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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 are motorcycles permitted to ride side by side in a single lane?
When riding at night.
When riding on a one-way street.
2. The front brake is operated by:
the left-hand lever.
the right-hand lever.
the right-foot pedal.
the left-foot pedal.
3. Motorcycle passengers must have their own:
All of the above.
4. When passing a truck, it is important to:
flash your headlight.
always sound your horn when riding alongside the vehicle.
All the other answers are correct.
avoid slowing down suddenly when you merge back in front of the vehicle.
5. When riding in a group, riders should pass:
one at a time.
3 at a time.
in pairs.
Riders should never pass when riding in a group.
6. When riding with passengers, as you approach a stop you should:
maintain a smaller space cushion around you.
wait for a small gap to cross, enter, or merge in traffic.
tell the passenger to put their feet on the ground.
start slowing earlier.
7. You can initiate a swerve by:
pressing the handgrip of the opposite direction you want to swerve.
downshifting gears.
pressing the handgrip of the direction you want to swerve.
applying the rear brake.
8. When changing lanes on a multi-lane road, always remember to check the lane next to you and:
the far lane.
the rear brake.
the lane behind you.
the lane in front of you.
9. Motorcycle riders can improve their riding strategy by using the "SIPDE" process. SIPDE stands for:
Scan, identify, proceed, detect, execute
Scan, identify, predict, decide, execute
Scan, identify, process, detect, execute
See, identify, process, detect, execute
10. When preparing to enter the roadway from the roadside, you should position your motorcycle:
with the rear wheel locked.
with your rear wheel touching the curb.
parallel to the roadside.
at an angle.
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AK Motorcycle Test

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