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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. When passing a truck, it is important to:
always sound your horn when riding alongside the vehicle.
flash your headlight.
avoid slowing down suddenly when you merge back in front of the vehicle.
2. Motorcyclists can ride between lanes of traffic:
in construction zones.
only if both lanes are headed in the same direction.
3. If your motorcycle starts to wobble, do NOT:
roll off the throttle.
accelerate out of the wobble.
leave the road as soon as you can.
4. You should increase your following distance:
in heavy traffic.
on slippery roads.
All of the above.
5. Before you pass anyone that may move into your lane, you should:
reduce your speed.
flash your brake light.
sound your horn.
6. When you have a tire failure, you must remember to:
avoid using the brake of the flat tire.
slow down with both brakes.
pull the engine kill switch.
7. Before changing lanes on a multi-lane road, you should check:
only the lane next to you.
the lane next to you and the far lane.
only the far lane.
8. When is it safe for two motorcycles to share a lane?
On single lane roads only
When riding in a group
9. When riding, motoryclists should wear clothing that:
is comfortable.
completely covers arms and legs.
is made of approved materials.
10. In a staggered formation, the leader rides in the __________ of the lane, while the second rider stays one second behind in the ________ of the lane.
left side; right side
right side; left side
center; right side
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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 ½
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