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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. At a minimum, your street-legal motorcycle should have:
Front and rear brakes, horn.
Turn signals and two mirrors.
Headlight, taillight and brakelight.
All of the above.
2. When riding a motorcycle, keep your feet:
firmly on the footrests.
with your toes pointing downward.
as far forward as possible.
None of the other answers are correct.
3. In _______ turns, the rider and the motorcycle should lean together at the same angle.
fast tight
slow tight
4. When riding, you should:
turn your head and shoulders to look through turns.
turn just your head and eyes to look where you are going.
keep your arms straight.
keep your knees away from the gas tank.
5. You should avoid securing cargo with:
hard saddlebags.
a rope.
tank bags.
bungee cords.
6. You should adjust your side mirrors:
before starting your motorcycle.
while riding your motorcycle.
before mounting your motorcycle.
at a designated service center.
7. When preparing to pass the vehicle ahead, increase your line of sight by:
increasing your speed.
riding in the left lane position.
getting the tailgater in front of you.
staying in the center lane position.
8. While riding, when should you use both the front and rear brakes at the same time?
At all times, unless you have a flat tire
Only in emergencies
On hills and curves
9. When preparing to enter the roadway from the roadside, you should position your motorcycle:
with the rear wheel locked.
at an angle.
with your rear wheel touching the curb.
parallel to the roadside.
10. In slow tight turns, counterbalance the motorcycle by:
leaning with the motorcycle.
leaning forward.
keeping your body straight.
leaning in the opposite direction of the motorcycle.
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Number of questions: 15
Correct answers to pass:12
Passing score:80%
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