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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 you are riding at night, it is best to:
not use your headlight.
ride slower than you do during the day.
stay close behind the car in front of you.
2. When you check your tires, what are you checking for?
Cuts and scrapes
Tire pressure
All of the above.
3. Motorcycle passengers should:
plant their feet on the passenger footpegs and keep them there.
put their feet down at stops.
bring their feet into contact with drive chain.
4. Before changing lanes:
Check your blind spots.
Check your mirrors.
All of the above.
5. _______________ is the best way to lessen your chances of being involved in a collision.
Choosing the right helmet
Maintaining an adequate space cushion
Using your headlight
6. Which of the following does NOT increase your safety when you are riding at night?
Reducing your speed
Passing slower vehicles
Changing your lane position
7. Passengers should:
Lean as you lean.
Keep their knees against the gas tank.
Sit as far back as possible.
8. Distances are harder to judge at night than in daylight. When you ride at night you should:
allow more distance to pass and be passed.
All the other answers are correct.
use another vehicle's tail lights to help judge the road ahead.
9. To fasten cargo to a motorcycle, use:
strips of cloth
elastic cords
10. In potential high-risk areas, such as intersections and school zones, motorcycle riders should:
reduce the following distance.
cover the clutch and the brake.
pull in the clutch.
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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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