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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. To increase your line of sight, you should ride in ______ lane position.
the center
the left
2. ______ helps make your downshifting smoother.
All the above
Applying the front brake
Rolling on the throttle
3. You are approaching a turn. If you need to shift gears, you should do it:
before the turn.
after the turn.
before, during, or after the turn.
4. When someone follows too closely, you should:
change lanes and let them pass.
sound your horn.
flash your brake lights.
5. The rear brake is operated by:
a button on the right-hand lever.
the left-hand lever.
the right foot pedal.
6. Riding ___________ reduces your chances of being seen.
with other motorcyclists
in construction zones
alongside other vehicles
7. Riding between rows of stopped vehicles is:
never permitted.
permitted in heavy traffic.
only permitted if you are carrying a passenger.
8. To deal with a sticky throttle on your motorcyle, you should first:
twist the throttle back and forth several times.
apply the rear brake.
apply the front brake.
9. If you have to ride over an obstacle, you should:
increase your speed.
lean the motorcycle only and keep your body straight.
rise slightly off the seat.
10. Remind your passenger to tighten his or her hold when you:
All the other answers are correct.
are about to turn sharply.
are about to start from a stop.
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KS DMV Motorcycle Test

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