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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 should adjust your side mirrors:
while riding your motorcycle.
at a designated service center.
before starting your motorcycle.
before mounting your motorcycle.
2. When passing, ride in the ___________ to increase your line of sight and make you more visible.
right portion of the lane
center portion of the lane
left or right portions
left portion of the lane
3. Knowing when and how to stop or swerve are two critical skills in avoiding a crash. Most riders involved in a crash:
separate braking from swerving.
underbrake the rear tire and overbrake the front.
underbrake the front tire and overbrake the rear.
overbrake the rear tire and pull in the clutch.
4. Skidding can be caused by:
too much rear brake pressure.
pulling in the clutch too firmly.
using the wrong brake.
5. In each lane of traffic, there are ______ lane positions for a motorcycle.
6. When it starts to rain:
increase your speed to lessen your chances of skidding.
ride in the tire tracks left by cars.
ride in the center lane position.
always ride in the left lane position.
7. To turn your motorcycle, press on the handgrip in the direction of the turn and:
look straight ahead.
keep your body straight.
pull in the clutch.
lean in the same direction.
8. When riding at night you should:
use your high-beam light, if possible.
increase the following distance.
reduce your speed.
All of the above.
9. To help with your balance as you turn the motorcycle:
shift down through the gears with the clutch.
drag the rear brake.
keep your knees against the gas tank.
slow down before through turn.
10. Which of the following is the least effective method of attaching cargo to your motorcycle?
Elastic cords
Tank bags
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IA Motorcycle License Test

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