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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. ________________________ every time you slow or stop.
Use the front brake first and then the rear brake
Grab at the front brake
Use the rear brake only
Use both brakes
2. The greatest potential for conflict between you and other traffic is:
where dirt and gravel collect.
at intersections.
in the center portion of the lane.
in the left lane position.
3. If you encounter a large surface so slippery that you must coast:
gradually increase your speed.
sit as far back as possible.
consider letting your feet skim along the surface.
warn other drivers that you will make a sudden move.
4. __________ provides the best eye and face protection:
Protective apparel
Certified sunglasses
A windshield
A face shield
5. Which lane position(s) are safest for motorcycles?
The left and right lane positions.
The center lane position.
It depends on the situation.
Only the left lane position.
6. When preparing to pass, you can increase your line of sight by:
reducing your speed.
staying in the center lane position.
swerving from side to side.
riding in the left lane position
7. Distances are harder to judge at night than in daylight. When you ride at night you should:
use your high beam whenever you are not following or meeting a car.
allow more distance to pass and be passed.
All the other answers are correct.
use another vehicle's tail lights to help judge the road ahead.
8. ______ a common factor in motorcycle collisions.
Bad drivers are
Traffic signals are
Seasonal changes are
Not being seen is
9. If you approach a blind intersection:
you should make a U-turn as soon as possible.
make sure you are not being followed.
move to the portion of the lane that will bring you into another driver’s field of vision as soon as possible.
pull away from the curb without checking for traffic behind.
10. A good way to handle tailgaters is to:
Use your horn and make hand gestures.
Ignore them.
Change lanes and let them pass.
Speed up to put distance between you and the tailgater.
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IL Motorcycle Test

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