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Safe riding requires knowledge and skill. To earn your motorcycle license in District of Columbia, you must pass both a knowledge test and an on-cycle skill test. The knowledge test includes questions on driving laws, rules of the road and safe riding practices, as well as information specific to two-wheeled vehicles. Knowledge test questions are based on information and ideas from the District of Columbia Motorcycle Operator Manual. The test consists of 25 questions, and a passing score consists of at least 20 correct answers (80%).
1. You must not ______ when riding downhill.
coast in neutral
increase your speed
shift gears
slow down
2. While riding your motorcycle, you approach a crosswalk that a pedestrian has just entered. What should you do?
Proceed as long as you will not hit the pedestrian.
Proceed if the pedestrian is not in your lane.
Stop inside the crosswalk.
Stop and wait for the pedestrian to cross the road.
3. When can a motorcycle park in a space reserved for the disabled?
When equipped with vehicle plates for the disabled
When you are dropping off a passenger
When you are unloading cargo
When you are parking for five minutes or less
4. For stopping or slowing down, the most effective method is to use:
engine braking only.
both the front and rear brakes.
the front brake only.
the rear brake only.
5. When parked in a parallel parking space, you should park at an angle:
within two feet of the curb.
with your rear wheel on the curb.
whenever there are parking meters.
with your rear tire touching the curb.
6. What does the right foot pedal control?
The front brake
The gear shifter
The rear brake
The throttle
7. To avoid hazardous situations, you should:
be able to swerve.
watch other vehicles.
scan the road ahead.
avoid carrying passengers.
8. The brake hydraulic fluid and coolant levels should be checked:
before each ride.
once a year.
9. When you are being passed on the left, you should:
ride on the shoulder of the road.
move closer to the passing vehicle.
avoid the center lane position.
avoid the left lane position.
10. When riding in the staggered formation, you should leave a following distance of ______ second(s) between you and the motorcycle directly in front of you.
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DC DMV Motorcycle Test

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