction you want to go and turn into the lane closest to the one you came from.
#13. When there is an oncoming car to your left and a child on a bicycle to your right on a two-way road, you should:
When possible, take potential hazards one at a time. For example, if you are overtaking a bicycle and an oncoming vehicle is approaching, slow down and let the vehicle pass first so you can give extra room to the bicycle.
#14. When driving at night, you must:
A basic rule for safe night driving is to never outrun or overdrive your headlights! Your headlights only let you see about 350 feet ahead. Be sure you are driving slow enough to stop or turn within the distance you can see ahead.
#15. A truck driver's blind spots are larger on:
A truck’s no-zones or blind spots include: directly in front, directly behind, and along each side of the vehicle – especially on the right side!
#16. You can legally park on a bridge or overpass:
Never park on a bridge or overpass.
#17. When you approach a roundabout, you must:
Slow down before entering a roundabout. Look to your left as you drive towards the entrance, yield to traffic already in the roundabout, bicyclists, and pedestrians in the crosswalk. Enter when there is a gap in traffic and merge with the other flow of vehicles.
#18. After a reinstatement of your driving privilege, driving the first year without getting new points on your driver record will reduce remaining points:
When your driving privilege is reinstated, the department reduces your total points to 4. Every year you drive without getting new points on your record, the points will be reduced.
After 1 year, remaining points will be reduced by one-third. After 2 years, remaining points will be reduced by one-half. After 3 years, points will be reduced to zero.
#19. You approach this vehicle from behind. It is keeping an exceptionally low speed. What should you do?
A broken yellow line indicates that passing on the left is permitted when the way ahead is clear. Overtaking and passing should be done with care because of oncoming traffic.
#20. How do you check your blind spots while driving?
Blind spots are the spaces you cannot see with your rearview mirrors. Looking over your left shoulder allows you to check your blind spots. Avoid driving in another vehicle’s blind spot.
#21. A condition of drowsiness or unawareness, known as highway hypnosis, is often caused by:
Highway hypnosis is caused by the sameness of the road and traffic. The hum of the wind, tires, and engine also adds to the hypnosis.
#22. When approaching a stopped emergency vehicle with activated lights on a two-way two-lane roadway, you must:
Proceed with due caution and reduce the speed of the vehicle, maintaining a safe speed for road conditions.
#23. If your vehicle has an Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) and you need to stop quickly:
Maintain a firm and continuous pressure on the brake while steering to enable the four-wheel ABS to work properly. Remember, if your vehicle is equipped with anti-lock brakes:
- Do not pump your brakes.
- Do not forget to steer.
- Do not be alarmed by mechanical noises and slight pedal pulsations.
#24. When two vehicles from different directions arrive at the same time at a four-way stop, which one should be given the right-of-way?
At a four-way stop, the driver reaching the intersection first may proceed before the other drivers. If more than one vehicle arrives at the same time, the vehicle approaching from the left must yield the right of way to the vehicle on the right.
#25. When entering a highway, you should use the ramp and acceleration lane to increase your speed to:
Use the ramp and acceleration lane to increase your speed to match the speed of the vehicles on the highway.
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Facts about Your Missouri Written Test
|Knowledge Test for Learner’s Permit and Driver’s License|
|Number of questions on exam:||25 questions|
|Passing score:||70 percent|
|Correct answers to pass:||20|
|Allotted time to complete test:||n/a|
|Wait time before retest:||n/a|
Missouri License & Permit Practice Test
This practice test for your Missouri written knowledge exam has 25 random questions based on the Driver Guide and real tests released by MO Driver License Bureau. You can take the practice test as many times as you need and like. Since all tests have random questions from a large bank, not two tests are the same.
After each question, you get the correct answer and an explanation. When you complete the test, you will see your score.
The passing score in Missouri is 80 percent, which means you must answer at least 20 questions correctly. When you study, you should go for a full score. That way you will know for sure that you can pass the real examination.
Missouri 4-part Driver Examination
To get your full unrestricted driver’s license in Missouri, you must pass four different tests:
This practice tests focuses on the 25-question written knowledge test. To check you your knowledge of common road signs described in the Missouri Driver Guide, you should try this practice test: Missouri Road Sign Recognition Test .
1 Start by Getting the Missouri Driver Guide
When you are ready to prepare for the first steps of your driver examination, you should start by getting the Missouri Driver Guide.
The latest version of the Driver Guide is available at your local Driver Licensing Office and online.
You must know the basic Missouri traffic laws and safe driving practices described in this guide. Read it at least two or three times during the course of a week or two. Don’t try to digest everything too quickly.
2 Use the Practice Test to Check Your Progress
When you think you master the contents of the guide, use these practice tests to check if you are ready for the real exam or not.
A practice test is a learning and diagnostic tool but not a good cheat sheet.
