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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 riding a motorcycle, keep your feet:
firmly on the footrests.
as far forward as possible.
so that they skim along the surface of the roadside.
with your toes pointing downward.
2. The gearshift lever is located:
in front of the right footrest.
in front of the left footrest.
by the left handgrip.
by the right handgrip.
3. When riding, you should maintain a minimum of ____ second(s) distance behind the vehicle ahead.
4. In _________ turns, lean the motorcycle only and keep your body straight.
slow tight
5. When you ride an unfamiliar motorcycle:
wear two helmets.
ride extra carefully.
always ride in the center lane position.
wear leather clothes.
6. When you ride a curve, the most effective lane position:
will change throughout the curve.
is any lane position as long as you maintain it.
is the right lane position.
is the center lane position.
7. The left-hand lever controls:
the front brake.
the throttle.
the clutch.
the rear brake.
8. Which lane position should you ride in when passing parked cars?
Center or right
9. If you have to ride over an obstacle, you should ___________  to help absorb the shock.
roll on the throttle
pull in the clutch
lean in the opposite direction
rise slightly off the seat
10. Turning to take railroad tracks at a 90-degree angle can be more dangerous because:
your path may carry you into another lane of traffic.
it may cause a motorcycle to weave.
could catch your tires and throw you off balance.
All the other answers are correct.
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IL DMV Motorcycle Test

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