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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 should operate the engine cut-off switch and pull in the clutch when:
the motorcycle starts to wobble.
the throttle is stuck and you cannot free it.
you start to lose control in a curve.
2. To increase your chances of avoiding obstacles at night, you should:
reduce your speed.
grab at the front brake.
ride in a staggered formation.
3. ____________ when you slow more quickly than others might expect.
Flash your brake light
Use your horn
4. When making a turn, it is best to change gears ___________ the turn.
before, during, or after
before you enter
5. ______ a common factor in motorcycle collisions.
Seasonal changes are
Not being seen is
Bad drivers are
6. You should rise off the seat slightly:
when riding on wet pavement.
when your motorcycle starts to wobble.
to absorb the shock if you have to ride over an obstacle.
7. You should downshift through the gears when you:
need more power to accelerate.
are approaching a stop sign.
All of the above.
8. Your lane position should:
avoid surface hazards.
increase your ability to see and be seen.
All the other answers are correct.
9. Motorcycles towing trailers:
must not exceed 55 mph.
must remain in the right lane.
All of the above.
10. In traffic, motorcycles need:
more distance to stop than cars do.
as much distance to stop as cars.
less distance to stop than cars do.
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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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