Practice Quiz: New York State DMV Learner's Permit Test

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Practice Quiz: New York State DMV Learners Permit Test - Quiz

Preparing to get your DMV learner's permit? This quiz can help. Road accidents lead to a lot of injuries and casualties all through the world and it is therefore important to ensure that the people allowed to get behind the wheel have had adequate training on safe driving. Below are a set of questions to test comprehension and memory of New York state DMV regulations.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A regulation sign is...

    • A.

      Green with white letters and symbols.

    • B.

      Usually a white rectangle with black lettering or symbols, but some are different shapes, and some may use red letters or symbols.

    • C.

      Usually yellow and diamond-shaped, with black lettering or symbols

    • D.

      Blue with white letters and symbols.

    Correct Answer
    B. Usually a white rectangle with black lettering or symbols, but some are different shapes, and some may use red letters or symbols.
    Explanation
    A regulation sign is usually a white rectangle with black lettering or symbols, but some may be different shapes and use red letters or symbols. This answer accurately describes the typical appearance of regulation signs, which are commonly seen on roads and highways. These signs are designed to convey important information or instructions to drivers, such as speed limits, stop signs, or no parking zones. While most regulation signs follow the standard white rectangle with black lettering or symbols, there are exceptions where different shapes or red letters/symbols are used to convey specific messages.

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  • 2. 

    A _____________ is usually green with white letters and symbols.

    Correct Answer
    destination sign
    Explanation
    A destination sign is usually green with white letters and symbols. This type of sign is commonly used in transportation systems to indicate the final destination or route of a vehicle. The green background with white letters and symbols provides clear visibility and contrast, making it easier for passengers to read and understand the information displayed on the sign.

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  • 3. 

    A warning sign is....

    • A.

      Usually yellow and diamond-shaped, with black lettering or symbols

    • B.

      Green with white letters and symbols.

    • C.

      Blue with white letters and symbols.

    • D.

      Usually a white rectangle with black lettering or symbols, but some are different shapes, and some may use red letters or symbols.

    Correct Answer
    A. Usually yellow and diamond-shaped, with black lettering or symbols
    Explanation
    A warning sign is usually yellow and diamond-shaped with black lettering or symbols. This color and shape combination is commonly used to grab attention and indicate a potential hazard or danger ahead. The contrasting colors of yellow and black make the sign easily visible and the diamond shape helps to differentiate it from other types of signs. The black lettering or symbols provide clear and concise information about the specific warning or cautionary message.

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  • 4. 

    A ___________ is blue with white letters and symbols.

    Correct Answer
    service sign
    Explanation
    A service sign is typically blue with white letters and symbols. This color scheme is commonly used for service signs to ensure visibility and clarity for drivers on the road. The blue background helps to differentiate service signs from other types of signs, while the white letters and symbols stand out against the blue background, making them easily readable. This color combination is a standard convention for service signs, indicating that they provide information about services such as food, gas stations, rest areas, or lodging along a highway or road.

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  • 5. 

    What must you do at a stop sign?

    • A.

      Slow down only if there is traffic on the cross street.

    • B.

      Come to a full stop, yield the right of way to any pedestrians or vehicles in or approaching the intersection, and go only when it is safe to do so.

    • C.

      Speed up, running over any pedestrians or vehicles in your path.

    • D.

      Do the macarena.

    Correct Answer
    B. Come to a full stop, yield the right of way to any pedestrians or vehicles in or approaching the intersection, and go only when it is safe to do so.
    Explanation
    At a stop sign, you must come to a complete stop and yield the right of way to any pedestrians or vehicles in or approaching the intersection. After ensuring it is safe to do so, you may proceed. This is important for maintaining safety on the road and preventing accidents.

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  • 6. 

    Where should you stop at a stop sign, if there is no stop line?

    • A.

      In the middle of the intersection.

    • B.

      In the cross-walk, if there is one; otherwise, in your neighbor's rose bushes.

    • C.

      Behind the cross-walk, if there is one; otherwise, before entering the intersection, at the point closest to the intersection that gives you a view of traffic on the intersecting roadway.

    • D.

      If there is no stop line, you don't need to stop.

    Correct Answer
    C. Behind the cross-walk, if there is one; otherwise, before entering the intersection, at the point closest to the intersection that gives you a view of traffic on the intersecting roadway.
    Explanation
    If there is no stop line at a stop sign, the correct place to stop is behind the cross-walk, if there is one. If there is no cross-walk, the driver should stop before entering the intersection, at the point closest to the intersection that allows them to have a clear view of traffic on the intersecting roadway. This ensures that the driver has enough visibility to assess the traffic situation and proceed safely.

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  • 7. 

    What must you do at a yield sign?

    • A.

      Yield, whatever the heck that means.

    • B.

      Slow down as you approach the intersection. Prepare to stop and yield the right-of-way if traffic conditions require it. You must come to a full stop if the traffic conditions require it.

    • C.

      Do the macarena.

