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New Hampshire DMV Test & Practice Questions – 2021

This New Hampshire DMV Practice Test
  Questions per test: 20
  Question pool: 500+
  Type of test: Random multiple-choice



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#1. If you are involved in a collision, you must give your name and address to:

If you are involved in a collision, you must exchange information with other drivers involved in the crash. This includes name, address, driver license number, vehicle information, and insurance company and policy number if available.


#2. A blind spot is the area of the road:

Your blind spot is the area of the road you cannot see without moving your head and looking over your shoulder.


#3. To avoid getting tired on a long trip, it is often a good idea to:

Ways to avoid fatigue:

  • Get adequate sleep. The average person needs 7 to 9 hours of sleep to maintain proper alertness during the day.
  • During long trips, plan to stop at least every 2 hours to stretch or get a cup of coffee or soft drink.
  • Before getting too tired, stop driving, pull off at the next exit or rest area to take a 15-to-20-minute nap or find a place to sleep for the night.
  • Try not to drive late at night.
  • Arrange for a travel companion to drive

#4. Pedestrians crossing at street corners should be given the right-of-way:

Pedestrians are difficult to see, and it is difficult to determine their intentions. As a driver:

  • Always be prepared to yield to pedestrians even if they are not in a crosswalk.
  • You must yield when a pedestrian is in a crosswalk, even if it is unmarked, including mid-block crosswalks marked by warning signs and pavement markings.
  • You must yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians in the intersection even if the traffic light is green.

#5. When parking close to a fire hydrant you must keep what distance?

Parking is not allowed within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.


#6. You are driving on a four-lane divided highway. You should know that:

White lines mean these lanes of traffic are moving in the same direction.


#7. If you have a tire blowout while driving, you should:

If a tire blows out or suddenly goes flat, a driver should:

  • Grip the steering wheel firmly and keep the vehicle going straight.
  • Slow down gradually by relieving pressure on the accelerator pedal.
  • Allow the vehicle to slow by itself or brake gently if necessary.
  • If possible, pull off the road in a safe place and turn on the emergency flashers.

#8. What should you expect ahead?

Divided Highway / Divided Highway Begins. Two-way traffic will be divided by a center strip ahead. Each roadway is one-way. Stay to the right.


#9. When you see a motorcycle's turn signal flashing:

Turn signals don’t automatically cancel out on most motorcycles. At times, the rider may forget to turn the signal off. Before you make a turn in front of a motorcyclist, be sure the rider is turning and not continuing straight ahead into your path with a forgotten turn signal still blinking.


#10. You may always continue carefully against a yellow light if:

If you are driving toward an intersection and a yellow light appears, slow down and prepare to stop. If you are within the intersection or cannot stop safely before entering the intersection, continue through carefully.


#11. When being passed by another vehicle, you should:

When you are being passed, you must help the other driver to pass. Move to the right edge of the lane and keep your speed. If necessary, slow down to make the pass easier. Never increase your speed.


#12. A shared center lane for turning can be used:

Two-way left turn lanes are shared center lanes marked on each side by a solid yellow and dashed yellow lines. Shared center lanes are for left turns only. They are not to be used for through traffic or passing other vehicles.


#13. If an emergency vehicle with flashing lights has stopped on the shoulder of a two-lane roadway, you must:

The Move Over law requires drivers to provide a wide space or change into a lane not adjacent to an emergency vehicle if traffic conditions allow to do so safely. You must:

  • Maintain a reduced speed.
  • Obey the directions of any authorized person directing traffic and of all applicable emergency signals and traffic control devices.
  • Vacate any lane wholly or partially blocked, as soon as possible.
  • Give a wide berth, without endangering oncoming traffic, to public safety personnel, any persons in the roadway, and stationary vehicles displaying blue, red, or amber emergency or warning lights.

#14. All children must wear a seat belt or be secured in a child seat until they are:

New Hampshire law requires that all children under 18 years of age must wear a seat belt or be secured in a child seat, properly adjusted, and fastened, while a passenger in a motor vehicle on any highway in the State.


#15. A sign showing information about services at an upcoming exit is an example of a traffic sign with

Motorist services signs are white on blue. They direct you to services, such as rest areas, tourist sites, hospitals, hotels, gas stations, eating places, campgrounds, or picnic areas. Blue is also used to identify parking spaces for disabled drivers.

The shapes and colors of highway signs have special meanings. This helps you pick out signs quickly.


#16. To avoid glare from high-beam headlights of an approaching car:

Avoid looking directly into oncoming headlights by looking at the fog line or the edge of the roadway. Do not wear sunglasses or colored lenses when driving at night or on overcast days.


#17. Which is the proper way to use anti-lock brakes in an emergency situation?

Vehicles equipped with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) will allow a driver to stop the vehicle without skidding and keep steering control. Be sure to read the vehicle owner’s manual on how to use the ABS. Drivers should press on the brake pedal and keep applying pressure. ABS will work only if the driver keeps the pressure on the brake pedal. A driver may feel the pedal vibrate and hear a clicking noise, which is normal.


