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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 best colors for being seen are:
dark colors in general.
black and white.
red and black.
orange, red, yellow or green.
2. In a single lane of traffic there are _____ lane positions.
3. To turn your motorcycle, press on the handgrip in the direction of the turn and:
keep your body straight.
pull in the clutch.
lean in the same direction.
look straight ahead.
4. Most motorcycle crashes occur:
at higher speeds.
on multilane highways.
at lower speeds.
on hills.
5. When negotiating a turn, motorcyclists should:
All the other answers are correct.
roll on the throttle through the turn to stabilize suspension.
look through the turn to where you want to go.
press on the handle grip in the direction of the turn.
6. Riding over rain grooves or bridge gratings may cause your motorcycle to weave. The best thing to do is to:
grip the handlebars firmly.
decrease your speed.
swerve from side to side.
relax, maintain a steady speed and ride straight across.
7. To know what is going on behind you:
decrease your speed and  scan the environment ahead of you.
check your side mirrors frequently.
pull off the road and check.
slow down and look around.
8. In each lane of traffic, there are ______ lane positions for a motorcycle.
9. Before taking a trip with your motorcycle, it is important to check:
the chassis.
the lights.
the fluids.
All of the above.
10. To deal with a sticky throttle on your motorcyle, you should first:
apply the front brake.
operate the engine cut-off switch.
apply the rear brake.
twist the throttle back and forth several times.
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IA DMV Motorcycle Test

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