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Nebraska Knowledge Exam – Driver License Written Test – 2021

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#1. A broken yellow center line indicates:

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.

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#2. When turning right, you must:

Signal at least 100 feet before you make your turn. Slow and check for persons and vehicles in your turning path and behind.

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#3. When you plan to exit a freeway or other limited access highway, you should:

Slow after moving into the deceleration lane.

When leaving the freeway, signal your intentions to do so well ahead of time and then move to the far right and onto the deceleration lane. This lane provides a place for you to slow down to the proper speed for the exit ramp.

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#4. Most passenger cars will start floating in:

Two feet of moving water can carry away most vehicles including sport utility vehicles and pick-up trucks. Once a vehicle floats off of the roadway into deeper water, it may roll and fill with water, trapping the driver and passengers inside.

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#5. When driving on snow and ice it can be unsafe and dangerous to:

Do not use cruise control on snow and ice.

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#6. When a police officer is directing you to drive against a red light, you should:

Always obey a police officer when the officer is directing traffic.

Traffic control can be provided by law enforcement, highway personnel or school crossing guards. You must obey directions from these people.

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#7. Which of the following convictions carries the highest number of points on your driving record?

Leaving the scene of a crash will result in six points on you driving record.

Speeding 20 mph over the speed limit results in 3 points, and disobeying a stop sign 1 point. No points are assessed for no valid operator’s license on person.

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#8. During hot summer days the temperature inside a parked vehicle:

Never under any circumstance leave children unattended or unsupervised in a motor vehicle.

When it is hot outside, do not leave pets in a motor vehicle. On a hot summer day, the interior of a car can get dangerously hot.

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#9. The major contributing factor in Nebraska crashes resulting in death and/or serious injury is:

Being under the influence of alcohol or other drugs while operating a motor vehicle is unlawful and is a major contributing factor in Nebraska crashes resulting in death and/or serious injury.

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#10. What is a no-zone in terms of driving?

No-Zones are areas around trucks or buses where cars disappear into blind spots, or are so close that they restrict the truck or bus driver’s ability to stop or maneuver safely. Both types of No-Zones greatly increase the potential for a crash.

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#11. This sign tells you:

This is a curve sign together with an advisory speed sign.

Advisory speed signs have black letters on a yellow or orange background and often are shown under a warning sign.

Advisory speed signs are posted along portions of highways to warn you that conditions may often make it unsafe to drive faster.

Although an advisory speed sign does not have the force of law, if you exceed it and have an accident, it may be concluded that you violated the general speed restriction and are subject to a ticket.

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#12. This sign marks:

Low clearance. The overpass has a low clearance. Do not proceed if the vehicle height exceeds the dimensions indicated.

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#13. Where will you find a sign with this shape?

Crossbuck signs are found at railroad crossings.

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#14. A HAWK signal light will show a circular green signal:

Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon signal (also known as HAWK signal) is a special type of device used to warn and control traffic at an unsignalized location to assist pedestrians in crossing a street or highway at a marked crosswalk. There are six steps to the HAWK signal sequence.

  • Dark: The signal stays dark until activated by a pedestrian. Proceed with caution when the signal is dark.
  • Flashing Yellow: The signal will flash yellow once it is activated. Slow down and be prepared to stop.
  • Steady Yellow: Stop. If it is unsafe to stop, proceed with caution.
  • Solid Red: Both red lights are illuminated. The driver must stop and remain stopped.
  • Alternately Flashing Red: Stop and proceed only when clear.
  • Dark: Signal sequence is completed, and HAWK signal turns dark until activated again.
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#15. To improve visibility when driving in rain or fog, drivers should use:

Use the low beams in fog or when it is snowing or raining. Light from high beams will reflect back, causing glare and making it more difficult to see ahead.

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#16. What does this sign mean?

Traffic signal ahead. This sign warns of traffic signals at the intersection ahead. Slow down. Poor visibility is likely.

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#17. If you cannot get in the clear on the other side of a railroad crossing, you should:

Never start to cross if there is not enough room for your vehicle on the far side and if you will have to stop on the tracks. Wait until there is room for your vehicle on the far side.

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#18. A good rule of thumb for calculating safe distance between you and the car ahead is the:

Keep a cushion of space from other vehicles to have time to react to emergencies and avoid collisions. Use the three-second rule to determine safe following distance.

The three-second rule is a minimum requirement and should be increased by one-second for each adversity factor encountered (rain, heavy traffic, etc.).

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#19. What does this sign mean?

The five-sided sign is used to warn of schools and school crossings.

This sign is placed at the location where school children cross the roadway.

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

You must stop when approaching or overtaking a school bus which has stop lights on and the stop arm extended. The only exception occurs when approaching a school bus in the opposite direction on a roadway divided by a median.

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#21. Does a posted speed limit of 65 mph mean that you may drive 65 mph on that highway under all conditions?

Speed limits are posted for ideal conditions. You must reduce your speed when conditions require it. Nebraska’s speed law requires driving at a speed that is reasonable and safe under existing conditions.

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#22. When parking close to a crosswalk at an intersection, you must keep this distance from the crosswalk:

You may not park your car on a crosswalk or within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection.

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#23. If you need to brake in a hurry, what determines how far your car will go before you can bring the car to a complete stop?

The process of stopping your car has three main components: perception, reaction, and braking. This is usually referred to as stopping distance. The first two components can be affected by human factors such as tiredness, alcohol, fatigue, and concentration levels. The last component depends on factors such as: tires, brakes, road, and weather conditions.

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#24. Who must yield to other vehicles at a roundabout?

