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Riding a motorcycle requires special skills and knowledge. To earn your motorcycle license in Idaho, you must pass a knowledge test and an on-cycle skill test. All riders are also encouraged (required if under age 21) to attend a basic rider education course which provides knowledge and hands-on training before receiving a motorcycle endorsement. The knowledge test will cover the information from the Idaho Motorcycle Operator Manual. The knowledge test consists of 25 questions, and you need 20 correct answers to pass (80%).
1. You should ______ before entering a turn.
lean your body at a 45-degree angle
not shift gears
shift gears
2. When riding in a group, ______ sets the pace of the group.
the rider in the middle
the last rider in the group
the leader
3. You should use both brakes at the same time:
None of the other answers is correct.
every time you slow or stop.
in emergencies only.
4. Motorcycles riders should avoid riding on big buildups of oil and grease usually found:
on slippery surfaces
on gravel roads
at busy intersections
5. When it starts to rain, it's better to avoid riding in the _______ lane position.
left or right
6. When riding with passengers, as you approach a stop you should:
start slowing earlier.
tell the passenger to put their feet on the ground.
maintain a smaller space cushion around you.
7. To carry a passenger, your motorcycle must have:
All the other answers are correct.
a windshield.
footpegs for the passenger.
8. The three steps of the SEE strategy are:
Signal, Execute, Evaluate.
Search, Evaluate, Execute.
Search, Examine, Execute.
9. Which lane position(s) are safest for motorcycles?
Only the left lane position.
It depends on the situation.
The center lane position.
10. When being passed by another vehicle, avoid being hit by:
extended side mirrors.
blasts of wind.
All of the above.
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ID Motorcycle Permit Test

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