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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.
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9.
When riding in a group, mirrors:
Should be checked frequently by all riders.
Should be used only by the lead rider.
Should not be checked frequently because they can be a distraction.
10.
If traveling with a load, the load should be:
Secured as low as possible.
Secured as high as possible.
Attached to a sissy bar.
11.
If your rear wheel locks up while you are stopping on a surface with good traction, you should:
Keep the wheel locked until you have stopped completely.
Release the rear brake and only use the front brake.
Release the rear brake and then quickly re-apply the brake.
12.
When traveling at night, it is:
Easier to judge distances than it is during the day.
About as easy to judge distances as it is during the day.
More difficult to judge distances than it is during the day.
13.
When traveling in a group, riders should generally be:
In a single-file formation.
Paired up.
In a staggered formation.
14.
Helmets are:
Required for all riders.
Not required, but recommended.
Only required for inexperienced motorcycle users.
15.
It can be difficult to ride right after it starts raining because:
Some other drivers may not react quickly enough to the rain.
Pavement will be especially slippery.
Other drivers do not drive fast enough in wet weather.
16.
When making a non-emergency stop on a motorcycle:
Only the front brake should be used.
The front and rear brakes should be applied at the same time.
Only the rear brake should be used.
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