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Operating a motorcycle safely in traffic requires special skills and knowledge. To earn your motorcycle license in Alaska, you must pass a knowledge test and an on-cycle skill test. Knowledge test questions are based on information from the Alaska Motorcycle Operator Manual. The knowledge test consists of 25 questions. To pass you must correctly answer at least 20 questions (80%).
1. Riding over rain grooves or bridge gratings may cause your motorcycle to weave. The best thing to do is to:
grip the handlebars firmly.
swerve from side to side.
decrease your speed.
relax, maintain a steady speed and ride straight across.
2. When riding in a group, a beginner rider should be positioned:
at the front of the group.
at the end of the group.
behind the leader.
in the middle of the group.
3. You should use both brakes at the same time:
in emergencies only.
every time you slow or stop.
None of the other answers is correct.
when riding on hills.
4. By "choosing the best lane position" you:
maximize the space cushion around you.
are not in a blind spot.
avoid road hazards.
All of the above.
5. The gearshift lever is located:
in front of the left footrest.
by the right handgrip.
in front of the right footrest.
by the left handgrip.
6. ______ helps make your downshifting smoother.
Applying the rear brake
Rolling on the throttle
Applying the front brake
All the above
7. Remind your passenger to tighten his or her hold when you:
All the other answers are correct.
approach surface hazards.
are about to turn sharply.
are about to start from a stop.
8. Which of the following is NOT part of the upshifting process:
Smoothly adjusting the clutch and throttle together to match the speed that you are currently traveling.
Rolling off the throttle as you squeeze the clutch.
Gently applying the front brake while squeezing the clutch.
Moving into higher gears by bumping the gear shift upwards.
9. Which brake provides the most stopping power?
The rear brake
The emergency brake
The front brake
Both brakes equally
10. ___________________ should check their mirror and make a head check before they change lanes.
Drivers below the age of 18
Both motorcyclists and car drivers
Only car drivers
Only motorcyclists
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AK DMV Motorcycle Test

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
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