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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. The best clothing for being seen is:
2. The greatest potential for conflict between you and other traffic is:
in the left lane position.
at intersections.
in the center portion of the lane.
3. Which of the following types of vehicles are permitted to use High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes?
Low-emission vehicles
All of the above.
4. Riding ___________ reduces your chances of being seen.
alongside other vehicles
in construction zones
with other motorcyclists
5. To increase your line of sight, you should ride in ______ lane position.
the left
the center
6. You should use both brakes at the same time:
None of the other answers is correct.
in emergencies only.
every time you slow or stop.
7. Why is maintaining a space cushion important?
It gives you time to correct your mistakes.
It gives you space to maneuver.
All of the above.
8. Which of the following is a hazard associated with passing a row of parked cars?
A door could be opened into your path.
A driver may pull out in front of you.
All of the above.
9. Your passenger should tighten his or her hold when you:
are about to start from a stop.
All the other answers are correct.
approach surface hazards.
10. When you make a turn you should:
maintain steady speed or accelerate gradually.
roll on the throttle through the turn.
All the other answers are correct.
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CA Motorcycle License Test

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