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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. Your passenger should keep his or her feet on the footpegs:
unless you are riding over a slippery surface.
unless you are stopped at an intersection.
while the motorcycle is moving.
at all times.
2. Which is the safest braking method?
Using only the front brake
Using both the front and rear brakes at the same time
Using only the rear brake
Alternating between using the front brake and the rear brake
3. Motorcycles handle better on surfaces with good traction. Surfaces that provide poor traction include:
lane markings, steel plates and manhole covers.
gravel roads.
All of the above.
4. While riding a motorcycle, you should position your feet:
firmly on the footrests.
with your toes pointing downward.
hovering just above the ground.
All of the above.
5. When riding through an intersection, motorcycle riders must be especially aware of:
vehicles in the roundabout.
cars turning left into their path.
pedestrians crossing the road.
All the other answers are correct.
6. In a turn, rolling on the throttle:
is extremely dangerous.
should be done before leaning.
helps reduce your speed.
helps stabilize the motorcycle.
7. Most motorcycle crashes:
involve riders who have been riding for less than 6 months.
occur in curves.
involve riders who have been riding for more than 12 months.
occur in construction zones.
8. When parking at the roadside, park:
with your rear wheel touching the curb.
parallel to the curb.
on the curb.
with your front wheel touching the curb.
9. To swerve properly, brake:
before or after swerving.
before swerving.
after swerving.
while swerving.
10. When riding with a passenger:
your motorcycle will take longer to stop.
you are not allowed carry cargo.
your stopping distance will decrease.
you are not permitted to pass other vehicles.
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IL Motorcycle License Test

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