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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. Before riding, position yourself comfortably and sit far enough forward so that your arms are:
bent at a 120-degree angle.
stretched out.
slightly bent when you hold the handgrips.
2. While riding a motorcycle, you can share your lane with another vehicle:
if you are riding in a staggered formation.
when you are riding in construction zones.
in designated areas.
3. Motorcycle passengers should:
plant their feet on the passenger footpegs and keep them there.
All the other answers are correct.
bring their feet into contact with drive chain.
put their feet down at stops.
4. Distances are harder to judge at night than in daylight. When you ride at night you should:
use another vehicle's tail lights to help judge the road ahead.
allow more distance to pass and be passed.
All the other answers are correct.
use your high beam whenever you are not following or meeting a car.
5. When you carry loads, you should:
All the other answers are correct.
fasten the load securely.
stop and check the load every so often.
distribute the load evenly.
6. ______ can affect your ability to ride a motorcycle.
Illegal drugs
Prescription medication
All of the above.
7. You can help keep your balance while riding by:
locking your elbows.
sitting as far back as possible.
keeping your knees against the gas tank.
wearing light weight riding gear.
8. While riding your motorcycle, you spot something unavoidable in your path on the road ahead. You should:
All of the other answers are correct.
slow down as much as possible.
hold on firmly to the handlebar.
line up as much as you can to hit the object straight on.
9. When you make a turn you should:
look through the turn to where you want to go.
All the other answers are correct.
roll on the throttle through the turn.
maintain steady speed or accelerate gradually.
10. When approaching a turn, motorcyclists should you reduce their speed:
at any time
during the turn
after the turn
before the turn
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AK DMV Motorcycle Test

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