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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. Which of the following is a factor in your blood alcohol level?
The type of alcohol
The location in which you are drinking
The time of day
How fast you drink
2. You should adjust your side mirrors:
at a designated service center.
while riding your motorcycle.
before starting your motorcycle.
before mounting your motorcycle.
3. When you are being passed from behind, which lane position should you ride in?
4. You should downshift through the gears when you:
need more power to accelerate.
need to slow down.
are approaching a stop sign.
All of the above.
5. Before changing lanes on a multi-lane road, you should check:
the lane next to you and the far lane.
only the far lane.
your turn signal.
only the lane next to you.
6. You should operate the engine cut-off switch and pull in the clutch when:
a tire goes flat.
you start to lose control in a curve.
the motorcycle starts to wobble.
the throttle is stuck and you cannot free it.
7. When you are being passed from behind, you should:
avoid riding in the center of the lane.
avoid moving into the portion of the lane farthest from the passing vehicle.
ride on the shoulder of the road.
swerve as soon as you can.
8. While riding your motorcycle, you spot something unavoidable in your path on the road ahead. You should:
hold on firmly to the handlebar.
All of the other answers are correct.
line up as much as you can to hit the object straight on.
slow down as much as possible.
9. Before you pass anyone that may move into your lane, you should:
reduce your speed.
sound your horn.
increase your following distance.
flash your brake light.
10. When passing a truck, it is important to:
flash your headlight.
All the other answers are correct.
avoid slowing down suddenly when you merge back in front of the vehicle.
always sound your horn when riding alongside the vehicle.
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CO DMV Motorcycle Test

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