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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.
You have made error so far
Passing grade —
6 or fewer errors

Long-term exposure to wind noise:

Is not a danger.
Can cause irreversible hearing damage.
Is just part of riding a motorcycle.

To lessen the chances of a crash occurring, you should:

Not use turn signals.
Use proper lane positions.
Follow other vehicles closely.

How far in advance should a motorcyclist signal a turn?

50 feet
100 feet
150 feet

When wearing a jacket for protection, the jacket should:

Be loose-fitting and flap in the wind while riding.
Fit snugly.
Be uncomfortable.

Where is the greatest potential for conflict between you and other vehicles?

At an intersection
On the highway
On any road

When taking a curve while riding in a group, you should be in:

A single-file formation.
A staggered formation.

If vehicles or other potential hazards are to your right, you should ride on which side of your lane?

Either side


Need less room to stop than other larger vehicles.
Need as much room to stop as other larger vehicles.
Can stop instantly.
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