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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 Delaware, you must pass a knowledge test and an on-cycle skill test. Knowledge test questions are based on information from the Delaware Motorcycle Operator Manual, which covers the requirements for the Motorcycle endorsement, testing requirements, and the basic knowledge needed to obtain the endorsement. The knowledge test consists of 25 questions, and you'll need 20 correct answers to pass (80%).
1. An approved helmet can protect the rider from:
hitting stop signs
fatal head injuries
2. When you are riding at night, it is best to:
stay close behind the car in front of you.
not use your headlight.
ride slower than you do during the day.
3. Where is a crash most likely to occur?
At intersections.
In residential areas.
On multi-lane roads.
4. At intersections, motorcycle riders must especially watch for:
cars crossing their path.
blue traffic signs.
5. When it starts to rain:
ride in the center lane position.
always ride in the left lane position.
ride in the tire tracks left by cars.
6. The front brake is operated by ________________ .
the left hand lever
the right hand lever
the left foot pedal
7. Which of the following is NOT part of the upshifting process:
Moving into higher gears by bumping the gear shift upwards.
Gently applying the front brake while squeezing the clutch.
Smoothly adjusting the clutch and throttle together to match the speed that you are currently traveling.
8. When making a turn, it is best to change gears ___________ the turn.
before, during, or after
before you enter
9. When riding with a group of motorcyclists, a staggered formation:
should be used when riding on curves.
is recommended at all times.
should not be used when entering or exiting a highway.
10. You should check your mirrors:
when you begin to slow down.
All the other answers are correct.
before you change lanes.
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DE Motorcycle Test

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