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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 want to make a right turn at the corner. A pedestrian with a guide dog is at the corner ready to cross the street in front of you. Before making your right turn, you should:
wait until the person crosses the street.
turn off your engine until the person crosses the street.
tell the pedestrian when to cross the street.
2. When a ‘Road Closed’ sign is displayed, drivers must:
look for a detour or another route.
make a U-turn.
come to a complete stop and wait for the lights to turn green.
3. What does this sign indicate?
divided highway ends sign
Winding road ahead. Drive with caution.
Drivers will soon be on a roadway with two-way traffic.
The highway ahead is divided into two one-way roadways.
4. Driving along the right-rear side of another vehicle is:
dangerous because you’re probably in one of the driver’s blind spots.
a good way to maintain a space cushion on your left side.
a good defensive driving technique to avoid drivers’ blind spots.
5. Flash your brake lights or turn on your emergency flashers if you:
are backing out of a parking space.
are temporarily parked in a traffic lane to make a delivery.
need to warn other drivers of a collision ahead.
6. This sign warns drivers of:
narrow bridge sign
a bridge ahead, wide enough to accommodate two lanes of traffic, but with very little clearance.
a reduction of lanes.
a dip in the road. Drivers should be ready to stop if the dip is filled with water.
7. You are on a two-way road and the vehicle ahead of you is turning left into a driveway. You may legally pass the vehicle on the right:
if there’s enough road between the curb and the vehicle.
even if you must cross a solid white line painted on the road.
even if you must drive in a bicycle lane to do so.
8. If you are continually being passed on the right, you should:
move to the left lane and allow other vehicles to pass you on the right.
move to the right lane and allow other vehicles to pass you on the left.
increase your speed immediately.
9. The yield sign means:
yield sign
Drive with caution in wet weather.
Slow down and give vehicles crossing your path the right-of-way.
You must come to a complete stop.
10. You should allow for more space between you and the vehicle ahead when:
The driver behind you wants to pass.
You are driving on slippery roads.
All of the above.
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CA DMV Knowledge Test Facts

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