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California residents who drive on public roads and highways must have a California driver license. When you apply for a California license, you must present acceptable document(s) establishing your identity, residency, birthdate, and provide your social security number, if eligible. Examinations include a vision test, a knowledge test, and a driving test, if required. The CA DMV written test covers information found in the California Driver Handbook, including road rules, safe driving practices, and signs questions. The DMV knowledge test consists of 36 questions and you'll need 30 correct answers to pass (83%). Practice with this sample test to get ready for the official CA DMV practice permit test.
1. To make a right turn onto a two-way street from a two-way street, start in the right-hand lane and end in:
any lane that is available.
the left lane.
the lane closest to the curb.
2. Pedestrians crossing at corners have the right-of-way:
only when a crosswalk is painted on the street.
whether or not a crosswalk is marked.
only at open intersections.
3. All of the following are dangerous while driving. Which is also illegal:
Having one or more interior lights on.
Wearing a headset that covers both ears.
Using cruise control on residential streets.
4. When you see a NEV ROUTE sign, you should watch out for:
a Nevada law enforcement officer.
slow-moving vehicles in the roadway.
animal-drawn vehicles.
5. Who must wear seat belts?
The driver and all passengers under the age of 21.
The driver and all passengers 8 years of age or older, or children who are 4 feet 9 inches tall or taller.
The driver and front seat passengers.
6. The traffic light is green and you want to drive straight through an intersection. If a car is already in the intersection and is making a turn, you must:
enter the intersection and then stop.
drive through the intersection. You have the right-of-way.
let that car complete its turn before you enter the intersection.
7. You want to make a right turn at an upcoming intersection. You should slow down and:
avoid driving in the bicycle lane.
move toward the left side of your lane.
signal for 100 feet before turning.
8. It is a very windy day. You are driving and a dust storm blows across the freeway reducing your visibility. You should drive slower and turn on your:
Interior lights.
Parking lights.
9. At intersections without ‘Stop’ or ‘Yield’ signs, you must:
yield to the vehicle or bicycle that arrives first.
treat the intersection as if it was a roundabout.
yield to the vehicle on your left if it reaches the intersection at the same time as you.
10. Which of these statements about drugs and traffic is true?
Even over-the-counter drugs can impair your driving.
Any prescription drug is safe to use if you don’t feel drowsy.
Only illegal drugs can impair your driving.
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CA DMV Permit Practice Test

Number of questions: 36
Correct answers to pass:30
Passing score:83%
Minimum age to apply: 15 ½
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