You must yield to traffic approaching on your left already in the roundabout.

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#25. If you see a deer crossing the road, you should:

Deer are unpredictable and travel in groups, so watch for more than one and always buckle up.

Animals tend to fixate on headlights, so flashing them may cause the animal to freeze in the road.

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Facts about Your Nebraska DMV Written Test

Nebraska Written Knowledge Test for a Permit or Driver License
  Number of questions on exam:25 questions
  Passing score:80 percent
  Correct answers to pass:20
  Allotted time to complete test:No limit
  Wait time before retest:1 day

The Purpose of the Nebraska Practice Test

These practice tests are designed to help you study and ultimately pass the written knowledge exam for a permit or Nebraska driver license.

Each test is randomized, which means that questions are randomly drawn from a larger pool of questions. This makes each test slightly different from the previous.

You can take the tests as often as you like and as often you need to get comfortable with everything you need to learn for the written examination.

The tests are intended as a learning tool. Use them together with the Nebraska Driver’s Manual, not as an alternative to reading the manual.



Nebraska Driver's Manual

Nebraska Driver’s Manual

Make sure you get the latest version of the official Nebraska Driver’s Manual. The manual is usually provided as part of your driver education. You can also get a copy from any DMV office or download a copy online from dmv.nebraska.gov.

All questions on you written exam is drawn from the information in this manual. Read it carefully. Understanding Nebraska traffic laws, rules of the road, and other information in this manual is an important first step towards successfully passing the exam.

How to Use the Nebraska Practice Test

After reading the manual, take a few practice tests to check how much you have learned.

You will get instant feedback after each question. Should you make a mistake, there is also a brief explanation to help you understand the correct answer. If you don’t fully understand the correct answers, use the manual to look up more information. Being active during a study session is a proven way of learning faster.

At the end of the practice test, you will see your score. This is a rough indication of your level of readiness. You need 20 correct answers to pass your official written test, but when you practice you should not be satisfied until you reach 24 or 25 correct answers.

It is a good idea to read questions and choices all the way through, even if it is just a practice test. The most common mistake on the real exam is rushing through the test without carefully reading questions and answers.

Use the practice to also learn how to pace yourself during a test. You have plenty of time to complete your written test.

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It also helps to discuss common rules and safe driving practices with a friend, teacher, parent, or any licensed driver. Being active helps you learn better, and the more you know, the easier it will be to pass the examination.

Is the Written Nebraska Examination Hard?

The Nebraska written test is known to be difficult. More than 50 percent of all first-time applicants fail the Nebraska written test. So, you should prepare well.

Read more about How to Ace the DMV Test.



Who Must Take the Written Test?

There is a separate written test for each class of license. You can find more information about different tests in the driver’s manual.

  First-time applicant

As a first-time applicant, you must always take and pass a written knowledge test.

  • Learner’s Permit – Type LPE: must pass vision and written tests.
  • Learner’s Permit – Type LPD: must pass vision and written tests. DMV will waive the written test if a school learner’s permit (LPE), school permit (SCP) or learner’s permit (LPD) is valid or not expired for more than one year.
  • School Permit – Type SCP: waived if the applicant has completed a DMV approved driver safety course.
  • Provisional Operator’s Permit – POP: DMV waives the test if the applicant has completed a DMV approved driver safety course.
  • Operator’s License (Class O): waived if the applicant held a POP.

  Drivers with an expired out-of-state license

If you have an expired out-of-state driver’s license, you must also take the test before you can get a Nebraska license.

  Drivers with a Nebraska license expired more than one year

If you are renewing a valid Nebraska operator’s license, DMV will waive the written test if you renew within one year after expiration. When your license is expired more than one year, you must take the written test again.

  Drivers with a revoked license

After a license revocation, you must apply for a new license and take all test again.

  Drivers with a foreign driver license

Drivers who move to Nebraska and hold a license from a foreign country other than Canada, Germany, or Mexico must pass all tests before DMV issues a Nebraska driver license.

Girl behind the wheel - Courtesy: dmv.nebraska.gov

What You Must Know about the Exam

The Nebraska written test is a closed book test. You cannot use your driver’s manual or any other books during the test. The use of any electronic devices, such as your cell phone, is also banned.

If you are caught cheating, your examination will be postponed.

You typically take the test as part of your driver education, but you can also take the test at a DMV office. Nebraska DMV does not offer online testing from home.

The test has 25 multiple-choice and true-or-false questions. The passing score is 80%. You must be aware that there can be questions where more than one answer is correct. This can be the case when you see “All of the above” as the last choice. Carefully read all the choices before answering.

The written test is not timed. You can take as much time you need to complete the test. Normally, you will finish in less than 15 minutes.

Should you fail your exam, you cannot take it again the same day.

Nebraska Graduated Licensing Laws

Nebraska GDL Schema

If you are between 14 and 16 years, you can apply for a School Learner’s Permit (LPE). This permit allows a student to legally practice driving for a School Permit (SCP). The School Permit can be issued if you live outside a city of 5,000 or more or attend a school outside a city of 5,000 or more. With a school permit you can drive unsupervised to and from your school.

The other route to your full driver’s license starts with a standard Learner’s Permit (Type LPD). You must be at least 15 years to apply for the LPD.

The Learner’s Permit allows you to practice driving for a Provisional Operator’s Permit (POP), Operator’s (Class O) or Motorcycle (Class M) License.

A Provisional Operator’s Permit (POP) is the intermediate step between your first learner’s permit and a full unrestricted driver license. You must be at least 16 years before DMV issues the provisional permit and you must have held a LPE, LPD, or SCP for at least six months.


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