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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. If your motorcycle group is larger than ________ riders, divide it into smaller groups.
one or two
four or five
2. If your motorcycle starts to wobble, do NOT:
leave the road as soon as you can.
accelerate out of the wobble.
roll off the throttle.
3. To avoid fatigue:
take frequent rest breaks.
drink a lot of coffee.
apply both brakes at the same time.
4. Car drivers are most likely to try to share your lane when:
they want to pass you.
traffic is heavy.
All of the above.
5. Wearing a face shield while riding:
is less effective than wearing glasses.
is prohibited at night.
is the best form of face and eye protection.
6. To turn your motorcycle, press on the handgrip in the direction of the turn and:
look straight ahead.
keep your body straight.
lean in the same direction.
7. When making turns, ______ before entering the turn.
avoid changing gears
change gears
lean with the motorcycle
8. By "choosing the best lane position" you:
are not in a blind spot.
are avoiding hazards.
All of the above.
9. If railroad tracks run parallel to your lane and you need to cross them, you should:
cross the tracks at an angle of at least 90 degrees.
cross the tracks at an angle of at least 45 degrees.
cross the tracks at an angle of 180 degrees.
10. You should ______ while stopped at intersections.
remain in first gear
remain in neutral
remain in second gear
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CA Motorcycle Test

Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass:24
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 15 ½
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