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North Carolina Road Sign Identification Test

This NC Road Sign Practice Test
  Number of questions on each test: 12
  Question pool: 100+
  Type of test: Random multiple-choice



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#1. When you see a sign with this shape, color, and symbol, you must:

Do not enter. The sign marks a one-way roadway with traffic coming against you. You must not enter from the direction you are traveling. Remember, this is a square sign with a white horizontal line inside a red ball. The sign is not circular.


#2. What does this sign mean?

Cross road. A road crosses the main highway ahead. Look in all directions for other traffic.


#3. What does this sign mean?

Deer crossing.

The animal pictured on the sign is common in this area. Watch for animals crossing the road particularly during twilight and night-time hours.


#4. Which of the following would be indicated by circular road sign?

A circular sign, with a black cross and the black letters RR on a yellow background, gives advance warning of a railroad crossing.


#5. This sign means:

The dirt on the side of the pavement is soft and can be dangerous. Use extreme caution and stay on the pavement.


#6. What does this sign mean?

Lane Use. (Double left turns). Lane control signs mark where you can go and where you can turn.


#7. When you see black-on-orange signs, you are about to enter:

Recognize that when you see black-on-orange signs, you are about to enter a work zone and should STAY ALERT.


#8. When you see this sign, you must:

Do not pass. This sign marks the beginning of a no passing zone. You may not overtake another vehicle.

A yellow pennant-shaped sign may be on the left-hand side of the road or highway in addition to a Do Not Pass sign or pavement markings.


#9. This sign means:

The octagonal (eight-sided) shape is used for stop signs only. The stop sign is usually posted six to 50 feet from the intersection. When you approach this sign, the law requires you to come to a full stop. Do not proceed to move again until you are sure the way is clear.


#10. What does this sign mean?

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.


#11. This sign means:

Merging Traffic sign. You are approaching a point where other traffic lanes come together with your lane. Watch for traffic from that direction.


#12. What does this sign mean?

This is a regulatory No Bicyclists sign. It means that no bicyclists are allowed on the road.

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NC DMV Driver License Test

When you apply for a North Carolina driver license or learner permit, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will ask you to take two computerized tests.

  A road sign identification test
  A written knowledge test

The first, known as the signs test, will check your understanding of common regulatory and warning signs. You must identify signs by color and shape and provide an explanation of each.

There are 12 signs on this test, and you must correctly identify 9 of these signs.

The second part of the examination addresses common road rules, North Carolina traffic laws, and safe driving practices. This part has 25 questions with a passing score of 80%, which means that you must have 20 correct answers to pass.

This North Carolina Road Sign Practice

This practice test covers most of the signs described in the North Carolina Driver Handbook . It is designed to help you study road signs and make sure you understand the meaning of signs, as well as shapes and colors of the most common signs.

It is a randomized test, which means that each set of questions are different from the previous.

It is not inclusive of all questions that can be asked on the examination and wording may not be the same.

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