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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. Which of the following kinds of drugs can affect your ability to ride a motorcycle?
Over the counter
All of the above
2. You are considered legally intoxicated if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is ______ or higher.
3. Before pulling off the road, it is important to check:
the traffic in front of you.
if it is a designated pull-off area.
if your lights are working.
if the surface is safe to ride on.
4. When carrying cargo:
more stopping distance is required.
less stopping distance is required.
you must ride only during the day.
you must carry a special license.
5. How can you help avoid hazards at night?
Ride in a group.
Reduce your speed.
Stay in the same lane position.
Do not wear a helmet.
6. When riding through a curve, the most effective lane position:
is any lane position as long as you maintain it.
is in the center of the lane position.
will change throughout the curve.
is the right of the lane position.
7. To safely carry a passenger on your motorcycle, you must have:
passenger eye protection
adequate seat room and separate footrests
heavy-duty shocks
a special passenger license
8. Both brakes on your motorcycle should be used:
every time you stop.
when swerving.
in emergency situations.
for normal stops only.
9. When you are riding behind a car, which lane position will make you most visible to the driver?
10. When conducting the "evaluate" step of the SEE procedure, what are you looking for?
Vehicles that may move into your path
Traffic markings and signals
Possibly hazardous road conditions
All of the above
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IL DMV Motorcycle Test

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