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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. Knowing when and how to stop or swerve are two critical skills in avoiding a crash. Most riders involved in a crash:
underbrake the rear tire and overbrake the front.
underbrake the front tire and overbrake the rear.
overbrake the rear tire and pull in the clutch.
separate braking from swerving.
2. When passing another vehicle, you should:
make eye contact with the driver.
ride through the blind spot as quickly as possible.
move as far left as possible.
move into the right lane and accelerate.
3. Convex mirrors:
make cars seem farther away than they really are.
should never be used.
make cars seem closer than they really are.
make cars seem bigger than they really are.
4. You should check your mirrors:
All the other answers are correct.
if you need to leave the road.
when you begin to slow down.
before you change lanes.
5. When is a car driver most likely to share your lane?
When the driver wants to pass you.
When you are riding on a one-way street.
When you are in the center lane position.
When the driver thinks you are a beginner motorcyclist.
6. You should cross railroad tracks that are parallel to your course at an angle of at least _____ degrees.
7. Gravel, steel plates and lane markings:
are not challenging surfaces to ride on.
all provide better traction than mud.
all provide poor traction.
all provide excellent traction.
8. ______ helps you absorb shock when riding over obstacles.
Rising slightly off the seat
Rolling on the throttle
Pulling in the clutch
Using a higher gear
9. 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.
usually 100 feet.
how far a vehicle will continue to travel before the driver hits the brakes.
10. When you are being passed from behind, you should:
avoid riding in the center of the lane.
ride on the shoulder of the road.
swerve as soon as you can.
avoid moving into the portion of the lane farthest from the passing vehicle.
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IL DMV Motorcycle Test

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