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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. Motorcycles require ______ stopping distance ______ a car.
more; than
less; than
the same; as
None of the other answers is correct.
2. Which surface provides little traction?
fallen leaves.
gravel roads.
wet pavement.
All of the above.
3. Surfaces that provide poor traction include:
Gravel roads
All the other answers are correct.
4. If you take curves or turns too fast, you may end up:
crossing into another lane of traffic.
tipping over.
shifting gears.
twisting the throttle.
5. You cannot ride a motorcycle on highways:
during rush hour.
at night, because your lights aren't bright enough.
unless you can travel safely at the minimum posted speed.
without proper sunglasses.
6. The best clothing for being seen is:
Reflective clothing
Leather clothing
Any type of clothing
Dark-colored clothing
7. When you ride over an obstacle on the road, you can absorb shock by:
increasing your speed to maximize bumps.
trying to hit the object with the front wheel on an angle.
shifting your weight to the front.
slightly lifting yourself out of the motorcycle seat by standing on the foot pegs.
8. Distances are harder to judge at night than in daylight. When you ride at night you should:
use another vehicle's tail lights to help judge the road ahead.
All the other answers are correct.
use your high beam whenever you are not following or meeting a car.
allow more distance to pass and be passed.
9. The ___________ is the place where debris and oil drippings from cars collect.
right portion of the lane
center portion of the lane
opposite lane
left portion of the lane
10. When parked next to a curb, your motorcycle should be positioned:
at an angle with the front wheel touching the curb.
parallel to the curb.
None of the other answers is correct.
at an angle with the rear wheel touching the curb.
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Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
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