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This North Dakota Practice Test
  Questions on each practice test: 25
  Question pool: 500+
  Type of test: Random multiple-choice test



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#1. When parking uphill on a two-way street with no curbs, your front wheels should be:

Headed either uphill or downhill and there is no curb, turn the wheels to the right so the car will roll away from the center of the road if the brakes fail.

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.

Study the diagram provided in your driver’s handbook.


#2. You are on an open road in good conditions. To maintain a safe following distance between you and the vehicle ahead, you should allow for a gap of:

The three-second rule is a way to measure the distance that you should use as a cushion when following another vehicle. Sometimes you need even more following distance, as much as four or more seconds. If you drive too fast or follow too close, you will not have enough time to stop in an emergency.


#3. What does this sign mean?

Traffic signal ahead.

Slow down and be ready to stop at the signal ahead, if necessary.


#4. You approach an emergency vehicle with flashing emergency lights parked at the scene of a crash. What should you do?

When an emergency vehicle is parked at the scene of a crash with its emergency lights flashing, you must drive to the right-hand side of the roadway and stop.

Once stopped, you may pass at your risk when the roadway is clear. If there is a police officer directing traffic at the scene, you must obey the officer’s instructions.


#5. What does this sign mean?

There is a four-way intersection (crossroad) ahead. Be aware of vehicles entering the flow of traffic.


#6. A flashing yellow light means:

A flashing yellow traffic light means slow down and proceed with caution.


#7. The do not enter sign is an example of a regulatory sign and it is:

This sign prohibits the driver from entering a restricted road section.

You will see the sign at roadway openings that you should not enter such has exit ramps where you would be going in the wrong direction, in crossovers on divided roadways and at numerous locations on one-way streets.

If you enter, you will be going against traffic and most likely see a wrong way sign farther from the crossroad.

The sign is square, not round.


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

This is an advance warning of a location where traffic in both directions must use the same single lane. Reduce speed and be prepared to stop for a flagman or signal.


#9. The use of a handheld cell phone while driving is:

Anyone, regardless of age who is operating a vehicle with an instruction permit and licensed drivers under the age of 18 are prohibited from using electronic communication devices while driving. This includes a device to talk, compose, read, or send electronic messages. The only exception is to obtain emergency assistance, to prevent a crime that appears to be committed, or in the reasonable belief that an individual’s life or safety is in danger.

Even if the law does not prohibit cell phone use for all drivers, driving requires your full attention. If must use a phone, find a safe place to stop before using it.


#10. What is the best thing to do if you start to feel tired while driving?

Never drive if you are sleepy. It is better to stop and take a nap than to take a chance thinking you can stay awake. If possible, switch driving tasks with another driver so you can sleep while they drive.


#11. What is the first thing you should do when your car starts to skid?

Take your foot off the gas pedal. Do not panic and do not brake. Steer in the direction of the skid. If your rear wheels start going to the right, turn your front wheels to the right.


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

Do not be fooled by a flashing turn signal. Motorcycle signals usually are not self-cancelling, and riders sometimes forget to turn them off. Wait to be sure the motorcycle is going to turn before you proceed.


#13. You are about to make a left turn. Before turning, signal continuously for at least:

All turn signals must be given continuously during the last 100 feet before the turn.


#14. Which of the following vehicles must always stop before crossing railroad tracks?

School buses, vehicles carrying explosives or flammable liquids such as gasoline trucks, and buses carrying passengers must stop at railroad crossings. These vehicles must stop within 50 feet and not less than 15 feet from the tracks. Watch out for them and do not pass them when they are stopped at the crossing.


#15. If you see an orange road sign on the highway, what should you expect ahead?

Orange is used for construction and maintenance warning. The signs are usually diamond shaped. They notify drivers of unusual or potentially dangerous conditions near work areas.


#16. To back your vehicle safely:

Place your right arm on the back of the seat and turn around so that you can look directly through the rear window. Do not depend on your rearview or side mirrors, as you cannot see directly behind your vehicle.


#17. After a conviction of driving without insurance, you will be required to provide proof of liability insurance to the Driver's License Division for how long?

If a person is convicted of No Liability Insurance, that person will be required to provide proof of liability insurance to the division for three years. The person will also be required to purchase a duplicate driver’s license with the Proof of Liability Insurance restriction. The cost of this duplicate license is $50. There will also be a cost of $50 to have the restriction removed at the end of the three-year period.


#18. What does this sign mean?

Reduction of lanes. Right lane ends. Merge left.

Two lanes of traffic will soon become one lane of traffic. Right-lane traffic must yield when merging.


#19. It is a good idea to use your high-beam headlights in the following situations, except:

Remember, you should not use your high-beam headlights in fog.


#20. After passing another vehicle and before returning to the proper lane, it is a good rule to:

Do not return to your lane until you can see the image of the entire front of the vehicle you passed within the inside rearview mirror.


#21. During a rainfall, when are road pavements usually most hazardous?

A hard surface roadway is very slippery just after it starts raining. Water combines with the road dirt and oil to form a slick film between your tires and the roadway surface.


#22. When driving with an instruction permit you must be accompanied by and under the instruction of a driver who is:

Instruction Permits allow you to legally practice driving. Any time you operate with an instruction permit, a person with a valid license for the class of vehicle being driven, who is at least 18 years of age and has had at least three years of driving experience, must ride in the seat beside you.


#23. You drink alcohol at a dinner. How many drinks does it generally take to affect your driving ability?

