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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. Where is a crash most likely to occur?
In residential areas.
On multi-lane roads.
In school zones.
At intersections.
2. The best lane position to see and be seen:
is the right lane position.
depends on the situation and road conditions.
is the center of the lane.
is the left lane position.
3. When will other vehicles most likely try to share the lane with you?
When they want to pass you.
When you are moving into an exit lane or preparing to turn at an intersection.
In heavy traffic.
In any of the above situations
4. The best face protection is provided by:
government-approved glasses.
a windshield.
a face shield.
5. Motorcycles are harder to see than cars because:
They have a smaller profile
Most motorcyclists ride at night.
Cars are much louder.
They are much faster.
6. A good way to handle tailgaters is to:
Change lanes and let them pass.
Speed up to put distance between you and the tailgater.
Use your horn and make hand gestures.
Ignore them.
7. Eye protection:
None of the other answers is correct.
is only needed when riding in bad weather.
should give a clear view to either side.
is only needed if your motorcycle is not equipped with a windshield.
8. When preparing to enter the roadway from the roadside, you should position your motorcycle:
at an angle.
with your rear wheel touching the curb.
parallel to the roadside.
with the rear wheel locked.
9. To keep the motorcycle steady through a turn, you should:
speed up.
maintain or increase your speed.
decrease your speed.
maintain or decrease your speed.
10. When parking next to a curb, you should park with _______ touching the curb.
the front wheel
You should never park next to a curb.
both wheels
the rear wheel
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IA Motorcycle Test

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