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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'll 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. You should use both brakes at the same time:
every time you slow or stop.
in emergencies only.
None of the other answers is correct.
3. To avoid hazardous situations and reduce their risk, experienced riders:
avoid riding at night.
swerve often.
search the road ahead.
4. The right foot pedal controls:
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. In the 'Evaluate' step of the SEE strategy, you must have a plan to reduce risks, particularly when faced with:
traffic signals and warning signs.
potholes, guardrails, bridges.
All of the above.
9. What is the safest braking method?
Using both brakes at the same time
Use the front brake first and then 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 ¬Ĺ
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