    Correct Answer
    B. Slow down as you approach the intersection. Prepare to stop and yield the right-of-way if traffic conditions require it. You must come to a full stop if the traffic conditions require it.
    Explanation
    At a yield sign, you must slow down as you approach the intersection and be prepared to stop and yield the right-of-way if traffic conditions require it. If the traffic conditions demand, you must come to a full stop. This means that you should be cautious and ready to let other vehicles or pedestrians proceed before you do. The answer emphasizes the importance of being aware of traffic conditions and being prepared to yield when necessary.

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  • 8. 

    What does a regulation sign tell you?

    • A.

      The location of nearby eateries, hotels, and other notable businesses.

    • B.

      Rules for traffic direction, lane use, turning, speed, and parking.

    • C.

      Special rules and advisories pertaining to road conditions in a particular location.

    Correct Answer
    B. Rules for traffic direction, lane use, turning, speed, and parking.
    Explanation
    A regulation sign provides information about the rules and regulations that drivers must follow regarding traffic direction, lane use, turning, speed, and parking. It helps to ensure that drivers are aware of the specific rules and guidelines in a particular area, promoting safe and efficient traffic flow. This information is crucial for drivers to navigate the roads properly and avoid accidents or violations.

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  • 9. 

    What does a warning sign tell you?

    • A.

      The location of nearby eateries, hotels, and other notable businesses.

    • B.

      Rules for traffic direction, lane use, turning, speed, and parking.

    • C.

      Special rules and advisories pertaining to road conditions in a particular location.

    Correct Answer
    C. Special rules and advisories pertaining to road conditions in a particular location.
    Explanation
    A warning sign provides information about special rules and advisories related to road conditions in a specific area. This can include warnings about potential hazards, such as sharp curves, slippery roads, or construction zones. These signs are intended to alert drivers to take necessary precautions and adjust their driving behavior accordingly to ensure safety on the road.

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  • 10. 

    Must you come to a full stop at a railroad crossing?

    • A.

      Yes.

    • B.

      Only if a train is coming or passing through, the barrier is down, you are driving a bus or truck, or you are behind a bus or truck that is stopping.

    • C.

      No.

    Correct Answer
    B. Only if a train is coming or passing through, the barrier is down, you are driving a bus or truck, or you are behind a bus or truck that is stopping.
    Explanation
    At a railroad crossing, you must come to a full stop if any of the following conditions are met: a train is coming or passing through, the barrier is down, you are driving a bus or truck, or you are behind a bus or truck that is stopping. However, if none of these conditions apply, you are not required to come to a full stop at a railroad crossing.

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  • 11. 

    Must you drive at a reduced speed through a work zone?

    • A.

      Yes.

    • B.

      Only if a reduced speed limit sign is posted.

    • C.

      No.

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes.
    Explanation
    In work zones, it is necessary to drive at a reduced speed for safety reasons. Work zones often have construction activities, workers, and equipment, which can create hazards on the road. By driving at a reduced speed, it allows drivers to have better control of their vehicles, react to unexpected situations, and ensure the safety of both themselves and the workers in the work zone. Therefore, it is essential to drive at a reduced speed through a work zone.

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  • 12. 

    If the lights at an intersection are malfunctioning, and no traffic officer is directing traffic, what should you do?

    • A.

      Treat the light as a "yield" sign, stopping only if there is oncoming traffic.

    • B.

      Treat the light as a "stop" sign, coming to a full stop regardless of road conditions, and going only when it is safe to do so.

    • C.

      Throw a party.

    Correct Answer
    B. Treat the light as a "stop" sign, coming to a full stop regardless of road conditions, and going only when it is safe to do so.
    Explanation
    If the lights at an intersection are malfunctioning and no traffic officer is present, it is important to prioritize safety and follow the appropriate protocol. Treating the light as a "stop" sign means coming to a full stop regardless of road conditions, and proceeding only when it is safe to do so. This ensures that all vehicles have an equal opportunity to proceed safely through the intersection and reduces the risk of accidents or collisions.

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  • 13. 

    What does this signal mean?

    • A.

      Stop.

    • B.

      Slow.

    • C.

      Proceed.

    Correct Answer
    C. Proceed.
    Explanation
    This signal means that it is safe to proceed. It indicates that there are no obstacles or hazards ahead and it is permissible to continue moving forward.

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  • 14. 

    What does this signal mean?

    • A.

      Stop.

    • B.

      Slow.

    • C.

      Proceed.

    Correct Answer
    A. Stop.
    Explanation
    This signal means that you should come to a complete halt and not continue moving.

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  • 15. 

    What does this signal mean?

    • A.

      Stop.

    • B.

      Slow.

    • C.

      Proceed.

    Correct Answer
    B. Slow.
    Explanation
    This signal indicates that one should slow down. It is commonly used in traffic situations to warn drivers to reduce their speed. The signal is usually displayed as a yellow or amber light, and it serves as a precautionary measure to ensure safety on the road. By slowing down, drivers can be more prepared for any potential hazards or changes in the traffic flow ahead.

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