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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. In slow tight turns, counterbalance the motorcycle by:
keeping your body straight.
leaning forward.
leaning with the motorcycle.
leaning in the opposite direction of the motorcycle.
2. When approaching turns or curves, riders should travel:
in pairs.
in a staggered formation.
in a T-formation.
single file.
3. ______ helps you absorb shock when riding over obstacles.
Rolling on the throttle
Pulling in the clutch
Using a higher gear
Rising slightly off the seat
4. When you swerve, always:
brake after swerving.
brake while swerving.
brake before swerving.
brake before or after swerving.
5. ___________________ should check their mirror and make a head check before they change lanes.
Drivers below the age of 18
Both motorcyclists and car drivers
Only motorcyclists
Only car drivers
6. A motorcycle mini-lane is:
one-third the width of a lane.
one-fifth the width of a lane.
a lane designated for motorcycles only.
a full lane width.
7. When riding with a passenger you should ride ______ when taking curves.
None of the other answers is correct.
at normal speed
8. To turn your motorcycle, press on the handgrip in the direction of the turn and:
lean in the same direction.
pull in the clutch.
look straight ahead.
keep your body straight.
9. You should check your tires:
once a week.
once a year.
once a month.
every time you ride your motorcycle.
10. A safe following distance is at least ____ second(s) between you and the vehicle in front of you.
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IL DMV Motorcycle Test

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