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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. Where is a crash most likely to occur?
At intersections.
In residential areas.
On multi-lane roads.
2. It is important to flash your brake light:
before you slow more quickly than others might expect.
when you turn off a high-speed highway.
All the other answers are correct.
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.
center; right side
left side; right side
right side; left side
4. When riding with a passenger:
your motorcycle will take longer to stop.
you are not allowed carry cargo.
you are not permitted to pass other vehicles.
5. When should motorcycles share lanes with cars?
When riding in a staggered formation.
In school zones.
6. ______ helps make your downshifting smoother.
Applying the front brake
All the above
Rolling on the throttle
7. By "choosing the best lane position" you:
are avoiding hazards.
are not in a blind spot.
All of the above.
8. Wear ___________ clothing to increase your chances of being seen.
brightly-colored or reflective
9. If the front wheel locks:
roll on the throttle.
grab at the front brake.
release the front brake immediately, then reapply it.
10. Before riding a motorcycle, it's important to check:
All of the above.
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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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