This online driving test NC, with multiple choice questions, is intended to help you prepare for the North Carolina permit test that is required before you can get your driver’s license.

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When waiting to turn left, which way should you have your tires pointed?

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When should you use your car's signals?

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Crosswalks are always:

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If a vehicle in front of you is stopped at a crosswalk on a multi-lane road, you should:

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A solid line at the left of your lane means:

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Why is it necessary to shoulder-check when changing lanes?

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If you are in an intersection waiting to turn left and the light turns yellow, you should:

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You are required to stop your vehicle:

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A U-turn is not permitted:

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The center left turn lane may be used for:

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In a construction area what is a 'flagger'...?

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A traffic light which has a green arrow and a red light means that:

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Which of the following has the right-of-way over all others at an intersection when the light is green?

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If another vehicle is trying to pass you on the left, you should:

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If you see orange construction signs and cones on an expressway, you must:

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If you are on the other side of a divided highway coming toward a school bus with flashing red lights you should:

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If you're driving on a freeway and a vehicle is attempting to merge into your lane, you should:

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If two vehicles arrive at an uncontrolled intersection at approximately the same time, the right-of-way should be given to:

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Passing using the unpaved shoulder is:

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Who must stop when a school bus, with flashing red lights, is stopped on a four lane road with no median separation?

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What should you do if you are driving and see an emergency vehicle with flashing lights behind you?

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What might you see on a highway that tells you that the lane you are in may force you to turn?

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When approaching a stop sign where there is no stop line or marked crosswalk at the intersection:

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When turning left onto a one way road with two lanes you must:

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You are driving down a two lane road where there is a bicyclist to your right and oncoming traffic approaching on the left. What is the best strategy to pass the bicyclist safely?

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When the light is red, you may make a right turn after:

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Speed limit signs indicate the maximum speed during ideal conditions

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If your car has air bags, you should use your seatbelt:

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If someone is tailgating you, you should:

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A school bus is stopped on a 2 way undivided road with flashing red lights, you must:

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If you have completed a defensive driving course, you may be able to save on your auto insurance premiums when buying a new or used car either by financing, leasing or through a bank car loan.

Regulatory traffic signs instruct drivers what they should, or should not do, in certain circumstances. You will be asked to identify roadway signs on the DMV Practice Test NC.

The Benefits of a North Carolina DMV Practice Test

As you get ready to go get your learner’s permit, you may find yourself getting nervous about the North Carolina DMV practice test. You must pass this test to get your permit and start driving with a parent or guardian. The test covers the basic rules of the road and traffic laws so you start learning to drive with basic safety.

The practice test consists of 25 questions, and you must answer 20 of them collectively. Don’t worry! All the answers to the questions are in the North Carolina Driver Handbook, and you can download a copy. If English isn’t your first language, you can request the test in the following languages:

  • Albanian
  • Arabic
  • Bosnian
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish

The best way to ace this test is with a North Carolina DMV practice test. Here’s a look at some of the benefits.

Identify Areas for More Study

After downloading and studying the driver’s handbook, a practice test is a great way to find areas where you can benefit from more study. Make note of any questions that you miss and return to that section to read it over again.

Build Confidence

Nervousness, before a big test, is one of the biggest challenges to passing it. By taking a practice test, you build confidence in yourself each time you do well. You also get to practice for the test in the same format that you take the test, so when you arrive at the testing center, the test format is already familiar.

Ace the Test

If you regularly use a DMV practice test, you’re more likely to ace that test. Many practice tests offer numerous questions that may appear on your actual test.

When you’ve finished studying your handbook, Driver’s Knowledge has a variety of practice tests to help you get ready for the big day.