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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 front brake is operated by:
the left-hand lever.
the right-foot pedal.
the right-hand lever.
the left-foot pedal.
2. While riding your motorcycle, you approach a crosswalk that a pedestrian has just entered. What should you do?
Proceed if the pedestrian is not in your lane.
Stop and wait for the pedestrian to cross the road.
Proceed as long as you will not hit the pedestrian.
Stop inside the crosswalk.
3. ______ helps make your downshifting smoother.
Rolling on the throttle
All the above
Applying the rear brake
Applying the front brake
4. Most motorcycle crashes happen:
in school zones.
on short trips.
on long trips.
in construction zones.
5. To keep the motorcycle steady through a turn, you should:
maintain or decrease your speed.
maintain or increase your speed.
decrease your speed.
speed up.
6. When you check your tires, what are you checking for?
Tire pressure
Cuts and scrapes
Tread wear
All of the above.
7. Driving a motorcycle is ____________ driving a car.
more tiring than
as tiring as
less tiring than
less tiring at night than
8. Drivers often fail to see a motorcycle headed toward them. Why?
It is difficult to judge a motorcycle's speed.
It is hard to judge how far away a motorcycle is.
All the other answers are correct.
Motorcycles are hard to see.
9. Each marked lane gives a motorcyclist _______ possible paths of travel.
10. In a single lane of traffic there are _____ lane positions.
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IA DMV Motorcycle Test

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