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Safe riding requires knowledge and skill. To earn your Alabama motorcycle license, you must pass both a knowledge test and on-cycle skills test. Knowledge test questions are based on information from the AL DMV Motorcycle Operator Manual. They require that you know and understand road rules and safe riding practices. The written knowledge test consists of 30 questions. To pass you must correctly answer at least 24 questions (80%).
1. When traveling behind a car, ride ______, where the driver is most likely to see you.
in the center portion of the lane
in the driver's blind spot
in the left part of the lane
2. Knowing when and how to stop or swerve are two critical skills in avoiding a crash. Most riders involved in a crash:
underbrake the front tire and overbrake the rear.
underbrake the rear tire and overbrake the front.
overbrake the rear tire and pull in the clutch.
3. Where is the engine cut off switch located?
Near the left handgrip
Near the right handgrip
Near the left foot pedal
4. To discourage other vehicles from trying to share your lane, you should:
increase your speed.
ride in the center lane position.
turn on your high beam headlights.
5. Surfaces that provide poor traction include:
roads in residential areas.
gravel roads.
exit ramps.
6. You should start your motorcycle in:
first gear.
second gear.
7. In _______ turns, the rider and the motorcycle should lean together at the same angle.
quick, sharp
All the other answers are correct.
8. The front brake is operated by:
the left-hand lever.
the right-hand lever.
the left-foot pedal.
9. If you encounter a large surface so slippery that you must coast:
stop and walk the bike across.
consider letting your feet skim along the surface.
accelerate or maintain your speed.
10. When you ride with other motorcyclists, you should:
keep the group small.
check your mirrors frequently.
All of the above.
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AL DMV Motorcycle Test

Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass:24
Passing score:80%
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