Can you still pass the driver’s test? | Luther Kia in Inver Grove Heights, MN


Inver Grove Heights Community Schools start back on Tuesday, September 8. Students will head back into the classroom to accumulate some new knowledge that will hopefully stick around for years to come.


In honor of students going back to school and the importance of refreshing your knowledge every once in a while, we want to take a little time to see if you still have what it takes to pass the written portion of the Minnesota Driver’s Test.


In order to get a driver’s permit in Minnesota, applicants must be at least 15 years old, have completed the appropriate amount of classroom instruction and be enrolled in behind-the-wheel instruction, pass vision and knowledge (written) tests, complete application and pay the required fees and must have a parent or legal guardian’s signature and certification on their application.


In order to pass the 40-question knowledge test, 32 correct answers, or an 80 percent or better is required.


Can you get at least 8 out of 10 questions right on this test?


  1. While driving a car, you must avoid placing your hands on the steering wheel at the _________ positions.

    1. 9 o'clock and 3 o'clock

    2. 8 o'clock and 4 o'clock

    3. 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock

    4. All of the above


  1. An _________ is the connection of a freeway to a road or another freeway by a series of ramps.

    1. interchange

    2. acceleration lane

    3. exit ramp

    4. entry ramp


  1. You are more likely to survive in the event of a car crash if you use _________ together.

    1. the shoulder belt and emergency lights

    2. the lap and shoulder belts

    3. the lap belt and helmet

    4. None of these


  1. The speed limit under ideal driving conditions on urban or town roads is _________, unless traffic signs indicate otherwise.

    1. 10 miles per hour

    2. 55 miles per hour

    3. 30 miles per hour

    4. 50 miles per hour


  1. If a pedestrian is in a marked or unmarked crosswalk, you must _________.

    1. increase your speed and cross the crosswalk quickly

    2. stop and wait until the pedestrian has passed

    3. not stop your vehicle

    4. reduce your speed and proceed with caution


  1. In a standard passenger car, partial hydroplaning can begin at speeds as low as _________.

    1. 35 miles per hour

    2. 55 miles per hour

    3. 45 miles per hour

    4. 65 miles per hour


  1. At the end of most entry ramps on a freeway, you will find _________ that allows you to increase your speed.

    1. an access ramp

    2. an acceleration lane

    3. a deceleration lane

    4. a slow lane


  1. Anyone who flees a police officer using a motor vehicle is sentenced to imprisonment for not more than _________.

    1. 4 years and one day

    2. 3 years and one day

    3. 2 years and one day

    4. 1 year and one day


  1. When a vehicle is properly parallel parked, its wheels on the curb side must be positioned _________.

    1. not less than 12 inches from the curb

    2. no more than 30 inches from the curb

    3. not less than 40 inches from the curb

    4. no more than 12 inches from the curb


  1. When another driver is trying to pass you, you must _________.

    1. stay in your lane and increase your speed

    2. move to the adjacent lane and reduce your speed

    3. move to the adjacent lane and increase your speed

    4. stay in your own lane and do not increase speed


Answers:

  1. C

  2. A

  3. B

  4. C

  5. B

  6. A

  7. B

  8. B

  9. D

  10. D


If you got at least 8 out of 10 correct, congratulations! If you didn't, you can always freshen up on your driving knowledge with the online Minnesota Driver’s Manual.


As the city prepares to go back to school, remember to drive safe and be aware of your surroundings, especially during morning and evening rush-hour traffic.

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