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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. At night, glare from oncoming cars can:
reduce your vision.
replace hand gestures.
signal their intention to turn.
improve your vision.
2. A group of motorcyclists should be no larger than ______ riders.
3. Passengers should get on the motorcycle:
before the motorcyclist.
after the motorcycle has stopped.
before the engine has been started.
after the engine has been started.
4. Which of the following is FALSE?
When filling saddlebags, you should distribute the weight evenly.
You must be in good physical condition to ride a motorcycle.
The center lane position is safe to ride in.
Motorcycles do not have blind spots.
5. Your motorcycle fits you if:
both of your feet can reach the ground while you are seated.
you can reach the handlegrips.
you can reach the foot pegs.
All of the above.
6. Before changing lanes:
Check your mirrors.
Check your blind spots.
Look over your shoulder.
All of the above.
7. The __________ provides most of your motorcycle's stopping power.
rear brake
front brake
8. The most common cause of motorcycle crashes at intersections is:
car drivers following too closely.
motorcyclists driving too fast.
motorcyclists not yielding to other drivers.
drivers entering the motorcyclist's right of way.
9. When riding long distances, you should stop and get off the motorcycle at least every:
30 miles.
four hours.
round trip.
two hours.
10. Maximum straight-line braking is accomplished by:
applying the front brake and then the rear brake.
applying both brakes until the rear wheel locks.
fully applying both front and rear brakes without locking either wheel.
applying only the front brake.
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IL DMV Motorcycle Test

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