2022 California Motorcycle Permit Test

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The following questions are from real DMV written motorcycle permit tests. These are some of the actual permit questions you will face in California when getting your motorcycle learners..

The following questions are from real DMV written motorcycle permit tests. These are some of the actual permit questions you will face in California when getting your motorcycle learners permit. Each motorcycle theory practice test question has three answer choices. Select one answer for each question and select "grade this section." You can find this button at the bottom of the drivers license quiz. For a complete list of questions and answers for California please visit https://cheat-sheets.dmv-written-test.com/en/california/motorcycle.

Passing grade:

An engine will seize due to:

Explanation
Engines seize when they are low on oil. Without oil, the engine’s moving parts cannot move smoothly against each other and the engine overheats.

When entering a turn, you should:

Explanation
Reduce your speed before entering a turn. If you take a turn too fast, you may end up veering out of your lane or even off the road.

What does this sign mean?

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Explanation
Warning signs are yellow with black lettering or symbols and provide important information to motorists about upcoming road conditions. This sign warns that a railroad crossing is ahead.

In areas where dangers could be present, a motorcyclist should:

Explanation
In high-risk areas, such as intersections, shopping areas, schools, or construction zones, a motorcyclist should reduce their speed. They should cover the clutch and both brake levers to reduce their reaction time in the case of an emergency.

Taking a turn too fast can cause a rider to:

Explanation
Taking a turn too fast may cause a rider to cross into another lane of traffic, or even leave the road entirely. It is important to slow down before entering a turn or curve.

A motorcyclist may not place a toll road transponder:

Explanation
There are five locations where it is permissible to place a transponder or other electronic toll payment device, provided that toll readers can detect it. A transponder may be placed in a motorcyclist's pocket, inside a cycle net draped across the gas tank of the motorcycle, on a license plate device, in a storage compartment on the motorcycle, or on the windshield of the motorcycle.

Upshifting or downshifting in a curve:

Explanation
It is best to change gears before starting a turn. However, if you must shift while turning, shift smoothly. A sudden change in power to the rear wheel can cause a skid.

One problem with a motorcyclist riding directly next to another vehicle is that:

Explanation
Riding alongside another vehicle is dangerous because the vehicle could veer into your lane and sideswipe you. Additionally, the vehicle could block your escape route if a hazard arises.
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