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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 motorcycle riders pull off the road, they should:
roll on the throttle.
get as far off the road as they can.
remain in the left lane position.
2. You should ride in a staggered formation:
when riding with a group of motorcyclists.
when your throttle is stuck.
only in an emergency.
3. You can initiate a swerve by:
pressing the handgrip of the direction you want to swerve.
applying the rear brake.
downshifting gears.
4. When parking at the roadside, park:
at an angle of 45 to 90 degrees to the curb.
on the curb.
parallel to the curb.
5. When you are properly seated on a motorcycle, your arms should be:
bent slightly.
at a 90-degree angle.
positioned with your elbows locked.
6. You should adjust your side mirrors:
at a designated service center.
before mounting your motorcycle.
before starting your motorcycle.
7. Passengers under the age of 18 must have their own:
All of the above.
8. Surfaces that provide poor traction include:
roads in residential areas.
exit ramps.
gravel roads.
9. ______ a common factor in motorcycle collisions.
Not being seen is
Seasonal changes are
Bad drivers are
10. When passing a truck, it is important to:
flash your headlight.
always sound your horn when riding alongside the vehicle.
avoid slowing down suddenly when you merge back in front of the vehicle.
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CA Motorcycle Test

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