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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 visibility to other drivers, you should:
Avoid wearing reflective clothing.
Reduce your following distance.
Wear reflective clothing.
Use your high beam.
2. Because operation of a motorcycle is more tiring than the operation of a car, you should:
avoid drinking water.
drink a lot of coffee.
take frequent breaks.
eat foods high in carbohydrate.
3. When deciding if it safe to pass, you should not:
All the other answers are correct.
not pass if signs or pavement markings prohibit passing.
pass a school bus with flashing red lights.
not follow another vehicle that is passing a car in front of you.
4. Handlebars should beĀ adjusted so:
you can lock the rear brake more easily.
your hands are even with or below your elbows.
your hands are above your elbows.
you can keep your arms straight.
5. If your motorcycle starts to wobble, do NOT:
grip the handlebars firmly
roll off the throttle
leave the road as soon as you can.
apply the brakes
6. If you must go over an obstacle on the road, the best thing to do is to:
keep both your feet on the ground and the brakes applied.
approach at a 45 degree angle.
approach at a 90 degree angle.
get off their motorcycles quickly.
7. Which of the following is a hazard associated with passing a row of parked cars?
A driver may pull out in front of you.
A door could be opened into your path.
People can step out from between cars.
All of the above.
8. While riding your motorcycle, you spot something unavoidable in your path on the road ahead. You should:
All of the other answers are correct.
hold on firmly to the handlebar.
line up as much as you can to hit the object straight on.
slow down as much as possible.
9. You should check your mirrors:
when you begin to slow down.
if you need to leave the road.
All the other answers are correct.
before you change lanes.
10. ______ can affect your ability to ride a motorcycle.
Prescription medication
Illegal drugs
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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