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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. When traveling behind a car, ride ______, where the driver is most likely to see you.
in the left part of the lane
in the driver's blind spot
in the right part of the lane
in the center portion of the lane
2. When you make a turn you should:
roll on the throttle through the turn.
look through the turn to where you want to go.
maintain steady speed or accelerate gradually.
All the other answers are correct.
3. While passing a line of parked cars, you see a driver in one of them. You should:
speed up to pass the vehicle quickly.
stop until the driver has exited the vehicle.
beep your horn to let the driver know you're there.
ride in the right lane position to be close to the vehicle.
4. You have a better chance to avoid serious injury if you:
wear protective clothes.
drink coffee.
plan you trip.
take short trips.
5. Which lane position should be avoided by motorcyclists?
6. ______ helps make your downshifting smoother.
Rolling on the throttle
All the above
Applying the front brake
Applying the rear brake
7. Keep your feet firmly on the footrests to maintain balance. Do not:
keep your arms slightly bent.
adjust the handlebars so your hands are even with or below your elbows.
use the rear brake.
let your toes point downward.
8. The best colors for being seen are:
black and white.
red and black.
dark colors in general.
orange, red, yellow or green.
9. Shifting to a lower gear to slow down is known as:
shift braking.
Anti-Lock Braking.
engine braking.
None of the above.
10. ______ can cause your motorcycle to wobble.
Riding a motorcycle that is too big
Improper loading of cargo
Carrying a passenger
Improper braking technique
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IA Motorcycle License Test

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