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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 coolant and brake hydraulic fluid levels should be checked:
once every three months.
when carrying passengers.
2. You can prevent fatigue while riding by:
avoid using windshields.
stopping at least every two hours.
get used to riding more than eight hours a day.
drink energy drinks.
3. You should not ride your motorcycle alongside a car because:
you might be in a blind spot.
the car might not be able to turn.
your motorcycle might skid.
your visibility might be reduced.
4. When riding a motorcycle, you use your arms primarily:
to hold yourself up.
to make hand signals.
to steer the motorcycle.
to apply the front brake.
5. ______ a common factor in motorcycle collisions.
Bad drivers are
Not being seen is
Traffic signals are
Seasonal changes are
6. Before changing lanes on a multi-lane road, you should check:
the lane next to you and the far lane.
only the far lane.
only the lane next to you.
your turn signal.
7. ______ helps you absorb shock when riding over obstacles.
Rising slightly off the seat
Using a higher gear
Pulling in the clutch
Rolling on the throttle
8. You can reduce your reaction time by:
covering the clutch and the brakes.
flashing your brake light.
keeping your feet firmly on the foot pegs.
decreasing your following distance.
9. When riding behind a car, which lane position makes you more visible to the driver ahead?
the right
the center
the left
10. You can initiate a swerve by:
pressing the handgrip of the opposite direction you want to swerve.
downshifting gears.
applying the rear brake.
pressing the handgrip of the direction you want to swerve.
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IA DMV Motorcycle Test

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