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Safe riding requires knowledge and skill. To earn your California motorcycle license, you will be required to pass the driver knowledge test, motorcycle knowledge test, knowledge test(s) for any other license class(es) requested, and pass a motorcycle skills test or obtain a Certificate of Completion of Motorcycle Training. Knowledge test questions are based on information in the California Motorcycle Handbook and the California Driver Handbook. The DMV knowledge test consists of 30 questions and you need 24 correct answers to pass (80%).
1. Your lane position should:
avoid surface hazards.
communicate your intentions.
All the other answers are correct.
2. When should you use both front and rear brakes to stop?
At all times, unless you have a flat tire
In emergencies only
Never at the same time
3. To avoid hazardous situations and reduce their risk, experienced riders:
avoid riding at night.
swerve often.
search the road ahead.
4. What does the right foot pedal control?
The rear brake
The front brake
The throttle
5. The best way to stop is to:
operate the engine cut-off switch.
apply both brakes firmly.
apply the rear brake quickly.
6. Motorcycle passengers must have their own:
All of the above.
7. The best face protection is provided by:
a windshield.
a face shield.
8. When conducting the "evaluate" step of the SEE procedure, what are you looking for?
Traffic markings and signals
Possibly hazardous road conditions
All of the above.
9. What is the safest braking method?
Using both front and rear brakes at the same time
Alternating between using the front brake and the rear brake
Using only the front brake
10. Your passenger should tighten his or her hold when you:
All the other answers are correct.
are about to start from a stop.
approach surface hazards.
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CA DMV Motorcycle Test

Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass:24
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 15 ½
Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass:24
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 15 ½
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