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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. The left-hand lever controls:
the front brake.
the throttle.
the rear brake.
the clutch.
2. Surfaces that provide poor traction include:
All the other answers are correct.
Gravel roads
Lane markings and steel plates
3. If the front tire goes flat while riding:
twist the throttle back and forth several times.
avoid using the rear brake.
make sure the tire pressure, shock spring preload and dampers are at the recommended settings for the weight.
hold the handlegrips firmly, ease off the throttle, and keep a straight course.
4. When you swerve, always:
brake before or after swerving.
brake while swerving.
brake before swerving.
brake after swerving.
5. To carry a passenger, which of the following is NOT required?
Passenger footrests
A windshield.
A helmet
Designated seat room
6. You should adjust your side mirrors:
before starting your motorcycle.
before mounting your motorcycle.
at a designated service center.
while riding your motorcycle.
7. You can ride a motorcycle between lanes of traffic:
when there is no traffic.
only during designated peak traffic hours.
only at speeds no more than 35 miles-per-hour faster than the vehicles you are passing.
8. When you park, which wheel should be touching the curb?
The front wheel
Neither wheel
Both wheels
The rear wheel
9. When approaching turns or curves, riders should travel:
in a T-formation.
in a staggered formation.
single file.
in pairs.
10. Braking distance is:
usually 100 feet.
how far a vehicle will continue to travel before the driver hits the brakes.
the total distance a vehicle has traveled until it comes to a complete stop.
how far a vehicle will travel, in ideal conditions, while the driver is braking.
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DC DMV Motorcycle Test

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