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Operating a motorcycle safely requires special skills and knowledge. To earn your motorcycle license in Kentucky, you must pass a knowledge test and an on-cycle skill test. Knowledge test questions are based on information from the Kentucky Motorcycle Operator Manual. The test consists of 30 questions, and you must score at least 24 to pass.
1. Shifting to a lower gear causes an effect similar to using the brakes. This is known as:
engine braking.
engine breaking.
2. Remeber to adjust your side mirrors:
when you are stopped at intersections.
once a week.
while you are riding.
before every ride.
3. The front brake:
provides twice as much stopping power asthe rear brake.
should only be used in an emergency.
is also known as engine braking.
provides 70% of the total stopping power.
4. Before changing lanes:
Look over your shoulder.
Check your mirrors.
Check your blind spots.
All of the above.
5. Motorcycles require ______ stopping distance ______ a car.
more; than
less; than
None of the other answers is correct.
the same; as
6. Skidding can be caused by:
using the wrong brake.
pulling in the clutch too firmly.
too much rear brake pressure.
7. When it starts to rain:
ride in the center lane position.
ride in the tire tracks left by cars.
increase your speed to lessen your chances of skidding.
always ride in the left lane position.
8. Which of the following is an hazardous place for motorcycles?
Rural roads.
School zones.
9. The front brake is operated by ________________ .
the right hand lever
the left hand lever
the left foot pedal
the right foot pedal
10. You should flash your brake light when you are about to stop and you are:
being followed too closely.
stopping more quickly than others might expect.
stopping in an unusual place.
All of the above.
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KY DMV Motorcycle Test

Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass:24
Passing score:80%
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