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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.
The gearshift is located:
By the left footrest.
By the right footrest.
By the right handle grip.
2.
When riding in a group, mirrors:
Should be checked frequently by all riders.
Should be used only by the lead rider.
Should not be checked frequently because they can be a distraction.
3.
To make it easier to be seen by other motorists, you should:
Wear brightly-colored clothing while riding.
Wear darkly-colored clothing while riding.
Wave your arms while riding.
4.
When may a motorized bicycle or moped be operated in a bicycle lane?
Never. Motorized bicycles may never be used in bicycle lanes.
Only when carrying a passenger.
Only when authorized by local ordinance or law enforcement.
5.
When riding a motorcycle, your feet should be:
On the footrests for balance.
Pointed with your toes aiming downward.
Relaxed.
6.
If you are being chased by a dog, you should:
Stop your motorcycle until the animal loses interest.
Approach the animal slowly, then quickly accelerate away from the dog as it approaches.
Swerve around the animal.
7.
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?
Most people don’t use their side mirrors as often as they use their rearview mirror.
The wind may prevent the use of a side mirror.
Side mirrors should not be used by motorists.
8.
If you approach an uncontrolled intersection at the same time as another vehicle:
The vehicle on the left should yield to the vehicle on the right.
You should flash your headlight to signal that the other vehicle should proceed.
You should continue through the intersection and expect the other vehicle to stop.
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