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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:
Use your high beam.
Wear reflective clothing.
Avoid wearing reflective clothing.
Reduce your following distance.
2. The best lane position to ride in is:
the one where you are most likely to be seen.
the left lane position.
the center lane position.
the right lane position.
3. Remeber to adjust your side mirrors:
once a week.
before every ride.
when you are stopped at intersections.
while you are riding.
4. In slow tight turns, counterbalance the motorcycle by:
keeping your body straight.
leaning with the motorcycle.
leaning in the opposite direction of the motorcycle.
leaning forward.
5. To know what is going on behind you:
decrease your speed and  scan the environment ahead of you.
check your side mirrors frequently.
slow down and look around.
pull off the road and check.
6. You may need to change your lane position if you are:
approaching a blind intersection.
riding on a multilane road.
being followed.
riding in a residential area.
7. When behind a car, ride in ________________ - where a driver is most likely to see you.
the left portion of the lane
the wet part of the lane
the center portion of the lane
the right portion of the lane
8. Before you start riding, always adjust:
the throttle.
the suspension.
the clutch.
the side mirrors.
9. Each traffic lane gives a motorcycle _______ paths of travel.
10. When you are being passed from behind, which lane position should you ride in?
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IA DMV Motorcycle Test

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