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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.
A good way to handle a tailgater is to:
Encourage the tailgater to pass by slowing down or changing lanes.
Speed up to put distance between you and the tailgater.
Ignore the tailgater.
2.
A "wobble," or a sudden shaking of the front wheel and handle bars, can usually be traced to:
Incorrect tire pressure or uneven loading.
Improperly tightening the front wheel to the frame.
Hitting an object with the front tire.
3.
When riding with a group of motorcyclists, a staggered formation:
Is recommended at all times.
Should not be used when entering or exiting a highway.
Should be used when riding in curves.
4.
A primary cause of single-vehicle motorcycle collisions is:
Motorcyclists' tendency to ride too fast for weather conditions.
Motorcyclists turning too wide in a curve or turn.
Motorcyclists running off the road while trying to avoid a collision with another vehicle.
5.
Which of the following statements is true?
The front brake is more powerful than the rear brake.
The rear brake is more powerful than the front brake.
Both the front and rear brakes are equally powerful.
6.
If your motorcycle begins to weave while you are riding over rain grooves or bridge gratings, you should:
Speed up to get over the surface faster.
Exaggerate the zigzag motion to get the attention of other drivers.
Maintain a steady speed and ride straight across the grooves or gratings.
7.
When wearing a helmet at the time of a crash, a rider is:
Less likely to survive than a person who is not wearing helmet.
Just as likely to survive as a person not wearing a helmet.
More likely to survive than a person not wearing helmet.
8.
To minimize the potential for fatigue on a long trip, you should:
Drink coffee.
Limit your riding per day.
Play loud music.
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