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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. The best way to help others see your motorcycle is to:
keep the headlight on at all times.
wear bright colored clothes.
choose the best lane position.
All of the above.
2. When riding, you should anticipate potential problems and have a plan to reduce risks. Always be aware of:
road and surface characteristics.
other vehicles.
traffic control devices.
All of the above.
3. Maximum straight-line braking is accomplished by:
applying the front brake and then the rear brake.
fully applying both front and rear brakes without locking either wheel.
applying both brakes until the rear wheel locks.
applying only the front brake.
4. If the throttle remains stuck after twisting it back and forth several times:
immediately operate the engine cut-off switch and pull in the clutch at the same time.
immediately pull off and stop.
operate the engine cut-off switch, then pull in the clutch.
apply both brakes firmly.
5. Where is a crash most likely to occur?
In school zones.
In residential areas.
At intersections.
On multi-lane roads.
6. You should start your motorcycle in:
third gear.
second gear.
first gear.
7. When preparing to pass a vehicle, you should ride in the _____ lane position.
right or center
8. When riding in a group, motorcyclists should ride in a single-file formation:
on highways.
at all times.
when entering or leaving a highway.
in school zones.
9. To help with your balance as you turn the motorcycle:
keep your knees against the gas tank.
drag the rear brake.
slow down before through turn.
shift down through the gears with the clutch.
10. When you park, which wheel should be touching the curb?
The front wheel
Both wheels
The rear wheel
Neither wheel
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IL Motorcycle Test

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