There is evidence proving that if you drink, even just a little, your chances of a crash are seven times greater than if you were completely sober.


#24. When driving near a pedestrian who is carrying a white cane or using a guide dog, you should:

Slow down and be prepared to stop. Pedestrians carrying white canes or with guide dogs are blind or have greatly reduced vision. Just as in other pedestrian situations, motorists are required to yield or stop for anyone who may have begun crossing a street. When stopping at an intersection, be sure to stop behind the crosswalk to allow the visually-impaired traveler an unobstructed path. At times, the person who is blind may choose to wait for optimal traffic conditions.

The key to safety is based on careful observance of the pedestrian and common courtesy. Motorists and pedestrians should not distract a guide dog in any way. These friendly, intelligent dogs must focus on the commands of their owner.


#25. What does the marking in left-hand lane (A) mean?

Many streets have signs or pavement markings indicating a particular lane is to be used for a particular traffic movement. When a lane is marked with a curved arrow and the word ONLY, you must turn in the direction of the arrow.

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Facts about Your NDDOT Test

North Dakota Written Knowledge Test for Permit and 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

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North Dakota Practice Tests

This practice test has 25 random multiple-choice questions based on the information in North Dakota Noncommercial Driver’s License Manual and real exam questions.

After each practice question, you will get immediate feedback that tells you if your answer is correct or not. If your answer is wrong, there is also a short explanation that helps you understand the correct answer.

Questions are drawn from a large pool of questions which basically makes each practice test unique. Use this in your favor and practice until you can reach a full score with ease. It will help on the real knowledge examination.

Practice questions cover all important items that may appear on your exam, but it is not inclusive of all possible questions. Since tests are random, they will never be an exact match.

You should also be aware that is not affiliated with any North Dakota or Government Entity. This is not an official test and it will not generate a certificate of completion if you pass.

North Dakota Official Knowledge Test

The official knowledge test in North Dakota has 25 questions. The passing score is 80 percent, which means you can only miss 5 out of the 25 questions.

Questions are multiple-choice with a possibility of a few true-or-false questions.

There is no allotted time for the test, which means you should have plenty of time to read all questions and answer alternatives. Try not to rush through the test. Most mistakes are made because test takers don’t take enough time to read questions all the way through.

You will not be allowed to start the test one hour before closing for lunch or closing at the end of the day.

Should you fail the knowledge exam, there is no official wait time to retake the test, but examiners will usually not allow you to retake the test the same day.

You must pay a new testing fee each time you take the knowledge test.

The automated test is available in several languages, including:



Automated American Sign Language and Audio testing is available at the Fargo, Jamestown, Bismarck, Dickinson, Williston, Minot, Devils Lake, and Grand Forks driver’s license offices.

NDDOT does not offer convenient knowledge testing from home or third-party knowledge testing.

North Dakota Driver Manual

1   Start by Reading the Manual

Always get the latest version of the North Dakota Noncommercial Driver’s License Manual. You can get it from your nearest Driver’s License Site or download it online .

Read it from first page to the last. You should also use it as a reference when you take the practice tests. Everything in the manual is there for a reason. NDDOT draws questions to your final test from all parts of this manual.

It is difficult to pass the knowledge test unless you have studied the manual.

2   Use Practice Tests Wisely

This practice test is a learning tool. It should be used together with the Driver’s License Manual, not instead of it.

A common mistake is to try to memorize all questions and answers. It is proven to be a poor strategy. You’ll never know which questions and answers you will get on your test and wordings may differ.

To pass the test and become a safe driver, your best strategy is to simply learn the important rules of the road and common ND traffic laws.

Get some more study tips from Joni stark .

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Who Must Take North Dakota Knowledge Test?

  First-time Drivers

If you apply for your first original North Dakota driver license and never been licensed before, you must always pass a vision screening and the written knowledge test.

  Drivers who let their license expire more than one year

There is no test when you renew your North Dakota license, unless you let it expire more than one year.

  Drivers with a revoked license

If your driving privileges have been revoked, you wait for the revocation period to end, meet all reinstatement requirements, and take the written and road tests again before having your driver license issued again.

After a suspension, you will get driving privileges back after the suspension period has ended and all reinstatement requirements have been met. No tests are necessary.

  Drivers with a foreign driver’s license

If move to North Dakota and hold a driver’s license issued by a country other than United States or Canada, you must apply for an original North Dakota license and pass all tests.

Drivers Who Wish to Transfer an Out-of-State License

If you move to North Dakota and want to transfer your valid out-of-state license, the written knowledge test is normally waived.

Should you let your out-of-state license expiry for more than one year, you must apply for a new ND license and take all necessary tests as a first-time applicant.

If your out-of-state license is or in the process of being revoked, suspended, or canceled, you cannot transfer to a North Dakota license.

Your First Permit

If you are at least 14 years old, you can apply for an instruction Class D permit.

Before NDDOT issues the permit, you must pass a vision and written test. If you are under the age of 18, your parent or legal guardian must sign and approve your application.

Until you are 16 years, you can only drive a vehicle that is owned by your parents, legal guardians, grandparents, siblings, aunts, or uncles.

If you are under 16 years, you must hold the instruction permit for 12 months or until you are 16 years, whichever comes first. A minimum holding period of six months always apply.

If you are 16 or 17 years, you must hold the instruction permit for six months or until you turn 18, whichever comes first.

Applicants who are under 16 years must complete at least 50 hours of supervised driving during the permit phase. Your parent/legal guardian must accompany you to the road skills test and sign
that you have completed this requirement.

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