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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 at night you should:
use your high-beam light, if possible.
reduce your speed.
increase the following distance.
All of the above.
2. If your motorcycle group is larger than ________ riders, divide it into smaller groups.
3. Your passenger should tighten his or her hold when you:
are about to start from a stop.
approach surface hazards.
ride in the left portion of the lane.
All the other answers are correct.
4. Check your side mirrors:
before slowing down.
when you are stopped at an intersection.
before changing lanes.
All of the above.
5. Which surface provides little traction?
gravel roads.
wet pavement.
All of the above.
6. When riding, motoryclists should wear clothing that:
is sufficiently tight.
is made of approved materials.
completely covers arms and legs.
is comfortable.
7. Eye protection:
is only needed if your motorcycle is not equipped with a windshield.
is only needed when riding in bad weather.
should give a clear view to either side.
None of the other answers is correct.
8. To carry a passenger, your motorcycle must have:
a windshield.
motorcycle boots.
passenger brakes.
passenger footrests.
9. The three steps of the SEE strategy are:
Signal, Execute, Evaluate.
Search, Examine, Execute.
See, Execute, Examine.
Search, Evaluate, Execute.
10. Riding ___________ reduces your chances of being seen.
alongside other vehicles
in the left lane position
in construction zones
with other motorcyclists
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IL Motorcycle Test

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