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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. You may not park in a disabled parking space unless:
the motorcycle has a disabled license plate.
you are unloading goods.
you are parking for 10 minutes or less.
you are dropping off a passenger.
4. Always use _____________ to stop.
both brakes at the same time
the front brake only
the rear brake only
5. When parking at the roadside, you should park at an angle:
within 5 feet of the curb.
with your rear wheel on the curb.
with your front wheel touching the curb.
with your rear wheel touching the curb.
6. The right foot pedal controls:
the front brake.
the clutch.
the rear brake.
the throttle.
7. To avoid hazardous situations, you should:
swerve often.
follow tailgaters.
scan the road ahead.
travel at a walking pace.
8. The brake hydraulic fluid and coolant level should be checked:
once a year.
every week.
every month.
every day.
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 a staggered formation, 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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