Minnesota DMV Practice Test 2022

The Minnesota DMV permit test consists of 40 questions, and you must answer at least 32 questions correctly to get a passing score (80%). The questions in our sample tests are nearly identical to those on the official MN exam.

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If caught driving with a blood alcohol concentration of _____, you can be arrested for DWI.


Driving with a BAC of .08 or higher counts as DWI (driving while impaired). However, you can be arrested for DWI with a BAC-level of .04 depending on how the alcohol affects your driving. Drivers under 21 aren't allowed to drive with any detectable alcohol in their system.

An officer suspects you of DWI and asks for a breath test, what will happen if you refuse?

License revocation
BLicense suspension for up to 30 days
CNothing - the officer cannot require you to submit a breath test

Refusal to submit a breath, blood, or urine test will result in license revocation for up to 6 years (depending on your driving record).

Texting while driving is:

CPermitted if you're an experienced driver

Reading or sending text messages is prohibited while driving - it’s a severe driving distraction and will increase the risk of a crash.

The ‘Minnesota basic speed’ law states that:

You must not drive faster than what is safe for the conditions
BYou must always drive at or just below the speed limit
CYou must never drive below 15 mph on any road

When determining a safe speed - look at weather conditions, road conditions, and how much traffic there is.

Who in the vehicle is required to use a seatbelt?

AOnly the driver
BOnly the driver and all front seat passengers
The driver and all passengers

All passengers must wear a seatbelt regardless of seating position or age. The driver must also wear a seatbelt (except in certain situations).

In which scenario is parking prohibited?

A30 feet from a crosswalk at an intersection
BWithin 10 feet of another car
On a crosswalk

You are not allowed to park on or within 20 feet of a crosswalk as you will make it more difficult and dangerous for pedestrians to cross the road. By leaving space leading up to the crosswalk, approaching vehicles can easily spot pedestrians about to cross.

If you're involved in a crash resulting in death/injury or property damage exceeding $1,000, you must report the crash within:

A5 days
10 days
C20 days

You must file a traffic crash report no more than 10 days after the incident.

Driving without a valid liability insurance is:

ALegal - but not for more than 30 days

You must always have a valid proof of insurance in your vehicle at all times. Failure to provide proof of insurance may lead to license revocation.

You're driving on a road with two lanes in your direction and suddenly notice a stopped emergency vehicle with flashing lights on the road shoulder ahead. What should you do?

ACome to a complete stop at least 20 feet from the emergency vehicle
Vacate the lane closest to the emergency vehicle
CPass the emergency vehicle as quickly as possible

The Minnesota “Move Over” law requires drivers vacate the lane closest to the stopped emergency vehicle or slow down and pass with caution if unable to change lanes. The same applies when approaching stopped maintenance vehicles, construction vehicles, and service vehicles with flashing warning lights.

When passing a bicyclist, you must leave at least _____ of clearance between your car and the cyclist.

3 feet
B5 feet
C7 feet

For safety purposes, you must maintain at least 3 feet between your vehicle and the bicyclist.

When driving at night, you must dim your lights to low-beam when you're within _____ of an oncoming vehicle.

A500 feet
1000 feet
C2000 feet

To avoid blinding the other driver with your high-beam headlights - Minnesota law requires you to dim your lights to low beam whenever you're within 1000 feet of an oncoming vehicle.

Does the stopping distance increase in wet conditions?

CYes, but only on gravel or dirt roads

The stopping distance increases significantly in wet conditions, regardless of the road. Always adjust your speed in wet conditions to ensure that you have enough time to stop if necessary.

What does this sign mean?

AThe speed limit for this exit is 25 mph
BThe minimum speed for this exit is 25 mph
The maximum recommended speed for this exit is 25 mph

Some exits/off ramps have advisory signs that inform you of the maximum recommended speed for the particular exit in ideal conditions. Remember that advisory speed signs are there for your safety and should always be obeyed.

Turning the steering wheel while stationary can damage the  ____.


Turning the steering wheel while stationary can cause unnecessary wear to the tires and steering mechanism.

In which situation are you most likely to be affected by side winds?

On an open stretch of road
BIn cities
CIn tunnels

Be careful on exposed roads during high winds. Watch out for motorcyclists, trucks, and other road users that are likely to be affected.

Should you ever drive alongside (share a lane with) a motorcyclist?

COnly if the lane is wide

Don’t share a lane with a motorcyclist! They are more vulnerable in traffic and need a full lane width to be safe.

You're taking a medicine that causes drowsiness. You start feeling better, but you still need to take the medicine. Should you drive?

AOnly if necessary
BOnly on quiet roads
COnly if accompanied by someone

If taking medicine that makes you drowsy, you aren't fit to drive. Check with your doctor if unsure. Never put other road users, your passengers or yourself at risk.

You see a sign with this shape, but you can’t read the text on it. By its shape you know that it’s a:

BWarning sign
STOP sign
DRailroad crossing sign

It’s important to be able to recognize signs by their shape - especially in bad weather. An octagon shaped sign (an eight-sided sign) is a STOP sign.

Is your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) always the same if you drink the same amount of alcohol?

No, it can vary from time to time

Drinking the same amount of alcohol on different days can result in different BAC levels as there are many factors affecting the BAC. Another thing to keep in mind when drinking alcohol is that alcohol stays in your system for a while - many drivers test above zero BAC the morning after drinking.

During which hours are you and other drivers most likely to be involved in sleep-related accidents?

When you would normally be sleeping
BDuring early morning
CDuring the weekends
DAfter a long day at work

If you’re driving when you would normally be sleeping, you're much more likely to be falling asleep behind the wheel. Avoid fatigue by taking breaks regularly. Don't don't if you're tired!

Did you know that every year across the U.S., almost 100,000 crashes are caused by drivers falling asleep?

Is the Minnesota Permit Test Hard?

About 50% fail the permit test nation-wide, but how you’ll do depends on how well you’ve prepared. If you only use the Minnesota driver’s handbook, your permit test might be harder than it needs to be.

Zutobi’s material is specifically designed to be easy to learn and easy to recall. Our gamified approach to driver’s ed not only makes it fun to challenge your friends, but you will stay engaged in what you’re learning and motivated to pass your exam.

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