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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. Which child requires a child restraint system?
A six-year old who is 4 feet 10 inches tall
A seven-year old who is 4 feet 7 inches tall
An eight-year old who is 4 feet 9 inches tall
2. BAC is:
the acronym for Beer ACcumulation.
the number of ounces of alcohol in your blood.
the percentage of alcohol in your blood.
3. You want to turn left at an intersection ahead. A car reaches the intersection from the opposite direction and moves straight ahead. You:
must wait for the car to go through before you turn.
may not enter the intersection to prepare for your left turn if the light is green.
can turn left. You have the right of way.
4. If your accelerator becomes stuck you should:
turning the ignition off while the vehicle is moving.
not apply the brakes. Ease off the gas pedal and straighten the front wheels.
shift to neutral, apply the brakes, and try to drive the car safely off the road.
5. When following a motorcycle, drivers must remember that motorcycles can ____________ than other vehicles.
accelerate much faster
stop much more quickly
stop much more slowly
6. If you drive at the posted speed limit, you can be given a speeding ticket:
under no circumstances.
if you are carrying more than one passenger.
if road or weather conditions require a slower speed.
7. You want to park uphill on a two-way roadway and there is no curb. Which way do you turn your front wheels?
So they face straight ahead.
Left, towards the center of the road.
Right, towards the side of the road.
8. You are entering a roundabout with multiple lanes, and you need to turn right at the intersection. You must:
choose either lane, and exit in the lane you entered.
choose the right-hand lane and exit in the right-hand lane.
choose the left-hand lane and exit.
9. You must file a Report of Traffic Accident Occurring in California (SR 1) with DMV within 10 days if you:
refinance the remaining balance of your vehicle loan.
are in a collision that causes $1,000 in damage.
plan on being out of the state for more than 45 days.
10. Which of the following roadways freezes first when wet?
Bridges and over-passes
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CA DMV Permit Test

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