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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. Start your motorcycle with your right wrist:
2. To stop as quickly and as safely as possible in a curve, try to:
get the motorcycle as perpendicular to the road as possible.
grab the front brake.
increase your speed through the curve.
3. Increase your safety at night by:
decreasing your following distance.
following vehicles closely so you can see better.
using the lights of the car ahead to get a better view of the road.
4. Your lane position should:
avoid surface hazards.
provide an escape route.
All the other answers are correct.
5. If you are chased by a dog:
stop until the animal loses interest.
kick it away.
approach the animal slowly, then speed up.
6. You should always maintain a _____-second following distance between you and the vehicle ahead.
7. What's the best way to secure cargo on your motorcycle?
Using bungee cords.
So that it covers your lights.
On the sissy bar.
8. You should operate the engine cut-off switch and pull in the clutch when:
the throttle is stuck and you cannot free it.
you start to lose control in a curve.
the motorcycle starts to wobble.
9. In normal turns, you should:
lean at the same angle as the motorcycle.
remain upright while the motorcycle leans.
lean in the opposite direction.
10. You should check your tires:
once a year.
every time you ride your motorcycle.
once a month.
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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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