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California driver's examination

Number of tests: 16
Number of questions: 36
Passing score: 30
Directions: Study the driver handbook before you take the test.
Each question has three answer choices. Choose one answer and mark an X in the box across from the answer. Do not talk while taking the test, use any books or notes, or cell phone, or electronic devices, or leave the test area before your test has been graded. It may result in a test failure and you may be suspended or revoked.
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1.
This road sign means:
The roadway ends ahead.
Drivers must bear either right or left.
A four-way intersection is ahead.
2.
When making a right turn from a highway with two lanes traveling in your direction, you may turn from:
The lane closest to the center of the road.
The lane nearest the curb or edge of the roadway.
Either lane, depending on oncoming traffic.
3.
Night driving presents unique problems because:
The speed limit is increased at night.
There are fewer cars on the roads at night.
Distance and vehicle speed are difficult to judge in the dark.
4.
You should not start across an intersection if you know you will block the intersection when the light turns red:
Under any circumstances.
Unless you entered the intersection on a yellow light.
Unless you entered the intersection on a green light.
5.
If you have trouble seeing other vehicles because of dust or smoke blowing across the roadway, you should drive more slowly and turn on your:
Emergency flashers.
Parking lights.
Headlights.
6.
When merging onto the freeway, you should be driving:
At or near the speed of the freeway traffic.
At the legal speed limit.
More slowly than the freeway traffic.
7.
You must file a report of a traffic accident occurring in California when:
Your vehicle fails a smog test.
You are involved in a collision and there is an injury.
You change your insurance company.
8.
If you are being followed too closely on a two-lane road:
Reduce your speed slowly to encourage the tailgater to drive around you.
Speed up to increase the distance between you and the other car.
Apply your brakes to slow down, then resume your original speed.
9.
You must obey instructions from school crossing guards:
At all times.
Only during school hours.
Unless you do not see any children present.
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