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California residents who drive on public roads and highways must have a California driver license. When you apply for a California license, you must present acceptable document(s) establishing your identity, residency, birthdate, and provide your social security number, if eligible. Examinations include a vision test, a knowledge test, and a driving test, if required. The CA DMV written test covers information found in the California Driver Handbook, including road rules, safe driving practices, and signs questions. The DMV knowledge test consists of 36 questions and you'll need 30 correct answers to pass (83%). Practice with this sample test to get ready for the official CA DMV practice permit test.
1. You can pass on the right:
when a vehicle ahead makes a left turn.
when a vehicle ahead makes a right turn.
when a vehicle that is approaching from the opposite direction is prepared to turn left.
2. A red traffic sign means?
Do not enter.
All of the above.
3. Which of these is the proper way to change lanes:
Check your mirrors, look over your shoulder, then change lanes.
Signal, check your mirrors, and then change lanes.
Signal, check your mirrors, and look over your shoulder before you change lanes.
4. You enter a designated turn lane to make a left turn at an upcoming intersection. There is oncoming traffic. You should:
signal before you arrive at the intersection.
move to the left of the center lane.
turn your front wheels to the left to be prepared to turn.
5. This red and white sign means:
do not enter
drivers may not enter the road from their direction.
stop and proceed with caution.
the road ahead is closed to traffic in all directions.
6. If the entrance lane is too short to allow acceleration to freeway speed, you should:
stop and wait for a large space in traffic.
enter the freeway and accelerate quickly.
reduce your speed to 15 MPH or less and blend with traffic.
7. When parking your vehicle parallel to the curb on a level street:
One of your rear wheels must touch the curb.
Your wheels must be within 18 inches of the curb.
Your front wheels must be turned toward the street.
8. Cargo extending more than four feet from your rear bumper:
is illegal under all circumstances.
does not legally have to be marked, but it is a good idea.
must be marked with a red flag or lights.
9. What does the pictured signal indicate?
Pedestrians may begin crossing the street.
Pedestrians may not begin crossing the street.
Pedestrians may turn right.
10. Speed limit signs are:
service signs
warning signs
regulatory signs
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CA DMV Written Test

Number of questions: 36
Correct answers to pass:30
Passing score:83%
Minimum age to apply: 15 ½
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