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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. When you see a car on an entrance ramp that is about to merge into your lane, you should:
change lanes.
come to a complete stop.
beep your horn.
2. The best face protection is provided by:
a windshield.
a face shield.
3. Your motorcycle's mirrors:
should be adjusted before you mount the motorcycle.
cannot be adjusted.
should be adjusted before you ride the motorcycle.
4. Riding ___________ reduces your chances of being seen.
in construction zones
with other motorcyclists
alongside other vehicles
5. Which of the following provide(s) the best traction for motorcycles?
Warm pavement
Gravel roads
6. Which of the following is true about carrying cargo on your motorcycle?
Never carry cargo on a motorcycle.
Attach the cargo to your gas tank.
Fill saddlebags evenly to prevent drifting.
7. Motorcycles riders should avoid riding on big buildups of oil and grease usually found:
on slippery surfaces
on gravel roads
at busy intersections
8. Drivers on an entrance ramp may not see you on the highway. What should you do?
Give them plenty of room.
If there is no room for a lane change, adjust speed to open up space for the merging driver.
All of the above.
9. If the front tire goes flat while riding:
avoid using the rear brake.
hold the handlegrips firmly, ease off the throttle, and keep a straight course.
twist the throttle back and forth several times.
10. Which of the following is a primary cause of single-vehicle collisions?
Running wide in a curve or turn and colliding with an object
Being tailgated
Riding over rain grooves or bridge gratings
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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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