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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. Which of the following is a common factor in motorcycle collisions?
Bad drivers
Traffic signals
Not being seen
Seasonal changes
2. If your motorcycle starts to wobble, you should:
grip the handlebars firmly and roll off the throttle.
fight the wobble.
apply the brakes.
try to accelerate out of the wobble.
3. The best face protection is provided by:
government-approved glasses.
a windshield.
a face shield.
4. Wear ___________ clothing to increase your chances of being seen.
brightly-colored or reflective
5. When parking in a parallel parking space next to a curb, position the motorcycle at an angle with _________ touching the curb.
both wheels
the front wheel
the rear brake
the rear wheel
6. What checks should you perform on your tires before riding?
Tread condition.
Cuts, bulges or punctures of foreign objects.
Tire pressure.
All of the above.
7. Which of the following should be avoided when carrying cargo?
Securing cargo as low as possible
Filling saddlebags evenly
Fastening excess cargo to the sissy bar
Securing cargo with elastic cords
8. If you have to ride over an obstacle, you should:
approach it at a 30-degree angle.
lean the motorcycle only and keep your body straight.
rise slightly off the seat.
increase your speed.
9. To discourage other vehicles from trying to share your lane, you should:
increase your speed.
turn on your high beam headlights.
tell them they are being aggressive.
ride in the center lane position.
10. The front brake is operated by ________________ .
the right foot pedal
the right hand lever
the left foot pedal
the left hand lever
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Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
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