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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. If you encounter a large surface so slippery that you must coast:
sit as far back as possible.
consider letting your feet skim along the surface.
gradually increase your speed.
warn other drivers that you will make a sudden move.
2. When you approach a blind intersection with a stop line, you should first stop:
on the stop line.
None of the other answers is correct.
behind the stop line.
where you can see traffic coming from both directions.
3. If you are chased by a dog:
approach the animal slowly, then speed up.
swerve around the animal.
stop until the animal loses interest.
kick it away.
4. A group of motorcyclists should be no larger than ______ riders.
5. When should motorcycles share lanes with cars?
In school zones.
When riding in a staggered formation.
In heavy traffic.
6. If your motorcycle starts to wobble, you should:
apply the brakes.
fight the wobble.
grip the handlebars firmly and roll off the throttle.
try to accelerate out of the wobble.
7. To avoid fatigue, you should:
sleep at least 8 hours before riding.
drink coffee at least every two hours.
stop at least every two hours.
avoid using a windshield.
8. The best way to prevent and overcome fatigue while riding is to:
avoid using windshields.
get used to riding more than eight hours a day.
drink coffee at least every two hours.
take frequent rest breaks.
9. Motorcycle passengers should:
watch out for hot exhaust pipes.
keep their feet on the footrests.
lean as the motorcyclist leans.
All of the above.
10. When passing parked cars, you must watch for:
drivers getting out of cars.
people stepping from between cars.
doors opening in your path.
All of the above.
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Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
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