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Riding a motorcycle requires special skills and knowledge beyond those required for driving a car. To earn your motorcycle license in Colorado, you must pass a knowledge test and an on-cycle skill test. In the Basic Rider Course you will learn motorcycling skills through on-cycle training as well as in the classroom. Knowledge test questions are based on information and practices from the Colorado Motorcycle Handbook, which is a supplement to the Colorado Driver Handbook. The test consists of 25 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 21 questions (84%).
1. While riding a motorcycle, you are considered legally intoxicated if:
you have had one drink and are over the age of 21.
you have had at least one drink.
your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08% or higher.
your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.05% or higher.
2. When you are riding at night, the best way to identify bumps in the road is to:
use the taillights of the car ahead of you.
scan the road often.
use your high beam.
only drive where there are street lights.
3. The front brake is operated by:
the left-hand lever.
the left-foot pedal.
the right-hand lever.
the right-foot pedal.
4. To help with your balance as you turn the motorcycle:
drag the rear brake.
keep your knees against the gas tank.
slow down before through turn.
shift down through the gears with the clutch.
5. You are approaching a blind intersection that has a stop line. You should stop:
where you have the most visibility.
with the front wheel over the stop line.
at the stop line only.
at the stop line first, and then pull forward.
6. When you ride with other motorcyclists, you should:
keep the group small.
check your mirrors frequently.
keep your distance.
All of the above.
7. Before changing lanes on a multi-lane road, you should check:
your turn signal.
the lane next to you and the far lane.
only the lane next to you.
only the far lane.
8. Sit on your motorcycle so you can use your arms to:
hold yourself up.
control the motorcycle.
apply the brakes.
make hand signals.
9. __________ provides the best eye and face protection:
A windshield
Protective apparel
Certified sunglasses
A face shield
10. You are especially in danger when being passed by large vehicles because:
their drivers are often tired from working long hours.
large vehicles tend to swerve into your lane.
large blasts of wind can affect your control.
large vehicles cannot accelerate as fast as motorcycles.
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CO DMV Motorcycle Test

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:21
Passing score:84%
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