California Driver’s Examination

2022 California Motorcycle Permit Test 5

The following questions are from real DMV written motorcycle permit tests. These are some of the actual permit questions you will face in California when getting your motorcycle learners..

The following questions are from real DMV written motorcycle permit tests. These are some of the actual permit questions you will face in California when getting your motorcycle learners permit. Each motorcycle theory practice test question has three answer choices. Select one answer for each question and select "grade this section." You can find this button at the bottom of the drivers license quiz. For a complete list of questions and answers for California please visit https://cheat-sheets.dmv-written-test.com/en/california/motorcycle.

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If you are being chased by a dog, you should:

Explanation
If you see a dog approaching your motorcycle, slow down and downshift until you are close to the dog. Quickly accelerate away from the animal as it approaches.

If you approach an uncontrolled intersection at the same time as another vehicle:

Explanation
If you approach an intersection that is not marked with signs or traffic lights at the same time as another driver, the driver on the left must yield to the driver on the right.

The gearshift is located:

Explanation
The gearshift lever of a motorcycle is located in front of the left footrest and is operated by the rider's left foot.

When riding behind a car, traveling in the left third of the lane allows the driver to see you in their side mirror. What is a downside to this?

Explanation
Most drivers do not look at their side mirrors as often as they look at their rearview mirror. Therefore, when following a car, it is generally most advantageous to ride in the center portion of the lane where you are most likely to be visible in the driver's rearview mirror.

When riding in a group, mirrors:

Explanation
When riding in a group, use your mirrors to keep an eye on the riders behind you and to confirm that the group is staying together.

When may a motorized bicycle or moped be operated in a bicycle lane?

Explanation
Motorized bicycles and mopeds may be operated in bicycle lanes only if permitted by local ordinance or law enforcement.

When riding a motorcycle, your feet should be:

Explanation
When riding, your feet should be kept firmly on your motorcycle's footrests for balance. Your toes should not be pointed downward, as this may cause them to get caught between the road and the footrests.

To make it easier to be seen by other motorists, you should:

Explanation
Wearing brightly-colored clothing while riding will make it easier for others on the road to see you. This is true regardless of the time of day.
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