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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. When passing a truck, it is important to:
All the other answers are correct.
avoid slowing down suddenly when you merge back in front of the vehicle.
flash your headlight.
always sound your horn when riding alongside the vehicle.
2. Before changing lanes:
Look over your shoulder.
Check your mirrors.
Check your blind spots.
All of the above.
3. When you are carrying passengers, they should:
avoid holding on to the driver.
sit as far back as possible.
put their feet down when the motorcycle is stopped.
lean as you lean.
4. If the front tire goes flat while riding:
apply the front brake first.
gradually apply the rear brake.
apply both brakes at the same time.
apply the front brake firmly.
5. Which of the following is a hazard associated with passing a row of parked cars?
A door could be opened into your path.
A driver may pull out in front of you.
People can step out from between cars.
All of the above.
6. At blind intersections, it is important to:
share your lane with other cars and motorcycles.
see as much as possible and remain visible to others.
change lanes and let the tailgater pass.
ride in a staggered formation.
7. Most motorcycle crashes happen:
in construction zones.
on long trips.
on short trips.
in school zones.
8. In _________ turns, lean the motorcycle only and keep your body straight.
slow tight
9. When riding with a group of motorcyclists, a staggered formation:
None of the other answers is correct.
should not be used when entering or exiting a highway.
should be used when riding on curves.
is recommended at all times.
10. When you ride at night, what is the best way to identify bumps on the road?
Use the taillights of the vehicle ahead of you.
Ride only where there are street lights.
Scan the road often.
Use your high beam.
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AK DMV Motorcycle Test

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