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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. You should ride in a staggered formation:
when you are carrying loads.
only in an emergency.
when your throttle is stuck.
when riding with a group of motorcyclists.
2. Motorcycle passengers should keep their feet on the footrests:
unless you are riding on a slippery surface.
at all times.
when indicated by regulatory signs.
unless the motorcycle is stopped at an intersection.
3. In a single lane of traffic there are _____ lane positions.
4. The edge of the road can be extremely dangerous because:
it's where tire tracks left by cars collect.
it's where most oil, anti-freeze, and other vehicle fluids collect.
dirt and gravel provide little traction.
there is poor visibility.
5. When you do a head check before changing lanes, you are checking:
the sizes of the vehicles that are close to you
the traction of the road surface
the lane beside you and the far lane
areas of your vision that are blocked by your helmet
6. Which of the following will NOT increase your safety at night?
Shifting gears quickly
Reducing your speed
Using your high beam
Increasing your following distance
7. You cannot ride a motorcycle on highways:
unless you can travel safely at the minimum posted speed.
at night, because your lights aren't bright enough.
during rush hour.
without proper sunglasses.
8. When riding, keep your feet:
firmly on the footrests.
as far forward as possible.
on the ground.
with your toes pointed downward.
9. ___________ to discourage other vehicles from trying to share your lane.
Sound your horn
Use hand signals
Ride in the center lane position
Flash your brake light
10. You should ______ before entering a turn.
use the front brake
not shift gears
lean your body at a 45-degree angle
shift gears
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IL DMV Motorcycle Test

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