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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. Riders who take curves or turns too fast may end up:
riding in a staggered formation.
crossing into another lane of traffic.
braking the engine.
2. Which of the following is a factor in your blood alcohol level?
How fast you drink
The time of day
The location in which you are drinking
3. You should adjust your side mirrors:
at a designated service center.
before mounting your motorcycle.
before starting your motorcycle.
4. Where is the engine cut off switch located?
Near the right handgrip
Near the left foot pedal
Near the left handgrip
5. Car drivers are most likely to try to share your lane when:
traffic is heavy.
they want to pass you.
All of the above.
6. To carry a passenger, your motorcycle must have:
passenger footrests.
motorcycle boots.
a windshield.
7. In a single lane of traffic there are _____ lane positions.
8. When parking at the roadside, you should park:
at a 30-degree angle.
at an angle of 45 to 90 degrees to the curb.
parallel to the road.
9. Which of the following should be avoided when carrying cargo?
Filling saddlebags evenly
Fastening excess cargo to the sissy bar
Securing cargo as low as possible
10. The __________ provides most of your motorcycle's stopping power.
front brake
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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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