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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 start your motorcycle in:
neutral.
third gear.
second gear.
first gear.
2. If your motorcycle starts to wobble, do NOT:
apply the brakes.
roll off the throttle.
grip the handlebars firmly.
move your weight as far forward and down as possible.
3. ______ drugs can affect your ability to ride.
Over-the-counter
Prescription
Illegal
All of the above.
4. When traveling behind a car, ride in the _____, where the driver is most likely to see you.
right lane position
driver's blind spot
center lane position
left lane position
5. You ride safely on slippery surfaces by:
leaning back.
holding in the clutch.
maintaining or increasing your speed.
avoiding sudden moves.
6. You should make a special point of using your mirror(s):
All the other answers are correct.
before you change lanes.
before you slow down.
when you are stopped at an intersection.
7. If you are chased by a dog:
kick it away.
stop until the animal loses interest.
approach the animal slowly, then speed up.
swerve around the animal.
8. Turning to take railroad tracks at a 90-degree angle can be more dangerous because:
could catch your tires and throw you off balance.
your path may carry you into another lane of traffic.
All the other answers are correct.
it may cause a motorcycle to weave.
9. The best way to carry cargo on a motorcycle is to:
fasten the load securely with elastic cords.
keep the load low.
distribute the load evenly.
All of the above.
10. When riding a motorcycle, you should maintain a ____-second safe following ditance between you and the vehicle ahead.
three
one
two
five
 
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IA Motorcycle Test

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