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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. What's the best way to secure cargo on your motorcycle?
Using bungee cords.
On the sissy bar.
Using a rope.
So that it covers your lights.
2. You can maintain an adequate space cushion by:
beeping your horn at close drivers.
adjusting your lane position as you ride.
always riding in the center lane position.
speeding up when approached by tailgaters.
3. Your ability to ride can be affected by how many alcoholic drinks?
4. Handlebars should be adjusted so:
you can lock the rear brake more easily.
you can keep your arms straight.
your hands are above your elbows.
your hands are even with or below your elbows.
5. The best way to carry cargo on a motorcycle is to:
keep the load low.
distribute the load evenly.
fasten the load securely with elastic cords.
All of the above.
6. Which of the following is the best way to secure cargo?
Metal chains
Nylon rope
Cable ties
Elastic cords
7. If you encounter a large surface so slippery that you must coast:
gradually increase your speed.
consider letting your feet skim along the surface.
warn other drivers that you will make a sudden move.
sit as far back as possible.
8. When riding with a passenger:
you are not allowed carry cargo.
your stopping distance will decrease.
you are not permitted to pass other vehicles.
your motorcycle will take longer to stop.
9. Eye protection:
is only needed if your motorcycle is not equipped with a windshield.
should give a clear view to either side.
is only needed when riding in bad weather.
None of the other answers is correct.
10. Motorcycle passengers must have their own:
All the other answers are correct.
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Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
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