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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. Arrows on the roadway:
indicate reserved lanes.
indicate HOV lanes.
show which lanes you must use.
2. Drivers often fail to see a motorcycle headed toward them. Why?
It is difficult to judge a motorcycle's speed.
Motorcycles are hard to see.
All of the above.
3. You reach an intersection with stop signs on all four corners at the same time as the driver on your left. Who has the right-of way?
The driver on your left.
Whoever is signaling to make a turn.
4. What should you do if one of your tires blows out?
Hold the steering wheel tight and brake immediately to avoid the risk of skidding.
Leave the road immediately.
Hold the steering wheel tight and slowly take your foot off the gas pedal.
5. At intersections, crosswalks, and railroad crossings, drivers should always:
stop, listen for oncoming traffic, and proceed with caution.
concentrate on oncoming traffic.
look to the sides of their vehicle.
6. Based on the DMV handbook, you should never park your vehicle within __ feet of a fire hydrant.
7. Service signs are ____ with ____ letters and symbols.
white; black
green; white
blue; white
8. ___________ are green with white letters and symbols.
Regulatory signs
Warning signs
Destination signs (guide signs)
9. When approaching any intersection or driveway, drivers should:
pass other vehicles and then stop.
look both ways and be ready to stop.
drive at the fastest speed just before entering the intersection.
10. It is illegal for a person 21 years of age or older to drive with a BAC of _______ or higher.
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CA Knowledge Test Facts

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