DOL Test Question and Answers for Washington DOL

by Joshua on November 20, 2013

Qualifying for your basic driver’s license is one of the most exciting milestones we look forward to. Starting even in early childhood we often fantasize about the road trips we will take and the model of our first car, of course none of this can be realized without first learning to drive. Learning to drive is a serious affair but can also be fun and easy.
There are many resources available to help ease the transition from a pedestrian or instruction permit holder to a full fledged basic licensed driver.

The DOL or department of licensing otherwise known as the DMV in most states require that we pass a few different tests whose contest varies state by state. The best way to prepare for these assortments of tests is to study the questions, answer keys and of course to practice as much as you can! One of the useful resources available to make studying easier is There you can find everything you need to know about the testing and requirements to acquire your license in the state of Washington.

Types of License in Washington and Requirements

Being a resident of Washington State, in order to operate any type of motor vehicle on public roadways you must obtain a drivers license. There are many types of license you can acquire to begin driving but the basic requirements are the same for each and you must have a passing rate of 80% for the testing phase of getting your license.
Washington requires that for an Instruction Permit which has strict limitations for new drivers you must be at least 15 years of age and enrolled in a approved student drivers course. If you are not enrolled in driver’s education they require you to pass the knowledge test as well as the vision test and bring an adult relative with proof of relation and proof of identity.

To get an Intermediate Driver License you must be at least 16 years of age, pass the knowledge and visions tests and have proof that you have passed 30 hours of an approved driver’s education course and have had your instruction permit for the minimum of six months. You must also not be issued a ticket in the six months having your instruction permit, have a licensed parent/adult guardian prove that you have 50 hours of driving experience with them including 10 hours of night time driving and you must provide your social security number. However on your 18th birthday if you successfully hold this license without any violations your Intermediate License becomes a Basic License and you do not need to visit a local DOL for this change to take affect.

The next type of license you can attain is the Basic License starting at the age of 18. To achieve you Basic License you must again provide proof of age and identity, pass the medical and vision screening tests as well as the knowledge test (which you must pay for separately than you license fee) and the road test.
Each bracket of license in Washington is quite different but one thing remains constant, your need to pass all of the required tests, which can be difficult if you do not know the content or haven’t had the opportunity to study for them. is one of the easiest and quickest ways to ensure you are prepared for each type of test and to answer confidently the entirety of the question content without hesitation so that you can acquire your license the first time with no additional hassle!

Sample Test Questions and Answers

Studying for your driver’s license test for each level you are taking is a key part of passing the test and achieving your license. You can find the material you need to know in your Washington State drivers manual which is available online on the Washington DOL site or to pick up at any local DOL. Reading the entire manual can be a daunting task and many people don’t do well when they only prepare for the test by simply reading it over and over. You can find immediate access to a variety of practice questions and answers in an assortment of cheat sheets at You will find that using the cheat sheets and online practice tests lets you see a combination of the different test question that the DOL actually uses on the test, it prepares you for trick questions and gives you confidence letting you see the answers for each question. Why read the whole manual when you can study the information you really need in a condensed and simple to understand structure.

Practice Test Questions and Answers

Here is a short example of what the test questions and answer sheets provided-

1.) When would be an appropriate time in which to use your car’s horn?

A. When a driver or pedestrian is having trouble seeing your vehicle.
B. When a vehicle is in danger of hitting you.
C. Alerting a blind person he or she can cross the street.
D. When a person on a bike is moving into your travel lane.

2.) What is the speed limit on a county road in Washington State?

A. Depends
B. 40 MPH
C. 50 MPH
D. 20 MPH

3.) If parallel parking in Washington you must park within how many inches of the curb?

A. 22 Inches
B. 10 and half inches
C. 6 Inches
D. 12 Inches

4.) What is the speed limit on a Washington Beach?

A. 15 MPH
B. 25 MPH
C. 35 MPH
D. 20 MPH

5.) A road sign in Washington indicating the location of a nearby Hospital would be which colors?

A. Yellow with Black lettering
B. Green or Brown with White lettering
C. Blue or White with Black lettering
D. Blue or Orange with White lettering

Answer Key

1.) B
2.) C
3.) D
4.) B
5.) B

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