California Motorcycle Permit Test

Number of tests: 16
Number of questions: 30
Passing score: 24
Directions: Study the California Motorcycle Handbook before taking the written test. All the knowledge test questions are based on information in the 2016 Handbook. The test consists of 30 multiple choice questions. Each question has three possible answers. Select the best answer. You must miss 6 or fewer questions to pass the test.
You have made error so far
Passing grade —
6 or fewer errors
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1.
Upshifting or downshifting in a curve:
Should only be done if it can be done smoothly.
Is better than shifting before the curve.
Is the best way to control your speed.
2.
One problem with a motorcyclist driving directly next to another vehicle is that:
The other vehicle may block the motorcyclist's escape route.
The motorcyclist can be easily seen by other drivers.
The motorcyclist may not be able to read signs on the side of the road.
3.
What does this sign mean?
Railroad crossing ahead
Yield
Reduce speed
4.
An engine will seize due to:
A lack of oil.
A lack of fuel.
Improper tire inflation.
5.
In areas where dangers could be present, a motorcyclist should:
Maintain their speed.
Assume they will be safe.
Cover the clutch and both brake levers to reduce their reaction time.
6.
A motorcyclist may not place a toll road transponder:
On the windshield of their motorcycle.
In their pocket.
Under their seat.
7.
Taking a turn too fast can cause a rider to:
Accidentally end up in another lane of traffic.
Get through the turn faster.
Keep control of their motorcycle.
8.
When entering a turn, you should:
Slow down.
Speed up.
Come to a complete stop.
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