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To earn your motorcycle license in Iowa, you must pass a knowledge test and an on-cycle skill test. Knowledge test questions are based on the contest of the Iowa Motorcycle Manual, and require that you know road rules and safe riding practices. The knowledge exam consists of 25 questions, and you'll need 20 correct answers to pass (80%).
1. You ride safely on slippery surfaces by:
maintaining or increasing your speed.
leaning back.
holding in the clutch.
avoiding sudden moves.
2. Before riding a motorcycle, it's important to check:
tires and wheels.
All of the above.
3. To avoid fatigue:
apply both brakes at the same time.
drink a lot of coffee.
do not ride at night.
take frequent rest breaks.
4. 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.
5. If the front wheel locks:
keep it locked.
grab at the front brake.
roll on the throttle.
release the front brake immediately, then reapply it.
6. The rear brake is operated by:
the right handle.
the left food pedal.
the right foot pedal.
the left handle.
7. When preparing to pass, you can increase your line of sight by:
swerving from side to side.
reducing your speed.
staying in the center lane position.
riding in the left lane position
8. To avoid sharing your lane with others, ride in the ______ lane position.
9. When turning, you should avoid:
turning your shoulders to look through the turn.
10. ______ helps you absorb shock when riding over obstacles.
Rolling on the throttle
Using a higher gear
Pulling in the clutch
Rising slightly off the seat
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IA Motorcycle Test

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
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