#18. What is a likely effect of taking prescription drugs in combination with alcohol?

Besides alcohol, there are many other drugs that can affect the ability to drive safely. These drugs can have effects like those of alcohol, or worse. This is true of many prescription drugs and many of the drugs that may be purchased over-the-counter, without a prescription. A driver should never drink alcohol while taking other drugs. These drugs could multiply the effects of alcohol or have additional effects of their own which could severely impact a driver’s ability to drive safely.


#19. Which is true about large trucks?

Larger vehicles are less maneuverable than a car. These vehicles have much larger blind spots than cars. They have longer stopping and accelerating distances. and need more room to turn.


#20. Who has the right of way at railroad crossings?

The white, X-shaped sign with Railroad Crossing printed on it is located at all highway-railroad grade crossings. The crossbuck sign has the same meaning as a yield sign. It cautions the driver to slow down or stop, to look and listen for a train or railroad vehicle before proceeding.

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The Official New Hampshire Written DMV Test
  Questions on real exam: 40 questions
  Passing score: 80%
  Correct answers to pass: 32
  Allotted time to complete test: 40 minutes
  Wait time before retest: 10 days

New Hampshire DMV knowledge test - Photo by Buro Millennial

What is the NH Practice Test?

This DMV practice test for New Hampshire has 20 random questions to help you prepare for the written knowledge test. It is designed specifically for New Hampshire and available without any hidden costs or gimmicks. You have access to a pool of more than 500 DMV test questions with complete answers.

You can take the test as many times as you need or want. Since the test is randomized, not two tests will be exactly the same.

After each question, there is an instant feedback which tells you if your answer is correct or not. Should you miss a question, you will also see a brief explanation to help you understand the correct answer. When you don’t understand the answers, you should have the driver’s manual handy and look up more information about the subject.

All answers are found in the New Hampshire Driver’s Manual.

The practice test is not timed.

You should also be aware that a practice will not be exactly the same as your DMV test. Every test has random questions from a large pool of exam questions. You never know which questions you will get.

How Should I Study for the NH DMV Test?

Before you start practicing you should get the latest version of the New Hampshire Driver’s Manual . Visit a local DMV office or download it online.

New Hampshire DMV Driver's Manual

Everything you must learn for your examination is in this manual. Even if you find it boring to read the manual, you should know that it is hard to pass the examination without a good understanding of the contents of the manual.

The practice tests on this website works best as a supplement to the manual, not as a replacement. By using the manual and practice test in combination during each study session, you will have a good chance of passing the test the first time.

Read more about our study tips: Best Way to Study

How Many Questions are on the NH DMV Test?

There are 40 exam questions on the New Hampshire knowledge test. The passing score is 80 percent, which means you must answer at least 32 of the 40 questions correctly. You can only miss 8 questions.

When you use the practice tests at Driver’s Prep, you should aim for a full score. It is a good idea to truly understand all questions and answers before you take on the real thing.

Who Must Take the Written Knowledge Test?

  First-time applicants
  Drivers with an expired license (one year)
  Drivers with a foreign license (other than Canada and France)
  When a NH license was revoked
  When a NH license was suspended for three years or more

For your first driver’s license, you must take the written, vision, and road tests.

If you want to upgrade your license to a different class, you must take the written test for that class of vehicle and a road test.

When moving to New Hampshire and transferring a valid out-of-state driver license, DMV will normally waive the written test. If your out-of-state license expired more than a year ago, a written and road test is required. Please note that DMV will not waive the knowledge if you hold a license from Puerto Rico.

When you want to transfer an out-of-country license from a country other than Canada or France, you must take both a written knowledge test and road skills test.

A revocation of your license means that your privilege to drive is terminated. This means that, after the revocation period, you must submit to an investigation and apply for a new driver’s license.

You must also pass all tests if your license was suspended for a period of three years or more.

Where Can I Take the Written Knowledge Test?

All license examinations are conducted by at DMV service centers by their personnel.

New Hampshire does not offer third-party testing or online testing.

Is the Test Available in Spanish?

The test is available in several languages, including:

American Sign Language (ASL)

What to Expect at the Test Station

You take the test on a touch screen monitor. You don’t need any special knowledge of computers. Each question has four possible answers (unlike this practice test which only has three alternatives). Identify your choice by touching the letter on the screen which corresponds to your choice.

DMV Test - Touch Screen

New Hampshire written tests have a time limit based upon the number of questions. In general, you have one minute per question. Expect 40 questions on the knowledge exam and 40 minutes to complete the test. The allotted time is usually more than enough. Most test-takers finish in 15-20 minutes.

If you exceed the time limit or have too many incorrect answers, the test will automatically end.

Should you fail your test, you must wait at least 10 days before you can try again.

The test station has an optional audio feature which can be accessed by using headphones. Let the licensing representative know if you have trouble reading and want to use headphones.

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