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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. When are motorcycle riders permitted to share a lane?
In designated areas.
When this is their preferred way of riding.
2. You can initiate a swerve by:
applying the rear brake.
downshifting gears.
pressing the handgrip of the direction you want to swerve.
3. When you ride a curve, the most effective lane position:
is the center lane position.
is any lane position as long as you maintain it.
will change throughout the curve.
4. You should downshift through the gears when you:
are approaching a stop sign.
need more power to accelerate.
All of the above.
5. When you slow more quickly than others might expect, you should:
flash your brake light.
change your lane position.
sound your horn.
6. A group of motorcycle riders should ride in a staggered formation:
on long stretches of road.
on narrow roads.
when merging onto a freeway.
7. Rolling on the throttle through a turn:
causes the motorcycle to slip.
is extremely dangerous and should be avoided.
helps stabilize suspension.
8. Riding between rows of stopped vehicles is:
never permitted.
permitted in heavy traffic.
only permitted if you are carrying a passenger.
9. When a driver on an entrance ramp is merging into your lane, you should:
slow down.
sound your horn.
change to another lane if one is open.
10. To turn your motorcycle, press on the handgrip in the direction of the turn and:
look straight ahead.
keep your body straight.
lean in the same direction.
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KS DMV Motorcycle Test

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