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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 increase your chances of avoiding obstacles at night, you should:
ride in a staggered formation.
reduce your speed.
grab at the front brake.
always ride in the center lane position.
2.  If you cannot avoid a slippery surface:
walk your motorcycle across it.
rise slightly off the seat with your weight on the foot pegs.
keep your motorcycle straight up and proceed as slowly as possible.
lean back.
3. ______ can cause your motorcycle to wobble.
Carrying a passenger
Improper braking technique
Riding a motorcycle that is too big
Improper loading of cargo
4. If the front tire goes flat while riding:
hold the handlegrips firmly, ease off the throttle, and keep a straight course.
twist the throttle back and forth several times.
make sure the tire pressure, shock spring preload and dampers are at the recommended settings for the weight.
avoid using the rear brake.
5. Driving a motorcycle is ____________ driving a car.
as tiring as
less tiring than
more tiring than
less tiring at night than
6. In _________ turns, lean the motorcycle only and keep your body straight.
slow tight
7. While riding your motorcycle, you approach a crosswalk that a pedestrian has just entered. What should you do?
Stop inside the crosswalk.
Proceed if the pedestrian is not in your lane.
Stop and wait for the pedestrian to cross the road.
Proceed as long as you will not hit the pedestrian.
8. When you are riding at night, it is best to:
wear a tinted face shield.
stay close behind the car in front of you.
ride slower than you do during the day.
not use your headlight.
9. You can be sure another driver will yield to you when:
You can never be sure a driver will yield to you.
they are beginning to slow down.
they make eye contact with you.
you are legally entitled to the right-of-way.
10. Riders in a staggered formation should move into a single-file formation when:
riding in the left position.
riding curves.
riding at night.
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Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
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