View instructions
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. Motorcycle passengers should keep their feet on the footrests:
at all times.
when indicated by regulatory signs.
unless you are riding on a slippery surface.
unless the motorcycle is stopped at an intersection.
2. Which of the following roads are the most hazardous for a motorcycle to ride on?
Multilane highways
Rural roads
Gravel roads
Newly paved roads
3. Use _____ to hold the motorcycle while you start your motorcycle engine on a hill and shift into first gear.
the rear brake
the front brake
the clutch
your feet
4. ______ can cause your motorcycle to wobble.
Riding a motorcycle that is too big
Improper braking technique
Carrying a passenger
Improper loading of cargo
5. The three steps of the SEE strategy are:
Search, Examine, Execute.
Search, Evaluate, Execute.
See, Execute, Examine.
Signal, Execute, Evaluate.
6. Tinted eye protection:
should not be worn at night.
be worn during the day.
be worn at all times.
be worn by drivers and passengers.
7. The safest formation when riding in a group is:
the L-formation.
the single-file formation.
the staggered formation.
in pairs.
8. Other drivers are most likely to try and share the lane with a motorcycle when:
the motorcycle rider is preparing to turn at an intersection.
traffic is heavy.
they want to pass the motorcycle.
All of the above.
9. When riding a motorcycle, you use your arms primarily:
to hold yourself up.
to apply the front brake.
to make hand signals.
to steer the motorcycle.
10. Your lane position should:
communicate your intentions.
provide an escape route.
avoid surface hazards.
All the other answers are correct.
Page 1 of 3
Next page

DC DMV Motorcycle Test

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
Share This Online Motorcycle Test
Rate this Motorcycle Practice Test
4.6 out of 5
based on 132 votes