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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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1.
Reflective clothing:
Should be worn only at night.
Should be worn only during the day.
Should be worn both day and night.
2.
Since most crashes happen in daylight, you:
Do not need to wear brightly-colored clothing during the day.
Should wear brightly-colored clothing during the day.
Should wear dark clothing during the day.
3.
If you will be carrying a passenger on your motorcycle, you will likely have to:
Reduce the tire pressure.
Make no tire pressure adjustments.
Increase the tire pressure.
4.
Taking over-the-counter medication before riding:
Is usually fine since over-the-counter medications are never very strong.
Is acceptable all the time.
May affect your riding abilities and should be done with caution.
5.
By law, motorcycle helmets must be:
U.S. Department of Transportation-compliant.
Free of stickers or other artwork.
A dark color that does not create a glare.
6.
When passing a row of parked vehicles, a motorcycle rider has an advantage over an automobile driver because:
The motorcycle can accelerate more quickly than a car.
The motorcyclist can ride in the left part of the lane to avoid people and cars to their right.
Motorcycles have a shorter stopping distance than cars do.
7.
A difference between googles and a windshield is:
Goggles will protect you from the wind, but a windshield won’t.
A windshield will protect you from the wind, but goggles won't.
A windshield will keep your eyes from watering better than goggles.
8.
To reduce the chances of a collision, a motorcyclist should:
Stare straight in front of their motorcycle.
Be unwilling to move to avoid a potential hazard.
Scan their path of travel, looking at least 10 to 15 seconds ahead of their motorcycle.
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