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To obtain your motorcycle license in Illinois, you must pass both a knowledge test and an on-cycle skill test. If you are 16-17 you are required to pass a motorcycle driving course approved by the Illinois Department of Transportation. If you are 18 or older and you successfully completed an IDOT Motorcycle Rider Education Course, you are not required to pass a written or driving test. Knowledge test questions are based on information and ideas from the Illinois Motorcycle Operator Manual. The test consists of 15 questions, and at least 12 correct answers (80%) are required to pass.
1. Which of the following kinds of drugs can affect your ability to ride a motorcycle?
Over the counter
All of the above.
2. You are considered legally intoxicated if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is ______ or higher.
3. Your lane position should:
communicate your intentions.
increase your ability to see and be seen.
avoid surface hazards.
All the other answers are correct.
4. When riding with passengers, as you approach a stop you should:
start slowing earlier.
maintain a smaller space cushion around you.
wait for a small gap to cross, enter, or merge in traffic.
tell the passenger to put their feet on the ground.
5. To ride safely at night:
Ride in a staggered formation group.
Reduce your speed.
Always stay in the left lane position.
Avoid wearing reflective clothing.
6. If your motorcycle starts to wander back and forth while riding over metal bridge gratings you should:
downshift to a lower gear to improve stability.
ride is in the center lane position.
relax, stay on course, and ride straight across.
proceed in a zigzag pattern until you cross the bridge.
7. To safely carry a passenger on your motorcycle, you must have:
passenger headlight.
passenger seat and footrests.
sun protection.
an approved passenger license.
8. When riding your motorcycle, you should use both brakes:
every time you stop.
every time you make turns.
in emergency situations.
at uncontrolled intersections.
9. When riding behind a car, which lane position will make you most visible to the driver?
10. In the 'Evaluate' step of the SEE strategy, you must have a plan to reduce risks, particularly when faced with:
vehicles that may move into your path.
traffic signals and warning signs.
potholes, guardrails, bridges.
All of the above.
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IL DMV Motorcycle Test

Number of questions: 15
Correct answers to pass:12
Passing score:80%
Number of questions: 15
Correct answers to pass:12
Passing score:80%
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