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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. To increase your line of sight, you should you ride in _______ lane position.
the center
the left
the right
2. The three steps of the SEE strategy are:
Search, Examine, Execute.
See, Evaluate, Examine.
Signal, Examine, Execute.
Search, Evaluate, Execute.
3. If the front wheel locks:
keep it locked.
roll on the throttle.
release the front brake immediately, then reapply it.
grab at the front brake.
4. When riding a motorcycle, you use your arms primarily:
to apply the front brake.
to steer the motorcycle.
to hold yourself up.
to make hand signals.
5. In slow tight turns, you should:
keep your body straight.
lean in the direction of the turn.
lean with the motorcycle.
lean left.
6. To help with your balance as you turn the motorcycle:
slow down before through turn.
keep your knees against the gas tank.
drag the rear brake.
shift down through the gears with the clutch.
7. When approaching a potentially hazardous area, motorcyclists should:
ride in the center lane position.
come to a gradual stop.
always ride in a staggered formation.
cover the clutch and brake as this will reduce reaction time.
8. To maintain an adequate space cushion on the road, you should look ______ seconds ahead on your travel path.
9. A group of motorcycle riders should ride in a staggered formation:
on narrow roads.
when merging onto a freeway.
when passing trucks.
on long stretches of road.
10. Your motorcycle fits you if:
you can reach the handlegrips.
both of your feet can reach the ground while you are seated.
you can reach the foot pegs.
All of the above.
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IA DMV Motorcycle Test

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