A driver license or learner's permit is required for any Alabama resident who operates a motor vehicle. The contents of the Alabama DMV Driver's Manual is covered in the DMV written test. It includes questions about Alabama road signs, traffic laws, and safe driving rules. There are 40 questions on the Alabama DMV written knowledge test. You must accurately answer at least 32 questions (80%) on the AL DMV test to pass. Practice with our Alabama permit test to familiarize yourself with the format of the Alabama driver's license test.