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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. Most motorcycle crashes happen:
in school zones.
in construction zones.
on short trips.
on long trips.
2. When riding at night you should:
use other lights (including vehicles ahead).
increase your following distance.
reduce your speed.
All of the above.
3. To operate safely, motorcycles need:
A quarter of a lane
A third of a lane
Half a lane
A full lane
4. When traveling in heavy traffic, an adequate space cushion between yourself and the vehicle ahead is:
Four seconds
One second
Three seconds
Two seconds
5. When riding on wet pavement, you should:
always ride in the center lane position.
ride in the tracks left by other vehicles.
maximize your chances of skidding.
increase your speed.
6. While riding your motorcycle, you approach a crosswalk that a pedestrian has just entered. What should you do?
Stop and wait for the pedestrian to cross the road.
Proceed if the pedestrian is not in your lane.
Proceed as long as you will not hit the pedestrian.
Stop inside the crosswalk.
7. Turning to take railroad tracks at a 90-degree angle can be more dangerous because:
could catch your tires and throw you off balance.
All the other answers are correct.
your path may carry you into another lane of traffic.
it may cause a motorcycle to weave.
8. To slow down, you should use:
the front brake only.
both brakes at the same time.
the front or rear brake independently.
the rear brake only.
9. Which of the following can cause your motorcycle to lurch?
Shifting into a lower gear too soon
Driving over gravel roads
Turning too fast
Speeding up too quickly
10. To keep the motorcycle steady through a turn, you should:
speed up.
maintain or decrease your speed.
decrease your speed.
maintain or increase your speed.
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Number of questions: 15
Correct answers to pass:12
Passing score:80%
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