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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. To carry a passenger, your motorcycle must have:
motorcycle boots.
All the other answers are correct.
a windshield.
passenger footrests.
2. You should check the tires on your motorcycle:
every time you ride.
at the start of every season.
once a month.
once a week.
3. If a tire goes flat while riding, and you must brake, you should:
gradually apply the brake of the tire that is not flat.
rise slightly off the seat.
apply the brake of the flat tire.
apply both brakes evenly.
4. When packing your motorcycle, you should pack heavier items:
on the passenger seat.
on a luggage rack behind you.
on the sissy bar.
in the front of the tank bag.
5. When riding your motorcycle, you should use both brakes:
every time you make turns.
at uncontrolled intersections.
in emergency situations.
every time you stop.
6. In a single lane of traffic there are _____ lane positions.
7. Surfaces that provide poor traction include:
Gravel roads
All the other answers are correct.
Wet pavement
8. The gearshift lever is located:
by the right handgrip.
by the left handgrip.
in front of the right footrest.
in front of the left footrest.
9. Distances are harder to judge at night than in daylight. When you ride at night you should:
use your high beam whenever you are not following or meeting a car.
use another vehicle's tail lights to help judge the road ahead.
allow more distance to pass and be passed.
All the other answers are correct.
10. Knowing when and how to stop or swerve are two critical skills in avoiding a crash. Most riders involved in a crash:
overbrake the rear tire and pull in the clutch.
separate braking from swerving.
underbrake the front tire and overbrake the rear.
underbrake the rear tire and overbrake the front.
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Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass:24
Passing score:80%
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