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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. When you carry loads, you should:
fasten the load securely.
distribute the load evenly.
All the other answers are correct.
stop and check the load every so often.
2. In a staggered formation, the leader rides in the __________ of the lane, while the second rider stays one second behind in the ________ of the lane.
right side; left side
center; right side
left side; right side
left side; center
3. You ride safely on slippery surfaces by:
maintaining or increasing your speed.
holding in the clutch.
leaning back.
avoiding sudden moves.
4. You should operate the engine cut-off switch and pull in the clutch when:
a tire goes flat.
you start to lose control in a curve.
the throttle is stuck and you cannot free it.
the motorcycle starts to wobble.
5. If the rear wheel locks up:
release pressure on the front brake lever.
keep it locked until you have come to a complete stop.
release the rear brake.
grab the front brake.
6. Where is a crash most likely to occur?
In residential areas.
In school zones.
At intersections.
On multi-lane roads.
7. Wear ___________ clothing to increase your chances of being seen.
brightly-colored or reflective
8. Eye protection:
is only needed if your motorcycle is not equipped with a windshield.
should give a clear view to either side.
None of the other answers is correct.
is only needed when riding in bad weather.
9. Riders who take curves or turns too fast may end up:
crossing into another lane of traffic.
riding in a staggered formation.
braking the engine.
dragging the rear brake.
10. When riding behind a car, which lane position makes you more visible to the driver ahead?
the center
the right
the left
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IL Motorcycle Test

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