The sample questions help you understand what kind of questions the exam contains and which areas they may cover. The practice test has many different sample questions, but does not include all possible questions that the Driver Examination Division may throw at you when the day comes.
You should also be aware that Driversprep.com is not affiliated with any Missouri state or Government Entity. This is not an official online knowledge test that certifies your eligibility for a permit or license.
Who Must Take the MO Written Knowledge Test?
Requirements are slightly different depending on your age, whether you are applying for a new license or permit, if you are renewing one, or if you have just moved to Missouri.
You must take the complete four-part driver examination if:
You are a new driver.
New drivers who have not been license before, must pass all test to be eligible for a driver’s license.
If you are under 18 years, the Graduated Driver License (GDL) law requires you to complete a period of driving with a licensed driver (instruction permit), and restricted driving (intermediate license), before getting a full driver license.
You have a license that is expired more than six months.
If you let your Missouri driver license expire more than 184 days, you must take all tests again.
If you move to Missouri and have an out-of-state license that is expired more than 184 days, you must also pass all tests.
You have a foreign license.
If you move to Missouri and have a license from a country other than United States and Canada, you must also pass all test before you are eligible for a Missouri license.
Your license was revoked
You must apply for a new license and pass all tests if your license was revoked because of too many points on your driving record or because of an Administrative Alcohol action.
The Director of Revenue has reasons to ask for a re-examination.
When there are reasonable grounds, the Director of Revenue can require a re-examination, even if your current driver’s license is still valid.
When is the Knowledge Test Waived?
The knowledge test is usually waived if you move to Missouri and transfer your out-of-state driver license to a Missouri license. Your out-of-state license cannot be suspended, revoked, or expired more than six months.
If you are renewing your Missouri driver’s license, you must also take the vision and road sign tests again.
The Official Written Test
The written test will verify your knowledge on Missouri traffic laws and methods of driving.
The test is not an open book test. Cheating, or using or attempting to use any recording, photographic, or two-way communicating device during the test may be considered fraud. Fraud is a Class “A” misdemeanor that may result in the loss of your driving privilege for up to one year.
The written test given on paper is available in 11 foreign languages plus English.
Not all languages are available on the computerized test.
If you fail the test, you can retake the test at the discretion of the examiner. You are usually allowed to take it again the next business day, but there is no official wait time.
The test is not timed.
You take your test at a driver examination station. Missouri does not offer online testing from home.
Missouri Graduated Licensing Program
All first-time drivers between 15 and 18 years must complete a period of driving with a licensed driver (instruction permit), and restricted driving (intermediate license), before getting a full driver license.
Step 1: Instruction Permit
To get your first instruction permit, you must:
Be at least 15 years old.
Pass vision screen, road sign recognition test, and the written knowledge test.
Have a signed permission statement from a parent, legal guardian, or certified trainer.
You must present the test form to a local license office to apply for the temporary instruction permit. The six-month permit term begins with issuance of the instruction permit, NOT the test form. Your test form from the Missouri State Highway Patrol is not legal for driving.
With a valid instruction permit you may drive only when accompanied in the front seat by a parent, legal guardian, or certified trainer with a federal residential job training program unless you are 16 years or older. If you are 16 years or older, you may drive when accompanied in the front seat by any driver who is at least 21 years old and has a valid driver license.
When you practice driving, you must always carry the permit with you, seat belts must be worn by the driver and all passengers, and the use of a hand-held electronic wireless communication device for sending, reading, or writing a text or electronic message is strictly prohibited.
The permit is valid for 12 months.
Step 2: Intermediate License
The qualify for the intermediate driver license, you must:
Be at least 16 years old.
Have held an instruction permit for 182 days (six months).
Not have been convicted of alcohol-related offenses in the last 12 months.
Not have been convicted of traffic offenses in the last 6 months.
Have completed 40 hours of supervised driving, of which 10 must be at night.
Pass vision, road sign and written tests if previous results are more than one year old.
Pass the road skills test.
With a valid intermediate license you may drive without supervision. The license, however, comes with passenger restrictions and a night curfew.
- During the first 6 months, you cannot drive with more than one passenger who is under 19 years old and who is not a member of your immediate family.
- After the first 6 months, you cannot drive with more than three passengers who are under 19 years old and who are not members of your immediate family
You cannot drive alone between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 am except to and from a school activity, job or for an emergency. You may also drive at night if you are accompanied by licensed driver who is at least 21 years old.
Step 3: Unrestricted License
The next step is the Under-21 unrestricted license.
To get your license:
Results from your previous Missouri written test and road skills test cannot be more than one year old.
Your Missouri instruction permit must be valid or expired no more than 6 months ago.
You must pass the vision screening and the road sign recognition test again.
Your driver record cannot show any alcohol-related offenses or traffic convictions in the last 12 months.
Your driving privilege cannot be suspended, revoked, or denied in any state.