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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. The ________ is on the right handle and the _________ is operated by the right foot pedal.
front brake; rear brake
clutch; throttle
rear brake; clutch
rear brake; front brake
2. Riders in a staggered formation should move into a single-file formation when:
riding at night.
riding in the left position.
riding curves.
All the other answers are correct.
3. Motorcycle passengers must have their own:
All of the above.
4. Car drivers are most likely to try to share your lane when:
they want to pass you.
you are in a school zone.
you are riding downhill.
you are riding at night.
5. Motorcycle passengers should:
All the other answers are correct.
plant their feet on the passenger footpegs and keep them there.
put their feet down at stops.
bring their feet into contact with drive chain.
6. ______ lane position is the best for being seen by the driver of the vehicle ahead of you.
The right
The center
The left
7. The best clothing for being seen is:
Leather clothing
Any type of clothing
Reflective clothing
Dark-colored clothing
8. Driving a motorcycle is ____________ driving a car.
as tiring as
more tiring than
less tiring than
less tiring at night than
9. You should check your mirrors when you are:
about to change lanes.
going to slow down.
stopped at an intersection.
in any of the above situations.
10. You should ride in a staggered formation:
when you are carrying loads.
when your throttle is stuck.
only in an emergency.
when riding with a group of motorcyclists.
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IL DMV Motorcycle Test

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