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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. What is a benefit of riding in the center lane position?
It helps you maintain a constant speed.
It allows you to go faster.
It prevents others from sharing your lane.
2. In normal turns, you should:
remain upright while the motorcycle leans.
lean at the same angle as the motorcycle.
lean in the opposite direction.
3. By "choosing the best lane position" you:
are avoiding hazards.
are not in a blind spot.
All of the above.
4. Which type of clothing is best for daytime riding?
Reflective and bright-colored
Dark and durable
5. You should increase your following distance:
during the day.
on single-lane roads.
in heavy traffic.
6. You are approaching a turn and need to change gears. When should you change gears?
At any point before, after, or during the turn
After entering the turn
Before entering the turn
7. To avoid fatigue:
take frequent rest breaks.
drink a lot of coffee.
apply both brakes at the same time.
8. When someone follows too closely, you should:
change lanes and let them pass.
flash your brake lights.
sound your horn.
9. You should not ride your motorcycle alongside of cars because:
the car driver cannot make a turn.
you could be in a blind spot.
None of the above.
10. If the rear tire goes flat while riding:
gradually apply the front brake.
apply the rear brake firmly.
apply both brakes at the same time.
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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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