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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. To complete a U-turn, you should NOT:
look through the turn to where you want to go.
drag the rear brake.
use the front brake.
keep your weight close to the bike.
2. To avoid fatigue:
drink a lot of coffee.
apply both brakes at the same time.
do not ride at night.
take frequent rest breaks.
3. When you ride with passengers:
you should reduce your following distance.
your motorcycle will respond more slowly.
you should sit as far back as possible.
All other answers are correct.
4. The rear brake provides ______ of a motorcycle's stopping power.
5. Drivers on an entrance ramp may not see you on the highway. If a car on an entrance ramp is going to merge into your lane, you should:
sound your horn.
change to another lane.
flash your brake light.
increase your speed and pass the car.
6. Which brake provides the most stopping power?
The front brake
Both brakes equally
The rear brake
The emergency brake
7. Why is maintaining a space cushion important?
It gives you time to correct your mistakes.
It gives you space to maneuver.
It gives you time to react.
All of the above.
8. You should make a special point of using your mirror(s):
All the other answers are correct.
when you are stopped at an intersection.
before you change lanes.
before you slow down.
9. You should create more space and minimize harm from hazards by:
using your lights or horn.
adjusting your direction or position.
adjusting your speed.
All of the above.
10. Vehicles entering or exiting a roundabout:
must yield to all traffic.
must come to a complete stop.
None of the other answers is correct.
have the right-of-way.
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DC DMV Motorcycle Test

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