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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 you pass another vehicle, before you return to the right lane, you must:
look at your interior rear-view mirror.
All of the above.
2. In case of skidding, drivers should NOT:
tap the gas pedal with their foot.
take their foot off the gas pedal.
pump the brakes gently if they are about to hit something.
3. There is one lane in your direction and the vehicle ahead of you often slows down for no apparent reason. In this situation you should:
increase the following distance between you and the other vehicle.
flash your headlight quickly to alert the other drivers.
pass the vehicle as soon as possible.
4. A curb painted blue means parking is:
allowed for no longer than 15 minutes.
for picking up or dropping of passengers.
for disabled persons with a special placard or plate.
5. Air bags are meant to _________ seat belts.
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6. With a Class C drivers license a person may drive:
A 3-axle vehicle if the Gross Vehicle Weight is less than 6,000 pounds.
Any 3-axle vehicle regardless of the weight.
A vehicle pulling two trailers.
7. This sign tells drivers that:
no right turn sign
U-turns are not allowed.
they must make a left turn at the intersection.
they must not make a right turn.
8. When following motorcycles, drivers should:
try to pass them as they have different braking capabilities than other motor vehicles.
keep more space in front of their vehicle.
reduce the minimum following distance.
9. You hit a parked vehicle and can’t find the owner. What must you do?
Wait for the owner to return.
Leave a note with your name and address on the parked vehicle.
Call your insurance company when you get home.
10. You have consented to take a test for the alcohol content of your blood, breath, or urine:
only if you have been drinking alcohol.
whenever you drive in California.
only if a collision has occurred.
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CA DMV Knowledge Test

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