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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. Handlebars should be adjusted so:
you can lock the rear brake more easily.
your hands are even with or below your elbows.
you can keep your arms straight.
your hands are above your elbows.
2. In potential high-risk areas, such as intersections and school zones, motorcycle riders should:
pull in the clutch.
cover the clutch and the brake.
reduce the following distance.
skim your feet along the ground.
3. Before changing lanes:
Check your mirrors.
Look over your shoulder.
Check your blind spots.
All of the above.
4. Before taking a trip with your motorcycle, it is important to check:
the fluids.
the tires and wheels.
the mirrors.
All of the above.
5. The best way to help others see your motorcycle is to:
keep the headlight on at all times.
choose the best lane position.
wear bright colored clothes.
All of the above.
6. The best way to stop quickly is to:
apply both brakes at the same time.
use the rear brake.
use the front brake.
7. Shifting to a lower gear to slow down is known as:
Anti-Lock Braking.
shift braking.
engine braking.
None of the above.
8. When the engine “locks”, it is usually:
low on oil.
out of balance.
9. You should not ride your motorcycle alongside a car because:
the car might not be able to turn.
you might be in a blind spot.
your motorcycle might skid.
your visibility might be reduced.
10. To turn your motorcycle, press on the handgrip in the direction of the turn and:
look straight ahead.
pull in the clutch.
keep your body straight.
lean in the same direction.
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AK Motorcycle Permit Test

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