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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. To keep the motorcycle steady through a turn, you should:
decrease your speed.
speed up.
maintain or increase your speed.
2. Before changing lanes:
Check your mirrors.
Check your blind spots.
All of the above.
3. 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.
right side; left side
center; right side
left side; right side
4. The front brake is operated by:
the left-hand lever.
the right-hand lever.
the left-foot pedal.
5. To reduce your reaction time, you should:
ride in the center lane position.
shift into neutral.
cover the clutch and the brakes.
6. Turning to take railroad tracks at a 90-degree angle can be more dangerous because:
it may cause a motorcycle to weave.
your path may carry you into another lane of traffic.
could catch your tires and throw you off balance.
7. When riding in traffic, motoryclists must not share the same lane with other vehicles because:
cars are faster than motorcycles.
motorcycles need a full lane to operate safely.
most roads are too narrow.
8. When you carry a load, you should:
pile loads against a sissy bar.
distribute the load evenly.
keep it high.
9. While riding a motorcycle, you are considered legally intoxicated if:
you had one drink and are over the age of 21.
you have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or more.
you have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.05% or more.
10. ___________________ should check their mirror and make a head check before they change lanes.
Only car drivers
Both motorcyclists and car drivers
Only motorcyclists
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CA Motorcycle Test Facts

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