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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. To increase your visibility to other drivers, you should:
Reduce your following distance.
Wear reflective clothing.
Avoid wearing reflective clothing.
Use your high beam.
2. Which of the following hazards are associated with passing a line of parked cars?
People may step out from between cars.
A car may pull out in front of you.
A car door may be opened into your path.
All of the above.
3. When you need to swerve, remember to:
never swerve in a turn.
brake before or after – never while swerving.
always brake before swerving.
brake while swerving.
4. Braking distance is:
how far a vehicle will travel, in ideal conditions, while the driver is braking.
the total distance a vehicle has traveled until it comes to a complete stop.
how far a vehicle will continue to travel before the driver hits the brakes.
usually 100 feet.
5. The rear brake is operated by:
the right foot pedal.
the left-hand lever.
the right-hand lever.
a button on the right-hand lever.
6. Motorcycles are harder to see than cars because:
They are much faster.
Motorcyclists wear helmets.
They have a smaller profile
Most motorcyclists ride at night.
7. Most motorcycle crashes happen:
in school zones.
on long trips.
in construction zones.
on short trips.
8. For railroad tracks that run parallel to your course, move far enough away from the tracks to cross at an angle of at least:
9. When negotiating a turn, motorcyclists should:
press on the handle grip in the direction of the turn.
maintain steady speed or accelerate gradually through the turn.
All the other answers are correct.
look through the turn to where you want to go.
10. When riding over rain grooves or bridge gratings that cause the motorcycle to weave, you should:
relax, maintain a steady speed and ride straight across.
roll on the throttle.
pull in the clutch.
apply the rear brake.
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IL Motorcycle Permit Test

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