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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. You may not park in a disabled parking space unless:
you are dropping off a passenger.
the motorcycle has a disabled license plate.
you are unloading goods.
2. ______ can affect your ability to ride a motorcycle.
Illegal drugs
All of the above.
3. Two vehicles are approaching an intersection that has no traffic signs or signals. Which vehicle has the right of way?
The vehicle on the right.
The vehicle that enters the intersection first.
The vehicle on the left.
4. Wet pavement provides poor traction:
near the edge of the road.
particularly just after it starts to rain.
at night.
5. When it is raining, _____________ provide(s) the best traction.
the center lane position
the left lane position
the tire tracks left by cars
6. Accelerating on a curve:
helps stabilize the motorcycle.
is a major cause of motorcycle accidents.
is extremely dangerous
7. Maximum straight-line braking is accomplished by:
fully applying both front and rear brakes without locking either wheel.
applying only the front brake.
applying both brakes until the rear wheel locks.
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. In the 'Evaluate' step of the SEE strategy, you must have a plan to reduce risks, particularly when faced with:
traffic signals and warning signs.
potholes, guardrails, bridges.
All of the above.
10. When riding with a passenger you should ride ______ when taking curves.
at normal speed
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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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