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Safe riding requires knowledge and skill. To earn your motorcycle license in Kansas, you must pass a knowledge test and an on-cycle skill test. The knowledge test includes questions on rules of the road, driving laws and safe riding practices, as well as information specific to two-wheeled vehicles. Knowledge test questions are based on information and ideas from the Kansas Motorcycle Operator Manual. The test consists of 25 questions, and you'll need at least 20 correct answers to pass.
1. Each marked lane gives a motorcyclist _______ possible paths of travel.
2. 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.
3. Which of the following are acceptable protective clothing for motorcycle riding?
Sturdy jacket, boots, and gloves
Gloves, bright shoes, and a denim jacket
Boots, shorts, and a leather jacket
4. Before riding, position yourself comfortably and sit far enough forward so that your arms are:
slightly bent when you hold the handgrips.
bent at a 120-degree angle.
5. Why can pulling over to the side of the road be more hazardous to motorcycles than cars?
The shoulder is often sandy and may provide less traction.
It is illegal for motorcycles to park on the side of the road.
It is more difficult for motorcycles to stop quickly.
6. When parking in a parallel parking space next to a curb, position the motorcycle at an angle with _________ touching the curb.
the rear wheel
the rear brake
both wheels
7. In a single lane of traffic there are _____ lane positions.
8. If the front wheel locks, what should you do?
Pull the engine kill switch.
Release the front brake and reapply it smoothly.
Keep the front brake applied until you come to a complete stop.
9. The best way to prevent and overcome fatigue while riding is to:
avoid using windshields.
take frequent rest breaks.
get used to riding more than eight hours a day.
10. If you take curves or turns too fast, you may end up:
crossing into another lane of traffic.
shifting gears.
twisting the throttle.
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KS Motorcycle License Test

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