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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. The oily strip that collects drippings from cars is usually found:
in the right portion of the lane.
in the left portion of the lane.
in the center portion of the lane.
2. When you ride over an obstacle on the road, you can absorb shock by:
slightly lifting yourself out of the motorcycle seat by standing on the foot pegs.
increasing your speed to maximize bumps.
trying to hit the object with the front wheel on an angle.
3. The rear brake is operated by:
a foot pedal.
the left-hand lever.
a button on the right-hand lever.
4. You should never ride beside another motorcycle in the same lane because:
the other rider might swerve into you.
it would make it difficult to ride through curves.
motorcycles each require a full lane width to operate safely.
5. Your body can be affected by alcohol after as little as ______ drink(s).
6. If a tire goes flat while riding, and you must brake, you should:
rise slightly off the seat.
gradually apply the brake of the tire that is not flat.
apply both brakes evenly.
7. At blind intersections, it is important to:
change lanes and let the tailgater pass.
share your lane with other cars and motorcycles.
see as much as possible and remain visible to others.
8. You should check your tires:
every time you ride your motorcycle.
once a month.
once a year.
9. When making a turn, it is best to change gears ___________ the turn.
before you enter
before, during, or after
10. The front brake is operated by ________________ .
the right hand lever
the left hand lever
the left foot pedal
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KS Motorcycle Permit Test

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