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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. When can you drive using only your parking lights?
On foggy days when visibility is low.
30 minutes after sunset or 30 minutes before sunrise.
Under no circumstances.
2. It is illegal to leave a child ___ years or younger unattended in a motor vehicle.
3. When you park ________, turn your front wheels toward the curb.
facing uphill.
facing downhill.
on a level road.
4. When can you drive using only parking lights?
30 minutes after sunset or 30 minutes before sunrise.
On foggy days when visibility is low.
Under no circumstances.
5. Drivers should check their rearview mirrors:
often to see how traffic is moving behind them.
only when slowing down.
to see if a truck is in their blind spot.
6. Which of the following is true about the Anti-Locking Brake System?
It allows drivers to steer during an emergency braking situation.
It prevents skidding.
All of the above.
7. A vehicle is stopped at a crosswalk to allow a pedestrian to cross the roadway. The driver of the vehicle approaching from the rear should:
overtake and pass the stopped vehicle.
sound the horn.
not overtake and pass the stopped vehicle.
8. If a driver looks like he or she is going to pull out in front of you, the safest thing to do is:
honk your horn and maintain your speed.
slow or stop your vehicle and use your horn.
use your horn and swerve into the next lane.
9. When is it legal to leave a child six years of age or younger unattended in a motor vehicle?
If the child is supervised by a person 12 years or older.
When weather conditions present health or safety risk to the child.
When keys left in the ignition could result in injuries.
10. You must notify law enforcement and file a Report Traffic of Accident Occurring in California (SR 1) with DMV when:
you are involved in a collision and there is an injury.
your vehicle fails a smog test.
you change your insurance company.
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CA DMV Test Facts

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