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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 DMV Driver Handbook, including road rules, safe driving practices, and signs questions. The DMV knowledge test consists of 36 questions and you need 30 correct answers to pass (83%). Practice with this sample test to get ready for the official CA DMV practice permit test.
1. When riding at night you should:
increase your following distance.
decrease your following distance.
speed up.
2. A red traffic sign means?
Do not enter.
All of the above.
3. Which of these is the proper way to change lanes:
Check your mirrors, look over your shoulder, then change lanes.
Signal, check your mirrors, and then change lanes.
Signal, check your mirrors, and look over your shoulder before you change lanes.
4. You enter a designated turn lane to make a left turn at an upcoming intersection. There is oncoming traffic. You should:
signal before you arrive at the intersection.
move to the left of the center lane.
turn your front wheels to the left to be prepared to turn.
5. When riding long distances, how often should you stop and stretch?
Every two hours
Every 50 miles
Every five hours
6. If the entrance lane is too short to allow acceleration to expressway speed, you should:
stop and wait for a large space in traffic.
enter the expressway and accelerate quickly.
merge into expressway traffic as soon as possible.
7. When parking your vehicle parallel to the curb on a level street:
One of your rear wheels must touch the curb.
Your wheels must be within 18 inches of the curb.
Your front wheels must be turned toward the street.
8. Cargo extending more than four feet from your rear bumper:
is illegal under all circumstances.
does not legally have to be marked, but it is a good idea.
must be marked with a red flag or lights.
9. What does the pictured signal indicate?
A pedestrian may begin crossing the street.
A pedestrian may not not begin crossing the street.
Pedestrians may turn right.
10. Speed limit signs are:
service signs
warning signs
regulation signs (regulatory signs)
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CA DMV Written Test Facts

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