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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. It is against the law to enter an intersection when:
the light is yellow and you can stop safely.
you can’t get all the way across before the light turns red.
the light is flashing yellow and you didn’t stop first.
2. If your vehicle starts to lose traction because of water on the road:
maintain your current speed to gain better traction.
apply the brakes firmly to prevent your vehicle from sliding.
slow down gradually and do not apply the brakes.
3. What should drivers do when the red lights begin to flash?
crossbuck sign red lights
Slow down.
4. Unlike passenger cars, trucks have blind spots:
on the right.
directly behind them.
on the front.
5. This road sign means:
no u turn sign
Drivers cannot make a complete turn to go in the opposite direction.
Vehicles turning left must make a U-turn.
Left turns are not allowed where this sign is displayed.
6. Which of the following is true about large trucks:
Trucks often appear to travel slower because of their large size.
It is best to pass trucks very slowly and on the right side.
Trucks have fewer blind spots due to the vehicle’s height.
7. This sign warns drivers that:
two way traffic ahead sign
they cannot go straight ahead.
they will soon be facing oncoming traffic.
a shared lane starts ahead.
8. What is the most important rule to remember in any emergency?
Call the police.
Do not panic.
Run away.
9. What does this road sign indicate?
Area reserved for people with disabilities
Hospital service
Interstate highway
10. A thumping sound can be a warning:
that a tire blowout is about to occur.
of a steering failure.
of a brake failure.
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CA DMV 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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