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Learner’s Practice Test 2024: Northwest Territories

  • Perfect for learner’s permit and full adult driver’s licence
  • Based on official Northwest Territories 2024 Driver's manual
  • Updated for July 2024
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What you need to know
The Northwest Territories participate in a Graduated Driver Licence Program that you may enroll in once you are at least 15 years of age. To begin, you must take a timed written knowledge test based on the 2024 NWT Basic Driver’s Manual. Your exam will be comprised of two multiple-choice tests, one with questions based on rules of the road and the second on road signs. You will have 30 minutes in each test and must correctly answer a minimum of 16 of the 20 questions to pass. In addition to the knowledge exams, you’ll also be required to take a standard vision test and provide proof of identification. You may then begin practicing driver with a Class 7 learner licence. The Class 7 licence will allow you to drive while under the supervision of a fully licensed driver with at least 24 months of experience. Novice drivers may not drive between 11 pm and 6 am, and there is a zero-tolerance policy for them driving under the influence. Once you have completed 12 months with a learner licence, you may apply to take a road test for your Class 5P probationary driver licence, which you must hold for an additional 12 months. Your written exam will cost $44, and your road test exam will be another $44. This Northwest Territories practice knowledge test can help you to study and feel prepared when it’s time for you to take the real exam.
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List of questions (classic view)
  1. Which of the following statements about driving in a construction zone is true?
  2. In a construction zone, the usual fine for speeding is _____ when workers are present.
  3. Which of the following can increase your stopping distance?
  4. In an emergency, you have to make a sudden stop. Your vehicle does NOT have antilock brakes (ABS). What should you do?
  5. If a driver in the Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program accumulates ____ or more demerit points, his or her drivers licence will be suspended.
  6. What does the expression "overdriving your headlights" mean?
  7. If a police officer waves you past a stop sign, what should you do?
  8. If you are in ________, steer in the direction in which you want the front of your vehicle to go.
  9. Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit in a school zone is generally
  10. The posted speed limit in a school zone is in effect __________ unless specific times are posted.
  11. While driving at night, if you meet an oncoming vehicle with blinding bright lights, what should you do?
  12. When approaching an oncoming vehicle at night, you should dim your headlights before you get within ________ of the vehicle.
  13. Which of the following statements about backing your vehicle are true?
  14. In the Northwest Territories, when are you allowed to leave a vehicle unattended with the engine running and the doors unlocked?
  15. Before parking on a primary highway, make sure that your vehicle can be seen for at least _________ along the roadway in both directions.
  16. Which of the following statements about passing is FALSE?
  17. If an intersection is blocked by traffic, you should not enter it until
  18. You may not park
  19. If you are involved in a collision, you must NOT do which of the following?
  20. When you park parallel to the curb, your curbside wheels must be within _____ of the curb.
  21. You're approaching a stop sign with a stop line, and no traffic is approaching from either direction. What should you do?
  22. Which car is NOT using the traffic circle (roundabout) correctly?
  23. In the Northwest Territories, you may make a right turn at a red light, but only after you
  24. In the Northwest Territories outside urban areas, U-turns are NOT permitted
  25. When merging onto a highway, __________ at the end of the acceleration lane.
  26. Which of the following statements is FALSE about merging?
  27. When are you permitted to exceed the posted speed limit?
  28. If your tires lose traction as you enter a left-hand curve, you should
  29. If your tires lose traction as you enter a right-hand curve, you should
  30. This hand signal indicates that the driver intends to