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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.
Part of your normal scanning routine while riding should include:
Constantly looking in the rearview mirror.
Frequent rearview mirror checks.
Not using the rearview mirror.
2.
When scanning the area around your motorcycle, you should:
Look for potential escape routes near intersections, shopping areas, or schools.
See if you can travel faster than other vehicles.
Stare at pedestrians.
3.
Pick a lane position that:
Helps you avoid road hazards.
Hides you from other road users.
Places you directly next to another vehicle.
4.
When it starts to rain, it is usually best to:
Ride in the center of the lane.
Pull onto the shoulder and wait for it to stop raining.
Ride in the tire tracks left by other vehicles.
5.
When being passed, it is usually best for motorcyclists to be in which part of the lane?
The right
The center
The left
6.
As you consume more alcohol, your ability to safely ride:
Increases.
Stays the same.
Decreases.
7.
When riding, jackets and pants should:
Fit loosely enough to allow the wind to catch the fabric.
Be snug enough to keep from flapping in the wind.
Be tight enough to prevent you from moving freely.
8.
If a sign prohibits the use of a moped on a freeway:
Mopeds cannot be used on the freeway.
Mopeds can only be used on the freeway when traffic is moving smoothly.
Mopeds can be used on the freeway if they are not operated at speeds faster than 25 mph.
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