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Nebraska Knowledge Exam – Driver License Written Test – 2021

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#1. You approach an intersection to make a left turn. Oncoming traffic prevents you from making an immediate turn. What should you do?

Drivers turning left must yield to oncoming vehicles going straight-ahead.

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#2. Fluorescent pink road signs show:

Fluorescent pink is used for emergency traffic incidents.

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#3. How can you get a credit of two points on your driving record?

A credit of two points may be granted to a driver successfully completing a DMV approved Driver Improvement Course prior to twelve points being accumulated. This can only be utilized every five years. This course must be completed prior to the date of violation which would assess the twelfth point.

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#4. Which of the following is likely to take a driver's attention away from the road?

Driving is a skill that requires your full attention to safely control your vehicle and respond to events happening on the roads around you. Events or things that prevent you from operating your car safely are distractions.

Drivers who use handheld cell phones are 4 times more likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves. Some drivers are using hands free cell phones which do not reduce the distraction.

Some other distractions while driving are: eating, reading, removing a coat, picking up something on the floorboard, applying makeup, and changing a CD.

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#5. A traffic light with a green arrow means:

If in the proper lane, proceed in the direction of the arrow whether the green arrow is displayed alone or in combination with another signal and the roadway is clear. Oncoming and crossing traffic is stopped while the arrow is green. This is known as a protected turn.

Remember, the green arrow does not mean that ALL other traffic is stopped by a red light. Traffic may turn from the opposing direction and vehicles going straight in your direction may also have a green light.

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#6. To see objects in your blind spot when changing lanes, you should check:

When changing lanes or making a turn, glance over your shoulder to be sure no one is in the blind spot.

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#7. In this intersection there are no signs or signals. If car A turns left, car A:

If car A turns left, car A yields to both B and C.

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#8. When you see this sign, you are approaching:

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

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#9. True or false? A driver that operates a vehicle on Nebraska roadways has already agreed to submit a chemical test or tests when requested by a law enforcement officer.

Any driver that operates a vehicle on Nebraska roadways has already agreed to submit to a chemical test or tests when requested by a law enforcement officer. Refusing to submit to such test or tests or failing to complete a chemical test of blood, breath, or urine in the judgment of the officer, will result in a violation of the Implied Consent Law.

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#10. A blue and white sign at a railroad crossing indicates:

The typically blue colored ENS sign is at every highway-rail grade crossing and provides the public with a telephone number to call to report problems or emergencies at these railroad locations. The public can report unsafe conditions such as:

  1. Malfunctions of warning signals, crossing gates and other safety devices at the crossings.
  2. Disabled cars, trucks or other vehicles blocking the railroad tracks at the crossings.
  3. The presence of trespassers on the tracks or along the right of way at the crossing.
  4. Any other information relating to an unsafe condition at the crossing.
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#11. Which is one factor that greatly affects your stopping distance?

Many things affect your stopping distance. Perception and reaction can be affected by human factors such as tiredness, alcohol, fatigue, and concentration levels. The braking distance is affected by speed, tires, brakes, and road conditions.

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#12. If you miss your exit when trying to leave an interstate:

Plan ahead. Watch for exit signs and the proper lane position for those exits. If you miss your exit, go on to the next exit. Backing up or using emergency crossover points on the interstate is prohibited.

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#13. When you see this sign:

Merging Traffic sign. You are coming to a point where another traffic lane joins the one you are on. Watch for other traffic and be ready to yield the right-of-way when necessary.

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#14. What is the best thing you can do if your wheels run off the pavement?

If you run off the road, do not panic.

  • Hold steering wheel firmly and steer so wheels straddle the edge of the roadway.
  • Do not attempt to turn back onto the roadway immediately.
  • Reduce speed.
  • Check traffic.
  • Gradually turn back onto roadway when it is safe to do so staying in the driving lane.
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#15. When you park on a hill headed downhill and there is a curb, you should turn your front wheels:

When parking on a hill you must make sure your car does not roll into traffic if the brakes do not hold. Headed downhill, turn your front wheels into the curb or toward the side of the road. Set the parking brake.

Remember, when you park on a hill, the general rule is to turn your wheels sharply towards the side of the road or curb. This way, if your vehicle starts to roll downhill, it will roll away from traffic. However, when headed uphill at a curb, you should turn the front wheels in the opposite direction, away from the curb and towards the road. Then, let your vehicle roll backwards until the back of your front wheel touches the curb. The curb will stop your car from rolling into traffic.

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#16. You should not use your horn:

Remember, you may use your horn when it is reasonably necessary to avoid collisions.

Do not use your horn when you want other drivers to get out of your way.

This question asked when you should NOT use your horn.

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#17. If you are about to hit a deer on the road, the safest thing you can do is:

Regretfully, the safest alternative may be hitting the animal.

In passenger vehicles, you are more at risk for death or injury if you swerve to avoid hitting deer. If you are about to hit a deer, your safest action is to BRAKE (firmly), STEER (to maintain control) and STOP (as safely as possible).

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#18. It is against the law to cross a double solid yellow center line:

Making a left turn or avoiding an obstruction are the only lawful crossings allowed over double yellow lines, when turning into or from an alley, private road, or driveway unless otherwise prohibited by signs.

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#19. On which side should you pass a barricade with this panel?

If the orange stripes slant down to the right, go to the right. If the stripes slant to the left, go to the left.

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#20. What does this sign mean?

No left turn.

You cannot make a left turn at this intersection.

If a sign has a red circle with a red line through it, it always indicates NO. The picture inside the circle shows what you cannot do. The sign may be shown with or without words.

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#21. When following a truck and there is a single-lane construction zone ahead, you should:

Trying to beat a truck to a single-lane construction zone represents a particularly dangerous situation. Slow down and stay behind.

Remember, one of the biggest mistakes you can make is to cut in too soon and slow down after passing a big truck.

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#22. The driver ahead signals:

Right turn – left arm extended, with elbow bent upward, at about a 90-degree angle.

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#23. What does drive within the range of your headlights mean?

The distance you can see ahead is greatly reduced at night. Therefore, your speed should be reduced in proportion.

A common term associated with light conditions that cause crashes is overdriving your headlights. Overdriving your headlights means driving too fast to stop safely within the distance clearly lit by your headlights.

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#24. When an emergency vehicle with siren or flashing lights approaches on an undivided roadway, you must:

Immediately drive to a position parallel to and as close as possible to the right-hand edge or curb of the roadway and stop, clear of any intersection and unless otherwise directed by a traf?c of?cer. Remain stopped until the emergency vehicle has passed.

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#25. What does this sign mean?

Stop sign ahead. When you come to this sign, slow down to be ready to stop at the stop sign.

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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.

We help you pass your Nebraska DMV exam

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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