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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. Driving a motorcycle is ____________ driving a car.
less tiring at night than
more tiring than
less tiring than
as tiring as
2. When deciding if it safe to pass, you should not:
pass a school bus with flashing red lights.
follow another vehicle that is passing a car in front of you.
pass if signs or pavement markings prohibit passing.
All the other answers are correct.
3. The pavement is particularly slippery:
after it starts to rain.
All the other answers are correct.
in the tire tracks left by cars.
in construction zones.
4. If you think that the driver of the car ahead of you does not know that you are behind, you should:
ride in the center lane position.
immediately decrease your following distance.
speed up and pass the vehicle as soon as possible.
slow down and ride in the right lane position.
5. When turning, you should avoid:
turning your shoulders to look through the turn.
6. To reduce the chances of a collision:
maintain an adequate space cushion.
swerve often.
use your turn signals.
choose the right helmet.
7. You should check your mirrors:
when you begin to slow down.
All the other answers are correct.
before you change lanes.
if you need to leave the road.
8. At the roadside, you should park at a ___-degree angle with your rear tire touching the curb.
9. Before changing lanes:
Check your blind spots.
Look over your shoulder.
Check your mirrors.
All of the above.
10. You are approaching a turn and need to change gears. When should you change gears?
Before entering the turn
At any point before, after, or during the turn
During the turn
After entering the turn
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Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
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