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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 check your mirrors:
if you need to leave the road.
before you change lanes.
when you begin to slow down.
All the other answers are correct.
2. In ______ turns, you should lean your motorcycle while keeping your body straight.
fast wide
fast tight
slow tight
slow wide
3. ______ helps you absorb shock when riding over obstacles.
Pulling in the clutch
Rising slightly off the seat
Rolling on the throttle
Using a higher gear
4. When riding with a passenger you should ride ______ when taking curves.
None of the other answers is correct.
at normal speed
5. When parked next to a curb, your motorcycle should be positioned:
at an angle with the front wheel touching the curb.
None of the other answers is correct.
at an angle with the rear wheel touching the curb.
parallel to the curb.
6. The __________ provides most of your motorcycle's stopping power.
rear brake
front brake
7. Which of the following is NOT part of the upshifting process?
Rolling off the throttle as you squeeze the clutch
Easing out of the clutch and adjusting the throttle
Gently applying the front brake while adjusting the throttle
Lifting the shift lever as far as it will go
8. The left-hand lever controls:
the rear brake.
the throttle.
the front brake.
the clutch.
9. To discourage other vehicles from trying to share your lane, you should:
ride in the center lane position.
use your horn.
wear your helmet.
slow down and come to a stop.
10. To operate safely, motorcycles need:
Half a lane
A quarter of a lane
A full lane
A third of a lane
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IA DMV Motorcycle Test

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