|This Missouri Practice Test||Number of questions on each practice test:||25|
|This is a random practice test.|
#1. If there is snow or ice on the road, you should slow down and:
If there is snow or ice on the road, slow down and do not use your vehicle’s cruise control system.
#2. A driver is turning at an intersection without traffic lights, and a pedestrian is crossing. Who must yield?
You must yield when a pedestrian is in a marked or unmarked crosswalk on or approaching your side of the road. Even when you are facing a green light you must yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians in the intersection. Never assume you have the right-of-way.
#3. You should adjust your seat and mirrors:
Adjust vehicle’s controls (climate controls, mirrors, radio, seat, etc.) before you begin to drive.
#4. When you see a truck preparing for a right turn ahead, you should:
Stay behind trucks making right turns.
To make a right turn, a truck may need to swing wide to the left in order to safely negotiate a right turn. Cutting in between the truck and the curb increases the possibility of a crash. So pay attention to truck signals, and give trucks lots of room to maneuver.
#5. 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.
#6. By law, headlights must be used:
By law, you must turn on your headlights from a half hour after sunset until a half hour before sunrise.
#7. When you proceed straight ahead on a solid green light, you must:
A green light tells you that you can go through the intersection. However, you must first yield the right-of-way to traffic and pedestrians who are still in the intersection. Remember, don’t block the crosswalk or the intersection.
#8. A conviction of obtaining a driver's license by misrepresentation will result in the following points on your driver record:
Obtaining a driver license by misrepresentation carries 12 points.
#9. Passing another vehicle to the right is allowed if:
You may overtake and pass to the right of another vehicle only under the following conditions:
- When the vehicle overtaken is making or about to make a left turn.
- Upon a city street with unobstructed pavement of sufficient width for two or more lines of vehicles in each direction.
- Upon a one-way street.
- Upon any highway outside of a city with unobstructed pavement of sufficient width and clearly marked for four or more lanes of traffic.
#10. Once you have entered a roundabout, you should:
When traveling through a roundabout DO NOT stop unless it is the only way to avoid a crash.
#11. 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.
#12. When you follow a motorcyclist in strong winds, you should:
Motorcyclists change speed and lane position when encountering bad road conditions, such as manhole covers, diagonal railroad tracks, road debris, or in strong winds. Be ready to react.
#13. You will need more space to stop your vehicle when:
Your stopping distance equals your reaction distance plus your braking distance. If you are driving fast, are very tired, or if your vehicle has bad brakes, you will need more space to stop your vehicle. The reaction distance is the distance you travel after you see a danger and before you apply your brakes. In the chart shown in the Driver Guide, the reaction distance is for 1.5 seconds. You have to be alert to react within one and one-half seconds.
#14. Which is true about a center left turn lane?
Enter this lane when preparing to slow down or stop before making a left turn from the main roadway. If not prohibited by other signs, you may also make a U-turn.
#15. 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.
#16. When entering an interstate highway or a controlled access highway, you should do the following, except:
You should not insist on the right-of-way.
Drivers already on the highway should, for their own safety, give you room to enter. Do not force your way onto the highway. Remember, you must yield the right-of-way to highway traffic.
This question asked what you should not do.
#17. What is the best advice to a driver who has been drinking alcohol?
Let somebody else drive.
There are ways of dealing with social drinking situations. Drive to social events in groups of two or more and have the driver agree not to drink. You can also use public transportation or a cab.
Drinking and driving is not worth the risk to your life and the lives of others.
#18. When making a left turn, you should:
As a good driver, you should get into the proper turn lane and signal at least 100 feet before you turn. Before you make any turn, you should look both ways for oncoming traffic or pedestrians. Keep the wheels straight until you can turn. Avoid cutting the corner so sharply that you run into someone approaching from the left.
#19. By law, these vehicles must always stop at all railroad crossings, except:
The following vehicles must always stop at railroad crossings:
- Motor vehicles carrying passengers for hire.
- School buses.
- Motor vehicles carrying material that is corrosive, flammable, explosive, or poisonous.
- Motor vehicles used for the transportation of flammable or corrosive liquids in bulk, whether loaded or empty.
This question asked which vehicle is not required to stop.
#20. After stopping for a school bus that is unloading children, you must remain stopped until:
After stopping for a school bus you must remain stopped until the bus moves or the bus driver signals for you to proceed. Proceed with caution.
#21. Your car must have the following equipment in proper working order:
Windshield wipers are required equipment. A bell, siren, or exhaust whistle is not allowed. A red light showing from the front is not allowed. Running board courtesy lamps are optional equipment. (Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not more than one running board courtesy lamp on each side thereof which shall emit a white or yellow light without glare.)
#22. When changing lanes, it is important to:
Check the left lane for traffic by using your left and inside rearview mirrors and briefly looking over your left shoulder. Looking over your left shoulder is important because it allows you to check for blind spots.
Blind spots are the areas at the left and right corner of the car that the driver can not see in the rearview mirrors.
#23. You must obey directions, signals, and instructions from:
Traffic control can be provided by law enforcement and firefighters. Drivers must obey directions from these individuals, even if the directions are different than what the traffic lights and signs indicate. You must also stop for a work zone flagman and a school crossing guard.
#24. If you park facing uphill on a street with a curb and turn the front wheels to the left:
Headed uphill, turn your front wheels away from the curb and let your vehicle roll back a few inches. The curb will stop the car from rolling anywhere.
#25. What is the main cause of car skids?
Skids are caused by drivers traveling too fast for conditions. The best way to prevent hydroplaning or skidding is to keep your speed down, avoid fast turns and quick stops, and have good tires.
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. You can take the test on a computer in these languages:
If you fail the test, you can retake the test at the discretion of the examiner. There is no official wait time, but don’t expect that they will allow you to take it again the same day. You are, however, usually allowed to take it again the next business day.
The examination is not timed, so don’t rush through your questions.
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.