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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. When you carry loads, you should:
fasten the load securely.
stop and check the load every so often.
All the other answers are correct.
distribute the load evenly.
2. If you encounter a large surface so slippery that you must coast:
warn other drivers that you will make a sudden move.
consider letting your feet skim along the surface.
gradually increase your speed.
sit as far back as possible.
3. When riding a motorcycle you can increase your visibility by:
frequently changing your lane position.
wearing a black jacket.
riding in the left lane position.
riding in the best lane position.
4. Before taking a trip with your motorcycle, it is important to check:
the mirrors.
the fluids.
the tires and wheels.
All of the above.
5. The best way to carry cargo on a motorcycle is to:
keep the load low.
distribute the load evenly.
fasten the load securely with elastic cords.
All of the above.
6. A good way to handle tailgaters is to:
Ignore them.
Use your horn and make hand gestures.
Speed up to put distance between you and the tailgater.
Change lanes and let them pass.
7. When you are riding at night, it is best to:
wear a tinted face shield.
stay close behind the car in front of you.
not use your headlight.
ride slower than you do during the day.
8. The front brake supplies __________ of the potential stopping power.
about 50%
about 70%
about 40%
9. ______ helps you absorb shock when riding over obstacles.
Rolling on the throttle
Rising slightly off the seat
Pulling in the clutch
Using a higher gear
10. The pavement is particularly slippery:
in construction zones.
in rural areas.
in the tire tracks left by cars.
after it starts to rain.
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IL Motorcycle Test

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