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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 have to ride over an obstacle, you should:
lean the motorcycle only and keep your body straight.
approach it at a 30-degree angle.
increase your speed.
rise slightly off the seat.
2. You must come to a full stop at a yield sign:
if traffic conditions require it.
before you decrease speed and reach the intersection.
3. You are considered legally intoxicated if:
your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08% or above.
you have had one drink and are over the age of 21.
you have had at least one drink.
your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.8% or above.
4. Which of the following is NOT an effect of alcohol?
Increased alertness
Increased reaction time
Impaired vision
Impaired judgment
5. If you need to brake and swerve to avoid hitting an obstacle, you should:
always brake before swerving.
brake before or after swerving.
never brake after swerving.
brake while swerving.
6. If your motorcycle starts to weave, you should:
relax and maintain a steady speed.
immediately operate the engine cut-off switch.
gradually apply the brake of the tire that is not flat.
twist the throttle back and forth several times.
7. Which of the following is an hazardous place for motorcycles?
School zones.
Rural roads.
8. Turning to take railroad tracks at a 90-degree angle can be more dangerous because:
your path may carry you into another lane of traffic.
it may cause a motorcycle to weave.
All the other answers are correct.
could catch your tires and throw you off balance.
9. Your lane position should:
increase your ability to see and be seen.
avoid blind spots.
protect your lane from other drivers.
All of the above.
10. Skidding can be caused by:
too much rear brake pressure.
using the wrong brake.
pulling in the clutch too firmly.
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Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
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