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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. What is engine braking?
Upshifting to gain speed
Using the engine kill switch to stop the motorcycle
Downshifting through gears to slow the motorcycle
When your engine stops working
2. When should your motorcycle side mirrors be adjusted?
The mirrors are not adjustable.
At the first stop after you start driving
While you are driving
Before you start driving
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. What is one cause of skidding while turning?
Using the wrong brake
Using the wrong gear
Pulling in the clutch too quickly
Applying too much brake
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%
Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass:24
Passing score:80%
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