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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. 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.
in school zones.
2. Consider letting your feet skim along the surface of the road:
when riding on metal bridge gratings.
when crossing rail tracks.
when riding on a slippery surface.
All the other answers are correct.
3. In a single lane of traffic there are _____ lane positions.
4. You can prevent and overcome fatigue on motorcycle rides by:
Limiting the length of your trip.
Taking frequent rest breaks.
Protecting yourself from the elements.
All of the above.
5. You should downshift through the gears when you:
need more power to accelerate.
need to slow down.
are approaching a stop sign.
All of the above.
6. If the rear tire goes flat while riding:
apply the rear brake firmly.
apply the rear brake first.
apply both brakes at the same time.
gradually apply the front brake.
7. Remind your passenger to tighten his or her hold when you:
All the other answers are correct.
are about to start from a stop.
are about to turn sharply.
approach surface hazards.
8. When passing, ride in the ___________ to increase your line of sight and make you more visible.
left or right portions
center portion of the lane
right portion of the lane
left portion of the lane
9. The front brake is operated by:
the right-foot pedal.
the left-foot pedal.
the right-hand lever.
the left-hand lever.
10. To carry a passenger, your motorcycle must have:
passenger footrests.
All the other answers are correct.
passenger brakes.
a windshield.
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KY DMV Motorcycle Test

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