A driver's license or a driving permit is a must if you operate a motor vehicle on public roads in Kentucky. The KY DMV written test is meant to assess your understanding of the rules of the road, road signs, traffic laws, and safe driving practices. It is based on information from the official Kentucky Driver's Manual. There are 40 multiple-choice questions on the Kentucky written test, and you must get at least 32 accurate answers to pass (80%). Practice with our Kentucky permit test to familiarize yourself with the format of the Kentucky driver's license test.