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California Motorcycle Permit Practice Test 5

Our FREE CA Motorcycle Practice Test is made up of 25 comprehensive, multiple choice questions.
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Get Your California Motorcycle Permit

Ready to take your motorcycle permit test but unsure of where to start? Use free practice tests to hone your skills and learn more about the questions you might face.

California Tests Made Easy

If you live in California and want to operate a motorcycle, you need to take the California motorcycle permit test before hitting the open road. California is one of several states that only give you a limited number of tries. If you fail the test three times, you cannot get your license. With our motorcycle permit practice test, you'll get some idea about what you might see on that test.

The requirements needed to obtain a motorcycle license in California vary based on your age. Riders under the age of 18 must bring in a signed parental consent form and take the motorcycle permit test first. If they pass, they receive a permit that they can use for six months before applying for a full license. Motorcycle riders under the age of 21 must complete an approved training program in the state that teaches them how to safely ride, and they can then take the road skills test. If you're over the age of 21 and completed one of these training programs, you can get your license without taking the road skills portion of the test.

The California motorcycle permit test might seem a little scary at first, but when you prepare yourself ahead of time, you'll feel more confident going in to that test. Our motorcycle permit practice test includes 12 questions that are highly similar to the questions that you might see on that full test. Each multiple-choice question comes with several possible answers, and you need to pick the answer that best fits with the question.

The motorcycle permit test used in California consists of 25 questions, and to receive a passing grade, you must answer at least 20 of those questions correctly. If you fail the test, you can schedule an appointment to retake the test at a later date. The permit test asks you about safety, the rules of the road and even emergency situations. Use our practice test to see which areas you know best and which areas you need to study more before taking the test.

California DMV Sample Test Questions

A carpool or high-occupancy vehicle lane (HOV) is meant for _________.
  • Carpools, buses, motorcycles, or decaled low-emission vehicles.
  • Carpooling vehicles only, with no exceptions.
  • Any vehicle that needs to get somewhere quickly or urgently.
  • None of the answers listed.
A high occupancy or carpool lane is denoted by what symbol marked on the pavement?
  • A diamond.
  • A square.
  • A hexagon.
  • A circle.
  • A rectangle.
Are operators and passengers of motorcycles required by law to wear DOT compliant helmets?
  • No. They are not. It is strongly advised you wear a helmet, but this is not actually required by law.
  • Yes. Operators and passengers of motorcycles are required by law to wear DOT compliant helmets.
  • Yes and no. Operators of motorcycles are required by law and it is only strongly advised for passengers to wear DOT compliant helmets.
  • Depends on the rider's experience. Operators of motorcycles who have held a motorcycle license for more than ten years and maintained a good record can choose whether they want to wear helmets.
  • No. Motorcyclists are only required by law to wear helmets. They do not have to wear certified safety helmets.
Carrying extra weight on a motorcycle may change the way the motorcycle handles. Which of the following is not affected by riding with extra weight?
  • The way the motorcycle starts.
  • The way the motorcycle handles.
  • The way the motorcycle stops.
  • The way the motorcycle speeds up.
  • The way the motorcycle balances.
How many times are you more likely to survive a head injury if you are wearing a motorcycle safety helmet?
  • 3
  • 2
  • 5
  • 4
  • 6