California DMV written knowledge test and answers

(1) You must notify DMV within 5 days if you:

(a) Sell or transfer your vehicle
(b) Paint your vehicle a different
(c) Are cited for a traffic violation

(2) It is illegal for a person 21 years of age or older to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that is or higher?

(a) 0.08% – Eight-hundredths of one percent
(b) 0.10% – One tenth of one
(c) 0.05% – Five hundredths of one percent

(3) When you change lanes or merge into another lane, you:

(a) Have the right-of-way
(b) Should first stop and check for cross traffic
(c) Need at least a four-second gap in traffic

(4) Which statement is true about motorcyclists and motorists?

(a) Motorcyclists are not allowed to drive faster than other traffic during congested road
(b) Motorcyclists have the same rights/responsibilities as other motorists
(c) Motorcycles are heavier than other vehicles and are less affected

(5) You want to back out of a parking space. You should always back slowly and look:

(a) At your rearview mirror as you back
(b) At your side mirrors as you back up
(c) Over your right and left shoulders as you back up

(6) If an oncoming vehicle has started to turn left in front of you:

(a) Honk your horn to warn the driver and maintain your speed
(b) Maintain your speed and move towards your right
(c) Slow or use your brakes to prevent collision

(7) Turn your front wheels tow d the o r hen you park:

(a) Facing downhill
(b) Facing uphill
(c) On a level

(8) Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit in residential or business district is:

(a) 25 mph
(b) 30 mph
(c) 35 mph

(9) You should usually drive your vehicle more carefully when you:

(a) Are near schools, playgrounds, and in residential areas
(b) Pass large trucks on the
(c) Want to look at a controlled accident

(10) When looking ahead of your vehicle while driving, you should:

(a) Look straight ahead at all times
(b) Look only at the cars ahead of you
(c) Scan your surroundings

Answers: (1)a  (2)a  (3)c  (4)b  (5)c  (6)c  (7)a  (8)a  (9)a  (10)c