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Drugs and Alcohol Practice Test

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For the DMV Written Test Including Drugs & Alcohol Questions:

  • Average Questions:33
  • Correct Answers to Pass:26
  • Passing Score:80%

*Details vary by state

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This free drugs and alcohol practice test will help you pass:

  • The drugs and alcohol questions on the written knowledge exam for your driver’s license. 
  • The test that may be required to reinstate your license after a DUI.
  • The final exam portion of any drug and alcohol courses you may be required to take. 

Keep reading for more information on the Drug and Alcohol questions and requirements for your driver’s license. 

DMV Drug and Alcohol Exam Questions and Answers

1. Which of the following is true about drinking and driving:

  1. Alcohol improves your reaction time.
  2. It is usually okay to drive after 2 drinks. 
  3. Alcohol negatively affects your judgement. 
  4. Alcohol has no effect on your judgement.

2. A 5-ounce glass of wine has the same alcohol as a:

  1. A margarita. 
  2. A 12-ounce can of beer.
  3. A pint of beer.
  4. A 2-ounce shot of liquor.

3. On average, how long does it take your body to remove the alcohol contained in 5 ounces of wine?

  1. 45 minutes.
  2. 30 minutes.
  3. 2 hours.
  4. 1 hour.

4. Which of the following statement(s) are always true about alcohol?

  1. It’s always okay to drive if you’ve only had 2 alcoholic drinks.
  2. Alcohol does not have that much of an effect on a person’s ability to drive. 
  3. A breathalyzer test is used to determine a driver’s BAC.
  4. Drivers can refuse a breathalyzer test with no consequences. 

5. Which of the following beverages contains the most alcohol?

  1. 1.5 ounces of liquor.
  2. 5 ounces of wine.
  3. 12 ounces of beer.
  4. All of these contain the same amount of alcohol.

6. At what BAC is it illegal for individuals of legal drinking age to operate a motor vehicle?

  1. 0.08%
  2. 0.02%
  3. 0.10%
  4. 0.80%

7. Drinking coffee after drinking alcohol:

  1. Has no effect on your BAC.
  2. Will help you sober up quicker.
  3. Makes it safe to drive.
  4. Will allow you to refuse a breathalyzer test.

8. Which of the following is true about over-the-counter drugs?

  1. Even if they affect your ability to drive, you will not face any penalties if you get pulled over.
  2. They can often make you a better driver.
  3. They do not have an effect on your ability to drive.
  4. They can impair your ability to drive.

9. When feeling ill, taking medication before driving:

  1. Is the safest thing you can do.
  2. Can make it easier for you to focus on driving.
  3. Has no effects on your ability to drive safely.
  4. Can have similar effects as drugs and alcohol on your ability to drive safely.

10. Which of the following will reduce the amount of alcohol in your body?

  1. Time.
  2. Coffee.
  3. Taking a cold shower.
  4. Eating food.

Answer Key

1. Which of the following is true about drinking and driving: C. Alcohol negatively affects your judgement. 

2. A 5-ounce glass of wine has the same alcohol as a: B. A 12-ounce can of beer.

3. On average, how long does it take your body to remove the alcohol contained in 5 ounces of wine? D. 1 hour.

4. Which of the following statement(s) are always true about alcohol? C. A breathalyzer test is used to determine a driver’s BAC.

5. Which of the following beverages contains the most alcohol? D. All of these contain the same amount of alcohol.

6. At what BAC is it illegal for individuals of legal drinking age to operate a motor vehicle? A. 0.08%

7. Drinking coffee after drinking alcohol: A. Has no effect on your BAC.

8. Which of the following is true about over-the-counter drugs? D. They can impair your ability to drive.

9. When feeling ill, taking medication before driving: D. Can have similar effects as drugs and alcohol on your ability to drive safely.

10. Which of the following will reduce the amount of alcohol in your body? A. Time.

Pass the Alcohol Questions on the Permit Test

Whether you need to take the final exam for your 3-hour Drug and Alcohol course or you want some extra practice for this section of the permit test, you’re sure to pass after studying with our free resources. 

Here are the types of question you can expect to encounter on the Drug and Alcohol written test:

  • True/False questions.
  • Multiple choice questions.
  • Questions about DUI penalties and laws.
  • BAC legal limits, implied consent, and breathalyzer rules.
  • Questions about the effects of alcohol and drugs on your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. 
  • Questions about sobering up after drinking. 

Which DMV Exams will Contain DUI/DWI Questions?

Every state from California to New York will contain questions about drugs and alcohol and their effects on driving on the official DMV written test. 

You’ll encounter these questions:

  • During the classroom portion of your driver’s education course
  • On the knowledge exam for your driving permit. 
  • On the written test when you renew your license, if necessary. 
  • As the final exam for any Drug and Alcohol courses you may need to take as part of the licensing process or after getting a DUI. These may include:
    • The 3 hour Drug and Alcohol Education Program required by the Maryland MVA.
    • The 4-hour Florida TLSAE (Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education) course, or the DATA course (Drug, Alcohol, and Traffic Awareness).
    • The Minnesota DWI Written Test.

You can find all the answers to help you pass the drug and alcohol questions within the official driver’s handbook for your state. 

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