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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. The rear brake is operated by:
the right handle.
the left handle.
the right foot pedal.
the left food pedal.
2. The hand signal for a left turn is:
Left arm straight out
Left arm slightly bent and pointing down
Right arm straight out
Left arm bent at 90 degrees, pointing up
3. Before riding, position yourself comfortably and sit far enough forward so that your arms are:
slightly bent when you hold the handgrips.
bent at a 120-degree angle.
stretched out.
4. In _________ turns, lean the motorcycle only and keep your body straight.
slow tight
5. To keep the motorcycle steady through a turn, you should:
speed up.
maintain or increase your speed.
decrease your speed.
maintain or decrease your speed.
6. When packing your motorcycle, you should pack heavier items:
on the sissy bar.
on a luggage rack behind you.
in the front of the tank bag.
on the passenger seat.
7. Start your motorcycle with your right wrist:
slightly bent.
8. When you are being passed by another vehicle, watch out for:
blasts of wind.
objects being thrown from windows.
extended side mirrors.
All of the above.
9. The best way to carry cargo on a motorcycle is to:
distribute the load evenly.
keep the load low.
fasten the load securely with elastic cords.
All of the above.
10. ______ can cause your motorcycle to wobble.
Improper braking technique
Improper loading of cargo
Carrying a passenger
Riding a motorcycle that is too big
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IA Motorcycle Test

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