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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. When someone follows too closely, you should:
flash your brake lights.
sound your horn.
change lanes and let them pass.
3. If the front tire goes flat while riding:
apply both brakes at the same time.
gradually apply the rear brake.
apply the front brake firmly.
4. Motorcycles areĀ smaller than cars, so they:
seem to travel faster than they actually are.
appear closer than they really are.
appear farther away than they really are.
5. You should make a special point of using your mirror(s):
before you change lanes.
All the other answers are correct.
before you slow down.
6. Each marked lane gives a motorcyclist _______ possible paths of travel.
7. Your lane position should:
All the other answers are correct.
avoid wind blast from other vehicles.
communicate your intentions.
8. The hand signal for a left turn is:
Left arm bent at 90 degrees, pointing up
Left arm slightly bent and pointing down
Left arm straight out
9. Driving a motorcycle is ____________ driving a car.
less tiring at night than
more tiring than
less tiring than
10. _______________ is the best way to lessen your chances of being involved in a collision.
Using your headlight
Choosing the right helmet
Maintaining an adequate space cushion
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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 Ā½
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